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The Frame Shop hosts art contest
Students ages 7 to 18 have the opportunity to enter their best artwork into The Frame Shop’s competition to be displayed on their Artist of the Month wall. There are two age groups, 7-12 and 13-18 and the deadline is in two weeks, July 31, at 5:30...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local photographer uses unique frames
Local photographer Dake Schmidt wanted new frames for his work. He found them in old windows and portholes. That task, he reports, has been complicated by a scarcity of frame materials. “I’ll never make a piece exactly like them again because you ...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Jersey Boys:' Mediocre film – great music
I’m a Jersey Boy – I was born and grew up in the epicenter of the Garden State. I thought that I knew a great deal about the many characters who came from this hotbed of pop culture and crime. Don’t get me wrong – New Jersey is not the mother lode...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students produce “Velveteen Rabbit”
A bunch of Kodiak students put on a production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” or “How Toys Become Real” with a unique Alaskan twist. The students rehearsed, performed and gained learning experiences as part of a Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts class. Stud...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and screen: Is a picture 'worth a thousand words?'
Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) and Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) are seriously damaged people. They are also honors-level teachers at an upscale private school in the film “Words and Pictures” (2013). Jack, in spite of his out-of-control drinking, an...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Level Up
Stage and Screen: A Hollywood hustle competes for the Oscars
“American Hustle” (2013) is a fun film that features two of the most beautiful and most glamorous female actors of the day: Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld). Add to that Christian Bale, arguably a male heartthro...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: “Screw the FDA — I’m Going to be DOA”
“Screw the FDA — I’m going to be DOA” was the line uttered by Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in the emergency room of a Dallas hospital in 1985. Woodroof had just been notified that a blood test showed a shockingly low T-cell count — an import...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Woody Grant does
“Nebraska” (2013) has been described as a comedy. While there are some very funny moments in this “Lake Woebegone” variety film, it is not a side-splitting comedy. Au contraire, “Nebraska” is a serious story about aging, a misspent life, alcoholis...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: "Captain Phillips" worth a view
If you’re interested in an inside view of ship hijacking, “Captain Phillips” (2013) is your ticket. Starting with a quick view of the comfortable life of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks,) the film takes us from a conversation about the finer points of...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Prisoners' — Dark, gritty and engaging
It’s gritty. There is nothing glitzy about this high tension drama. The characters range from unattractive to chilling. “Prisoners” (2013) is dark and foreboding. Things are not what they appear to be — as bad as things look, things get worse in u...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goings On
Haiyan benefit concert scheduled for auditorium
A famed Filipino pop singer will visit Kodiak to host a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Kitchie Nadal, a multiplatinum artist in the Philippines, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium and again at 6 p.m. ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Idol competition this Friday
Kodiak high school students will share their musical talents with peers and community members on Friday. The annual Kodiak Idol contest, put on by Kodiak High School student council, starts at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. This year’s...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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FairWind Players casting call for Valentine’s Day show
Ever wished your life was like a romantic comedy? The FairWind Players are giving people a chance to star in one with the play “Maybe Baby, It’s You.” The FairWind Players is a local theater group that has put on previous productions like “Roundin...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nutcracker opens Friday
About 200 performers will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” through dance. “The Nutcracker” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday a...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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New storytelling event comes to Kodiak
A new form of storytelling is coming to Kodiak on Friday. Galley Tables, an event dreamed up by Astrid Rose, Thandeka Carros and Brianna Gibbs, will give Kodiak residents a chance to share their personal stories with the community. The idea is tha...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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