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From fur auctions and carnival rides to races with reindeer and outhouses, the 79th annual Fur Rendezvous festival is classic Anchorage at its best.

Tara Young
Born and raised in Anchorage, actor Cedric Sanders has been chasing his dream for half his life. Now, he's landed a role alongside prominent actors Christian Slater and Steve Zahn in the new ABC television pilot "Mind Games."Laurel Andrews
She's been called the Martin Luther King Jr. of Alaska. This First Friday, Alaska Native Arts Foundation is observing Elizabeth Peratrovich Day with an exhibit featuring female artists.Trina Landlord

For one mother-daughter duo, Anchorage's annual wearable art show is a family affair.

Tara Young

At the Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage Thursday, 60 models strutted a bevy of unorthodox fashion choices, constructed of everything from drinking straws and fiber optic cables to wood and rubber bands.

Loren Holmes

Facing a steep funding shortfall, Anchorage Opera is embracing a scaled-back approach that almost seems inspired by its new production of Rossini's "The Marriage Contract." 

 

 

 

 

 

Loren Holmes

In the winter of 2011, Fresno-based photographer Sasha Leahovcenco traveled to Chukotka, the remote region of Russia that lies closest to Alaska. The portraits he took there of indigenous reindeer herders have a spare, breathtaking beauty.

Krestia DeGeorge
As the sun set early in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, ten teams of ice carvers were putting the finishing touches on their sculptures for the annual "Crystal Gallery of Ice" competition. But only one team could walk away with the top prize -- and bragging rights.Laurel Andrews

As the sun set early in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, ten teams of ice carvers were putting the finishing touches on their sculptures for the annual "Crystal Gallery of Ice" competition. But only one team could walk away with the top prize -- and bragging rights.

Laurel Andrews,Loren Holmes

Adams, who spent part of his childhood in Kivalina, has taken photographs in several rural Alaska villages, especially coastal towns, where he's documented the people and coastal erosion -- and tried to avoid cultural clichés.

Tara Young

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Lawmakers should end Alaska courts' experiment in public shaming

OPINION: The rationalization for keeping dismissed criminal charges public is the very reason they need to be kept confidential: Too many people are not willing to believe that someone charged with a crime can be innocent. But hundreds of people are acquitted or have their cases dismissed each year.Marcelle McDannel