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Arts institute aims to activate young brains

...Conarro's movement/drama class, students gathered in a circle to "throw" and "catch" finger snaps.Conarro, a theater actor, director and educator from Juneau, then modeled a creative way to capture student attention by creating a character to use...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/arts-institute-aims-activate-young-brai
State
Review: 'Boyhood' an intimate portrait of a child growing up

...following a boy and his family - and the actors who play them - across time. But we are...maturing in the wake of their mistakes. The actors, who've done so much fine work in their...of the Coltrane-Mason connection, an actor emerges.For all of its uniqueness...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/review-boyhood-intimate-portrait-child-gr
Art
Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison at 75

...2013 film titled, "The Frozen Ground," which starred Nicolas Cage as an Alaska State Trooper investigating the slayings. Actor John Cusack portrayed Hansen.Hansen was serving a 461-year sentence in Alaska at the time of his death. He had been incarcerated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/alaska-serial-killer-robert-hansen-dies
State
Letter: Fiscal certainty works both ways

...SB21, legislation built on the idea of pumping more oil, not making Alaskans more money. Watch the ads a little closer - the actors are telling us to "give it time" and "wait and see." It's more like giving oil companies time to empty the wells at rock...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-06/letter-fiscal-certainty-works-both-wa
Letters
Perseverance's teen program to begin in August; young actors perform this weekend

...Strauser at 364-2421 ext. 232.Also, beginning this week, Perseverance's STAR program, showcasing Juneau's young actors, will hold performances at the theater in Douglas. The schedule is as follows:Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-24/perseverances-teen-program-begin-august-y
Art
Today in History

...died in New York.Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Anderson is 88. Actress Nita Talbot...Tarkanian is 84. Singer Mel Tillis is 82. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 77. Actress Connie Stevens...Balsley (The Statler Brothers) is 75. Actor Larry Wilcox is 67. Actor Keith Carradine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08
Local
Today in History

...Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 88. Actor Pat Harrington is 85. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 81. Actor Kevin Tighe is 70. Federal Reserve Chair...Movie director Paul Greengrass is 59. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 55. TV weatherman Sam...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-13
Local
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

...Society" and "What Dreams May Come," something that led New York Times critic Stephen Holden to once say he dreaded seeing the actor's "Humpty Dumpty grin and crinkly moist eyes."Williams also won three Golden Globes, for "Good Morning, Vietnam...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-11/robin-williams-manic-comedy-star-dead-6
State
STAR performances begin next week

Perseverance Theatre's STAR program, showcasing Juneau's young actors, will be holding performances of this summer's three plays beginning next week.Each play will have two evening and one afternoon...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/star-performances-begin-next-week
Art
To Be Takei

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: Jennifer M. Kroot's documentary To Be Takei profiles the actor and activist George Takei, who became famous for playing Sulu on the original incarnation of Star Trek. Decades later, he would become a proud and openly gay man who built a large fan base thanks in part to his appearances on Howard Stern's radio show, and he used his newfound fame to champion the cause of LGBT rights. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: George Takei Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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