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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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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 | 11 11 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 | 6 6 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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 7 7 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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