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Kodiak Arts Scene: Long Island foxes figure in tale of forgotten industry
Before the fish, there were furs. Long before the oil industry came to dominate Alaska, and before even the fishing industry had its day in the sun, Alaska’s fur industry was king. Today, little remains of that business, which peaked in Russian days and again during the booming 1920s. A new book by Juneau’s Sarah Crawford Isto published by the University of Alaska Press attempts to cover the overlooked fur boom, p...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Three films revisit Kansas murders
On Nov. 15, 1959, the wanton murder of a Kansas farm family of four made the headlines. The crime warranted only 300 words in the New York Times. The Times article, however, caught the eye of Truman Capote. Capote, a New York social-scene stalwart, wrote for The New Yorker and published “Other Voices, Other Rooms” in 1948 and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1958. His writing skills were soon to be applied to an analys...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's Banqueting Weekend
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Kodiak Arts Council are serving up a pair of events this weekend for Kodiakans looking to check out something a little different. The chamber’s annual banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, is its way of recognizing members and local companies worthy of awards. The luau-themed event includes dinner by Mill Bay Coffee & Pastries at 7 p.m. and the awards presentation at 8 p.m. For...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Hope offers ‘deeper, darker’ murder
Familiar faces will be on hand to laugh, eat and be murdered — all for a good cause. Hope Community Resources’ fourth annual Heart of Hope mystery dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. “This year’s going to be hilarious,” said Megan Moody, development officer for Hope. Tickets for the dinner are $50, and that money — with proceeds from a live auction — serve as the main...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: State’s best photos in KoC exhibition
On Friday night, Kodiak College celebrates the opening of a new photography exhibit featuring the 43 winners of the annual Alaska Rarefied Light photographic show. The show runs from Friday to March 9 in the campus center, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. The show has toured the state since October, when it premiered in Anchorage’s International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by the Alaska Photographic C...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Swinging Sitka weekend
When it’s wet outside, the 18 members of the Kodiak High School Jazz Band play inside. After the band’s performance at this month’s Sitka Jazz Festival, director Michael Remy is singin’ in the rain. “This is the best big band Kodiak has ever had,” he said Wednesday night. “The music we’re playing is past collegiate level. We’re playing professional-level stuff.” Remy said the band was showered with praise at the t...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: The real SEAL: No ordinary war flick
Before or after reading this commentary on the soon-to-be released film “Act of Valor,” you must go to www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/ and watch the Related Videos. Hopefully, your computer has a reasonably good sound system, as the soundtrack of this remarkable film is a major element of the impact of this fictional episode in the lives of eight active-duty, U.S. Navy SEALs. That’s right — eight active-duty SEALs, ...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts and Entertainment: The 'grandaddy' of Alaska bluegrass comes to Kodiak
Even without a plug, acoustic music can hold power, and Frank Solivan is on a mission to prove it. Solivan, with his band Dirty Kitchen, brings his brand of bluegrass-inspired music Friday and Saturday night to the Golden Anchor social hall on the Coast Guard base. This weekend’s performances are the first time Solivan has returned to Kodiak since 2008, when he had a brief performance at the Rendezvous. Before tha...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Kodiak College theater class premieres with improv night
Actors prepare for an improv performance like they do for anything else: They practice. For Kodiak College’s theater group, that means running through acting exercises and learning to work with each other rather than memorizing lines. Today at 8 p.m. the group puts those honed skills to the test in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod, and what shows up on stage is anyone’s guess. “That’s just it: We have not...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: D.C. troupe skewers American politics with songs and spoonerisms
By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer When September and October roll around, certain people will shift into high gear. Television commentators, college volunteers, pollsters and yard sign makers expect long hours — so, too, do the singing satirists of the Capitol Steps. During the two months leading up to the November general election, the 25-member company barely gets a day off. “It’s super busy for us,” said charter mem...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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