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  • Published
    January 18, 2010

    ‘Food for Thought’ at Farmland Trust

    After a successful gallery season in 2009, the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery,  97 Main St., is launching a new year with a provocative exposé. Through April 19, "Food for Thought 2" offers a taste of last fall's exhibit "Food for Thought, Time for Action," curated by Maine Farmland Trust and held at the Ethel H. Blum Gallery at the College of the Atlantic. There will be an opening reception with the featured ...

  • Published
    January 17, 2010

    Class on finding creative conscience

    Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a six-week class designed to help students access creative energy and unleash their artistic potential. The course, "Creating from the Inside Out" with Erika Manning, will take place Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the museum's Gamble Education Center on the corner of Union and Grace streets. Participating students of all abilities and ...

  • Published
    January 16, 2010

    Comedian Miclon to perform at Waldo Theatre

    Mike Miclon, a juggler, quick costume changer, and physical comedian, will perform Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. With everything from wacky characterizations and sight gags to juggling - and plenty of costumes, props and audience participation - Miclon's performances provide fun for all ages. His comedy is zany and silly ...

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    January 16, 2010

    The price of genius explored

    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 next film of the series, "Amadeus," will be screened Friday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. F. Murray Abraham earned a Best Actor Oscar for his imperious performance as Antonio Salieri, a mediocre ...

  • Published
    January 14, 2010

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST Annual small works group show, Perimeter Gallery in Chase's Daily, 96 Main St. Through mid-January. "Cast and Found: the Art of Wooden Foundry Patterns, circa 1900" exhibit of industrial design, in Clifford Gallery (through Feb. 26); "Empty Walls and Windows," work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through ...

  • Published
    January 13, 2010

    Thought-provoking ‘Enemy’ arrives

    Heartwood Regional Theater Company's production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People" grapples with age-old, yet timely conflicts as it depicts clashing forces in a small coastal town. The play, under the direction of Griff Braley, will open Friday, Jan. 15 and run nine performances through Sunday, Jan. 31 at the downtown Skidompha Library. Who has the small town's best interests at heart? The local doctor, ...

  • Published
    January 13, 2010

    Braestrup views love from all angles

    Kate Braestrup said her recently published book "Marriage, and Other Acts of Charity" began as an effort to answer questions that came from readers about her previous work "Here If You Need Me."The earlier book described the Lincolnville resident's experiences before, during and after the loss of her first husband, Drew Griffith, a Maine State Police trooper who was killed in a car accident while on duty."I think ...

  • Published
    January 12, 2010

    Bay Chamber Concerts presents Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys

    Bay Chamber Concerts will present the legendary Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Known as "Dr. Ralph Stanley" in the bluegrass world, Stanley has been making music for more than 60 years, and has recorded more than 170 albums. He is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor ...

  • Published
    January 12, 2010

    Boston blues on the Midcoast

    The Monday Night Blues series continues Jan. 22 with Mr. Nick and The Dirty Tricks at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The Boston band will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10. Composed of four respected New England bluesmen, Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks have been performing together since 2007. Vocalist and harp man Nick "Mr. Nick" David was the longtime frontman of Mr. Nick's Blues Mafia and Queen City Kings. ...

  • Published
    January 11, 2010

    London show on Midcoast screen

    A spectacular family production 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. Adapted by Mark Ravenhill and directed by Melly Still, "Nation" is an exhilarating adventure story of survival and self-discovery featuring live music, dance and extraordinary puppets, ...


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