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  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Vox populi

    Human beings putting their voices together has to be one of the earliest cultural practices we have, but for many modern folk, it only happens in very specific times and places — at religious gatherings, for example, or around a birthday cake or during the seventh inning stretch of a Red Sox game. ImproVox — five Maine musicians who pursue the practice of vocal improvisation — are on a mission to bring people ...

  • Published
    January 26, 2010

    Vocal duets in Velvet

    Hope Hoffman and Jim Tolles will present roots-based originals and an array of songs and instrumentals from the rich heritage of country duets, the Carter family, bluegrass and Appalachian folk music Friday, Jan. 29 at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St. The duo is performing as part of Rock City's Velevt Lounge series, which offers a musical start to the weekend from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays. There is no cover ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    A&E KLO for 1-27 front

    A&E KLO Herald Gazette

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Exploring ‘A Sculptor’s Garden’

    Rockland artist Nina Scott-Hansen will speak on "A Sculptor's Garden" Tuesday morning, Feb. 2 in the Jean Picker Room of the downtown Camden Public Library. The public is invited to attend; refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m. and the talk will begin at 10 a.m. Scott-Hansen describes her garden as a playground for her whimsical welded steel sculptures. She started her garden in 1986, and it is a meanderin...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Michael Jackson at work

    CAPTION: "Michael Jackson's This Is It" has been released for home viewing. Michael Jackson's This Is It (Sony, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG, 111 min.). Initial thoughts of watching this documentary put together from rehearsal footage is what a great concert it would have been to attend, and that Jackson was still at the top of his game as a performer. Director Kenny Ortega was in charge of production for ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Local work in L/A Arts show

    Work by Midcoast photographer Jim Nickelson is included in "Pixels: Parts of a Whole," a show focusing on elements of images in a variety of interpretations that will open Friday, Jan. 29 at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The word "pixel" is based on a contraction of pix ("pictures") and el (for "element"). A pixel also is a part of a ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2010

    Picasso, Miro, Wyeth and more

    The Winter 2010 Fine Art, Antique and Jewelry Auction at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will feature fine art, antique and custom made furniture, Oriental items, coins, firearms, estate jewelry, silver, rare books and ephemera, Native American pieces, vintage lighting, carpets and textiles. Included in the fine art offering are works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro, as well as a watercolor/gouache work by the ...

  • Published
    January 24, 2010

    Nevelson book re-released

    In 2007, New York City's Jewish Museum mounted an major exhibition of Louise Nevelson's work. The accompanying catalog, originally published in a cloth-bound edition, has been re-issued in paperback and sells for $40. The book, titled "The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend," is edited by curator Brooke Kamin Rapaport and contains 177 illustrations, color and black and white. It has four essays ...

  • Published
    January 24, 2010

    High school art call extended

    The Kennebec Valley Art Association has extended its call for Maine high school age artists to submit three-dimensional art work to "A Matter of Conscience," a juried art exhibition coming to the Harlow Gallery in March. Deadline for electronic submissions had been Feb. 1 but has been extended to midnight Feb. 15. Submissions from individual artists as well as group efforts are welcome, as long as all ...

  • Published
    January 23, 2010

    ‘Buddy Holly’ lives on library screen

    The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The Friday night movies for January have a musical biographies theme. The final film of the series, "The Buddy Holly Story," will be screened Friday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Oscar nominee Gary Busey does his own singing in this chronicle of the meteoric rise and untimely ...


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