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1st weekend of Alaska State Fair kicks off with parade

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79th Alaska State Fair kicks off

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Destroyed Hatcher Pass landmark gets new life in form of art

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Jason Derulo to replace Pat Benetar, Neil Giraldo at Alaska State Fair

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Skateboarding and art series targets Anchorage youth

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    1st weekend of Alaska State Fair kicks off with parade

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 30, 11:52

    The first weekend of the Alaska State Fair kicked off with a parade in downtown Palmer. Forty-five different floats traveled down South Alaska Street, each stopping for 30 seconds at the grandstand to be judged by a panel. Groups from around Southcentral Alaska created their own unique floats that were dispersed between tractors and dozens […]

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    79th Alaska State Fair kicks off

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 28, 7:47

    The Alaska State Fair is a favorite pastime for many people and almost everyone has something they are looking forward to. “I want to get cotton candy,” said 3-year-old Taylyn Sisti Thursday afternoon. As the crowds made their way through the rows of vendors and exhibits, there were a few things they had never seen […]

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    Destroyed Hatcher Pass landmark gets new life in form of art

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 23, 20:39

    The Motherlode Lodge in Hatcher Pass burned to the ground in April of this year from a suspected arson. Now, it’s getting a new life thanks to an Anchorage artist. Cole Robbins said she wants to make something positive out of the tragedy by creating a piece of art. “It’s really devastating what happened,” said […]

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    Jason Derulo to replace Pat Benetar, Neil Giraldo at Alaska State Fair

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 21, 17:49

    Pop superstar Jason Derulo will replace Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo in a performance at this year’s Alaska State Fair. Derulo — 2014′s most-played male artist on the radio — will perform Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at alaskastatefair.org It’s TRUE! @jasonderulo LIVE only at your Alaska State Fair. […]

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    Skateboarding and art series targets Anchorage youth

    by Hope Miller on Aug 15, 21:37

    For Jim Murphy, skateboarding is about more than the tricks. When he was 13, his dad left him, his siblings and his mom. He says skateboarding kept him on the right track and gave him an outlet for his anger and frustration. “I just funneled it into skateboarding. And you can measure how angry I […]

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    World’s best woodcarvers compete in Alaska Cup

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 03, 10:46

    Woodcarving is an art form a little bit louder than most. Armed with chainsaws and blowtorches, artists at the Alaska Cup Carving Competition worked their way through massive chunks of spruce to form their masterpieces. The four-day event, now in its second year, was hosted by the Turnagain Gallery near Bird Creek on the Seward […]

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    Kodiak Island couple weaves old fishing line into art

    by Hope Miller on Jul 27, 6:47

    When Anita and Robert Shane quit smoking, they needed something to do with their hands. The pair lives at the decommissioned Port Bailey cannery on Kodiak Island, which saw 100-plus workers a year during its heyday in the 20th century. The cannery was also the source of their stress and what led them to smoking. […]

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    New museum showcases Bristol Bay fishing industry, regional history

    by Hannah Colton/KDLG on Jul 24, 11:02

    The small Bristol Bay community of Naknek celebrated the grand opening of a new museum last Saturday. The museum showcases artifacts from the Bristol Bay fishing industry and traditional culture. The Bristol Bay Historical Society hopes the museum will give local tourism a boost and connect residents to the region’s history through objects. The new […]

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    Spruce root weaver brings back lost craft to Southeast

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 16, 13:35

    Jennie Wheeler enjoys spending a peaceful day in her kitchen weaving spruce roots she collected herself from the woods around Yakutat. “God gave us all this natural stuff to use,” she said as her fingers moved methodically. ”You can go out to the store and buy a lot of stuff but this is what He’s […]

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    Human foosball tournament a hit at Eagle River Bear Paw Festival

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 13, 7:30

    You may have played the classic game of foosball. It was brought to life Sunday as teams of six competed against each other in a human foosball tournament at the Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River. In its first year, the competition was so popular there was a waiting list of teams. Organizers say they […]

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    Fox News, Sarah Palin part ways again

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 8:23

    Fox News Channel and Sarah Palin are cutting ties again. The network said Wednesday that it was not renewing Palin’s contract as a contributor. The professional divorce, first reported in Politico, was described as amicable. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate had joined Fox to great fanfare in 2010 and left three years later after […]

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    Prolific British actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 7:37

    Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to the low-budget thrills of Hammer Studios’ horror films, has died at age 93. An official for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London confirmed a death certificate was issued for Lee on June 8. She spoke on condition of anonymity in […]

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    Anchorage’s Music for Little Ones: Kid-friendly tunes at the park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 02, 14:45

    Outdoor music and summer — the two go hand-in-hand, but the events aren’t always kid-friendly. Now, there’s a place parents can take their little ones to enjoy some tunes. Music for Little Ones is held every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Peratrovich Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and E Street.  

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    Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    by Associated Press on May 14, 22:07

    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians […]

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    Anchorage community band says farewell to retiring director with special concert

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 22:48

    A longtime music conductor is giving a grand finale performance: Neal Haglund is retiring from the Anchorage Community Concert Band after more than two decades. “We are a community band. If you’re a bandsman, if you’re a musician, just being able to play you’ll find that just the energy you get from people that are […]

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    Art, straight from the trash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 10:30

    Some Anchorage elementary students are learning about the power of re-purposing, one milk jug at a time. Photojournalist Emily Landeen takes us to Chinook Elementary School. Watch the video above to learn more.

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    Craig library wins national award for community contribution

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 12:50

    The Craig public library is among 10 winners of a national award for its contributions to the southeast Alaska town. The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Tuesday the library is one of the winners of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented May 18 at a […]

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    Fans wait hours for surprise Jack White concert in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 8:59

    Updated: Mon. April 20, 2015 at 11 PM Jack White, former White Stripes singer and guitarist, announced on his website Monday morning that he would be playing an acoustic show at UAA’s 910-seat Wendy Williamson Auditorium. This was White’s first performance in Alaska and it came on the tail end of his recent world tour […]

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    Weavers & Spinners Guild to present fashion show-and-tell of Alaskan stories

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 16, 21:49

    When Laurene Stout found out her daughter was pregnant with what was to be her first grandchild, she was inspired by the good news to make something. Stout, a longtime knitter, says her first thought wasn’t to start by just picking yarn from what she calls her ”stash.” “Something special needed to be made,” she noted — […]

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    ‘Raise Your Voice’: Teens use media to promote driving safety to peers

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 15, 18:00

    High school students from across Alaska came together Wednesday to promote a single message: driving safety. As part of the 2015 Raise Your Voice campaign, teams from schools around Alaska created 30-second public safety announcements based on five safe driving categories: Alaska’s graduated driver’s license, drinking and driving, seat belt use, distracted driving and Alaska’s zero tolerance […]