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SURRY -  Zoe Weil, humane educator, author and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) in Surry, will perform her one-woman show, 'My Ongoing Problems With Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl,' on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth, 121 Bucksport Rd.

Weil uses personal stories and a delightful wit to admit that living according to the MOGO (MOst GOod) principle to do the most good and least harm to herself, other people, animals and the environment can present unexpectedly humorous hurdles. The performance will resonate with everyone who has found themselves in the wrong lane while trying to do the right thing.

What was the Civil War like? In our daily lives, it is hard to imagine a war that happened on our own soil. With the help of the Bangor Museum and History Center, however, imagining is easier. 

Step off of Union Street into the museum, and you will be transported 150 years into the past. Walk through the hall of soldiers. Peer into a parlor Scarlett O'Hara could have decorated. You can even hobble around on a replica of a peg leg. It's all part of Bullets and Bandages: The Passions and Price of the Civil War. The exhibit, which was sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, displays everything from rifles and swords to medical kits. The exhibit is on display through Oct. 12. 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:03

80 Days' in two hours

Written by Allen Adams
PTC presents adaptation of Jules Verne classic

BANGOR In William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Puck tells his master Oberon that he will 'put a girdle round the Earth in forty minutes.' Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg means to take a little longer 80 days to be precise.

Penobscot Theatre Company is presenting their production of 'Around the World in 80 Days,' adapted by Mark Brown from Jules Verne's classic novel. The show will be running through June 2 at the Bangor Opera House.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:44

Highlands Classical Trio embarks on spring tour

Written by Wire Reports

DOVER-FOXCROFT - A rare opportunity to hear Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in d-minor, Op. 49, live in a local concert presents itself when Highlands Classical Trio, a local chamber music group, launches its spring tour in May. Also offered will be solos and duos by Handel, Gliere and Ravel.

The rigorous 30-minute Piano Trio by Mendelssohn has been a major focus for pianist Margery Aumann and violinist Susan Ramsey both of Dover-Foxcroft and cellist Ruth Fogg of Dexter since October, as the trio prepares for performances this spring. The trio forms the centerpiece of a benefit concert to be held on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church at 834 West Main Street. A reception follows. Admission is by donation to benefit the church's important fuel-assistance fund for needy families. Highlands Classical will also make its debut in Bangor with this program at All Souls Church on Sun., June 23, at 4 p.m. Performances will also be given the Hibbard Nursing Home on April 26 at 2 p.m., at Sunbury Village in Bangor May 4 at 4 p.m. and at Dirigo Pines in Orono May 21 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:35

The art of Manet' screens at the Grand

Written by Wire Reports

ELLSWORTH - Take a walk through one of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern and postmodern life subjects in the HD cinema event 'Manet: Portraying Life' screening at The Grand on Thursday, May 23 for a one-time only performance at  6 p.m.

The eagerly-awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 'Manet: Portraying Life' is being captured for cinema screens worldwide and is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. It brings together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. In addition, cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy's exhibition preparation - moments usually hidden from view - and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th-century Paris. Host Tim Marlow (along with expert guests) examines the work of one of the all-time great artists.

LEWISTON/AUBURN Tributes and fundraisers have always been part of Ed Boucher's life, but for Lewiston's legendary music industry guru and impresario of the L-A music scene, this one is different: This one is for him.

On Saturday, May 18, from 4 to 10 p.m., at the Royal Oak Room at Ironhorse Court (www.royaloakroom.com), One Bates Street, Lewiston, friends and fans will gather for "The EAB Tribute" being organized to help defray costs of an unexpected medical diagnosis late last year.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:57

Meet a Flatlander'

Written by Katy England
Mark Ricketts releases A Flatlander's Guide to Maine,' release party on May 14

BANGOR Mark Ricketts of Moose Mountain and Earl Hornswaggle fame has a new book coming out, 'A Flatlander's Guide to Maine,' which features not only some of the greatest hits from the aforementioned cartoons and writings, but new content as well. 

There's many people who would never guess that Mark Ricketts was from 'away.' He's captured a lot of the spirit of Maine in his cartoons, illustrations and writings. Originally from Arkansas, Ricketts and his wife moved to Maine from Chicago, trading in the big city for a more small town feel seven years ago.

ELLSWORTH - James Graham's biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new political play 'This House' will be broadcast live from London to The Grand screen on Thursday, May 16 for one performance at 2 p.m. NT LIVE is The Grand's series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London.

It's 1974, and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power. Graham's new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to maneuver a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Featuring the paintings of Richard W. Field

BANGOR - The Robert E. White Art Gallery at Husson University presents 'Memories, Dreams, Joy' featuring the paintings of Richard W. Field. The exhibit will run from April 22 through June 13, 2013 at the White Gallery located in Peabody Hall.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:46

The Grand presents a film tribute to Skip Baker

Written by Wire Reports

ELLSWORTH - The Grand celebrates the legacy of their beloved, late film programmer Skip Baker, showing some of his favorite films starting Monday, May 6 and running through Saturday, May 11.

To kick off this festival, The Grand is hosting a reception at Gallery Grand at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 with Morton's Moo ice cream and, yes, pie. (Did we say that Skip LOVED pie?)  Everyone is welcome to celebrate The Grand, movies, pie on Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Gallery Grand, next door to the theatre, before the opening film, 'Casablanca.'

 

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