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Anchorage singer-songwriter wins NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

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This article was originally written for the Anchorage Daily News. Quinn Christopherson, a singer-songwriter in Anchorage who is Athabascan and transgender, has won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest — a nationwide competition that invites musicians to submit a video of one of their songs. “Quinn’s entry astounded our judge panel from start to finish. His powerful song ‘Erase Me’ is a nuanced take on his experience as a transgender man coming to terms with the power […]

A little electro-pop, a little outlaw country: Jared & the Mill is back in Alaska

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This article was originally written for the Anchorage Daily News. Jared Kolesar is no stranger to being on the road. He and his bandmates of Jared & the Mill — an indie-rock band with southwest roots — have been playing together for seven years on tour anywhere between seven to nine months out of any given year. Kolesar says his bandmates — Michael Carter, Larry Gast III, Chuck Morriss III and Josh Morin — have […]

This Alaskan’s recreation of Beyoncé’s dance moves went viral – and landed her on ‘Ellen’

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This article was originally written for the Anchorage Daily News. Last week, Brianna Bundick-Kelly, a college student who’s originally from Anchorage, posted a video on Twitter of herself dancing in sync next to a video of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance. “If you thought I was about to sit here, learn choreo & dance like I’m one of Beyoncé’s backup dancer…YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!” the post read. She never expected it to go viral. But as of Thursday, […]