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Local researcher to give presentation on 1914 Colorado massacre
On April 20, 1914, members of the National Guard opened fire on striking miners, leading to 23 deaths in the community of Greek Orthodox immigrants in Ludlow, Colo. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the event, local researcher Suzanne Bobo will give a lecture titled “Massacre on Bright Monday” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. In Orthodox Christianity, “Bright Monday” refers to the Monday a...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheer inspried by KHS girls hoops team
Kodiak was out in force at the recent ASAA State Basketball Tournament in Anchorage. Blue and gold was all over Sullivan Arena. Watching the girl's and boy's perform and seeing the community support reminded me of a cheer some will remember: “We're from Kodiak, couldn't be prouder, if you can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder.” Feeling inspired watching all this team spirit, sportsmanship, and especially the c...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairwinds Players auditions this Saturday
Director Jenny Stevens of Kodiak’s Fairwinds Players wants to get a long jump on their next production, so auditions will be Saturday for the show that opens Oct. 2. “It’s very unusual to have auditions this early,” she said. But Edward Albee’s classic 1962 play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” has a lot of “heft” to it, Stevens said, and she plans to use the extra time exploring the complex ideas raised with the...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Hotel’ is grand, quirky, wonderful
Can you say farcical, frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, feverish, mad, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, amped-up, fast, breakneck, turbulent, and tumultuous? Well, if you can’t, you’d better practice using these adjectives in rapid-fire, successive sentences before you sit down in your local art house theater to see “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” In addition to a quirky, whimsical tale and a star-studded cast t...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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....
Mar 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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