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Documentary ‘John Imber’s Left Hand’ postponed to March 24

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 27, 2015, at 8:27 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —  The documentary film “John Imber’s Left Hand” directed by Richard Kane has been rescheduled from 7 p.m. Jan. 27 to 7 p.m. March 24, at Gracie Theatre, Husson University, One College Circle, due to the snowstorm.  A question and answer period with Director Kane and co-producer  Melody …
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Banff Poster

2014/2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival

By Bryce Dalhaus on Jan. 26, 2015, at 11:16 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Gracie Theatre, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-941-5670; The Banff Mountain Film Festival tour comes to Bangor February 3rd and 4th at the Gracie Theatre. This …
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Thread Theater to open Feb. 19

By Franco Center on Jan. 22, 2015, at 3:28 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207-783-1585; LEWISTON, Maine — The Thread Theater will hold its first show titled “First Night” on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Franco Center, 46 Ceder St. Door opens at 7 and show …
Ben Layman (left), Matt Madore and Scott Johnson (right) star in Penobscot Theatre's "Guys on Ice."

PTC tells the story of ‘Guys on Ice,’ offers free show for displaced Bucksport millworkers

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 22, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
The thing about the new musical, “Guys on Ice,” which has its Maine premiere at the Penobscot Theatre Company next weekend, is that it’s anything but your typical musical theatre show. Yes, there’s singing and dancing. But aside from that, it’s essentially a show about guys on the ice, out …
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Robinson Ballet Jungle Book Auditions

By Stevie McGary on Jan. 21, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
Robinson Ballet will audition dancers age 12 and up (girls with pointe experience should bring pointe shoes) for its upcoming production of The Jungle Book. Auditions will take place at the Robinson Ballet, 107 Union Street, Bangor on Saturday February 7 from 11:00-12:00. Performance Dates: Friday, May 15, 2015 10:00am– …
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Series on introduction to opera slated at Brewer Library

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 21, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Public Library is partnering with the Collins Center for the Arts in offering a series of talks to discover what opera is all about. A session with Steven Evans and Jennifer Moxley introducing the opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, …
Members of the Maine St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums bagpipe band during their rehearsal in Brewer Thursday. While the group is rehearsing they use practice chanters instead of the bag pipes to make it quieter. Pictured are from left, Trevor Snow, Allan Poole, Johnny Carpenter and Tim Whitten.

Bagpipe band brings generations together in celebration of Scottish heritage, bagpipe sound

By Natalie Feulner on Jan. 18, 2015, at 5:49 a.m.
Few activities can successfully bring teenagers and AARP members together, but the Maine St. Andrews Pipes and Drums bagpipe band has spent nearly 20 years doing just that. Now the 15 members, ranging from 15 to 70 years old, are looking to expand their playing field in the coming months …
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‘Closer to Home’ at The Grand Auditorium

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 16, 2015, at 8:40 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: The Grand Auditorium, 165 Main St., Ellsworth, Maine For more information: ELLSWORTH, Maine — The comedy “Closer to Home” by local playwright Brent …
Actors Bruce Turk and Maine native Katie MacNichol, who grew up in Cape Elizabeth, star in "Our Man in Havana," opening at Portland Stage.

Play about spies, Havana comes to Portland right on time as US, Cuba to restore diplomatic relations

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 15, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
James Wormold is an unlikely candidate. Then again, the hapless vacuum cleaner salesman, living in Cuba for a decade, is the perfect man for the job. So he’s tapped by the British Intelligence Services to create a spy network in Cuba and recruit fresh blood in “Our …
Mark Bilyk portrays Willy Loman in Ten Bucks Theatre and Orono Community Theatre's joint production of "Death of a Salesman."

Ten Bucks and Orono Community Theatre bring new life to ‘Death of a Salesman’

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 15, 2015, at 5:55 a.m.
Like Hamlet or Macbeth, Willy Loman is one of those great theatrical characters that is quite daunting to perform. The character has a huge amount of lines, and Willy, the tragic center of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” is a complex, nuanced figure, at once a tour de force …
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Our 2015 Season!

