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Folk fest profile: Maridon Boario

...soon home. Her sister Sara also moved to Juneau a few years later, and in most Aprils, she'd see Garrity at the Alaska Folk Festival, which he began attending while living in Fairbanks in the late 1970s.Gradually, she began working on her...
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Abundant opportunities for AFF participation

The Alaska Folk Festival offers a range of opportunities for public participation outside of attending concerts at Centennial Hall -- from dancing at the...
Folk Fest profile: Mike Truax

One of the best things about the Alaska Folk Festival, said longtime performer Mike Truax, is its...tradition."Truax's performance history with the Alaska Folk Festival dates back to year four, in 1978. At that time...
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Folk Fest profile: Jake & Roxy

Guy Unzicker was a nervous 12-year-old when he first performed at the Alaska Folk Festival as part of The X-Step In-Laws, a family band that included his dad - well-known local guitarist John Unzicker - his mom...
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Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to the Alaska Folk Festival, which starts today! The festival has been showcasing diverse artists both well-known and obscure for the past 40 years. The...
The mother of all one-woman musicals

...It runs March 7-16 at the Silverbow, at 7:30 p.m. Special pay-as-you-can performance and taping will take place March 9, at 3 p.m. at KTOO. Proceeds benefit Perseverance Theatre, the JAHC and the Alaska Folk Festival.
Folk Fest profile: Jane Roodenburg

...accompanist or a professor or somebody more qualified to tell you what to do. You just do it or don't do it."At the Alaska Folk Festival, this can-do spirit flourishes in an open format that doesn't care who you are or where you come from. It's...
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Folk Fest profile: The Hopkins Family Band

Juneau musician Henry Hopkins used to commute from Fairbanks by car to attend the Alaska Folk Festival; his first trip was in 1992 while he was a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hopkins, a multi-instrumentalist...
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40 years of Folk Fests: A storied past

As the photos on these pages show, the Alaska Folk Festival's history tells part of the story of this community...2014-alaska-folk-festival-schedule)The Alaska Folk Festival got started 40 years ago, when a handful of community...
Phase change

...aspect of Final Friday will be live music and jam sessions - a nod to the museum's role in the early days of the Alaska Folk Festival. The very first folk festival, called the First Annual Southeast Alaska Folk Festival, was held at the museum...


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