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Local music shop celebrates 170 years of the saxophone

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'Exposure': Documentary examines Anchorage skate scene

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Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Joe Spenard's Lake Hood legacy

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    Local music shop celebrates 170 years of the saxophone

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 28, 13:52

    One-hundred-and-seventy years ago Tuesday, the saxophone was patented in 1846. The patent look of it was drawn up and filed by musician and inventor Adolphe sax of Paris, France. In honor of it’s anniversary, Anchorage shop, The Music Man, is celebrating with some workshops, demonstrations and a look at one version of the sax, that can […]

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    ‘Exposure’: Documentary examines Anchorage skate scene

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 28, 11:43

    The documentary “Exposure” explores the challenges Alaska-based skateboarders face. Viewers will learn about four of Alaska’s best skateboarders as they maintain their passion for riding and a brief history of the skate scene since the 90′s, including what was once was a popular skate shop in Anchorage called Boarderline. Tuesday, executive producer Will Ingram and producer […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Joe Spenard’s Lake Hood legacy

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 27, 13:59

    The story of the Lake Hood Seaplane Base begins with a man named Joe Spenard. “Feisty little Joe Spenard came into the area in 1915, he had been in Valdez where he had a transfer business,” said the author of Aunt Phil’s Trunk, Laurel Downing Bill. “And he started chopping down trees in the area we […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Saturday Cinders

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 24, 15:10

    Blending Americana, folk and alternative music into a sound all their own, two years ago Rodolfo “Ro” Chavez and Rayne Rabe formed the band, Saturday Cinders. Earlier this year they released their first EP, “We Marry in the End,” which can be found on music outlets such as iTunes and Spotify. This winter they plan […]

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    Beep Ball, baseball for the visually impaired, comes to Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 24, 15:04

    Alaska is hosting its first ever Beep Baseball challenge. Known also as Beep Ball, the sport is similar to baseball, however, the game is for the visually impaired so it’s played by ear. It’s all about rhythm, timing and trusting your senses. Fielders have to hear the crack of the bat and follow the ball […]

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    Outdoor fashion finds to weather long summer days in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 24, 10:51

    Summer in Alaska means it’s time to get outdoors — and look good doing it. With 19 hours of daylight, packing in as many activities as possible is high on Alaskans’ list this season, says Kari Skinner with Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. Fashion finds for this time of year include outfits that can be worn all […]

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    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for June 24, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 24, 9:00

      From Anchorage Animal Care and Control Dog: Chloe Introducing Chloe, a girl with an effervescent personality! Yes, you spot some gray hairs on Chloe’s muzzle but she believes that age is all in your mind. She is playful,energetic, and doesn’t waste time just lying around. Dog: Janie Are you looking for a dog who […]

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    Alaska to host Scottish Highland Games this weekend

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:45

    Palmer will get some worldwide attention this weekend when the Scottish Highland Games come to town. Now in its 35th year, Alaska was chosen to host the international competition. From the Braemar stone throw to the open stone throw to the caber toss, the top-10, heavy-event athletes from eight countries will compete for the title […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Social Service

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 22, 11:50

    It’s a career that allows you to impact someone’s future or even save a life. There are a lot of careers in social service available in Alaska right now. One organization hiring is Covenant House, which provides services to homeless and at-risk youth. Carlette Mack, the COO of Covenant House, joined Daybreak to talk about […]

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    Travel Tuesday: Flightseeing tour offers quick aerial view of Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 18:00

    A new flightseeing tour is now making it easier than ever to take a tour of Alaska’s largest city from a floatplane. “Talk on the Dock” is an opportunity to learn from an experienced pilot about what it’s like to fly in some of the most remote parts of Alaska, and take off from Lake […]

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    Behind the Façade talks Vans Road To Warped Tour in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 21, 11:01

    Behind the Façade is one of more than a dozen groups in Anchorage for the Vans Road to Warped Tour. The four-piece, female-fronted pop-rock band formed in Queens, New York eight years ago. In March, they released their debut, full-length album “Bitter and Better.” They are set to hit the stage twice in Anchorage — […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Oscar Anderson, one of Anchorage’s first residents

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 20, 14:01

    Takes a step back in time with Daybreak and author Laurel Downing Bill to check out 420 M St., also known as the Oscar Anderson Home Museum. The house was built for Anchorage’s first butcher who went from cutting meat to owning the city’s first frame home. It was a long road for Anderson, she […]

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    Ask Alaska: What do Alaskans Google more than folks in the Lower 48?

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 20, 9:33

    For most, the Google search bar has become the go-to place for questions that need immediate answers. A recent Estately blog post laid out the most common questions Americans type into the Google search bar. Estately then ran those searches through Google Trends to break the queries down state-by-state. So, which search sets Alaska apart? What […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Dutchess

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 17, 11:04

    They’re a four piece psychedelic band from Anchorage influenced by bands like Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. Jacob Dee, Hans Thedinga, Drew Jones and Jonathan Reeves make up Dutchess. The band formed three years ago after answering a Craigslist ad looking for band members. Dutchess regularly performs at venues around Anchorage and will […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Health, Safety and Environment careers

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 15, 12:37

    Safety on the job is a big part of working in Alaska. From being “bear aware” to learning how to safely climb towers and bridges, careers in health, safety and environment, or H.S.E., are in demand. Wednesday, Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, and Brian Horner, Director and Founder of Learn to Return […]

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    TransformAK: Video project highlights transgender stories in Alaska

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 14, 15:39

    A new video campaign is promoting acceptance and a better understanding of transgender people in Alaska. TransformAK is a video project produced by Identity Inc., a statewide organization advocating for the LGBT community. Kal Bacon is one of four people highlighted in a series. Tuesday, Bacon, a transgender man, and Drew Phoenix, executive director or […]

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    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: History of Anchorage’s tallest flagpole

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 13, 12:25

    From forest to flagpole, you might be surprised to know that Anchorage’s tallest flagpole has a pretty intense backstory. Installed in 1959, it was meant to fly the nation’s newest flag — the one that then had 49 stars on it. However, at 140 feet tall, its size was considered to be a little over […]

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    Well-known reggae artists bring island sound to Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 10, 13:30

    It’s a music event that’s bringing good vibrations from the Islands to Alaska. The Island Reggae Music Festival starts Saturday at Sea Galley in Anchorage and features four well-known island reggae artists including Drew Deezy, Trey Smoov, H3 and Fiji. Fiji stopped by Daybreak to talk about the event that features “good feeling music,” as […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Delana

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 10, 13:02

    Delana Green is a singer-songwriter from Soldotna who goes by the stage name Delana. Since she could pick up a microphone, she has had a passion to perform for large audiences. When she’s not giving music and drama lessons to kids, she’s either performing her own music, acting or directing on the local stage. Delana […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Environmental Technicians

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 08, 10:05

    It’s a career that pays you to work outside while helping to protect the environment. Environmental technicians travel all over Alaska to collect soil and water samples, and provide that data to environmental agencies and programs. It’s a big job, but there’s a way for you to ‘earn while you learn’ these skills. Wednesday, Karen […]