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Stage and Screen: 'All Is Lost' — Unique Film and Interesting Metaphor
Our Man (Robert Redford) is the protagonist and the lone character depicted in J. C. Chandor’s 2013 film “All Is Lost.” Our Man is allegorically every man and woman struggling against the source of life and unforgiving antagonist — the sea. At almost 80 years old, Redford was the ideal choice to portray this vital, alert and capable (but mismatched) solitary sojourner. The action begins with Our Man resting peacef...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday market highlights Alaskan artists
This weekend’s annual Holiday Market gives Kodiakans a chance to see what local artisans have been working on all year. This will be the 20th year of the market. Mary Mathes created the show after her store closed because she wanted a place to feature the artists who had work displayed in her shop. “She started it to showcase artists right after she closed her store,” said organizer Cathy Cordry, who also has piec...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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'M*A*S*H' opens Friday
More than 45 people will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the story of a mobile army surgical hospital unit in the Korean War. “M*A*S*H” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances Saturday and Sunday. Directed by Jared Griffin and Mike Wall, the play tells the story of a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. “It’s a chance to see an interesting play ...
Oct 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum writes book on groundbreaking archaeological dig
The Alutiiq Museum is has almost finished a book that documents more than 30 years of research and collections from the Karluk One archaeological site. “Kal’unek — From Karluk” explores the museum’s largest collection, which taken from the ancient Alutiiq settlement built at the mouth of the Karluk River. The collection contains more than 26,000 objects, most of which are made of organic materials such as horns, a...
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Western swing and jazz trio will perform in Kodiak
Hot Club of Cowtown is swinging into Kodiak this weekend to play on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage Saturday night. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is the kickoff event of the Kodiak Arts Council’s new performing arts series. The western swing and jazz trio from Austin, Texas has been playing together for 13 years. The group formed in 1996 after guitarist and singer Whit Smith and fiddler and singer Elana J...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local fisherman produces movie
A Kodiak commercial fisherman has finished production on a fictional movie he wrote and directed about a road trip on U.S. Route 66. Filmmaker Doug Herman has been a Kodiak salmon fisherman for almost 20 summers over the last 30 years. He’s also worked in Alaska as a freelance writer and artist. “Fishing is that day job they always tell you to keep,” Herman said. When he’s not fishing, Herman spends his time in th...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Friday art show features new Kodiak artist
A Kodiak artist will have her gallery debut during the First Friday Art Show at Northern Exposure Gallery this week. This Friday, Suzan Anderson will premiere her work in a Kodiak show. Gallery owner Janet Wente has continued to host art shows on the first Friday of the month throughout the summer. Wente took over from the Kodiak Arts Council’s art walks, which will resume next month after a summer hiatus. “I want...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grant brings Big Read to Kodiak
The Baranov Museum hopes to get people excited about reading by bringing the Big Read and the works of Edgar Allan Poe to Kodiak. The Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum received a $15,000 grant to host the Big Read, which begins with a kickoff event in Kodiak on Sept. 28 and continues with other reading events through June 2014. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which aims...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak realtor featured on ‘Living Alaska’
Alaska One Realty’s Matt Zytkowicz will be featured on the pilot episode of the new show “Living Alaska,” which airs this Sunday on HGTV. Orion Entertainment, a company from Colorado, produced the show that follows homebuyers from the Lower 48 looking for their dream home in Alaska. The premiere will air at 4 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. Each half-hour episode tells the story of potential homebuyers as they tour thr...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Warm August Night concert will raise donations for food banks
Kodiak residents might not be in for a warm night, but they will be in for a lively night filled with music at the annual Warm August Night concert on Saturday. The event, organized by the Kodiak Lions Club, is held to give Kodiak music lovers a place to hear live local and off-island bands while raising donations for local food banks. “There’s about 500 real music lovers on this island,” organizer Jerimiah “Doc” ...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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