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In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman." The film has nine Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor. The 87th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Atsushi Nishijima)

Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

The Academy Awards were Sunday night. I don’t know if you watched, but needless to say, the show wasn’t all everybody hoped it would be. I can’t remember the last time that the Oscars telecast met expectations. In fact, I’m not sure why anyone has high expectations anymore. Neil Patrick Harris seemed like a no-brainer as host, but, like just about everyone else since the heyday of Billy Crystal, he came off as awkward and a little ill-at-ease.

by Chris Jenness

What's Happening

■ The Kenai Performers' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will run Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at the Renee C. Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Friday and Saturday showtimes are 7 p.m.

Most revolutionary year in music was 1965

You turned up the volume - again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you're weird. There you are, groovin' to your tunes, seat-dancing, singing along like you were in-concert.

Pioneer Potluck: About Ginger being left

After Sunday School and Church we all piled back into the pea green four door Dodge. There must have been about 14 of us in the car this particular Sunday. Dad needed gas in the car. He always purchased gas on our way home, at the Boxelder...
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