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'The Greatest Show on Earth': Ringling Brothers circus to end after 146 years

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Debbie Reynolds dead, actress once known as 'America's Sweetheart' was 84

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2 Colony High musicians to perform in Rose Parade

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Iconic 'Star Wars' actress dies at age 60

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George Michael, Wham lead singer, dead at 53, publicist says

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    ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: Ringling Brothers circus to end after 146 years

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 15, 12:57

    The owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Saturday that they will close the 146-year-old show in May. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, said declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing. “There isn’t any one thing,” Feld told […]

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    Debbie Reynolds dead, actress once known as ‘America’s Sweetheart’ was 84

    by CBS/AP on Dec 28, 22:32

    Debbie Reynolds, known in the 1950s as “America’s Sweetheart” and later as a show biz trooper and “triple threat” dancer, singer and actress, died Wednesday, one day after her own daughter’s death. She was 84. Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who was 60. “She’s now […]

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    2 Colony High musicians to perform in Rose Parade

    by Shannon Ballard on Dec 27, 20:32

    Two members of the Colony High School marching band are heading south to perform in the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Tuba and sousaphone player Catrina Carte says she been practicing songs the parade for nearly a year. She’s one of nearly 300 students from around the country selected to play with the […]

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    Iconic ‘Star Wars’ actress dies at age 60

    by CBS News on Dec 27, 9:17

      Carrie Fisher, who was born to Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher but became famous in her own right as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died days after suffering from cardiac arrest aboard a flight. She was 60. Fisher fell ill Friday on a flight from London to Los Angeles […]

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    George Michael, Wham lead singer, dead at 53, publicist says

    by CBS/AP on Dec 25, 16:22

    George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with Wham! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. His publicist confirmed the news to CBS News in a statement. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother […]

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    Dramatic audio released of Carrie Fisher emergency call

    by CBS/AP on Dec 24, 11:26

    The pilot of the plane carrying actress Carrie Fisher as she suffered a medical emergency told air traffic control, “We have an unresponsive passenger,” according to audio from the flight. The audio, which was released on Saturday by LiveATC.net and obtained by the Reuters news agency, offered insight into events as they unfolded during Fisher’s medical […]

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    Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 15:58

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99. Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, says Gabor, who suffered numerous medical issues after breaking her right hip in July 2010, died […]

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    Want a hippo for Christmas? The story of a girl who got one

    by John Rogers / AP on Dec 16, 9:45

    When she recorded “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” in 1953, Gayla Peevey says she had no idea schoolchildren would be singing it 63 years later. Or that people in her hometown of Oklahoma City would really raise the money to buy a 10-year-old girl a hippopotamus. She gave that hippo, named Matilda, to the […]

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    Publicist: Actor Alan Thicke dies at age 69

    by Associated Press on Dec 13, 17:47

    A publicist says Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died at age 69. Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, says the actor died from a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had no further details. Alan Thicke starred as Dr. […]

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    Climate change film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a sequel

    by Associated Press on Dec 09, 21:56

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming’s escalation and the solutions at hand, Paramount said. In a […]

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    Byron Birdsall, watercolor painter of Alaska scenes, dies

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 05, 12:10

    Alaska artist Byron Birdsall died early Sunday morning. Friends said his death was from natural causes. He was 78 years old. In recent years Birdsall spent winters on Whidbey Island in Washington state, which is where he passed away, but friends say Alaska is where he considered home. For more than 30 years, Artique Gallery […]

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    Film festival kicks off with premier of last movie shot under tax incentive program

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 03, 17:39

    The Anchorage International Film Festival kicked off Friday night, with the premier of a movie shot right here in our home state. “Sugar Mountain” was the last film made under the tax incentive program, which the state ended due to budget issues. “Sugar Mountain” was shot in Seward, and featured the town and its people. […]

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    Pence sees ‘Hamilton;’ cast member says nation is anxious

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 13:14

    NEW YORK — Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, had this message Friday for Pence after the curtain […]

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    ‘100Stone’ project finds new home at APU

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 04, 21:47

    A well-known Anchorage art project has been installed in a new location, but the message is the same — to recognize people are suffering and not to isolate them in their pain. Thousands of people went to see the statues created by artist Sarah Davies for her, “100Stone” project when they were at Point Woronzof […]

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    After 45 years, downtown gallery Artique will close its doors

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 04, 18:09

    Owning an art gallery was a beautiful way for Tennys Owens to make a living. “I call it soul food. It just makes you feel good. It brings you up, perks you up, enlightens your life,” she said. That’s why she dedicated 45 years of her life to supporting artists around the state. Owens started […]

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    ‘100 Stone Project’ sculptures return for new exhibit

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Nov 02, 13:43

    Creators of a public art installation damaged by tides and high winds at a beach in Alaska’s largest city have returned with 43 surviving statues that have been restored. This time, the sculptures are scattered in front of two buildings at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage for a two-month exhibit that officially opens Friday. Sarah […]

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    Politics of the past explored in ‘The Ticket’

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 07, 22:29

    This is the last weekend to see “The Ticket” at Cyrano’s playhouse in downtown Anchorage. There are only two characters on the stage: two former Republican governors, Walter “Wally” Hickel and Jay Hammond — political adversaries who became friends later in life, although they were philosophically polar opposites.  Although both men are now gone, their […]

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    Alaska artist decides to ‘live’ in new exhibit

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 07, 19:49

    Alaska artist Allison Warden has taken over the fourth floor of the Anchorage Museum with an exhibit entitled “The Place of the Future-Ancient,” or “Unipkaagusiksuguvik” in her native Inupiaq language. Warden is a performance artist who grew up in Fairbanks but has roots in Kaktovik. She said the installation is her vision of an Inupiaq ceremonial […]

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    All 8 Harry Potter films returning to theaters in IMAX

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 03, 14:24

    The entire Harry Potter series is set to return to the big screen later this month. Warner Bros. says all eight Harry Potter films will screen in IMAX theaters for a one-week run beginning Oct. 13. It will mark the first-time that the first two films in the series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” […]

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    Make it Alaskan Festival kicks off holiday craft show season

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 30, 18:59

    Like its name suggests, everything you’ll find at the Make it Alaskan Festival is made in Alaska. While most of the 140 vendors came with a complete inventory to the show at the Sullivan Arena, artists like Sarah Chatfield continued to piece together products in their free time. “I try to stay busy while I’m […]