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The Alaska Cello Intensive is a series of workshops for teens and preteens that bring music and the outdoors together. This isn’t their first quirky Alaska-themed video.

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Dancers from Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet company performed in two of the eight works presented by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.  Mike Dunham
Jazz artist Yngvil Vatn Guttu and multitalented violinist Lena Lukina will team up with members of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra for “Pokrovsky Trakt,” a unique concert on Friday, March 6.Mike Dunham

Olive is growing up in Anchorage but she’s a daughter of the Tongass -- that fortress of towering spruce, cedar and hemlock, a rainforest that blankets the Southeast panhandle. She’s Tsimshian, a member of one of three Alaska tribes that have inhabited the place for thousands of years.

This book is not just a fascinating story of one man. It has some of the best descriptions of Alaska's Iditarod Trail yet to see print.David A. James

Photos from several events of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival from around Anchorage, Alaska.

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A great cast can't quite overcome a heavy-handed script in Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature." Victoria Barber
Since 2009, Stephen Smith of OpenBible.info has been tracking what Twitter users say they are giving up for Lent. It makes for interesting reading but also suggests that Lent give ups are somewhat superficial.Chris Thompson

Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.

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For parents, caring for a newborn can be a draining, trying process. Enter the night nanny -- a caregiver who takes care of the baby's overnight needs, giving parents some much-needed nocturnal respite.Jill Burke