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Grace Christian 5th grader a finalist in 'Doodle 4 Google' competition

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Coloring book proceeds to help quake victims

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Perfect Pairing: Fromagio's cheese shop moves into blue.hollomon gallery

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Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67

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"Unseen-Seen" art project unveiled at Bean's Cafe

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    Grace Christian 5th grader a finalist in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 04, 19:34

      ANCHORAGE — It’s possible you could see an Anchorage student’s artwork the next time you use Google’s homepage. For the past eight years, the internet giant has had kids submit their best drawings of the iconic ‘Google’ logo. Celebrity judges pick their favorite from each state. Grace Christian 5th grader Lucas Schild’s design was […]

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    Coloring book proceeds to help quake victims

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 19:03

    A Washington artist is giving back to Kenai families who lost their home in the earthquake. Katie Zamudio is a graphic designer by day, coloring book artist by night. About a year ago she started Doodlebug Coloring Books for adults. Her goal is to create iconic, intricately designed drawings for each state. She started with […]

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    Perfect Pairing: Fromagio’s cheese shop moves into blue.hollomon gallery

    by Heather Hintze on Jan 20, 21:37

    “Here’s another weird cheese, not weird, interesting,” Helen Howarth said as she reached into the cooler and pulled out a purple buenalba. “It’s purple in color because they use locally-made wine and put it in the paste.” You might call Howarth somewhat of a “cheese wiz.” Since opening Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese shop five years ago, […]

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    Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 13:58

    Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died. Frey was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments. He died Monday. The band’s website says he died in New York. Guitarist Frey […]

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    “Unseen-Seen” art project unveiled at Bean’s Cafe

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 15, 20:39

    A unique art exhibit is now on display inside Bean’s Cafe. “Unseen-Seen” features a combination of large and small, hand-painted portraits of homeless men and women who frequent Bean’s. Artist James Temte said he wanted to put faces to the people who’s lives are rarely celebrated and mount the exhibit for them to see. “Art […]

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    Rasmuson Foundation, family to donate $24 million for museum expansion

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 11, 19:51

    On Monday, the Rasmuson Foundation announced its biggest grant ever– $12 million to the Anchorage Museum. That donation is being matched by the Rasmuson family. In total, it’s a $24 million dollar gift. Rasmuson Foundation President Diane Kaplan said funding the project honors a family legacy. Much of what you see at the museum today is […]

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    Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69

    by Associated Press on Jan 10, 23:01

    David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades,  has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Representative Steve Martin said early Monday that Bowie died “peacefully” and was surrounded by family. The statement read: “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the […]

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    Juneau Assembly looks at new plans for arts complex

    by Associated Press on Jan 07, 6:51

    Juneau officials are considering a new, slimmer design plan for the city’s proposed art complex after the Perseverance Theatre withdrew from the project in November. The Juneau Empire reports executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Nancy DeCherney, presented an outline of the Willoughby Arts Complex to the City and Borough of Juneau […]

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    Body of missing country singer Craig Strickland recovered from Oklahoma lake

    by CNN / AP on Jan 04, 13:54

    PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a missing country singer from Arkansas who disappeared during a severe storm has been recovered from an Oklahoma lake. The patrol says its Marine Enforcement Division recovered the body of 29-year-old Craig M. Strickland Monday morning in Kaw Lake, located 8 miles […]

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    Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, dies at 65 years old

    by CBS News on Jan 01, 11:11

    Renowned R&B and jazz vocalist Natalie Cole died on Thursday at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 65. The daughter of the late Nat King Cole died of congestive heart failure related to ongoing health issues, CBS News has confirmed. Cole faced many medical problems in recent years. In February 2008, the singer […]

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    Hmong of Anchorage kick off 3-day New Year celebration

    by Daniella Rivera on Dec 26, 17:13

    Hundreds of Hmong living in Anchorage kicked off the start of the Hmong New Year on Saturday. Hmong New Year celebration lasts for three days, and is a time to wipe away everything negative from the year before, celebrate all that is good and prepare to welcome the new year. “It’s been celebrated every year […]

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    Bristol Palin announces birth of second child

    by Associated Press on Dec 24, 15:52

    Bristol Palin is a mother for the second time. Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, posted on Instagram Thursday that she gave birth to a girl, Sailor Grace, on Wednesday. It’s the second child out of wedlock for the daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah […]

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    The science behind Rudolph’s red nose

    by Associated Press on Dec 23, 17:11

    Everyone knows Rudolph has a red nose but what about his eyes? Prompted by questions from his 4-year-old daughter, Dartmouth College anthropology professor Nathaniel Dominy recently wrote a scholarly paper on how the unique properties of reindeer eyes might explain the advantage of having a very shiny nose, particularly if it produces red light. Dominy, […]

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    Beatles say ‘let it be’: Fans can soon stream their music

    by Associated Press on Dec 23, 11:26

    They love us, yeah! yeah! yeah! At 12:01 a.m. local time on Dec. 24 around the world, the Beatles’ music will be available for streaming from numerous outlets, a representative announced Wednesday. Streaming services that will carry the Fab Four’s musical catalog include: Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody and Amazon Prime Music, […]

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    East High dancer views obstacle as opportunity

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 19, 9:50

    After three years of twirling and leaping for Dance Contempo, East High School’s dance company, senior Taylor Haines is co-captain. “I like that it’s not such a position of authority that I have to reprimand people,” Taylor said. “I like being there to help.” She spends several hours a week practicing routines and working on […]

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    ‘Shop with a Cop’ brings Christmas cheer to homeless youth

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 18, 20:36

    Anchorage firefighters and police officers spent Friday morning chasing down toys and taking them into “custody.” More than 50 children went on a holiday shopping spree for the 16th Annual Shop with a Cop, Shop with a Firefighter event. Most of the kids chosen are from homeless shelters, while others were part of programs that […]

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    N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hitmakers in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 8:05

    Los Angeles rappers N.W.A. join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers as inductees in the 2016 class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rock hall announced Thursday that Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller will join as members in an April 8 induction ceremony in Brooklyn. N.W.A. was […]

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    ‘Tuba Christmas’ celebrates 20 festive years in Anchorage

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 14, 5:54

    Each family has its own set of holiday traditions, and a growing number of people are including Anchorage’s Tuba Christmas concert in their list of annual rituals. More than 100 people were in the audience for this year’s concert, leaving little room inside the lobby of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. About 60 […]

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    ‘I am Yup’ik’ film to be shown at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Dec 10, 8:58

    BETHEL — The film “I Am Yup’ik,” has made it’s way to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup, the nonprofit organization announced Tuesday. According to the lineup summary, the short film, directed by Daniele Anastasion and Nathan Golon, is about a 16-year-old Yup’ik Eskimo boy who leaves his village to travel across the snowy isolated tundra. The film chronicles […]

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    Hiland Correctional Center hosts holiday concert

    by Eric Ruble on Dec 06, 11:56

    When Hiland Mountain Correction Center hosted its first holiday concert in 2003, there were six inmates on the orchestra. On Saturday, 26 prisoners were on stage, performing in front of more than 100 people. “As long as you don’t look at the crowd, and you just think about the people playing with you and kind […]