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Jeff Mayrand was in his downtown Anchorage office last month when a former student who got his diploma in 2010 walked in with a simple question for a job application. “What school did I graduate from?” he asked. The answer isn’t quick. He graduated from the CyberLynx Correspondence Program’s high...
Tara Young,Tegan Hanlon
Longtime Anchorage residents will remember Blues Central, the midtown bar and restaurant that closed in 2013. It’s been resurrected at Williwaw (both in name and in a liquor license transfer) but with a far different look. Forget the well-worn booths and neon lighting. Blues Central has gone back...
Tara Young,Suzanna Caldwell
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Williwaw is open and, with half a dozen different dining and entertainment options, it hopes there’s something for everyone. The new bar, restaurant, concert venue, coffee shop and meeting space has been completely open as of December, according to Susynn Snyder, Williwaw’s entertainment and...
Tara Young
"She was born on the day God was drunk.” That description is one of the first things we learn about the title character of the opera “Maria de Buenos Aires,” which has its Alaska premiere this week. A bit unfocused, perhaps, but Astor Piazzolla’s “tango opera” is a hard piece to nail down. “...
Tara Young,Mike Dunham
Anchorage artist Buck Walsky re-created his Burning Man art installation on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum Friday night. Beach Front Silent Disco is a dance party like no other. DJ Alex the Lion played music that was wirelessly transmitted to 200 headphones that people could rent for the...
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The East and West boys basketball teams started the Cook Inlet Conference season just like they ended last season — playing a huge rivalry game that was close to the end. East avenged its overtime loss to West in last season’s Class 4A state championship with a 68-65 nail-biting win Tuesday at East...
Tara Young
Spenard Roadhouse in Anchorage is known for its annual Christmas eggnog. This year’s holiday cocktail features naughty and nice versions. Assistant bar manager Orion Donicht shares the house recipe for you to create and enjoy at home. Naughty eggnog: 1 raw egg Dry shake vigorously Add 1 ½ oz. Mount...
Tara Young
DeVere Pieschl first visited the small Alaska community of Ferry in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 1983 that he made it his own personal party town. Pieschl says he was a happily married man for 15 years, with a wife and three children. His marriage fell apart in 1967, and Pieschl moved to...
Tara Young
Every winter solstice since 1988, Bean’s Café hosts a candlelight vigil to remember the homeless who have died in the past decade. Forty-seven clients have died in 2015 so far. Venita Tinker of Bethel reflects on the numerous friends she has lost over the years. Read more: Bean's Cafe remembers...
Tara Young,Megan Edge
Residents of Anchorage gathered Sunday to enjoy the sixth-annual "Charlie Brown Christmas" ice skating party at Westchester Lagoon. Co-organizers Brendan Babb and Amanda Moser are fans of "Peanuts" and decided to start an ice skating party inspired by the beloved "A Charlie Brown Christmas" TV...
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