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Blue bon voyage

April 15, 2014
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Owner Frank Dahl had Blues Central up for sale for a long time and still, its closure came as a shock.

Iconic bar shuts down, but fond memories will last   Around Valentine’s Day, Blues Central in Midtown announced it was closing. Bars come and go. In recent months, the Anchor,…

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Music and more

March 21, 2014
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The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will rock the house, bringing 50s music to the present-day, come March 15. ROD BLACK

March brings much-anticipated performers to Anchorage   “Beware the ides of March.” Caesar probably should have heeded this sage advice. Thankfully, Alaskans have nothing to fear from the ides (that’s…

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Triple crown of fun

February 25, 2014
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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has its ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage. By Catherine Posey

Trio of winter events bring Anchorage alive   Three. There’s something magical about that number, and strangely enough, it factors into a lot of fun in Alaska later this month…

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Anchorage anew

January 27, 2014
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One of the best ways to get into shape for the New Year is to take up skiing on Anchorage’s many well-groomed cross-country ski trails. Courtesy Jody Overstreet

Rediscover your own back yard with year full of new goals We need to make a New Year’s resolution not to make crummy resolutions. The big resolutions to get healthy…

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Solstice soirees

December 17, 2013
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Paul Oakenfold performs a solstice dance party Dec. 19 at Bear Tooth Theatrepub. By Oakenfold press photo

Celebrations turn the spotlight on our darkest day   Falling near the traditional holiday season, there’s another event that can take on special meaning at northern latitudes such as our…

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Holiday-shopping sanity-saver

December 17, 2013
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Katie and sister Erin Pesznecker enjoy some wine at Crush Bistro, one of Anchorage’s hippest wine bars, located conveniently close to shopping.

Take a break with classy-restaurant indulgence Very few people actually like holiday shopping. Finding the perfect gift? Awesome. Seeing the joy on a recipient’s face? Priceless. But claustrophobic parking lots,…

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