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Trading cards on display during art walk
Miniature masterpieces will be on display during the Kodiak Arts Council's First Friday art walk. The miniature pieces of art, also known as artist trading cards, are original works the size of baseball cards. The creations can be made out of any media as long as they don't exceed the 2.5-by-3.5-inch dimensions. "Artists are excited to make these and it's affordable art," Arts Council visual arts coordinator Kate ...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball takes center stage in two-man play
Baseball will move from the field to the stage this weekend as the Kodiak theater group FairWind Players puts on a two-man play about America’s greatest pastime. “Rounding Third” is a comedy about two Little League fathers who have different philosophies about baseball and life. Jared Griffin plays Don, the head coach who has to win at all costs, and Wes Hanna plays Michael, the new coach. “Don is a seasoned, expe...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Literature and music combine in new radio show
KMXT-FM will soon air a new radio show on Sunday nights that explores the lives of literary characters by fusing music and literature together. “Twisted Lit” is the brainchild of Kodiak High School English teacher LeeAnn Schmelzenbach and Kodiak Daily Mirror salesman Dan Zeleznik. The one-hour weekly show will explore a different literary character each week through music of all genres. “We’re relating the songs w...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Two interesting weeks at the theater
Over a touch more than 14 days I attended four stage productions — two traditional main stage productions presented in a major, traditional regional theater complex and two non-traditional shows performed in more imaginative local performance spaces. These experiences suggest an interesting transition that appears to be developing in live theater. Local, mostly small, theaters groups appear to be thriving and attr...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Council brings jazz quartet to Kodiak
Kodiak residents are in for a treat this Friday as the Kodiak Arts Council holds an event that combines jazz, wine and dessert. The Dan Mac Jazz Quartet will play at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Convention Center. The event is part of the Arts Council’s 2012-2013 performing arts series. The quartet includes pianist Dan McElrath, bassist Milo Matthews, guitarist Mike Doolin and drummer Cameron Cartland. McElrath has previo...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: ‘The Intouchables’ will touch you — in many ways
Driss (Omar Sy) is a black, street smart, petty criminal from Senegal. Philippe (Francios Cluzet) is a white, quadriplegic, patrician Frenchman. On the surface they could not be more different. Driss is street savvy and left to his own devices to survive. Philippe is totally unable to fend for himself — he needs assistance in virtually every dimension of his life. “The Intouchables” (2011) explores this seeming di...
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Coast Guard Alaska’ receives award
Al Roker Entertainment, producers of “Coast Guard Alaska”, received the Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service Award on Tuesday. The award is the second-highest honor the Coast Guard can give to recognize organizations that help the Coast Guard carry out its missions. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presented the award to C. Russell Muth, executive producer of the company, in Washington, D.C. “Coast Guard A...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 2 films that will make you squirm
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012) was both odd (as billed) and not worth the time spent squirming in my uncomfortable theater seat. “Hope Springs” (2012,) on the other hand, was unique and, not only better than expected, made me squirm in my seat for totally different reasons. I wasn’t expecting to reach these conclusions. The trailer for “The Odd Life” suggested a sweet, offbeat story, while the “Hope Spring...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baby Bash to entertain Kodiak Friday night
Kodiak will be visited by another rapper, and this time there will be a concert. Ronnie Ray Bryant, known as Baby Bash, will perform at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center on Friday night. Baby Bash is a Mexican-American musical artist who creates music that combines rap, reggae and Latin styles. “I would say he’s probably the biggest commercial name that’s been brought here that’s recent,” said Kodiak Island Broa...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Large budget for new high school brings out artists
Artists appear to like big budgets. That’s the obvious conclusion after 260 artists from across Kodiak, Alaska and the United States put their names in consideration to submit art for the new Kodiak High School. Under the state’s “percent for art” program, state-funded building projects must reserve 1 percent of their budget for art to decorate the building. The huge price tag of the Kodiak High School expansion a...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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