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300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Sikuliaq readies for Arctic research

...to help prepare the ship.The Sikuliaq is expected to set sail in early July from the Marinette, Wis., shipyard where she was built. The last task before they set sail will be passing a presail inspection from the U.S. Coast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/sikuliaq-readies-arctic-research
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Polish engineer sets sail for Northwest Passage

...documented online at http://arctic2013.pl/en/, and how he and his crew of seven had arrived in Ketchikan.Wojnowski set sail from Sopot, Poland, on June 8, 2013, planning to circle the North Pole beginning on the Russian side, crossing the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/polish-engineer-sets-sail-northwest-pas
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Roger A. Sylvester

...with a collection of boats, the 45' ketch, "Robrian" was Roger's pride and joy. Once retired, Roger and Cleone set sail from Auke Bay and spent the next 12 years circumnavigating the PaciÄc Ocean returning To the beautiful islands he had...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000170536692
ARTS CALENDAR

...party, 8 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Four bands, $10 at the dour. Full bar, 21 and over. SATURDAY, AUG. 24"Set Sail for the Symphony," 2-5 p.m., Don Statter Public Boat Harbor in Auke Bay. Catamaran boards at 1:45 p.m. Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-22/art-events-music
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Symphony's wildlife cruise sets sail Saturday

The Juneau Symphony will host its annual wildlife cruise, Set Sail for the Symphony, on Saturday Aug. 24. Passengers will enjoy wildlife sight-seeing on board an Allen Marine catamaran while...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-22/symphonys-wildlife-cruise-sets-sail-satur
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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 4, 2014 Synopsis: Filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller investigate an intriguing historical mystery that still remains unsolved nearly 100 years after the fact in this documentary featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Thomas Kretschmann, Connie Nielsen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Sebastian Koch, and Josh Radnor. The macabre story begins in 1929. Determined to seek out the solitude that would free him up to become a great philosopher, German physician Friedrich Ritter (Kretschmann) and his lover Dore (Blanchett) set sail for deserted Floreana Island. A tiny enclave in the Galapagos Islands, it was the kind of picturesque paradise that takes some people a lifetime to find. Yet their solitude was short-lived, because once the press caught wind of the couple's extraordinary adventure, curious newcomers such as the adventuresome Wittmer family from Germany and Austrian Baroness Eloise von Wagner Bosquet (Nielsen) decided that they, too, should experience life on Floreana Island. Unfortunately, there would never be enough resources on this tiny archipelago to sustain the dreams of everyone involved, and later when some of the islanders begin vanishing without a trace, the truth about what really transpired in the middle of the Pacific Ocean would become the stuff of legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Problem solved, LeConte sails for Hoonah

...electrical issue keeping the passenger vessel stuck at Juneau's Auke Bay dock.The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry set sail for Hoonah at 3 p.m. Tuesday.Originally scheduled for a route that included a stop in Gustavus, the LeConte crew...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-30/problem-solved-leconte-sails-hoonah
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New and recently published summer books

...influence of an online charmer."Visitation Street" by Ivy Pochoda (Ecco). On a summer evening, two Brooklyn teens set sail on a raft, but only one makes it back to shore."The English Girl" by Daniel Silva (Harper). Gabriel Allon must...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-30/new-and-recently-published-summer-books
Art
Anchors away in Juneau

...and is searching for a few good mariners. The first race of the season kicks off Saturday at 10:15 a.m. as boats set sail from Juneau to Taku Harbor for a 19-mile trip. It'll be the first leg of a three-part race. Sunday's leg heads...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052705/spo_20050527031.shtml
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