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ROCKIN' OUT: Bittersweet tunes
The Verve was an English rock band formed in 1990. They released “Hymn,” one of the bestselling albums in UK chart history. In 1998 the band won two Brit Awards. One was Best British Group. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for Best Rock Song ...
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: ‘Joker & Thief’ recalls classics
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney. They released their first album in 2005 and sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. They are often compares to classic rock and metal bands from the 1960s and ’70s, including Led Zeppelin, Bl...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Loggins takes off on hit soundtrack
The “Top Gun” soundtrack is one of the most popular soundtracks of all time. It reached platinum nine times! Kenny Loggins performed two songs on the soundtrack: “Playing with the Boys” and “Danger Zone.” I’ve watched “Top Gun” a few times and lov...
Apr 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin' Out: Upbeat S. African transplantation
Kongos is a South Africa-born American band. This band is unique because it is a family band. It is four brothers: Johnny, Daniel, Jesse and Dylan. They spent their childhood in London and South Africa. They live in Arizona now. I love the sound o...
Apr 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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ROCKIN' OUT: Smash those squash
“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is a song by the American alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins. It is the lead single from the band’s 1995 double album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” The song won the 1997 Grammy award for the best hard...
Mar 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 143 143 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 | 143 143 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 | 137 137 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 | 142 142 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 | 141 141 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 | 165 165 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 | 140 140 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 | 143 143 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 | 146 146 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 | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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