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“Monty Python Live (mostly)”

The Strand will present HD broadcasts of “Monty Python Live (mostly)” Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m.’ and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $23, $15 for students.

Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python will be performing live on stage together at London’s O2 Arena for the first time in more than three decades. The show will feature original members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin performing some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, "Pythonesque" twists.

Another HD broadcast set for this summer is “Driving Miss Daisy” Thursday, July 10, at 2 and 7 p.m., a captured-live performance of sold-out Broadway and West End production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Angela Lansbury and James Earle Jones.

Heather Masse with Mike & Ruthy

Heather Masse, Maine native and a frequent guest on “A Prairie Home Companion,” will perform with Mike & Ruthy Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission.

Masse performs jazz-influenced folk, rock and bluegrass. A member of the Billboard-charting folk group The Wailin’ Jenny’s, Masse has performed at top venues and shared the stage with the world’s most acclaimed pop, classical and jazz acts including Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, the Boston Pops Orchestra and Garrison Keillor. Mike & Ruthy are one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos, heralds of an American cultural awakening that values honesty and togetherness, prefers grit to glitz and revels in the old-fashioned telling of a story.

Other upcoming concerts include Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hammer Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. with Healther Maloney and Midcoast native Sara Hallie Richardson ($20); Crystal Bowersox Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with Seth Glier ($17.50); Niger’s Bombino Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. ($25); Asleep at the Wheel Saturday, Sept. 13, ($35 advance/$40 day of show); Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. ($37.50 advance/$42.50 day of show); a show by The Capitol Steps Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. ( $40 advance/$45 day of show); and the return of Hollerfest Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. with Darlingside, Ghost of Paul Revere and the Ballroom Thieves and special guests the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra ($18 advance/$23 day of show).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or