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    January 19, 2010

    Farnsworth to screen film on spirituality

    The Farnsworth Art Museum will present the episode of the PBS series "Art:21," which focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. "Art:21" provides fascinating and intimate footage of artists at work as they transform inspiration into art, and grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic vision. The film will be shown in the ...

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    January 19, 2010

    Techies sought for ‘Merry Wives’

    Camden Civic Theatre is seeking technically minded people for its spring production of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The play will be directed by Rebecca Gross, who is looking for a producer, set painters and builders, lighting assistants, a sound technician, costume master, props coordinator and more to get this show off to a great start. It is rumored among literary historians that ...

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    January 19, 2010

    ‘Prairie Home Companion,’ live in HD

    Tickets are on sale for a Live! In HD broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. In a first for the show, on Thursday, Feb. 4, a performance of the famed radio show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., will be broadcast live in high-definition exclusively to movie theaters across the United States and Canada. For more than 35 years, legions of fans have tuned in to ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Midcoast teachers at Saco Museum

    The Saco Museum has opened "Practicing What We Preach: Work by Maine Art Teachers," organized by the Maine Art Educators Association, and it includes work by two Midcoast art teachers. This exhibition, which overlaps with National Youth Art Month in March, is on view through March 19. An opening reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. "Practicing What We Preach" brings together the creative ...

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    January 18, 2010

    No fib: ‘Lying’ is best of trio

    CAPTION: Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe and Ricky Gervais star in "The Invention of Lying." The Invention of Lying (Warner, Blu-ray or standard DVD, PG-13, 99min.). Co-written and co-produced by star Ricky Gervais (host of The Golden Globe Awards, co-creator of the British "The Office"), the film is funniest at the beginning when we are introduced to a world much like our own, except that no one lies. Everyone tells ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Angelou workshop at URock

    The University of Maine at Augusta will offer a free teachers' workshop at the University College of Rockland Friday, Jan. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the April visit by poet Maya Angelou to UMA. Deadline to sign up for the local workshop is Friday, Jan. 22. During the workshop, there will be three distinct activities offered that can be used in English classes or adapted for other kinds of classes. ...

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    January 18, 2010

    DiFranco makes rare Midcoast stop

    The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will welcome Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter Ani DiFranco to its stage Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. for an evening of folk and alternative rock. A prolific artist, DiFranco has written hundreds of songs and released more than 20 albums during the course of her career. She has played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers and ...

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    January 18, 2010

    ‘Musike for the Nywe Yeare’ is here

    Ave Maris Stella, the highly regarded Midcoast a cappella vocal ensemble, will perform a wide-ranging program of mostly early music to celebrate the turning of the year this weekend in Camden and Belfast. Repertoire will cover a wide range of time periods, from Medieval through 20th century; and styles, from chant to polyphony and beyond. The annual "Musike for the Nywe Yeare" concert will be presented Saturday,...

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    January 18, 2010

    Steelin’ Thunder for Haiti relief

    Local community steel band Steelin' Thunder will give back to its Caribbean roots via a concert Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. The concert is a benefit for a medical relief mission to the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Dr. Kevin Olehnik of Penobscot Bay Orthopaedic Medicine Associates will lead a team of local physicians who will travel to Haiti ...

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    January 18, 2010

    Rockland library to present ‘Curse of the Cat People’

    Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will screen the acclaimed film "Curse of the Cat People" on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. When RKO ordered Val Lewton to make a sequel to his classic horror film "Cat People," producer Lewton and screenwriter DeWitt Bodeen chose to make a sequel in name only and instead created a moving glimpse into the inner psyche of a lonely child. Based ...


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