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The anti-Pebble mine Renewable Resources Coalition says it will no longer present the popular three-day Salmonstock music festival but a Homer-based group is ready to take over.

Mike Dunham
Charles Bradley exploded onto the scene five years ago as a funk-soul throwback. His break came after nearly 50 years of dogged commitment, including stints as the James Brown impersonator "Black Velvet." Chris Bieri
The State Fair has announced the first five acts coming up for the 2015 Alaska State Fair. So far there's a lot of country, a little rock 'n' roll and some classic rock, too.  Victoria Barber
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen's 2014 release "Cold Spell" has been nominated for best bluegrass album. He's a familiar player for many in Alaska, because for nearly a decade Solivan was an active part of local bluegrass and country music communities.  Chris Bieri
For years, Stick Figure was Scott Woodruff’s personal project, but has now grown into a four-piece band with five albums under its belt. Woodruff and Stick Figure will headline February’s First Tap on Thursday at Bear Tooth Theatrepub.Chris Bieri
For those who claim that classical music is a dead genre, piano duo Anderson and Roe are ready to show them otherwise.Jeri Kopet
“It’s a social music,” said Joel Savoy of the Cajun Country Revival. “Back in Louisiana, we work, we cook, we drink and we play music. All of those things go hand in hand. It’s a way to unwind and celebrate and a way to feel the blues and it brings people together."Chris Bieri
With an average age of less than 30, a new wave of festival board members is bringing not only a passion for folk music, but a fresh outlook on everything from promotions to public relations.Chris Bieri
 JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound has the fluid soul of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding with a gritty glaze of post-punk attitude.Chris Bieri

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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