Aynne Ames Presents: Cold Comfort Theater’s Upcoming Season!

By Maggie Goscinski on Jan. 13, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
Community theater company of thirty years past, originally based in Castine, and founded by local theater professional, Aynne Ames, Cold Comfort Theater is new to Belfast. Cold Comfort may sound familiar old fans of the Belfast Maskers, as the two groups partnered last season. Now, Aynne Ames Presents: Cold Comfort …
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New Surry Theatre to perform "Sleuth."

New Surry Theatre opens 43rd season with mystery “Sleuth”

on Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
New Surry Theatre is delighted to bring Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 Tony award-winning mystery, Sleuth, to the Blue Hill stage as they open our 43rd Season on January 16th. The play, which was also adapted into a movie, first with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine and then with Michael Caine and …
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Red Molly at Camden Opera House – Winterfest – 2/5/15

By mike mosca on Jan. 13, 2015, at 8:28 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-4404; Thursday February 5th, 7:00 PM Camden Opera House Winterfest 29 Elm Street Camden, ME 207 236-4404 One 60 min set Price: $20 – $25 Also on the …
Italian director Francesco Rosi looks on during the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement award ceremony at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012. Rosi, whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into Italy's underworld of crime and corruption, died Jan. 10 at age 92.

Film director Rosi, who explored Italy’s dark side, dies at 92

By Steve Scherer, Reuters on Jan. 10, 2015, at 2:18 p.m.
ROME — Francesco Rosi, an Italian director whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into the country’s underworld of crime and corruption, died Saturday at age 92, officials said. Rosi was born and raised in a middle-class home in Naples, a city long infested by mafia and graft, and …
Portland's Conor Tubbs -- aka Cherry Lemonade -- sings a tune while waiting in line to audition for "American Idol" on the Maine State Pier in Portland in this 2014 BDN file photo.

Portland nightclub singer has ‘Idol’ moment

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 08, 2015, at 7:57 p.m.
Conor Tubbs of Portland has been a recurrent feature at Styxx Nightclub as drag singer Cherry Lemonade. This month Cherry steps out in a big way. The lusty performer with ultralong lashes appears on Fox’s “American Idol” Season 14. “I would be lying if I said I …
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" cast, Ellen Elizabeth White (left) as Janet and Kelly Arbor (right) as Brad, use the gender-bending show as a teaching moment.

Still warped after all these years, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ comes out in new guise

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 08, 2015, at 2:57 p.m.
PORTLAND | “Let’s do the time warp again.” The famous lyrics from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will ring through One Longfellow Square on Friday night as a new generation of theater-goers, aka “virgins,” discover this campy odyssey. The ’70s glam-rock opera, packed with nonsensical, sexual hijinx and fishnets …
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Comedian Krazy Jake

UMFK to host comedy night featuring Krazy Jake

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 07, 2015, at 12:33 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fox Auditorium, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: 207-834-7678 FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Activities will kick off the new year with a comedy night featuring Krazy …
Circus Conservatory of America Technical Director Joshua Oliver performs an aerial routine for Casco Bay High School Students in Portland on Tuesday. The conservatory's new training facility opens next week.

New college may place Portland at center of circus arts world

By Seth Koenig on Jan. 06, 2015, at 5:27 p.m.
The country’s first circus college is a year ahead of schedule in getting established on the Thompson’s Point peninsula, and one industry veteran says the school could make Portland a destination in the booming circus arts market in the same way that New York City is a …
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Juston McKinney at Waterville Opera House

By Waterville Opera House on Jan. 06, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville, Maine For more information: 207-873-7000; Juston McKinney returns to the Waterville Opera House with his blend of real stories from the rural patrol, family and every day life, always with the flavor …
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Maine State Ballet Presents “Tap, Tap, Jazz” in Falmouth January 23-24

By Debra Tenenbaum on Jan. 05, 2015, at 9:55 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Maine For more information: 207-781-3587; Maine State Ballet has the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums with its performances of “Tap, Tap, …
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