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Kodiak College presents 'Silent Night, Lonely Night'
Kodiak College will host its first full-scale theater production in several decades this weekend. Director Jared Griffin said about 20 people are involved in the production "Silent Night, Lonely Night" by Robert Anderson. The show features a woman with an unfaithful husband and a distant son in prep school, and a man whose wife is in a sanitarium. Both of them come together in a New England inn on Christmas Eve 19...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Affleck masterful in directing 'Argo'
Stage and Screen: “It’s the best bad plan we’ve got.” Jack O’Donnell to the Secretary of State describing the proposed fake film Argo. The Argo was a mythical ship that carried Jason on his quest to recover the Golden Fleece. In ancient times a fleece was a skin of an animal — in the case of the Golden Fleece. It was the gold-haired skin of a winged ram — the acquisition of which was the means by which Jason would...
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum releases new catalog
For the past decade, some of the biggest finds in Alutiiq history research haven’t come from archeologists; they’ve come from researchers trawling the depths of European archives. While European and American settlement eradicated much of Kodiak Island’s native culture, the past decade has seen researchers rediscovering rich troves of artifacts taken to Europe by 17th century and 18th century explorers. This month,...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Arbitraging Isn’t Just for Money Anymore
“Arbitrage” (2012) is about infidelity and love. “Arbitrage” is about greed and generosity. “Arbitrage” is about dishonesty and honesty. “Arbitrage” is about disloyalty and loyalty. “Arbitrage” is about familial devotion and familial abandonment. “Arbitrage” is about racial prejudice and racial understanding. “Arbitrage” is a multifaceted story that deals only tangentially with financial arbitrage. For the sake of...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guitarist David Jacobs-Strain returns to Kodiak
When slide guitarist David Jacobs-Strain arrives in Kodiak for a weekend concert, he might thank a warm night at the Rendezvous for his northern jaunt. Kodiak Arts Council vice president Darcy Stielstra was at the Rendezvous one night when Jacobs-Strain was scheduled to perform as the opening act for a bigger performer. Kodiak’s notorious weather intervened, and the main performer was delayed. “(Jacobs-Strain) was...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The master has appeared
An enduring Chinese proverb declares, “When the student is ready, the master will appear.” Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) personifies this aphorism in “The Master”. Freddie Quell is an obsessive smoker, drinker and sex addicted World War II Navy enlistee. Freddie Quell apparently suffers from “Shell Shock” — today we might describe Freddie as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Whatever you call it, Fr...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quilter’s Guild showcases work
This weekend, St. Mary’s gym will be transformed into a world of color, stitching and patterns as the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilter’s Guild hosts its 19th annual quilt show. The show is held so Kodiak quilters can sell their pieces, raise money for the guild and share quilting knowledge and techniques. The guild aims to raise around $1,200 through the event. The group uses the money to make service quilts, bring in outs...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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