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    March 21, 2019

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    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route …

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    March 20, 2019

    What-You-Can, for the Fam’

    The Strand Theatre became a nonprofit five years ago and, under the direction of Jessie Davis, began working with Midcoast schools in addition to screening films and presenting live music for the community at large. On Friday, March 22, that endeavor adds a new component: Pay-What-You-Can family performances. Opening the Strand Family Series will be Kattam and His Tam-Tams, a Montreal-based artist who spreads the …

  • Published
    March 16, 2019

    Class (A) act at Camden Hills

    The state finals of the 2019 Maine Drama Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at two locations. Class A (500 students or more) schools will compete at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport; and Class B (smaller schools) at Ellsworth. While Camden Hills did not make the finals itself, theater students of the Class A school are well versed in hosting such an event. There will be …

  • Published
    March 14, 2019

    Current & Coming

    African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. …

  • Published
    March 13, 2019

    Films of night and day

    Daylight is returning, but Saturday, March 16, will bring cinematic darkness — in the form of a lush film noir — to the Midcoast, courtesy of the 22nd annual Maine Jewish Film Festival. For several years now, the MJFF has made Rockland’s Strand Theatre one of its sites. The fest opened March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 17. While many of the screenings and related events take place in Portland, shows in …

  • Published
    March 11, 2019

    Camden Hills, to Caribou and back

    The theater students of Camden Hills Regional High School spent Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, at Caribou High School to compete in the Maine Drama Festival regional. They returned Sunday, March 10, just as the snow began to fall on the Midcoast. Faculty member and Technology Systems Coordinator Tom Heath, who directs the school’s one-act play, as well as coordinating the statewide drama festival, credited …

  • Published
    March 10, 2019

    Oceanside wins Maine Drama Festival regional

    The Midcoast Regional, one of nine regional competition sites of the annual Maine Drama Festival, took place Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, at Medomak Valley High School. Three of the local high schools — MVHS, Oceanside and Vinalhaven — competed. Oceanside High School emerged the winner in Class B and Lincoln Academy in Class A, with Freeport and Gray-New Gloucester high schools the runners-up. Each of the …

  • Published
    March 7, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route …

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    March 6, 2019

    Time for shorts at Crosby Center

    Everyone is invited to support local indie filmmakers by viewing and voting on their work during an evening of short subjects Thursday, March 14, starting 6:30 p.m. at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St. “Mid-Coast Performing Arts Initiative decided that the Belfast area could use a place for filmmakers to meet, learn and show their work,” said Amy Kirsling, one of the organizers. A team of local filmmakers put …

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    March 6, 2019

    Whole lotta drama goin’ on

    Winter is waning (theoretically, anyway), which means the school theatrical fires are burning their brightest. For almost 90 years, this time of year has witnessed the Maine Drama Festival, when high school troupes take their one-act shows on the road. This 88th edition will see more than 1,500 students from 78 Maine high schools participating in the Maine Principals’ Association-supervised event. That’s right, …

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