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'Rumble' Celebrates Rock 'N' Roll's Native American Roots

In 1958, the guitar riff known as " Rumble " shocked audiences. Its use of distortion and bass made it sound dangerous and transgressive to audiences at the time — and its influence is still heard today. Behind that song was a Native American musician named Link Wray , who went on to inspire legions of rock 'n' roll greats. He's featured in a new documentary called Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World , which aims to finally give Native American musicians their due. Another rock legend...

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Our guest this morning on Our Community was Angie Demma, von der Heydt Museum Interpretation Specialist  - and she shared about the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center's Continuing Education Program.  

An event coming up November 22nd features Alaska Native Studies and Alaskan Dinosaurs.

Another event mentioned was a film and panel November 30th, called Keep Talking. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Auditorium

As Heard on Morning Line: Antibiotic Awareness

Nov 15, 2017
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Our Community guests this morning were CJ Kim and Kimberly Spink from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Epidemiology Division, to spread the word about Antibiotics Awareness Week. 

According to our guests, antibiotics are a wonderful tool used by the medical community to treat bacterial infection, however overprescription and overuse can lead to antibiotic resistant strains of disease and other problems. 

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Today on Morning Line: Keys to Life Executive Director Shirley Mae Springer-Staten & Teaching Artist Glacéia Henderson visit about the upcoming Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert, This coming Saturday November 18.

The lullaby project pairs incarcerated mothers at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility with Teaching Artists, who are singers and songwriters, and in this way a mother in prison creates a song for her child or children.  

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Our guest on Morning Line today is Grace Greene, Chair of the Anchorage Mayor's Charity Ball.  Greene says 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the elegant black tie event, and as it has since the early 1990's, the event serves as a fundraiser for 501c3 Non-profit organizations in the Anchorage Area.  

Greene says an important deadline is tomorrow, November 10th - the application and instructions for nonprofit staff to apply is outlined on mayorscharity.org. 

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Director Krista Schwarting and Actor Jenson Seifert came by to talk about two things - to reinforce that Cyrano's has a new location, and a play running through November 19th.  The location is 3800 Debarr Road, with the nearest major intersection of Debarr and Bragaw.   

The play, The 39 Steps, is a comic adaptation of a classic film from the 1930s and based loosely on a 1915 era classic book.  

Schwarting says the treatment given by playwright Patrick Barlow not only breathes new life into the 100-year old story, but also converts it into a comedy.   

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Last April veteran Alaskan musician Evan Phillips brought his 20 years of songwriting experience to an empty old church in Spenard.  ‘Lonely Mountain‘ was recorded unplugged that spring day inside the Spenard Church of Love in front of an intimate crowd of 75 people. We caught up with Evan to talk about his CD release event for that same album.

As Heard on Morning Line: The Ballroom Thieves

Sep 20, 2017
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Our guests today on Morning Line were a musical trio called The Ballroom Thieves.  

The group is playing at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 22nd, this coming Friday at 7:30 - but here's a twist - first, they are touring local schools, inspiring students and also picking up local High School symphonic talent.  That's right, some lucky band students will get a chance to play with a nationally touring music group.  

When you're out there playing gigs and helping the Alaska Music scene, you're gonna get your hands dirty. The Dirty Hands have supported musicians, venues, festivals and Alaskan audiences for many years. They're off to explore new landscapes and locations but will reunite in Alaska for more shows in the future. Born in Girdwood, the band is a multi­-genre, blues centric, quintet. The band members seek to broaden the dynamic and depth of their music, inspired from all corners of the United States, covering a breadth of influence steeped in blues, jazz, and rock. 

The Cheapest Key

After a busy summer, the festival season is winding down as we spotlight the Fish Creek Festival September 9, 2017 here in Anchorage featuring The Cheapest Key! The band has been together for about a year and have played only 'occasionally' on Anchorage stages.  We expect more attention will be coming their way after a studio recording is made which will no doubt get plenty of air-time on the radio. Thanks for the live music and we'll see you at the Fish Creek Festival!

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Joe Becker, Camp counselor and organizer, and Kim Richey and Betty Soo, esteemed singer-songwriters and master guitar instructors for the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp came by KNBA this morning, and gave a preview of the Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp's Instructor Concert, also known as "An Evening of Acoustic Arts"

The event is August 30th, tomorrow, from 7-11pm at the Route 33.

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