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Stage and Screen: Father and son conflict played to best effect
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik have much in common. Both are professors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Eliezer (Shlomo Bar-Aba) is Uriel’s (Lior Ashkenazi) father. Both specialize in study of the Talmud. According to www.answers.com the Talmud is described as “The collection of ancient Rabbinic writings consisting of the Mishnah and the Gemara, constituting the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism.” Th...
Apr 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Visiting musician jazzes up Kodiak classes
Percussionist Ed Littlefield speaks almost as fast as he drums. On Friday, the Sitkan musician ends his two-week stay teaching Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School students. KHS music director Dale Lhotka said Littlefield’s fast-paced, intense style has been a boon to music students on the island. For Littlefield, the trip to Kodiak was a learning experience. “It’s amazing the amount of support for music he...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Times of your life
The Kodiak High School Theater Troupe will remind everyone about the different stages of life in its three-part play “Growing Up … It Ain’t Easy,” opening this weekend. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday matinee starts at 3 p.m. The play is directed by Lissa Jensen, who has been leading the high school drama program for 15 years. “This is one of our smaller, more interesting shows,...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Politically charged films for all ages
“The Lorax” is the 2012 revised, enlarged and somewhat uninspiring film adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s memorable 1971 book by the same name. The story is simple yet reflective. The profit-driven industrialist analog Once-ler (Ed Helms) mindlessly decimates the truffula trees to manufacture thneeds. Undeterred by the cantankerous, well-meaning, environmentalist analog, Lorax (Danny DeVito), the Once-ler proceeds to denu...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: Harpoon harvest
The recent spotting of the rare right whale in Uganik Bay, the return of a familiar orca pod and the recent release of the Alaska-filmed, feel-good whale movie “Big Miracle” all point to whales receiving wide attention this winter. It’s clear that whales are on our minds, and their conservation receives wide support. However, the desire to conserve whales is a relatively recent development. For centuries, humans d...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and screen: Netflix loses Starz, aims for own shows
A significant event came and went on Feb. 29, and the vast majority of us weren’t aware of it. So, what happened? Starz Entertainment’s four-year contract with Netflix went unrenewed. While not necessarily a sea change, last Wednesday’s event may be a harbinger of things to come in the streaming entertainment business. On the surface the Starz deal doesn’t seem all that important for Netflix, as estimates suggest ...
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak arts: KICVB art contest scales up
The Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes to hook contributors with a series of artistically decorated pink salmon. The salmon will be the centerpiece of the visitor bureau’s fourth annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling and Art Auction. Before they appear at the May event, however, the fish have to go through the hands of local artists, who are competing for the rights to receive one of the 14 fish that will...
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Theater, dance, jazz, choir pack Lions program
The Fairwind Players will present “Mrs. Mannerly” during this weekend’s Lions Club dinner theater, but it’s far from the only entertainment planned for the two-day show. The Kodiak High School jazz band, choir music and swing dancing are all on tap as part of the Lions’ annual celebration, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “It’s more of a community service than a fundraiser,” said Bob Brodie, a Lions Clu...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Arts: Seniors solo in dance team spring show
More than 100 dancers will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium for the high school’s annual performance, and instructor Sarah Nugent says it’s an event that shouldn’t be missed. “This is the culmination of everything the dance team has been working on all year, what the dance classes have been doing,” she said. The two-hour show’s theme is “True Colors,” and aside from the song of ...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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