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  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    London theater on Midcoast screen

    A performance of Terry Pratchett's "Nation" will be filmed live Saturday, Jan. 30 at the National Theatre in London and broadcast by satellite to cinemas worldwide including the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Tickets for the Strand's 2 p.m. screening are $23, $10 for students, general admission. For tickets and more information, call the Strand at 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com. Adapted by Mark Ravenhill ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    The Cause for musical celebration

    The first Library Coffeehouse of the year will feature a group of high school musical all stars, performing together as The Cause. They will entertain at the downtown Camden Public Library Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The students are donating their talents, so all ticket proceeds can benefit the Coffeehouse and help perpetuate live music in Camden. Suggested donation at the door will be $5. The members of The ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Folding time

    Camden Hills Regional High School art teacher Carolyn Brown will be spending the winter right here in Midcoast Maine, but her ongoing altered book art installation, inspired by the deaths of Iraqi civilians and other non-combatant war victims, will be traveling to the desert — not Iraq's but America's. Her mixed media work "Unfinished Stories" is one of 65 pieces chosen from more than 5,000 submissions from 63 ...

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    January 20, 2010

    The Rat Pack heads to Maine

    Tickets are on sale for a performance by a nationally known Rat Pack tribute group, which will headline a March fundraiser at the downtown Lincoln Theatre. This group of performers has thrilled audiences at Las Vegas casinos and many other venues throughout the country by bringing back the glory days of the Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Lincoln County Community Theater is hosting ...

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    January 20, 2010

    ‘Fierce Light’ shines on Camden screen

    The Global Cinema Visions film and discussion series on Sunday afternoons will conclude with the award-winning film "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action" Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Discussion will follow. The 2008 "Fierce Light" from Canada is a ground-breaking feature documentary from Velcrow Ripper, the director of "Scared Sacred," which won the Special Jury Prize at ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Duffy prepares for New York premieres

    Locally-based composer John Duffy will premiere two of his recent works in New York City during February. On Monday, Feb. 22, Duffy's "Mark Twain" for string quartet and narrator will premiere at Symphony Space. "Mark Twain" is narrated by Isaiah Sheffer, artistic director of Symphony Space and host of National Public Radio's "Selected Shorts." Sheffer will be accompanied by the Cassatt String Quartet. On ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Vocal vortex at Carver Hill

    Singers are invited to explore the joy of playful vocalizing Sunday evening, Jan. 31 with the skillful assist of ImproVox, a Maine vocal quintet that promises a musical cure for the spectator blues. ImproVox will lead a Vortex workshop 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Cider Barn of Carver Hill, 264 Meadow St. ImproVox will gently leads singers into an engaging variety of vocal forms during the ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Midcoast artists take on ‘Food’

    River Arts' exhibition "Food: A Feast for the Eyes" opened Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 19. It was juried by Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Brown said that being invited to select work for an opened juried exhibition is "an honor, a joy and an obligation." There were 126 submissions from which he chose 82 by artists from the Midcoast area as well as ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    Hopkins shows in Freeport

    On Thursday, Jan. 28, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St, will celebrate the opening of "Eric Hopkins and Jill Hoy: Elemental Rhythms" with an artists' reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. Hopkins and Hoy met at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the early 1970s and have been fast friends ever since. "We share a passion for the paintbrush, palette and sense ...

  • Published
    January 19, 2010

    Music scholarships offered

    The United Christian Church has scholarship funds available to piano students who would like to learn to play the organ. The funds were generated as part of the Church Organ Legacy Fundraiser and set aside for the training of new church organists. In October 2008, the church installed a Rodgers Masterpiece Trillium Customized 788 two manual organ. All who have played it have commented about its sound quality ...


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