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  • Published
    January 6, 2010

    Something fishy going on

    Midcoast Maine is, by definition, on the coast, so the fact that sea creatures figure in the artistic life here is no surprise.

  • Published
    January 5, 2010

    ‘Goose River Anthology’ calls for work

    Fine poetry, essays and short stories (3,000 words or less) are sought for the eighth annual "Goose River Anthology." Authors will earn a 10 percent cash royalty on all sales they generate. There is no purchase required and nothing is required of the author for publication. The publisher will retain one-time publishing rights only. Deadline for submissions is March 31 (postmark). Publication will be in the ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Shape note singing set

    A traditional shape note singing is held the second Monday of every month. This month's singing will run 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 in First Church Fellowship Hall, between Church and Court Streets with the entrance on Spring Street. All tunes are sung first with just the notes, then with words. Four-part unaccompanied singing dates from Colonial New England. Books ("Sacred Harp" and "Northern Harmony") are ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Robinson Ballet sets auditions

    Robinson Ballet, which holds some of its classes at the Belfast Dance Studio, will hold auditions for its spring productions Saturdays, Jan. 9 and 16 at 107 Union St. (above the Greyhound Bus terminal). Performances of "Robinson Ballet Live 2010" and the children's matinee program featuring the ballet "La Boutique Fantasque" will be presented April 2 and 3 in Bangor and April 9 and 10 in Ellsworth. There also ...

  • Published
    January 4, 2010

    Trekkapalooza rescheduled

    Trekkers' fifth annual Trekkapalooza concert did not take place Jan. 2 due to the New Year's snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for May 29, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Ticketholders may use their tickets then or bring them to the Trekkers office for a refund. Trekkapalooza showcases a diverse and talented set of Maine-based acts in an energizing and fun Battle of ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    ‘My Maine’ comes to Belfast

    "My Maine This Week," a traveling photo exhibit from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will be featured in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., beginning Monday, Jan. 4. The exhibit showcases photographs that have been sent to the Natural Resources Council of Maine from people across Maine and beyond as a way to show their love for our beautiful state. The NRCM's weekly online ...

  • Published
    January 3, 2010

    VSA arts calls for student plays

    VSA arts seeks submissions for the Playwright Discovery Program, which invites middle and high school students to write a one-act play about disability. The program encourages students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others and express their views through the art of playwriting. The selected play will be professionally produced at the ...

  • Published
    January 2, 2010

    Actresses feted in library film series

    The lack of quality roles for female actors is a common complaint about recent movies. There are many excellent contemporary actresses whose work deserves recognition, however, and in January, Friday Night Flicks at the Belfast Free Library will highlight a few of them in their most outstanding roles. "The Queen" will begins the month's offerings Friday, Jan. 8. Helen Mirren won a well deserved Oscar for her ...

  • Published
    January 1, 2010

    Show continues at Centre Gallery

    The works of fiber artist Sarah Carpenter, hand quilter Faith Gilbert and painter Lynne Harwood will remain on display at Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., through the end of January.Harwood started painting in New York City. After moving to Maine in 1972, she started experimenting with rounded shapes "to embrace" her scenes, contrary to Manhattanesque rectangles. ...

  • Published
    December 31, 2009

    Midcoast poets on ‘Writers Forum’

    Belfast poets Karin Spitfire and Barbara Maria will read from their own work before discussing writing in general on "Writers Forum," a monthly feature on Community Radio Station WERU, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. Spitfire is the author of a full-length book of poetry, "Standing with Trees," and a chapbook, "Wild Caught." She is a past Poet Laureate of Belfast and has published poems in anthologies and journals,...

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