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A brief history of West’s auditorium

A brief history of West’s auditorium

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What do Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and June Carter all have in common? They have all performed in the West High School Auditorium. Starting in 1954 it was for many years the major performing arts center for Anchorage. From live elephants to rock ‘n’ roll artists, the auditorium has…

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In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

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The Northern Lights Center strip mall is home to many Spenard mainstays. Middle Way Cafe, Title Wave Books and Kaladi Brothers Coffee have been storefront neighbors for some time now. Big name retailers and trendy restaurants, like REI Co-op, Hearth Artisan Pizza and a revolving sushi bar, bring people from the far reaches of the…

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Open for business in Spenard

Open for business in Spenard

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By Kirsten Swann It was Dungeons and Dragons night at Bosco’s and the parking lot was packed. Inside the big, brightly lit comic store, customers browsed aisles filled with books and games, and the back room buzzed with activity as players gathered around half a dozen tables. A lot has changed since the popular Spenard…

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In the beginning

In the beginning

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We see his name everywhere. Joe Spenard made quite a name for himself in Alaska, despite living here for only a decade. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Spenard came to Alaska in 1909, where he would serve as the vice president of the Alaska Securities company. The City Express, Spenard’s transfer and taxi service was born…

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