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The Anchorage Concert Association's production of "Les Miserables," playing at the Atwood Concert Hall through Oct. 26, mostly delivers on its promise of extravagant excitement.Egan Millard
Archeologist Randy Tedor loves to knap, using sharp blows to shape tools like our ancestors did. He'll lead a class on the subject starting this weekend at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
Dr. Frank N. Furter and his gang of weirdos are back to do the Time Warp again, but in Synesthesia Artist Collective's production at Mad Myrna's (running through Nov. 8), they've become a band of circus freaks.Egan Millard
A new documentary about Haida weaver Delores Churchill's quest to make a traditional hat like the one found with a 300-year-old body on the Alaska-Canada border will debut at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
Anchorage actor Alex Pierce left for Los Angeles last year in search of a career in show business. He's back in town as part of the cast in a touring production of “Les Miserables.”Mike Dunham
Here's our annual lists of craft fairs and bazaars for the holiday season in Anchorage, Mat-Su and on the Kenai Peninsula.Alaska Dispatch News

Joe and T.J. Young are at the heart of a resurgence in totem pole art throughout Southeast Alaska.

Steve Quinn
Hydaburg’s T.J. and Joe Young are helping lead a revitalization of totem art, one pole at a time, in Southeast Alaska. Steve Quinn
The new acoustic shell in Atwood Concert Hall received its first public hearing at the Anchorage Symphony concert on Sept. 17. The results were mostly good, but it's still a work in progress.Mike Dunham
“I don’t think we’re the kind of band you hear in the back of the bar and you glance at and go back to your beer,” said Jenni May Toro, frontwoman of the Anchorage  band The Modern Savage.Chris Bieri

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Legalizing marijuana won't ruin Alaska

OPINION: I don't approve of marijuana use for myself or my family, but I don't believe the dire warnings of those advocating to keep pot illegal in contradiction of the principles of liberty our country and state were founded on.Arthur Keyes