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Local groups seek public support for "Finding Fela" film screening

...will be able to show it. Tickets can be purchased at: by the Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, "Finding Fela" tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his...
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed...
Mary L. Hurlock

...They traveled to Cannes for the film festivals; he was a member of the Motion Picture Academy; and she attended the Academy Awards in elegant dresses and furs, as was the fashion of the day. It was quite a journey for a girl born and raised in...
Hit the JACC Putt opens Wednesday

...from 8 to 11 p.m.: "Red Carpet on the Greens: The Academy Awards." Golfers are invited to come as their favorite...event sponsored in part by Alaskan Brewing Company. The "Academy Award" for Best Hole will be awarded at this event. On...
Slacktide: Bogs are the new Xtra Tuffs

Wet is the new dry. Bogs are the new Xtra Tuffs. Light is the new dark, which makes playtime the new sleepy time as far as my kids are concerned. Rain is the new snow. Rain is the new sun.
Snakes, cockroaches and one blood

...product of contrast herself. In March, she became the first Latin woman to perform an Oscar-nominated song at the Academy Awards when she sang "Burn It Blue" from the soundtrack to "Frida" with Brazilian legend Cateano Veloso. Based on the...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Glacier Cinema for a limited run in the coming weeks. Juneau viewers will see some of the Oscar contenders before the Academy Awards in late March. That's unusual, especially because these are not blockbusters such as ``Titanic,'' but are...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fallout ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. Only two months have passed since ``Shakespeare in Love'' won the Academy Award, but oh, the things that have landed on the theater critic's desk in that short time. First came news of Rhino...
This Day in History

...Daylight-Saving Time. In 1931, Nevada Gov. Fred B. Balzar signed a measure legalizing casino gambling. In 1953, the Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time; "The Greatest Show on Earth" was named best picture of 1952. In 1979...
A stop in Juneau

...environment, even though you end up making a good life at it." Later this month, Ksajikian will play cello in the Academy Awards' pit orchestra at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Playing at the Oscars has been a dream of his for the last 25...
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