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Zany jugglers keep odd objects, spirits flying
Anybody expecting to see copies of Dostoyevsky’s classic noel sailing through the air is likely to be disappointed at a perfromance by the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Then again, maybe not. The famous juggling lineup has lofted a lot of unlikely objects across the stage, so a little Russian literature is not out of the question when the troupe performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium....
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Stage and Screen: 'Non Stop' is positively nonstop
If nothing else “Non Stop” (2014) is nonstop. From the opening moment of your encounter with Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson,) to the very last scene of this emotion-packed thriller, the action is breathtakingly nonstop. Consistent with the Transpiration Security Administration’s website, Bill Marks “… blend(ed) in with passengers and (relied) on (his) training, including investigative techniques, crim...
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Filipino pop singer performs Friday
A multiplatinum Filipino pop singer is performing Friday in Kodiak. Kitchie Nadal takes the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage at 7 p.m. for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Organizer DJ Marc said Wednesday afternoon that there are still tickets available for the show. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Asian Grocery, the Kodiak Arts Council Noodles and at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium box of...
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Stage and Screen: 'The Other Son' — A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions
“The Other Son” - A Microcosm of Middle-East Misconceptions Joseph Silberg is an Israeli teenager in the process of a pro forma pre-induction physical exam for the IDF (Israel Defense Force.) One step in the process is an everyday blood draw and analysis. At this point the “routine” examination morphs into an unexpected and defining new reality. Joseph has a blood type that is not possible given the blood types of...
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New book keeps local family name alive
Although the A. Holmes Johnson Library has given way to the new Kodiak Public Library, a forthcoming book promises to keep the prominent Kodiak name alive. Author Dr. Robert Johnson, known locally as “Dr. Bob,” expects to see printed copies of “Alaska Frontier Surgeon” arrive from the publisher any day now. The book tells the life story of his father, Arthur Holmes Johnson, and along the way provides first-hand in...
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Lions Club, Fair Wind Players produce dinner theatre
Kodiak musicians, cooks and actors are teaming up this weekend for two nights of Valentines Day entertainment at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. “Maybe Baby, It’s You” is a joint Lions Club and Fair Wind Players production and will feature Kodiak High School musicians and dinner cooked by high school culinary students. Tickets are $35 and proceeds will support both the high school programs and the Fair Wind P...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Meryl Streep is worth the price of admission
The play “August: Osage County,” written by Tracy Letts, won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama in 2008. Wikipedia describes the play as “darkly comedic.” While there are intermittent moments of laughter in the 2013 screen version of this powerful drama, I am reluctant to characterize this film as comedic. Those moments that do elicit a laugh are generally moments of uncomfortable dialog that dominate this brillian...
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Guitar trios concert tonight
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Tonight’s Kodiak Art’s Council show combines two guitar trios, the Montreal and California guitar trios. Yes, in all that will be six guitarists on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this evening. The two trios come from opposite sides of the continent, but they’ve toured together before. They play a wide repertoire that includes jazz, classical, progressive rock and world music. The show sta...
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KHS dance team performs Saturday
Over 80 dancers and 42 acts will take the stage at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium this weekend as Kodiak High School presents “Moments,” a concert led by the school dance team. Students from all of the school’s dance classes will present a variety of acts including modern, hip-hop and ballroom dancing. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets will be sold at the door. Contact the Mirror...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival seeks entries
The Kodiak Outdoor Film Festival is seeking filmmakers to show their work March 21 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The festival, which started in 2008, highlights short films created by Kodiak residents. Betsy Lund, chairwoman of the festival, said in general, the festival tries to highlight videos that are 2-3 minutes long. “We are always looking for footage of more rare Kodiak locations and sporting ende...
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