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Stage and Screen: 2 films that will make you squirm
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” (2012) was both odd (as billed) and not worth the time spent squirming in my uncomfortable theater seat. “Hope Springs” (2012,) on the other hand, was unique and, not only better than expected, made me squirm in my seat for totally different reasons. I wasn’t expecting to reach these conclusions. The trailer for “The Odd Life” suggested a sweet, offbeat story, while the “Hope Spring...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baby Bash to entertain Kodiak Friday night
Kodiak will be visited by another rapper, and this time there will be a concert. Ronnie Ray Bryant, known as Baby Bash, will perform at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center on Friday night. Baby Bash is a Mexican-American musical artist who creates music that combines rap, reggae and Latin styles. “I would say he’s probably the biggest commercial name that’s been brought here that’s recent,” said Kodiak Island Broa...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Large budget for new high school brings out artists
Artists appear to like big budgets. That’s the obvious conclusion after 260 artists from across Kodiak, Alaska and the United States put their names in consideration to submit art for the new Kodiak High School. Under the state’s “percent for art” program, state-funded building projects must reserve 1 percent of their budget for art to decorate the building. The huge price tag of the Kodiak High School expansion a...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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America’s pastime showcased in upcoming FairWind production
Baseball and theater will come together in the FairWind Players’ upcoming production, “Rounding Third.” The FairWind Players, a group that provides theater arts in Kodiak, will hold auditions for the two-man play on Saturday. The play focuses on two fathers coaching Little League. One is a champion coach and the other is a new recruit. Both have different backgrounds and philosophies on what playing baseball is ab...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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