publication date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Music

clue: Her song about the second-to-last state made the singer of "Happy" happy.

explanation: Rogers performed her song "Alaska" for Pharrell Williams, and his reaction to it went viral, launching her career. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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