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Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:58

The Easter Parade' world premiere

Written by Nikky Raney

On Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., the doors at Husson University's Gracie Theater opened for the world premiere of Laura Emack's "The Easter Parade," performed and produced by the Husson University Theater (HUT).

Michael Churchill, New England School of Communications student, directed this play and has been part of HUT since 2009. His favorite part of this play was being able to "watch people who are normally pretty reserved just go wild and do some really funny things."

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:29

Breathing new life into a classic Miss Julie'

Written by Allen Adams
Midcoast Actor's Studio to tour Strindberg production

BELFAST/TENANTS HARBOR Classic works of theatre sometimes get a bad rap. Too many people immediately dismiss older works as inaccessible, despite the fact that so many of them are built around themes whose universality hasn't diminished in the years since they were first written and produced.

Take August Strindberg's 'Miss Julie,' for example. The play, written in 1888, was the subject of scandal in its day due to its frank depictions of sexuality and unflinching portrayal of class dichotomy subjects that still inspire discussion and debate to this very day.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:11

Senior Exhibition

Written by Katy England
University students to showcase diverse art at Lord Hall

ORONO Fifteen art students will be showcasing their work at an upcoming gallery opening at Lord Hall at the University of Maine in Orono. This is part of their Capstone project as seniors. The Think Make Senior Art Exhibition's opening reception will be Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Lord Hall on campus. The exhibition will continue until Jan. 25, 2013.

BELFAST - The Northern Lights Gallery at 33 Main Street in Belfast will open a new art exhibit featuring the work of painter Lisa Lebofsky and new sculpture from the collection of Judith Varney Burch on Friday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Eat More Cheese will provide a sampling of artisanal cheese, and wine will be provided.

Lisa Lebofsky is a fine artist based out of New York City. The exhibit will feature oil paintings on aluminum, a medium inspired by Lebofsky's background as a metalsmith. The exhibit, titled 'Sedna's Gaze' after the Inuit goddess of the sea, was inspired by Lebofsky's recent travel in arctic Greenland. In the summer of 2012, Lebofsky explored western Greenland for three weeks aboard Wanderbird, the expedition cruise vessel owned and operated by Belfast's Rick and Karen Miles, who also operate the Northern Lights Gallery. Lebofsky's work can be previewed on her website, www.lisalebofsky.com.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:32

TEMPO's Christmas Cheer Concert Series

Written by Wire Reports

ELLSWORTH and BAR HARBOR TEMPO, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians, will sparkle in two performances of the Christmas Cheer Concert - Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth and a reprise concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor. Conducted by Rebecca Edmondson and Ethan Edmondson, these 30 middle school and high school musicians from Central and Downeast Maine, between MDI and traveling as far away as Herman and Benedicta, converge every Saturday morning on stage at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth to blend their music in preparation for performances.

ELLSWORTH - It's the holiday season and The Grand has tickets now on sale for a heartwarming tale of one family's adventures in the big city during the most wonderful time of the year entitled 'Home for the Holidays: A Christmas Wish' running on Dec. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Anne Bahr (with musical direction by Bob Bahr and choreography by David Lamon), this original production includes Drew & Jennifer Myers, Connor Wubbenhorst, Bernard Hope, Allen Fitch, Steve & Sue Gormley, Nancy Dymond, Irv Hodgkin, Will Stephenson, Shay Cobb, Erin McEldowney, Lindsay & Joe Cough, Ashley Callan, Izzy Simbari and Lillian Philbrook as well as other local performers.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:57

Another laugh riot lands in Brewer

Written by Allen Adams
Fourth annual Comedy Riot to feature four funnymen

BREWER It's that time of year again. The Comedy Riot is making its triumphant return to Brewer.

The fourth annual Comedy Riot is set to take place at Jeff's Catering in Brewer on Dec. 1 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show, featuring four exceptional stand-up comedians, are available for $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The event will be emceed by educator and radio personality Rich Kimball, who has done his own fair share of comedy as a founding member of local improv collective The Focus Group.

ELLSWORTH - The Grand presents the next of the New York Metropolitan Opera series of high-definition simulcast performances: Mozart's 'La Clemenza di Tito' on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. with an approximate running time of three hours and 15 minutes.

HALLOWELL - On Sunday, Dec. 2, local artist Claudia Brahms will teach a printmaking workshop at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. The workshop time is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $40 for members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association or $45 for non-members, plus a $15 materials fee. To register for the workshop, contact the Harlow Gallery at (207) 622-3813 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 15:37

Local Color exhibition at Monkitree Gallery

Written by Wire Reports

GARDINER - November through January, Monkitree Gallery, 263 Water Street in Gardiner, will present an exhibition featuring three Kennebec Corridor Artists each offering their own unique interpretation of local color. The area artists participating are Nancy Barron of Gardiner, Megan Bastey of Augusta and Johanna Moore of Farmingdale.

Local Color, inspired by the recent push to shop local, is really about embracing one's community - both its opportunities and limitations and accepting both as home.

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