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Annual market showcases Kodiak’s art talent
If you are curious what some of Kodiak’s most recognizable artisans have been pouring their creativity into this year, a trip to the annual Holiday Market this Friday and Saturday is a chance to find out. The upcoming market, held in the Best Western Kodiak Inn’s Harborview Room, aims to bring artists and the public together to display and discuss new artwork. “It’s really a great thing because people get to meet ...
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Pacific music comes to north Pacific with Te Vaka
KODIAK — During a scouting trip last year in Long Beach, Calif., Kodiak Arts Council executive director Tom Quass heard music from afar and decided to bring it closer. The Polynesian rhythms and original songs of Te Vaka reflect influences of indigenous cultures from a vast area at the other side of the Pacific. The group presents its contemporary take on their traditions at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gerald C. Wilson A...
Oct 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art is in the cards
Part of the attraction of the artist trading cards show is how much detail can fit on something a few inches across. And with a theme based on the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, those spaces can be both beautiful and a little spooky. The reception for the sixth annual show with the trading card-sized works of art will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at 334 Shelikoff, the home of Emerald Isle Framing, the Rookery and Kodi...
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball movies for people who don’t like baseball movies
Baseball movies are not everyone’s cup of spit. I happen to love baseball and everything closely, or even remotely, associated with it. My favorite baseball films include “Bull Durham” (1988), “The Natural” (1984), “The Pride of Yankees” (1942), “A League of Their Own” (1992) and “Bang the Drum Slowly” (1973). I must also include a documentary that came out in 2010, “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story.” Bef...
Oct 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and screen: ‘The Debt’: Nazi hunters’ dilemma
Helen Mirren’s latest film, “The Debt,” recounts the horrors of the Holocaust and the frequently fruitless efforts to bring its perpetrators to justice. While the Nuremberg Trials of 1945-46 brought some of the criminals to justice, untold numbers of guilty parties were never held accountable. The main purpose of the trials was to establish a system of justice to judge the criminals ­— not to allow summary executi...
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ringing true: The music of hand bells returns to Kodiak
If you’ve lived in Kodiak long enough, your ears may have detected a familiar ringing. About 20 years ago, school-age musicians delighted local audiences with the stirring, intricate dance of hand bell music at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church. In 2011, nine of those girls and some new friends are reviving the art in Isle Bells, a community hand bell choir preparing for a November concert premiere. “We hav...
Sep 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The Help’ needs a little bit of help
Ron Howard’s daughter playing an insufferable bigot? That’s Ron Howard, America’s favorite fair-haired child character Opie, on the Andy Griffith show. The same Opie that rounded out the memorable list of characters which included Don Knotts (Deputy Barny Fife), Frances Bavier (Aunt Bea), Andy Griffith (Sheriff Andy Taylor) and the rest? Well, it’s true, Bryce Dallas Howard deftly portrays Hilly Holbrook, the mean...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Les Miz’ casts off
Tryouts for this year’s joint Kodiak High School/community theater production of “Les Miserables” concluded last weekend, and a few dozen lucky Kodiak residents begin rehearsing the musical this weekend. Director Lissa Woodbury Jensen has led the annual joint production for years, but she said this year’s performance may rank above all the rest. “I think personally, as a director, this will be the most challenging...
Sep 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hope Community Resources paints for fun and profit
KODIAK — There’s a big mess in the basement of Hope Community Resources, but everyone is smiling about it. The mess is the byproduct of a project to create colorful art to brighten Kodiak and raise money for Hope. Robert Lockheed and Patty Mitchell, visiting artists from Ohio, have been in Kodiak for two weeks, working with Hope and teaching its employees the finer points of collaborative art. Hope is a nonprofit ...
Aug 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak summer arts program for kids concludes with folk dance camp
With school about to begin, Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts for Kids program concluded last weekend with a burst of color and sound. Casey Janz was the leader of a weeklong international folk dance camp that taught participants the moves to folk dances from Mexico to Eastern Europe. “We have been having so much fun,” Janz told parents on Friday during the camp’s culminating presentation and party. Seventeen kids be...
Aug 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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