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String quintet mixes their music
This Saturday, a string quintet advertised as “redefining the rules between classical & rock music” will play at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Sybarite5 is the first string quintet to ever win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, an annual competition for instrumentalists, singers and chamber ensembles performing classical and non-traditional repertoire. Sybarite5 won in 2011. The group is compr...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Gone Girl' full of riveting action
“Gone Girl” (2104) is a gripping film. It is engrossing, frightening, compelling, challenging, disturbing, and very well made. On this point, one should not be surprised as the movie was directed by David Fincher. Among other credits Mr. Fincher produced the remarkable HBO series “House of Cards.” While not everyone’s cup of tea, “House of Cards” introduced audiences to a type of staccatoesque drama that intersper...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local play opens tonight
The Fairwind Players production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” opens tonight, with a cast of excellent actors. The play centers on a husband and wife who fight and humiliate each other in front of their guests. The play was written in the early 1960s, and attempted to shed light on the truth beneath a happy perfect image of marriage. Director Jenny Stevens called it “absurdist theatre. There are no answers, t...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Liam Neeson is a convincing older action hero
Liam Neeson is a very busy actor. IMDB.com lists 103 acting credits for this Irish-born Hollywood action hero phenom. His latest film “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (2014) cements his place in the realm of action heroes. Unlike some of the other members of this group of macho men, Neeson has managed to maintain his appeal into his 60s. He has not had to resort to the cheesy “Expendables 1, 2 and 3” (2010, 2012, and...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Love is Strange' is touching and meaningful
“Love is Strange” (2014) is strange in an unexpected way. Actually, “Love is Strange,“ in point of fact, reveals that love is love – not strange. After 94 minutes of observing the trials and tribulations of an older same-sex couple one can only conclude that there is no difference between the love manifest by these two older men and the love demonstrated by a heterosexual couple at a similar stage in life. Ben (Jo...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Boyhood' – you’ll grow old before he foes
“Boyhood” (2014) is Richard Linklater’s epic, groundbreaking film about the growth and development of a five year-old boy named Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane.) Epic is defined through Google as “a long film, book, or other work portraying heroic deeds and adventures or covering an extended period of time.” “Boyhood” is certainly long – 165 minutes or 180 minutes (3 hours) of tushy-time when combined with traile...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' – A trip well taken
“The One Hundred Foot Journey” – A Trip Well Taken The Kadam family, while driving through the French countryside, has a fortuitous breakdown outside of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val; a picture-perfect French village. The family of five has recently abandoned their Indian homeland after an unruly politically motivated mob sets fire to their family restaurant killing the family matriarch. The Kadam clan are restaurant pe...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'A Most Wanted Man' pays tribute to Seymour
“A Most Wanted Man” – Hoffman Excellent – The Film Not So Much “A Most Wanted Man” (2014) is a sad homage to the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who tragically died at age 46. Hoffman’s performance skills are legendary. In looking through his filmography to select his best film I was only able to select eight rather than one as my favorite. If you haven’t seen the following films – make an effort to do so. “A L...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Walk to showcase pottery, photography, recycled art
Art appreciators can expect pottery, photography and recycled art at locations across Kodiak at the First Friday Art Walk by the Kodiak Arts Council. The walk is 5-7 p.m. Friday. At Harborside Fly By, images by Simply Lovette photography will be on display. Northern Exposure Gallery will display more than 200 pieces of pottery by Elizabeth West, the gallery’s newest artist, and offer refreshments. The Kodiak Natio...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014-15 arts lineup features ‘radio play meets comic book’
The Kodiak Arts Council has released its lineup up of six performances for the 2014-2015 season, and it promises a wide variety. “We had a couple priorities this year,” Arts Council Director Katie Oliver said. “We wanted to bring in a traveling theater production because Kodiak has a very active theater community, but it’s been a number of years since we’ve brought in a professional theater troupe. We also wanted ...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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