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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 15:11

Still Killing the Blues

Editor's Note: We corrected the date to March 26, and apologize for the error.

ROCKLAND Legendary singer-songwriter Chris Smither is returning to Maine to perform at the Strand in Rockland on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., as a part of his ongoing tour. Smither is known for his bluesy folk with roots in Louisiana, where he grew up, but he's no stranger to the North East, living in Boston for a time. He's played at the Strand is has been a guest at Blue Hill's the Left Bank when it was the hotspot of the music scene in Maine.

Published in Cover Story
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:18

ArtLab for All Ages: Stamp N' Stomp

ROCKLAND The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites you to create and experiment with original stamps on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at CMCA's temporary South End location, 218 Main Street, Rockland. Bring your family or come on your own from 2 to 4 p.m. for ArtLab's 'Stamp n' Stomp.' You'll design an assortment of stamps with a plentitude of uses to tote home with you for the winter months ahead. Try your hand at both low-relief stamps and large-scale mono prints. Children, adults and families are welcome. ArtLab is free of charge and open to all.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:59

Poetry Month Rockland

ROCKLAND The coastal town of Rockland is well known for its vibrant visual arts community. But what Poet Laureate of Rockland Carol Bachofner wanted to do was highlight the art of poetry as well. Four years ago, she brought the idea to the local library staff, and Poetry Month Rockland was born.

'It is the one written medium that will connect with a wide range of people's emotions and life experiences,' said Bachofner. 'It's kind of a small taste, like going to a buffet of life: you get a little bit of emotion that you don't touch on an everyday basis. Loss. Or the joy you feel when you connect with nature. The pride you feel in your children. There are a lot of little emotions that can get encapsulated in poetry. It is also a way to connect with the dark areas in our lives that we don't want to deal with in too big of a bite.'

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:52

Want some authentic Irish for St. Paddy's?

 

Dervish to play at The Strand

ROCKLAND Dervish, the traditional Irish band who has performed internationally from the Great Wall of China to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, has launched another tour to promote their upcoming album 'The Thrush in the Storm.' And they're coming to The Strand Theatre in Rockland just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Cathy Jordan, front woman and bodhran player, has been with Dervish since they formed in 1989. She was kind enough to grant us a phone interview despite gearing up for another international tour. She said the music people can expect will be varied, but all worthwhile.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 14:48

Dance the World

World-traveling dance instructor holding classes in Maine

BLUE HILL/BAR HARBOR/ROCKLAND Dance has been a form of expression since before humans put pen to paper or chisel to stone. Use to celebrate countless occasions, dance is also a way to express one's self and communicate without words. In March, Jaycee Gossett, who has travelled the world to study various dances will be offering several workshops in Blue Hill and Bar Harbor. On March 8, Gossett will be presenting Yoga Trance Dance at the Emlen Hall in Blue Hill Hall at 6 p.m. On March 9 there is a Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Korrin Dance in Rockland. And on March 10 at the Pleasant Street Pilates studio in Bar Harbor, you can Hoop the World from 1 to 3 p.m. and then Awkaen your Goddess (ladies only) from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:29

Getting down and derby

Roller Derby: forming lasting bonds

Roller Derby is a sport of contradictions: a full-contact sport just for women; a demanding sport that requires good cardio and hardcore dedication, but also one that anyone can play; a sport where you are crashing into a woman in a bout and then hanging out over drinks afterwards. It's a sport with theatrical roots but grounded in physical prowess, endurance and skill. In other words, it's pretty awesome.

'I like that it's contradictory. It's an aggressive, full-contact sport, but it's a women's sport. It's tough but it's a big sense of family. It's tough but with expressions of femininity,' said Wined Up, a member of Central Maine Derby, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Maine when she isn't cutting up the derby track. 'I love anything that challenges our normative ideas of femininity of what women are and what they should be. I love the contradiction.'

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:14

Famous Red Chair' visits Maine coast

ROCKLAND - A Massachusetts native has spent the summer traveling to the best inns and bed & breakfasts in New England, and last week this sturdy traveler decided to stay a few nights right here in Maine. We caught up with "Red" at the LimeRock Inn in Rockland.

"I was a little worried it might be a bit troublesome. We had to make sure it knew we were Rockland and not Ogunquit - we didn't want a lot of partying going on," joked Frank Isganitis, co-owner of the LimeRock Inn. "But Red Chair has been a great guest and very still like."

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:39

CMCA 2012 Biennial Artists announced

ROCKPORT - The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport has announced the list of artists for the CMCA 2012 Biennial Exhibition. Co-curators Suzette McAvoy, director of CMCA; and Daphne Anderson Deeds, an independent curator from Connecticut, have chosen 17 artists for the exhibition.

'There were 415 artists who submitted to the 2012 Biennial and more than 3,350 individual works in a wide range of mediums,' said McAvoy. 'After thorough review and much difficult decision making, Daphne and I ultimately selected ten artists from the open submissions and invited seven others to participate.'

The seven invited artists are Tom Butler, Rockland; Lauren Fensterstock, Portland; Cassie Jones, Brunswick; Luc Demers, Portland; Lisa Kellner, Rangeley; David Stess, Cherryfield; and Kitty Wales, Vinalhaven.

The 10 selected artists are Kenny Cole, Monroe; Grace DeGenarro, Yarmouth; Lynda Litchfield, Cape Elizabeth; Robin Mandel, Cushing; James Marshall, Brunswick; Jonathan Mess, Jefferson; Benjamin Potter, Belfast; Kate Russo, Rockland; Aaron Stephen, Portland; and Erik Wiesenburger, South Portland

Published in Happenings

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