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Jersey Boys

Now Playing Synopsis: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and (&"Big Girls Don't Cry."} The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The PNW Indie Bestseller List

...The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin9. The Snow Queen, by Michael Cunningham10. The Plover, by Brian Doyle HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-22/pnw-indie-bestseller-list
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Alaska hockey player follows rare path to pros

ANCHORAGE - With rare exceptions, a North American hockey player's path to the pros follows a template: You develop your game with a college or major-junior team and then head directly to a pay-for-play circuit.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-27/alaska-hockey-player-follows-rare-path
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Doyle, Rohm to wed

Breanne Emma Rohm and James Brandon Doyle will wed May 23, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark. The bride is a...Rohm, of Juneau. The groom's parents are Philip and Dianne Doyle, of Little Rock. The couple recently returned from a semester...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022209/nei_396659431.shtml
Have the terrorists won?

...very difficult to fix. But if you lose an embassy (to a successful attack), that's an even bigger setback."? Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Readers may send him email at doyle.mcmanus@latimes.com.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-09/have-terrorists-won
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Government shutdown - a way out for the GOP

...longer the standoff continues, the better that kind of gamble may look - even to a cautious man like John Boehner.? Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Readers may send him email at doyle.mcmanus@latimes.com.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-04/government-shutdown-way-out-gop
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Is the GOP self-destructing?

...the GOP.The battle over the budget will get solved at some point - if not by Oct. 1, then by the end of the year.The war within the Republican Party? That will take longer.? Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-06/gop-self-destructing
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Alaska Dispatch to buy the Anchorage Daily News for $34M

...months.There also are no changes planned to the staffs at either site, beyond the retirements of Daily News Publisher Pat Doyle and Editor Pat Dougherty, Hopfinger said."The Anchorage Daily News and the Alaska Dispatch play vital roles in our great...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/alaska-dispatch-buy-anchorage-daily-new
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In the Stacks: New fiction

...and when the police decline to investigate, the wife of world-renowned author Arthur Conan Doyle thinks she might be able to figure out who. Doyle, in America for a book tour, has brought his wife Louisa along; unfortunately, early in the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-27/stacks-new-fiction
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2014 Annual Elders and Caregivers Workshop

...Corporation and United Way of Anchorage.If you would like more information about this event or would like to register, please contact Donna James at djames@ccthita.org or 463-7131, or Marilyn Doyle at mdoyle@ccthita.org or 463-7168.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-02/2014-annual-elders-and-caregivers-w
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