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Pamyua premieres new video for 'Bubble Gum' - 10/23/2012 4:32 pm

Ghosts and ghouls haunting town - 10/19/2012 4:55 pm

More reality TV coming to Alaska - 10/19/2012 11:49 am

REVIEW: Richard Thompson is a master of fine dissonance - 10/17/2012 4:04 pm

Alaska Railroad offers trips on the Alyeska Halloween Train - 10/10/2012 2:32 pm

VIDEO: Flogging Molly's sold-out show at the Egan Center - 10/4/2012 12:12 pm

Call to filmmakers: Make a movie in 2 days - 9/28/2012 2:45 pm

Oktoberfest is coming to Anchorage - 9/27/2012 3:25 pm

UPDATE: Local R&B and hip-hop artists kick off the Hometown Tour

UPDATE, Oct. 10:The Hometown Tour is now a one-night event called The '90s Throwback Jam (see the flyer above). Hosted by DJ Stewii, the party will now feature 809 Hoodz instead of Blaack, with the rap group adding '90s covers to their setlist.

The Hometown Tour is a series of hip-hop and R&B shows that’ll take place around Anchorage through November, and it’ll serve as something of a going away party for a couple local artists.

R&B and soul artist Chalease has her sights set on Arizona, while gospel/ hip-hop artist Overcomher will relocate to California. The two will be joined by Anchorage rapper Blaack for the Hometown Tour kickoff party at the Anchor Pub on Thursday, Nov. 8. Admission is $1, with proceeds benefiting Covenant House. Other shows are planned for Platinum Jaxx and Rum Runner’s.

Stream tracks from all three below.

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