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Free music strikes a chord with Alaskans on long summer days. This year's Music in the Park at Peratrovich Park, Fourth Avenue and E Street in Anchorage, features various military bands, folk groups and other local musicians. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership coordinates the longtime summer event.

Music in the Park is Tuesday through Friday throughout the summer from noon to 1 p.m.

Performers on the outdoor stage fill the downtown corner with melodies amid savory savory, name for any plant of the genus Satureja, aromatic herbs and subshrubs of the family Labiatae (mint family). Commonly cultivated as border ornamentals or potherbs are two species of the Mediterranean region and surrounding areas: summer savory (S.  scents from reindeer-sausage cart vendors while locals and visitors stroll by.

"You can't beat sunshine, live music and reindeer reindeer, ruminant mammal, genus Rangifer, of the deer family, found in arctic and subarctic regions of Eurasia and North America. It is the only deer in which both sexes have antlers.  sausage," says Cheri Spink, Anchorage Downtown Partnership's events and development director.

Groups perform Music for Little Ones young children.

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 each Tuesday from June 5 to Aug. 7, said Ruth Quinlan, Anchorage Downtown Partnership office manager. Two U.S. Air Force groups, Alaska Brass and Top Cover, will alternate Wednesday performances. Thursday and Friday concerts feature groups playing family friendly tunes and include area favorites such as the Button Box Gang, an accordion accordion, musical instrument consisting of a rectangular bellows expanded and contracted between the hands. Buttons or keys operated by the player open valves, allowing air to enter or to escape. The air sets in motion free reeds, frequently made of metal.  group.

"It's a good reason to sit outside in the sunshine," Quinlan says. "People enjoy that it's all local music."

Music in the Park began at least 25 years ago, Spink says. The Alaska State Council on the Arts was a previous event coordinator.

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Date:Jun 1, 2012
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