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KHS music students to travel to state competition
The Kodiak High School music department held the regional solo and ensemble contest on April 7. According to an email from band director Dale Lhotka, “We had a record number of musicians competing this year, as well a record number of superior rat...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High presents "Bye Bye Birdie"
The Kodiak High School drama club will welcome audiences to the sock hop with a musical comedy inspired by Elvis Presley’s venture into the U.S. Army, this weekend at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “If you like ‘Grease,’ you’ll love ‘Bye Bye Bir...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Can a Lunchbox Keep You From Being Lonely in a City of Twelve Million People?
Saajan Fernandes is a “pencil-pusher” in a government office in the 2013 Bollywood film “The Lunchbox” or “Dabba” in India. While set in present day India, Saajan’s work place looks more like a 1950s corporate bull pen than an electronics age cubi...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local researcher to give presentation on 1914 Colorado massacre
On April 20, 1914, members of the National Guard opened fire on striking miners, leading to 23 deaths in the community of Greek Orthodox immigrants in Ludlow, Colo. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the event, local researcher Suzanne B...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheer inspried by KHS girls hoops team
Kodiak was out in force at the recent ASAA State Basketball Tournament in Anchorage. Blue and gold was all over Sullivan Arena. Watching the girl's and boy's perform and seeing the community support reminded me of a cheer some will remember: “We'r...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 | 11 11 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 | 15 15 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 | 15 15 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 | 12 12 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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