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Stage and Screen: 'The Railway Man' — disturbing and uplifting
Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a middle-aged railroad aficionado and World War II British Army officer who was captured by the Japanese and interned in a forced labor camp in Thailand. He, and numerous other British soldiers, were held under the most inhumane of circumstances. The working conditions were squalid and hazardous. The Japanese captors were cruel, brutal and remorseless. The prisoners were treated like ch...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galley Tables to hone local storytelling
Another team of Kodiak women will chalk up an undefeated season Friday with the final edition of the Galley Tables community storytelling event, set for 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. Organizers Astrid Rose, Thandi Carros, and Brianna Gibbs held the first of the monthly sessions in November, inviting anybody with a story to talk for seven minutes on a common theme. All three were surprised at...
May 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sum’Arts offers creative outlets for kids
Anyone looking for creative summer outlets for children can start planning for Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’Arts for Kids, now gearing up to offer 27 different classes from June 2 through Aug. 8. “Which means the program has grown,” Arts Council programs coordinator Marie Acemah said. Registration for the wide slate of activities opens with a reception at 5 p.m. on May 2 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium foyer, part...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman Out Load returns Saturday
Fisherman Out Loud brings the eloquence and rhythm of saltwater-inspired poetry to Kodiak for the fourth year with a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and are available through www.kodiakartscouncil.org. In addition to returning favorites Moe Bowstern, Erin Fristad and Kodiak’s own Tobly Sullivan, this year’s event bri...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle school to put on Nancy Drew play
Literature’s most famous youth sleuth comes alive in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium this weekend as the Kodiak Middle School Drama Club presents “Nancy Drew: Girl Detective.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the drama pod. Admission is free, but donations to the club will be accepted. More than 20 students have been working on the production, both on stage and behind the scenes, since e...
Apr 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS music students to travel to state competition
The Kodiak High School music department held the regional solo and ensemble contest on April 7. According to an email from band director Dale Lhotka, “We had a record number of musicians competing this year, as well a record number of superior ratings.” Fifty-two students who earned superior ratings will travel to the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 8 to compete at the state level. The school district’s ense...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High presents "Bye Bye Birdie"
The Kodiak High School drama club will welcome audiences to the sock hop with a musical comedy inspired by Elvis Presley’s venture into the U.S. Army, this weekend at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. “If you like ‘Grease,’ you’ll love ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’” said Alyssa Haig, the show’s director. The 17-member cast, including three middle school students, has enjoyed recreating the styles of the 1950s, with “lots of ha...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Can a Lunchbox Keep You From Being Lonely in a City of Twelve Million People?
Saajan Fernandes is a “pencil-pusher” in a government office in the 2013 Bollywood film “The Lunchbox” or “Dabba” in India. While set in present day India, Saajan’s work place looks more like a 1950s corporate bull pen than an electronics age cubical maze replete with the latest in calculating and document handling tools. Large, bulky and shopworn files are stacked precariously on Mr. Fernandes’ desk, and, as far ...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local researcher to give presentation on 1914 Colorado massacre
On April 20, 1914, members of the National Guard opened fire on striking miners, leading to 23 deaths in the community of Greek Orthodox immigrants in Ludlow, Colo. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the event, local researcher Suzanne Bobo will give a lecture titled “Massacre on Bright Monday” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. In Orthodox Christianity, “Bright Monday” refers to the Monday a...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheer inspried by KHS girls hoops team
Kodiak was out in force at the recent ASAA State Basketball Tournament in Anchorage. Blue and gold was all over Sullivan Arena. Watching the girl's and boy's perform and seeing the community support reminded me of a cheer some will remember: “We're from Kodiak, couldn't be prouder, if you can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder.” Feeling inspired watching all this team spirit, sportsmanship, and especially the c...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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