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MAINE/NEW ENGLAND - Troy MacGillivray has played over 200 performances already in 2012 ... and he's not done yet! This year alone, he has played throughout Alaska, Washington, California, West Virginia, Ireland, Denmark and seven Canadian provinces. The multi-talented, multi-award winning instrumentalist is known for his ability to unearth the lesser-played but great tunes of respected composers. With such tunes in his repertoire, MacGillivray has assembled a show he is calling Tune Poets and will present it at a series of venues in New England Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:18

Mapping the Air

Written by Wire Reports

AUGUSTA - The Kennebec Valley Art Association is pleased to present Mapping the Air, a collaborative installation by artists Donna Parkinson of Freeport and Sarah Vosmus of Bowdoin, at the lobby gallery at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta. On view from Nov. 26 through Jan. 25, 2013, the installation is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, can be viewed from outside the building and is lit at night. The installation brings together the work of two emerging printmakers whose art, each in its own way, synthesizes intuitive, quick decision-making ideals with organic forms and an environmentally perceptive aesthetic.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:42

The First Annual Tozier's Turkey Trot

Written by Wire Reports
A quest for turkey idol!

BUCKSPORT This race is for real turkeys, where brains beat brawn. Teams of two or more have two hours to solve clever clues and face fun challenges, in their quest for turkey idol!

Entry fee is $4 a person or $3 a person with a non-perishable donation for the Bucksport community Concerns Food Pantry.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:36

Students take on a Maine Island's troubled past

Written by Wire Reports
A historic tragedy turned inspirational in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy'

STONINGTON On Nov. 16 and 17, Deer Isle-Stonington students transform one of Maine's great tragedies the willful destruction of one of its island communities -- into an inspiring story of doing the right thing. The Reach Performing Arts Center is proud to announce two public performances of its ground breaking and unique fall production, 'Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy,' Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:31

Barrymore' comes to The Grand

Written by Wire Reports

ELLSWORTH - The Grand celebrates stage icon John Barrymore with a new high definition film: 'Barrymore' a captured-live stage production starring Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:27

The George Stevens Academy goes Into the Woods'

Written by Wire Reports

ELLSWORTH - The Grand announced the return of George Stevens Academy's theatrical department presenting Steven Sondheim's classic musical 'Into the Woods,' directed by Moira McMahon on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 22:50

Gifted Hand Show

Written by Nikky Raney

ELLSWORTH - The 7th Annual Gifted Hand Show will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn.

The admission for adults is $2, and children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge.

The Gifted Hand Show is part of Christina Heiniger's Art Across Ellsworth initiative to support local Maine artisans and make their work available to the public. There will be over 65 artists selling their paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, bags, ornaments, skin care product and an array of other crafts. The prices of the items being displayed range from 10 to 15 dollars. All artisans have been carefully selected and for quality and professionalism of their work.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:47

Down the Rabbit Hole'

Written by Allen Adams
Play explores the aftermath of tragedy

EDDINGTON Ten Bucks Theatre Company is bringing a heartbreaking tale of love and loss to the stage.

The company is presenting its production of 'Rabbit Hole,' the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, at Eddington's Comins Hall from November 1 through November 11.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:44

Driving into the darkness How I Learned to Drive'

Written by Allen Adams
UMaine production offers powerful, disturbing drama

The power of live theater is undeniable; the stage allows for a visceral urgency that simply cannot be duplicated in any other medium. While disturbing and taboo subjects can be tackled by all forms of artistic expression, nothing captures them with the same level of immediacy that the theater does.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:37

You'll want to test-drive Becky's New Car'

Written by Katy England

BANGOR  Becky (Stacey Scott) is a middle-aged wife and mother who has sunk into the tepid routine of her life with her loving but average husband, Joe (Ron Lisnet), and her 26-year-old perpetual student son, Chris (Brad LaBree). Though she isn't looking for it, temptation for a new life literally walks in while she is working late one evening and Walter Flood (Ken Stack), a rich and absent-minded widower bumbles into her life.

Flood assumes that Becky's spouse has also passed away and begins making romantic overtures toward her. Flattered and confused, Becky doesn't deflect them as well as she could have and finds her simple life becoming more interesting and much more complicated in turns.

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