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Alpin Hong to play in Kodiak Saturday
Alpin Hong’s fingers have danced across piano keys since he was a young child. At five years old, he performed his first recital in kindergarten. At age 10, he made his musical debut with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in his home state of Michigan. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Hong will bring his musical talents to Kodiak for a concert in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliv...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisherman and city councilman raising money to write book
Kodiak fisherman and city councilman Terry Haines is working to raise money to write a book about Kodiak. Haines has a goal of $10,000, and has taken to Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, to do so. Haines has lived in Kodiak for 30 years and has worked as a commercial fisherman for much of that time. In his video, he explains that he is trying to raise money so he can take time off fishing this winter to...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Walk and Galley Tables cap Friday events
For people looking for something quiet to do after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, check out the Kodiak Arts Council’s art walk, followed by a Galley Tables storytelling event on Friday. The Kodiak Arts Council’s First Friday Art Walk will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday. “It’s a pretty small art walk this week, but it should be pretty good,” KAC visual arts coordinator Marie Acemah said. “We have Galley Table...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: A butler and a slave — two must-see films
A Butler and a Slave – Two must-see films “The Butler” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2013) are powerful films that recount two remarkable and powerful stories. “The Butler” presents a compelling rendition of the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) from the 1920s through present day. Gaines works as a White House butler from the Eisenhower administration through the election of President Barak Obama and serves ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum receives grant for basket repair
The Baranov Museum has been awarded a $9,500 grant to mend some of its aging baskets. The museum received the grant from the Museums Alaska Collections Management Fund to complete conservation work on its collection of baskets from the Alutiiq and Unangan cultural regions. The grant from Museums Alaska is supported by the Rasmuson Foundation to manage Alaska collections through training and conservation materials....
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Photos from 'The Nutcracker'
Enjoy this slideshow featuring photos from "The Nutcracker."
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Daily Mirror releases book about 1964 earthquake
The Kodiak Daily Mirror and Baranov Museum have produced a book about the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and how it changed life throughout the Kodiak archipelago. The book, “9.2: Kodiak and the world’s second-largest earthquake,” tells stories from Kodiak on March 27, 1964 and the days that followed. The 144-page book has nine chapters detailing the earthquake, the effects of the tsunami around Alaska, Kodiak before...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'All Is Lost' — Unique Film and Interesting Metaphor
Our Man (Robert Redford) is the protagonist and the lone character depicted in J. C. Chandor’s 2013 film “All Is Lost.” Our Man is allegorically every man and woman struggling against the source of life and unforgiving antagonist — the sea. At almost 80 years old, Redford was the ideal choice to portray this vital, alert and capable (but mismatched) solitary sojourner. The action begins with Our Man resting peacef...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday market highlights Alaskan artists
This weekend’s annual Holiday Market gives Kodiakans a chance to see what local artisans have been working on all year. This will be the 20th year of the market. Mary Mathes created the show after her store closed because she wanted a place to feature the artists who had work displayed in her shop. “She started it to showcase artists right after she closed her store,” said organizer Cathy Cordry, who also has piec...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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'M*A*S*H' opens Friday
More than 45 people will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the story of a mobile army surgical hospital unit in the Korean War. “M*A*S*H” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances Saturday and Sunday. Directed by Jared Griffin and Mike Wall, the play tells the story of a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. “It’s a chance to see an interesting play ...
Oct 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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