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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.

The Rasmuson Foundation is making about $400-thousand dollars available next year to fund individual artists. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Maryanne Dickey says a trip through Italy this year inspired yummy new endeavors in her Christmas baking. 

Terry Fuller

Elaine Phillips, the 2013 Artist in Residence at Kobuk Valley National Park, put "Wolf At The Door" up for display for the first time this week.

Alaska-based reality TV show looking for off-the-grid types living "on their own terms" for possible upcoming seasons, says executive producer.

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