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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:27

CMCA announces 2016 exhibition schedule

ROCKLAND - The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is pleased to announce its 2016 exhibition schedule at the art center's new campus at 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. CMCA’s striking new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori and constructed by Cold Mountain Builders, will open to the public on June 26, 2016. Three compelling solo exhibitions of work by artists Jonathan Borofsky, Alex Katz, and Rollin Leonard kick off the inaugural season. Late summer exhibitions will showcase the work of Don Voisine and Lauren Henkin, followed by the 2016 CMCA Biennial in the fall. The new facility provides more than 5,500 square feet of exceptional gallery space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists. The 11,500-square-foot facility includes three exhibition galleries (one of which doubles as a lecture hall/performance space), a gift shop, an ArtLab classroom, and a 2,200-square-foot courtyard.  

BANGOR - Bangor Ballet’s Board of Directors has announced that Ivy Clear-Forrest will retire as Artistic Director following this month’s performances of The Sleeping Beauty, to be performed April 9 at 7 pm at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center and April 10 at 4 pm at the Gracie Theatre in Bangor.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:40

Criminal Mischief - (03-23-2016)

Police investigate death in The Forks

THE FORKS – Maine State Police continue to investigate the death of a young woman along Route 201 in The Forks early Sunday morning.

Detectives are looking into whether she may have jumped from a moving pickup truck driven by her boyfriend.  

ORONO — American classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine.

The Juilliard School graduate has played at correctional centers in Louisiana and Maryland and in 2014 she launched the “Bachpacking” initiative, wherein she takes a digital piano provided by Yamaha to public school classrooms to give interactive performances.

ELLSWORTH – The Grand presents “The End of the Tour” as the next film in its CineGrand series of the best recent movies, screening on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m. “The End of the Tour” is an intelligent road movie featuring an astonishing performance from Jason Segel, especially for those who only know him from his Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and kids’ movie roles (“The Muppets,” “Gulliver's Travels”). Ticket prices for CineGrand films are for general admission seating and are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $5 for Grand members. Matinee movies tickets are $5 for everyone.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 21:40

‘Clue: the Musical’ is coming to Orono

ORONO– Some Theatre Company is pleased to announce their production of “Clue: the Musical” on Feb. 26, 27, March 4, 5 at 7.30 p.m. and Feb 28, March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Keith Anderson Community House, Orono.

If you have ever played the popular Parker Brothers’ family board game, “Clue,” then you won't want to miss Some Theatre Company's newest production: “Clue: the Musical.”

HALLOWELL - The Kennebec Valley Art Association invites artists to submit artwork to Art2016, the 21st annual juried show at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Art2016 will be on view May 13 through June 18, 2016 and an opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13 from 5 to 8 with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Art2016 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a new bulletin about creating new plants that covers seed production and storage, soil conditions, transplanting and dissemination by cuttings and divisions.

Plant Propagation in Maine was edited and revised by David Sorensen, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension educator emeritus, and Kate Garland, UMaine Extension horticulturist. For more information, to obtain bulletins for $2 each or to download the bulletin for free, visit or contact (207) 581-3792, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

PORTLAND – he University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute will host this year’s international conference on behalf of the International Society of Fish & Shellfish Immunology (ISFSI).

This is the second international conference of the ISFSI and the first time the global group of researchers and industry leaders will gather outside Europe.

The International Conference of Fish & Shellfish Immunology will be held June 26–30 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine.

The conference aims to improve aquaculture in the U.S. and around the world by bringing together leaders in the field from universities, research institutions and the industry, according to Anne Langston, associate director of UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), an international center for aquaculture research and development and home to the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Research Network (SEANET).

In 2013, the conference was held in Spain and attracted about 320 attendees.

UMaine, which has hosted an international conference on sea lice, was selected to host the conference after a bidding process.

GREENVILLE – The 12th annual Chocolate Festival in the Moosehead Lake Region just happens to land on one of the biggest chocolate days of the year, Valentine’s Day. The 2016 Moosehead Region Chocolate Festival will feature a silent auction, a kids corner and – of course – chocolate.

“You can’t get much better than good, quality chocolate,” said Angela Arno, executive director of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. “Over the 12 years of this festival, it has become obvious to us that people from near and far like to celebrate chocolate. It comes in different forms, with different pairings, and for different occasions, but it is always enjoyable. Chocolate lovers and casual chocolate consumers will all find something to enjoy at the Chocolate Festival.”

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