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Last Passenger

Opens Friday, Apr 25, 2014 Synopsis: A single father races to avert a disaster after becoming stranded on a speeding train with no brakes in this adrenaline-charged thriller from first-time director Omid Nooshin. It's late, and exhausted doctor Lewis Shaler (Dougray Scott) has just caught the last train from London with his young son Max. Although the sudden appearance of a pretty stranger (Kara Tointon) finds tired Lewis perking up, his night takes a turn for the worse when he realizes that the conductor has disappeared, and the brakes have been cut. Before long, Lewis has learned that a dangerous sociopath with a death wish has decided to go out in a fury of speed and fire, and he's determined to take as many innocent passengers with him as possible. Meanwhile, as police fail repeatedly in their efforts to halt the diesel-powered locomotive, the terrified passengers turn desperate, and Lewis prepares to take extreme measures to ensure that he and his son will live to see another day. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, David Schofield, Iddo Goldberg, Lindsay Duncan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A joy to work under talented conductors

Your April 23 front-page photo of Juneau Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and Bruce Simonson identifies Simonson...pure joy to work and make music under these talented conductors. Thanks to the Empire for telling the story. Gregg...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050107/let_20070501013.shtml
Opinion
JDHS Honor Music Fest students

...and the best music students of Southeast converge on a smaller community to rehearse and perform high level music with guest conductors. Qualifying band students directed by John Unzicker:Kaitlyn BarrowsSamantha PakSierra HelmersAlex SoboleffLeah LiebeltAbram...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-10-13/jdhs-honor-music-fest-students
Neighbors
Pride Chorus annual concert Saturday

...16 in advance, $18 at the door for adults, $35 and $38 for families, and $13 and $15 for seniors and students. Conductor Leslie Wood wrote in an email, "Our theme this year has been support and advocacy for the LGBT community. A large part...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/pride-chorus-annual-concert-saturday
Art
Symphony seeks reviewer for 2014-15 concert season

...conducted by a candidate for the position of Juneau Symphony conductor; Kyle Pickett will be leaving his position at the end of...not only the musical work, but also the performance of each conductor. Submissions should be between 400-600 words.For more...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-03/symphony-seeks-reviewer-2014-15-concert-s
Art
Juneau Student Symphony to present fall concert

...Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, under the direction of their new conductor, Tyree Pini. Pini, the music teacher at Thunder Mountain...from a youth organization to an all-ages group. Previous conductors in addition to Trostel and Pini include Fred Mayer, Julia...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-07/juneau-student-symphony-present-fall-conc
Art
Juneau Symphony to present "The Wild West" this weekend

...The Juneau Symphony will present their annual pops concert on Feb. 1 and 2 at the Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium. Conductor Kyle Wiley Picket will lead symphony musicians through a pops concert of music celebrating the Old West. Selections will...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-30/juneau-symphony-present-wild-west-weekend
Art
Sounds of the Capital City

...classical music. They'll be joined by Todd Hunt, resident conductor of the symphony, who will provide an overview of Mozart's...a full dress rehearsal. After the performance, symphony Conductor Kyle Wylie Pickett and/or Executive Director Sara Radke...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/sounds-capital-city
Art
Topeka Symphony hires Kyle Pickett as conductor

...Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kyle Wiley Pickett as its conductor and music director.The hiring, which was announced Saturday...Conservatory in Baltimore, has developed a reputation as a flutist, conductor, concert programmer and orchestra builder.Hired as the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-20/topeka-symphony-hires-kyle-pickett-cond
Local
In tune with Alaska

...said Juneau Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett in an...said the transition from conductor to composer is often a natural one, as conductors are sometimes asked to...Opera to Go, and resident conductor of the Juneau Symphony...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-11/tune-alaska
Art

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