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  • Published
    January 10, 2010

    Rockin’ the Simonton Corner boat

    Contra dance fans will gather to shake off the winter blues Saturday, Jan. 23 at Simonton Corner Community Hall, Park and Main streets. The monthly dance begins 8 p.m., and admission will be $7 at the door. Providing the tunes will be Rock the Boat featuring Jim Tolles on fiddle and Muriel Hendrix on keyboard. The night's caller will be Richard Green. For more information, call 832-5584, send e-mail to ...

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    January 10, 2010

    Summer lives at Farnsworth

    The downtown Farnsworth Art Museum is offering an Art Lecture Redux series this winter. Some of last summer and fall's popular lecture events were filmed and the results will be screened in the museum's auditorium. On Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m., "A Tribute to Andrew Wyeth" will be screened. The program took place May 23, 2009 at the Strand Theatre. In addition to remarks by the Governor, it included a panel ...

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    January 10, 2010

    Survival challenge for the birds

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Celebrate Urban Birds project has put out another call for avian-observing art. Celebrate Urban Birds is a free, year-round citizen-science project focused on birds in neighborhood settings. How do birds withstand wicked winter weather and other daily threats to survival, even in warmer climates? The lab invites participants to show how birds are surviving in their neighborhoods ...

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    January 9, 2010

    New Community Arts grant

    The Maine Arts Commission aims to develop stronger ties between cultural, business and governmental sectors with the launch of a new Community Arts grant. Aptly named Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED), the grant has a maximum award of $50,000 and is poised to support cultural and economic development efforts that will lead to real change in Maine's communities. "This grant is an exciting opportuni...

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    January 9, 2010

    Award-winning film at Camden Opera House

    Global Cinema Visions, a film and discussion series on Sunday afternoons at the Camden Opera House, will continue Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Midcoast premiere of Nina Paley's "Sita Sings the Blues." Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising will lead a discussion after the film screening. The film is the winner of 30 awards at international film festivals. In a vision of inspiring creation, director Paley combines ...

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    January 9, 2010

    Photography featured at Good Tern

    The photography of Thena Webster of North Haven is featured through Feb. 3 in the Good Tern Co-Op Café Gallery. Webster of North Haven offers intimate views of the coastline's natural landscape. Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays from  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesou...

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    January 9, 2010

    Big band biography 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 second film of the series, "The Glenn Miller Story," will be screened Friday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. "The Glenn Miller Story," starring James Stewart in the title role, traces Miller's rise from ...

  • Published
    January 8, 2010

    Albury returns to the Velvet Lounge

    On Friday, Jan. 15, Rock City's Velvet Lounge will present singer/songwriter Tom Albury. He will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St. Born 1953 in Detroit, Mich., Albury has been writing songs since he was 12. Drawing from a wide variety of influences, he has formed a very personalized style both in poetry and music, creating titles such as "Citizen of Avalon," "The Shadow of God" ...

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    January 8, 2010

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    January 8, 2010

    Realism rules at Tidemark

    Despite the recent snow storms, a number of artists made it to the downtown Tidemark Gallery to participate in "Exploration in Realism: Conceptual to Traditional," a new show juried by Sam Cady of Friendship, artist and career instructor in the Master of Fine Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The gallery also credits to Rockland's Caldbeck and Jonathan Frost galleries and to Cady himself ...


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