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Artist in Schools program brings Juneau theater maker and teacher to Kodiak
Students at Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School learned how to use drama strategies to improve their writing with the help of a Juneau theater maker and artist. The Kodiak Island Borough School District brought artist and teacher Ryan Conarro to Kodiak for two weeks through the Artist in Schools program. KMS assistant principal Kendra Bartz coordinates the Artist in Schools program for Kodiak. This year wh...
May 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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11-year-old cast to play Helen Keller
On stage Wetherleigh Griffin plays a blind, deaf and mute 6-year-old girl. Off-stage, she’s just a fifth-grader enjoying acting. Griffin, 11, was cast to play Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” which debuts next week in the Gerald C. Wilson Drama Pod. The play tells the story of a young girl who can’t see, hear or speak, and has a raging temper. Anne Sullivan is hired to serve as Keller’s governess and teacher,...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mocha Girls visit Kodiak for second concert
The Mocha Girls are returning to Kodiak for a second concert this Friday. The group kicked off their second North American tour with a performance at the Mecca Lounge in February. DJ Marc Ignacio, of Island Style Entertainment, said the five-member singing and dancing group from the Philippines is returning because they enjoyed the atmosphere in Kodiak. “They called me and said, ‘We like the vibe of the people the...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Council holds 24th annual art auction
The Arts and Adventure Auction celebrates its 24th year and the 50th anniversary of the Kodiak Arts Council this weekend. Kodiak residents will have the opportunity to bid on more than 45 pieces of art at the Arts Council’s annual event. “We try to put emphasis on this auction as an opportunity for people to have a night of art appreciation, and to also purchase new art for their homes or places of business,” Arts...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 ...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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