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Kodiak arts: State’s best photos in KoC exhibition
On Friday night, Kodiak College celebrates the opening of a new photography exhibit featuring the 43 winners of the annual Alaska Rarefied Light photographic show. The show runs from Friday to March 9 in the campus center, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. The show has toured the state since October, when it premiered in Anchorage’s International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by the Alaska Photographic C...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Swinging Sitka weekend
When it’s wet outside, the 18 members of the Kodiak High School Jazz Band play inside. After the band’s performance at this month’s Sitka Jazz Festival, director Michael Remy is singin’ in the rain. “This is the best big band Kodiak has ever had,” he said Wednesday night. “The music we’re playing is past collegiate level. We’re playing professional-level stuff.” Remy said the band was showered with praise at the t...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: The real SEAL: No ordinary war flick
Before or after reading this commentary on the soon-to-be released film “Act of Valor,” you must go to www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/ and watch the Related Videos. Hopefully, your computer has a reasonably good sound system, as the soundtrack of this remarkable film is a major element of the impact of this fictional episode in the lives of eight active-duty, U.S. Navy SEALs. That’s right — eight active-duty SEALs, ...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts and Entertainment: The 'grandaddy' of Alaska bluegrass comes to Kodiak
Even without a plug, acoustic music can hold power, and Frank Solivan is on a mission to prove it. Solivan, with his band Dirty Kitchen, brings his brand of bluegrass-inspired music Friday and Saturday night to the Golden Anchor social hall on the Coast Guard base. This weekend’s performances are the first time Solivan has returned to Kodiak since 2008, when he had a brief performance at the Rendezvous. Before tha...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Kodiak College theater class premieres with improv night
Actors prepare for an improv performance like they do for anything else: They practice. For Kodiak College’s theater group, that means running through acting exercises and learning to work with each other rather than memorizing lines. Today at 8 p.m. the group puts those honed skills to the test in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod, and what shows up on stage is anyone’s guess. “That’s just it: We have not...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: D.C. troupe skewers American politics with songs and spoonerisms
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer When September and October roll around, certain people will shift into high gear. Television commentators, college volunteers, pollsters and yard sign makers expect long hours — so, too, do the singing satirists of the Capitol Steps. During the two months leading up to the November general election, the 25-member company barely gets a day off. “It’s super busy for us,” said charter mem...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Four-footers win in acting race
“Bring It On” was billed as “the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top team rivalries.” Hyperbole is alive and well. Firstly, “Bring It On” is hardly explosive. Secondly, it raises the stakes on absolutely nothing. This show presents several predictable dramatic themes crocheted into a meaningless and gratuitous story of cheerleader splendor and competition. Don’t get me wrong, I gene...
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Foundation widens net for Alaska artist grants
The Rasmuson Foundation expects to give out about $230,000 in grants to artists across the state. The grants are intended to help them complete short-term projects, advance their artistic careers and generally recognizing the artistic excellence of those who call Alaska home. The foundation has offered the Individual Artist Awards program for the past eight years, contributing $1.67 million to foster the potential...
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Singer-songwriter Emma Hill comes to the Rendezvous
When Emma Hill played in Kodiak to a packed coffee shop nearly five years ago, the prolific songwriter had the same style of intensely lyric-focused music and straight-from-the-heart songs behind an Americana vibe on the guitar. However, in the intervening years she has also gained wide recognition for her talent. The songwriter, who has roots in rural Alaska, has performed in venues across the United States and c...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Theron worthy as unworthy writer
“Young Adult” (2011) is billed as a comedy; there is nothing funny about this film. There are moments of uncomfortable humor. No belly laughs, however. In short, there is nothing remotely amusing about the shallow life of Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron). True, Mavis is, and always has been, drop-dead gorgeous. True, Mavis is a very successful writer — no, according to Mavis — author. Before leaving her hometown of Me...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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