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Top theater chains cancel 'The Interview' showings

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Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

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Big-budget Hollywood film to be shot primarily in Whittier

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Steampunk shop fuels fight against teen homelessness

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'Made in Alaska' category debuts at Anchorage Film Fest

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    Top theater chains cancel ‘The Interview’ showings

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 11:49

      NEW YORK  - The top theater chains in North America have dropped “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of “The […]

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    Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 8:35

    The Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Live After Five summer concert series is getting a big financial boost. The organization won the Levitt AMP Grant Award, which is worth $25,000. Anchorage is one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across the country to receive the money. Anchorage Downtown Partnership staff had to put together a proposal highlighting […]

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    Big-budget Hollywood film to be shot primarily in Whittier

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 12, 13:42

    The little town of Whittier, Alaska will soon be home to a big-budget Hollywood film. Producers of the movie “Hunter Killer” won’t say the exact size of their budget, but are promising it will exceed any movies previously shot in Alaska. According to the movie website IMDB, the movie will be directed by Martin Campbell, […]

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    Steampunk shop fuels fight against teen homelessness

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Dec 12, 7:54

    There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. For staff at My House, a Wasilla-based nonprofit that helps homeless teens in the Mat-Su Valley, it was donations. They had more clothes than they knew what to do with. Thankfully, 18-year-old Kyra Hoenack had a solution. Involved with My House since she […]

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    ‘Made in Alaska’ category debuts at Anchorage Film Fest

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 08, 21:22

    The Anchorage International Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup. And one new category, Made in Alaska, is shining a light on movies made right here in the 49th state. The woods around Willow provide a perfect backdrop to the story of three brothers working to solve a mystery in the movie “Detective […]

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    Artists in Alaska plan to add a little color to Black Friday

    by Shannon Ballard on Nov 25, 20:10

    Life needs color, says Lori Teich. That explains why nearly everything she owns is splattered with paint. Teich says she started experimenting with acrylic after serving five years in the U.S. Coast Guard. “I’ve kind of always had that urge to do it,” she said. It’s the one thing that helps her relax. Painting even transferred color […]

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    Chevak carver makes a Byron Mallott doll

    by Rhonda McBride on Nov 17, 8:11

    Earl Atchak’s masks and carvings are usually inspired by his life as a hunter and gatherer in Chevak, a village in Southwest Alaska where you can find strips of beluga whale meat hanging on wooden racks or sealskins stretched out to dry. But politics is what prompted Atchak to make an ivory Byron Mallott doll, […]

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    Anchorage celebrates a decade of Day of the Dead

    by Hope Miller on Nov 03, 8:05

    Eleven years ago, Indra Arriaga moved to Anchorage. Originally from Mexico, Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is an important holiday for her. It’s a time to pay homage to deceased loved ones so they’re not forgotten. “It’s the belief that on this day our ancestors come back and they visit with us,” she […]

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    Baby wins McGraw tickets for Anchorage mom

    by Kate McPherson on Oct 10, 8:11

    Country music star Tim McGraw will play in Anchorage later this month and tickets are selling fast. The cost, around $200, means some people are hoping to win their way in. “He’s a mega star so it’s a big deal to have somebody like this in Anchorage,” said radio host Dawson McKay. Anchorage radio station […]

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    Cirque du Soleil is coming to Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 01, 11:42

    The acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are coming to Anchorage this winter for seven performances. Alaskans will have a chance to see “Dralion” Jan. 14-18 at the Sullivan Arena. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, the show features a mix of Chinese acrobatics arts and the performing company’s “multidisciplinary approach,” a press release says. The show’s name […]

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    Spenard Tattoo cultivates safe space for Anchorage’s diverse art scene

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 22, 18:24

    On a Thursday night at Spenard Tattoo, instead of closing up shop at 7 p.m., owner Kevin Harden keeps the doors open. He brings out pizza and adult beverages and uses the shop’s iMac to play some music. What appears to be the obvious makings of a party soon reveals itself as much more than […]

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    Alaska ranks high for number of Star Wars, Star Trek fans

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 18, 10:20

    Alaska has more Star Wars and Star Trek fans than any other state in the nation, Movoto blog says. The Last Frontier is home to the most Star Wars fans and came in second for the highest number of Trekkies, the California-based real estate brokerage site says in an article published Sept. 11. Movoto reached […]

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    AK Art: Auction honors first responders, military personnel

    by Hope Miller on Sep 10, 16:46

    A Thursday event aims to honor military personnel and first responders with art by the very people who have served our country overseas and at home. Called “Service Before Self,” the silent art auction will take place the evening of Sept. 11 at the new UAA Alaska Airlines Center. About a dozen pieces — including […]

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    Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

    by Associated Press on Sep 07, 18:05

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that – like late comedian herself – brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang […]

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    Anchorage Ballet seeks funds for expansion project

    by Sierra Starks on Sep 06, 16:24

    The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is embarking on a public fundraising campaign to fund an expansion project to add studio space to its current midtown location. The Anchorage Ballet is about halfway through its Kickstarter campaign, but construction is already underway to expand the facility. The nonprofit organization has already received over 20 backers and […]

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    Native artifacts come home to Alaska

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Sep 05, 9:06

    An overseas auction of Alaska Native and Native American sacred objects caused controversy last year among tribes who said the pieces belonged with them. Now, two Alaska Native artifacts — a Tlingit panel and a Chugach mask — have been returned to the 49th state. The Annenberg Foundation, based in California, purchased the sacred items anonymously at […]

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    Joan Rivers dead at 81

    by CBS News on Sep 04, 11:16

    Joan Rivers, a pioneer for women in stand-up comedy and television, has died, her daughter confirmed. She was 81. Rivers died at 1:17 p.m. ET Thursday in New York surrounded by family and friends. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Melissa Rivers said. “Although that is difficult to do right […]

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    AK Art: Sterling artist carves her niche in community

    by Hope Miller on Sep 02, 14:55

    It all started with a bet. In 2012, Twyla Showalter struck a deal with the man who is now her husband and agreed to sell her eggshell carvings at a Kenai Central High School holiday bazaar. If it went horribly, he would stop bugging her about turning her art into a business. If it went […]

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    FBI ‘addressing’ leak of celebrities’ nude photos

    by CBS News on Sep 01, 15:04

    The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence […]

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    State fair hosts duct tape competition

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 31, 19:24

    The Alaska State Fair offers fun in many flavors, including all kinds of contests and competitions. One of the wackier ones on Sunday was the Great Alaska Duct Tape Competition. Contestants of all ages had just 15 minutes to come up with an original creation from duct tape. Winner Marisa Garagues said she didn’t know what […]