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    May 14, 2019

    All Roads kicks off festival season

    The music festival season begins early in Midcoast Maine with the fifth annual All Roads Music Festival, presented by Launchpad May 17 and 18 in Belfast. All Roads is a celebration of local and indie music talent that brings some of Maine’s finest emerging musicians under one banner in a city known for its passionate support of the arts and locally grown creative talent. Performances, panels, artist development …

  • Published
    April 4, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Alternative Environments,” annual open call exhibition in its Clifford and Corridor galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and by appointment, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception April 5; through May 10. “Best Art Show Ever,” annual exhibition of …

  • Published
    April 3, 2019

    Painting the ‘Lobstering Women of Maine’

    Anyone who has danced at the Blue Goose in Northport has seen themselves reflected by Susan Tobey White, whose work hangs over the entrance doors. These days, the Belfast artist is painting a different kind of dance — one of the elements and the sea and a longstanding, if unsung, tradition. “It started with Suzanna, that one right there,” White said in late March, pointing to a large painting in her Church Street …

  • Published
    April 2, 2019

    A fond farewell

    Dear Readers — As of April 1, I will be part of the Camden Opera House team. And teamwork is something I know well, having worked first in local radio and then for the local newspapers (both at the same time in earlier years). I started writing reviews of concerts and plays, plus the occasional travel feature, for Rockland’s Courier-Gazette in 1985. I came into the newsroom full-time on Memorial Day 1996; and …

  • Published
    March 28, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. Food series paintings by Susan Tobey White, Vinolio, 74 Main St. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art …

  • Published
    March 21, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route …

  • Published
    March 14, 2019

    Current & Coming

    African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. …

  • Published
    March 13, 2019

    Films of night and day

    Daylight is returning, but Saturday, March 16, will bring cinematic darkness — in the form of a lush film noir — to the Midcoast, courtesy of the 22nd annual Maine Jewish Film Festival. For several years now, the MJFF has made Rockland’s Strand Theatre one of its sites. The fest opened March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 17. While many of the screenings and related events take place in Portland, shows in …

  • Published
    March 10, 2019

    Awards, commendations for local students

    Three Waldo County schools traveled to two of the nine regional competition sites of the annual Maine Drama Festival over the weekend of March 8 and 9, bringing home Judges’ Commendations and All Festival Cast honors. Each of the sites hosted a mix of Class A (500 or more students) and the smaller Class B schools. Belfast Area High School competed in Class A at Mount Desert Area High School with “Sherlock Holmes: …

  • Published
    March 7, 2019

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 930-8012. “Kosti Comes Home: An Exhibit of Maritime Images by Maine’s Iconic Photographer Kosti Ruohomaa” and “The Alluring and Enduring Maine Coast,” both from Penobscot Marine Museum, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route …

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