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Kodiak arts: Modern makeover for a medieval monster
The bucket kept dropping over Beowulf’s eyes, and Grendel couldn’t see out of her paper-bag mask. Just as planned. On Saturday, the drama and improvisational comedy courses taught by the Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts For Kids concluded with a show at the Gerald C Wilson Auditorium. After the four improv students entertained their audience with comedic skits, the larger theater group performed “Beowulf on a Budget...
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Beloved macabre family smart on stage
The Denver 2012 Broadway theater series can be described as eclectic and largely unremarkable. That all changed with the late June road show production of “The Addams Family.” Incredibly, I was ready to skip this show and write off a couple of hundred dollars’ worth of premium seats. I’m delighted I didn’t go with my instincts on this one. I would have been mistaken. Very mistaken. Premiering in September of 1964,...
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Photographer makes common sights special
People love puffins — this is what photographer Dake Schmidt has learned through his years of photographing Kodiak wildlife and scenery. “When it all started as an idea in my head; I thought bears would be it,” Schmidt said. “But it’s not. People go psychotic for puffins.” Schmidt’s photographs are printed on canvas and feature unique images of Kodiak wildlife or scenes on the road system. “I lot of it is what I f...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students learn to drum at summer arts class
The sound of drums can be heard in the hallways of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings this summer. The pounding comes from a drumming summer arts class taught by Michael Daquioag of the Kodiak Island Drummers. In the class, about 14 students learn the basics of hand drumming, percussion and rhythm. They jam to songs both fast and slow. At the end of the summer, the students ma...
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Survive’ hits online retailers
A travel drama film shot in Kodiak is now available for purchase at major online retailers. “Survive” tells the story of four campers who must figure out how to survive in the wild on Kodiak Island after their floatplane fails to pick them up. “Everyone is into Alaska right now,” Kiliuda Rock producer Robert Wagner said. “We wanted to showcase Kodiak in a realistic way.” Writer Ronald Jerry is an avid outdoorsman,...
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Nothing like a good haircut
I’ve been going to the same barber shop for more years than I care to recount. It’s one of those old-time men’s barber shops that will soon be only a memory. Paul has been cutting my hair all these years and we really enjoy each other’s bad jokes and political pontifications. While I have a lot less hair to cut than when I started, Paul always asks the same question: “How do you want me to cut it today?” I always ...
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: ‘Rootsy-Americana’ duo plays festival
As part of its share of Crab Festival weekend, the Kodiak Arts Council welcomes folk musicians Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin. “We thought they were a better fit for this time of year,” said arts council director Tom Quass. “Because of their type of music, for Crabfest it (will) be a great event.” The pair will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Tickets are available online at ww...
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arlo Guthrie on 2013 program
In addition to the Bettman and Halpin concert this weekend, the Kodiak Arts Council is sponsoring the Crab Festival Art Show, which begins Friday night. At 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Kodiak Inn’s Harbor Room is the show’s opening reception. The show, organized by Dancing Salmon Artists, continues from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. “We support them because it is a group of artists,” said arts coun...
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: ‘Rio!’ closes 25-year run for Woodland Dance Studio
Woodland Dance Studio will put on its last show ever on Saturday. The Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage will come alive with bright colors and music as Ginny Shank directs “Songs and Scenes from Rio!” The show starts at 7 p.m., and will be a last hurrah for Shank before she retires from a 25-year career of teaching dance. “It’s time,” Shank said. “There’s never really a good time to retire because there are always...
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Singing out about science
Kodiak kids are in for a musical treat as the popular Alaskan musical duo Good Dog visits as part of Whale Fest to perform songs about sea life. Good Dog has been performing at schools and festivals across Alaska for 12 years, and played at the 2008 Whale Fest. “The kids they played for last time are now in junior high and high school,” Whale Fest organizer Cheryl Nugent said. “It’s a real treat to have them back ...
Apr 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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