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Guitarist David Jacobs-Strain returns to Kodiak
When slide guitarist David Jacobs-Strain arrives in Kodiak for a weekend concert, he might thank a warm night at the Rendezvous for his northern jaunt. Kodiak Arts Council vice president Darcy Stielstra was at the Rendezvous one night when Jacobs-Strain was scheduled to perform as the opening act for a bigger performer. Kodiak’s notorious weather intervened, and the main performer was delayed. “(Jacobs-Strain) was...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The master has appeared
An enduring Chinese proverb declares, “When the student is ready, the master will appear.” Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) personifies this aphorism in “The Master”. Freddie Quell is an obsessive smoker, drinker and sex addicted World War II Navy enlistee. Freddie Quell apparently suffers from “Shell Shock” — today we might describe Freddie as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Whatever you call it, Fr...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quilter’s Guild showcases work
This weekend, St. Mary’s gym will be transformed into a world of color, stitching and patterns as the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilter’s Guild hosts its 19th annual quilt show. The show is held so Kodiak quilters can sell their pieces, raise money for the guild and share quilting knowledge and techniques. The guild aims to raise around $1,200 through the event. The group uses the money to make service quilts, bring in outs...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trading cards on display during art walk
Miniature masterpieces will be on display during the Kodiak Arts Council's First Friday art walk. The miniature pieces of art, also known as artist trading cards, are original works the size of baseball cards. The creations can be made out of any media as long as they don't exceed the 2.5-by-3.5-inch dimensions. "Artists are excited to make these and it's affordable art," Arts Council visual arts coordinator Kate ...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball takes center stage in two-man play
Baseball will move from the field to the stage this weekend as the Kodiak theater group FairWind Players puts on a two-man play about America’s greatest pastime. “Rounding Third” is a comedy about two Little League fathers who have different philosophies about baseball and life. Jared Griffin plays Don, the head coach who has to win at all costs, and Wes Hanna plays Michael, the new coach. “Don is a seasoned, expe...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Literature and music combine in new radio show
KMXT-FM will soon air a new radio show on Sunday nights that explores the lives of literary characters by fusing music and literature together. “Twisted Lit” is the brainchild of Kodiak High School English teacher LeeAnn Schmelzenbach and Kodiak Daily Mirror salesman Dan Zeleznik. The one-hour weekly show will explore a different literary character each week through music of all genres. “We’re relating the songs w...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Two interesting weeks at the theater
Over a touch more than 14 days I attended four stage productions — two traditional main stage productions presented in a major, traditional regional theater complex and two non-traditional shows performed in more imaginative local performance spaces. These experiences suggest an interesting transition that appears to be developing in live theater. Local, mostly small, theaters groups appear to be thriving and attr...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Council brings jazz quartet to Kodiak
Kodiak residents are in for a treat this Friday as the Kodiak Arts Council holds an event that combines jazz, wine and dessert. The Dan Mac Jazz Quartet will play at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Convention Center. The event is part of the Arts Council’s 2012-2013 performing arts series. The quartet includes pianist Dan McElrath, bassist Milo Matthews, guitarist Mike Doolin and drummer Cameron Cartland. McElrath has previo...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: ‘The Intouchables’ will touch you — in many ways
Driss (Omar Sy) is a black, street smart, petty criminal from Senegal. Philippe (Francios Cluzet) is a white, quadriplegic, patrician Frenchman. On the surface they could not be more different. Driss is street savvy and left to his own devices to survive. Philippe is totally unable to fend for himself — he needs assistance in virtually every dimension of his life. “The Intouchables” (2011) explores this seeming di...
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Coast Guard Alaska’ receives award
Al Roker Entertainment, producers of “Coast Guard Alaska”, received the Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service Award on Tuesday. The award is the second-highest honor the Coast Guard can give to recognize organizations that help the Coast Guard carry out its missions. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presented the award to C. Russell Muth, executive producer of the company, in Washington, D.C. “Coast Guard A...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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