Archive for ‘Arts’

  • SLLMF musicians to perform this Sunday

    HARRISON — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival musicians will be performing on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton in a concert for listeners of all ages. Violinists Tim Lees and Phil Palermo, violist Laurie Kennedy, cellists Bonnie Thron and Eliot Bailen and flutist Susan Rotholz will guide the […]

  • Park: Perfect Venue to Jam

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer DENMARK — As a filmmaker, Jamie Hook searches out the finer details of his surroundings as he looks through a camera lens. As he looked across the street from the Denmark Arts Center one day, he saw an “incredible gem” that oftentimes goes unnoticed and underused. With a timber-framed […]

  • 2012 Dam Jam Line Up

    When: Saturday, July 21, 3 to 10 p.m, Where: Bicentennial Park, Route 160, Denmark. In case of bad weather, music will be moved inside the Denmark Arts Center. Cost: $10, ages 12 and younger are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at The Denmark Arts Center, Bridgton Books (Main Street, […]

  • Oliver! The Musical: Final Weekend

    By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News The Lake Region Community Theatre’s production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! The Musical runs for one more weekend at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the show with three final performances — tomorrow night and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. […]

  • Rockabilly band moves like wildfire

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — At nearly 5-foot 10-inches with heels on, Shawna Bonnevie stood as tall as her bass. Her jet-black hair and sky blue eyes struck a chord of charm as did the green-as-grass vintage dress adorning her body. Equally beautiful was how well she commanded the big bass by […]

  • Maine Blues Fest jamming this weekend in Naples

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES —This weekend, a Maine-bred blues festival is the best bet to lift the spirits, and maybe even cause a few heels to kick up. And, according to a co-founder of the Maine Blues Festival, the hosting community of Naples “knocks his socks off.” “This is year seven; and, […]

  • The Sheepfest Is Coming!

    DENMARK — Once again, it is time to register your sheep for shearing at the Denmark Sheepfest. This year marks the 18th anniversary of this special fiber event. It will take place on Saturday, April 21 at the Denmark Arts Center, located at 50 West Main Street in Denmark. Hours for the public are 9:30 […]

  • Rusty Wiltjer — Making it as an artist in rural Maine

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer SOUTH WATERFORD — His formerly robust production of high-end whimsical sinks is down to next to nothing. Jigs for his signature fish “Chain of Life” wind chimes, which were sold the world over, lay gathering dust in his studio on Route 37. Some have wondered lately whether Rusty Wiltjer has […]

  • Almost, Maine postponed

    All three performances of Almost, Maine were cancelled this past weekend, due to a malfunctioning fire alarm at The Magic Lantern Theater.  The show has been postponed until the weekend of Feb. 10, 11 and 12. “Anyone who has already purchased tickets is requested to come to the comparable show on that weekend, but if […]

  • ALMOST, MAINE at Magic Lantern

    By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News According to The American Heritage Dictionary, “almost” means “slightly short of; not quite; all but; very nearly.” And in a recent e-mail exchange with playwright John Cariani, he explains that to him “almost” means “Not quite. But someday.” Which is always, to me. And, ‘presque’ in French. […]