Arts & Entertainment

Unalakleet charity auction unifies community in low times

Dec 1, 2015
Zachariah Hughes/KSKA

An auction of handmade goods raised nearly $20,000 in Unalakleet over the holiday weekend; the proceeds will go back to the community for those in need. 

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The 17-year-old singing sensation from Toksook Bay was in Dillingham, and made time for KDLG's Bristol Bay and Beyond.

Naknek celebrates soft opening of new museum

Jul 23, 2015
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The collection, housed in a refurbished  77-year-old building in downtown Naknek, features relics of the Bristol Bay fishery and traditional culture. 

Fishtival 2015 rocks out while fish roll in

Jul 21, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Festival organizers raised double the funds to bring more art and music to this year's 4-day festival. 

This weekend’s Fishtival in Naknek and King Salmon was attended by perhaps fewer fishermen than usual, but still drew enthusiastic crowds of locals and visitors. Especially popular were daily performances as part of the Bear Grass Music Festival. KDLG’s Hannah Colton reports festival planners raised twice as much money as last year for a full four days of entertainment.  

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Teresa Duncan stopped by and shared some music with KDLG's Bristol Bay and Beyond program this month.

Eric Hansen

Actors in grades four through twelve took the Dillingham Elementary stage on May 2 and 3 in a burst of color and energy for a musical production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

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Lee's to-be-second novel, written before the release of Mockingbird, will be published in July.

University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North received a personal gift which will enable it to begin work on a $5 million upgrade to the Gallery of Alaska. 

Longtime university of Alaska Fairbanks supporters Joe Usibelli (Use-eh-belly) and Peggy Schumaker donated $1 million to allow work to begin on renovations to the university museum’s oldest gallery.  The Gallery of Alaska was built in 1980.

Director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North Aldona Jonaitis (Joe-Night-us) says the gallery is a visual representation of the story of Alaska.

Bristol Bay Film Making Festival Rounds

Jul 25, 2014
Luke Brummer

A film about the people that make up the Bristol Bay fishing industry has been making the film festival rounds across the country. KDLG’s Luke Brummer reports.

The film will play at the Willow Tree in Dillingham, Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Jonathan VanBallenberghe

A YouTube video of a fox on Round Island shows him playing with a GoPro camera.  The camera is getting footage for a bigger project that will look at the wildlife in Alaska.

Imagine a grassy field with a narrow path.  Suddenly a fox appears in the distance.  He’s curious and kind of adorable.  He jaunts over to your two or three hundred dollar camera, licks it, then picks it up with its mouth and runs away.

"Drums of Winter" To Tour Alaska

Jun 16, 2014
Oregon Provence Archives

Alaska’s first film to be inducted to the National Film Registry will be going on tour in communities of Alaska.

In 1988, after working on the film for ten years, curator of film at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Professor of English at University of Alaska Fairbanks Leonard Kamerling co-directed the documentary “Drums of Winter.”

Novel Brings Bristol Bay to Children

Jun 5, 2014

Juneau native Annie Boochever’s  new book, “Bristol Bay Summer,” was released in May.  She uses Naknek as the backdrop to tell the story of a young girl adjusting to life after her parent’s divorce. 

“Bristol Bay Summer” is a coming of age novel that author Boochever says is based on her life 30 years ago.  She tells the story through the eyes of her daughter, who she calls Zoey in the book.

A major network is developing perhaps the next addition to Alaska Reality TV shows, and is looking for families to prove their grit living off the land. 

"Experiential" theater will involve audience participation to help tell the West African epic of Sunjata, the Mande King.

The painting, by artist Mark Churns, will be unveiled Friday at a ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

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