During this year’s Alaska Folk Festival, we filmed ten bands in a tiny room at the Alaskan Hotel as part of our Red Carpet Concert series. The videos are inspired by NPR’s popular Tiny Desk Concerts. The only criteria for the short concerts are that the music is original, and that it is played on the arts room’s red carpet wherever it may be — at KTOO, in a parking garage or on a beach.
Here are past Red Carpet Concerts with musicians like the Bowties, Sean Tracey and Nate May, Dara Rilatos, Cousin Curtiss, or Sophia Street. Check back on Friday for the release of Oregon-based Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms.
- The Anchorage Education Association and the Anchorage School District completed a deal Wednesday night for a three-year contract through 2021.
- Corri Feige is not new to the agency she will now lead — she was previously the head of DNR's Division of Oil and Gas under Gov. Bill Walker.
- British Columbia is taking steps to fully clean up the abandoned Tulsequah Chief Mine. The defunct Canadian mine upstream from the Taku River has been leaching acid for more than 60 years.
- An Anchorage Superior Court judge issued a final order on the lawsuit, which was filed in August by the ACLU of Alaska, the group Dunleavy for Alaska and Palmer resident Eric Siebels.