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For the past 30 years, Surreal Studios in Anchorage has seen hundreds of Alaskan musical acts pass through its doors, providing musicians with the means to cut high-quality recordings in hopes of hitting the bigtime.

Megan Edge

For the past 30 years, Surreal Studios in Anchorage has seen hundreds of Alaskan musical acts pass through its doors, providing musicians with the means to cut high-quality recordings in hopes of hitting the bigtime.

Megan Edge

To make this version of the operetta "Die Fledermaus" really Alaskan, Anchorage Opera worked in exotic dancers, ice road truckers, troopers and politicians, including one Democrat recently turned Republican.

 

Loren Holmes
From rock stars to country singers, the Alaska State Fair is busy booking talent for the 12-day festival.Megan Edge
The tiny Midtown bar has been around in some form for almost 50 years. It began life as the Chef's Inn, a popular eatery and piano bar, and news of its closure gave both local and iconic blues musicians as dose of the blues.Sean Doogan

Over the weekend, banjo legend Tony Trischka led a workshop at the Anchorage Folk Festival, telling stories of his friendship with folk legend Pete Seeger, who died Monday in New York City.

Tara Young

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

Changing the movie theater at Bear Tooth into a concert hall takes a hefty chunk of change and can be done in just one hurried night.

Megan Edge
The majority of the songs are already circulating among collectors, but the officially issued recordings on iTunes are significant for their sound quality, at least one Beatles expert says.Mark Guarino

The 31st Annual Athabascan Fiddle Festival was held in Fairbanks recently. The sober event draws people of all ages, and it is thriving, a living connection to the days when fur traders and gold miners traveled up and down the Yukon River.

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