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Stage and Screen: Musings on the Oscars
While I have not had the opportunity to see all of the films nominated for the Oscars, I did get to see many of them. What follows are a few comments on some of these films. I enjoyed Ben Affleck’s “ripped from the 1979 headlines, semi-authentic” film “Argo.” Even though I knew how the caper would end, I was on the edge of my seat throughout. The story was well developed, the acting generally good and the action w...
Mar 07, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Famous Filipino musical group comes to Kodiak
An all-girl Filipino singing and dancing group will perform in Kodiak this weekend. The Mocha Girls, a five-member group popular in the Philippines, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the Mecca Lounge. This is the second North America tour for the Mocha Girls. They toured the U.S. and Canada in November and December 2012. DJ Marc Ignacio of Island Style Entertainment organized the group’s trip to Kodiak. “One of my ...
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Canadian trio performs in Kodiak
The Good Lovelies charmed Kodiak with their three-part harmonies, humorous on-stage banter and upbeat tunes in a Wednesday night concert. The Canadian trio — Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore — was invited to Kodiak as part of the Kodiak Arts Council’s performing arts series. “This is one of our biggest acts for the year,” said Kate Helligso, program coordinator for the Kodiak Arts Council. “They won a ...
Feb 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak woman publishes book about life on two islands
Sara Loewen-Danelski never thought the essays she wrote for a graduate class would turn into a book, but that’s exactly what happened. Loewen-Danelski recently published a book called “Gaining Daylight” that details her experiences growing up on Kodiak Island, living in a remote set net camp with her family, and navigating motherhood. “I had written them essay by essay and after I finished I thought, ‘that’s done ...
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Hope Community Resources holds annual murder mystery dinner
A murderer will strike in Kodiak on Friday, but it’s all part of the act for the annual Heart of Hope mystery dinner. The annual dinner and auction is a fundraiser for Hope Community Resources, a non-profit organization that supports the developmentally or intellectually disabled. The event includes the show, a dinner and an auction. This is the fifth year of the event, which features a different mystery each year...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS dance team concert is Friday
Kodiak High School dancers rehearse Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2012 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium as they prepare for their annual concert Saturday. The concert, named "Time After Time," will highlight a variety of dance styles including hip hop, lyrical, jazz, ballroom and break. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for students or $10 for adults. (James Brooks photo)
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts council calls for book art submissions
The Kodiak Arts Council is asking people to transform old books into pieces of art for an upcoming altered book art show. An altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled and turned into a work of art. The Arts Council partnered with the Kodiak Public Library Association to create the show, as a fundraiser for the library’s capital campaign project. “We were thinking of different ways to get the com...
Jan 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Epiphanies aren't only religious anymore
A new genre of film has appeared on my radar screen — the “epiphany flick.” While these films have been around for a long time, epiphany flick has not been a term that I have used to describe a film that examines an allegorical experience which transforms a person from one philosophical, religious or political position to another. That all changed with “Promised Land” (2012). I have used the patronizing term “chic...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts council brings Canadian blues singer to Kodiak
By NICOLE KLAUSS Mirror Writer Kodiakans can hear the music of an award-winning “blue-collar blues” singer-songwriter live this Saturday night. Canadian artist Matt Anderson will perform at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center at 7 p.m. Anderson is the first singer on the Kodiak Arts Council's performing arts series for 2013, and he will be performing solo. Two other performers on the 2013 series schedule are also ...
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Program brings art to Kodiak Courthouse
The Kodiak courthouse has added new artwork in an effort to make people's visit to the courthouse less stressful. Law clerk M'Leah Woodard is responsible for the recent additions. Woodard started working in Kodiak as the clerk for Judge Steve Cole in August. Shortly after arriving, she undertook a project to bring more art to the courthouse. "When I arrived in August, all of the walls in the courthouse were white,...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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