Archive for ‘Arts’

  • Oxen demo at Back to Past recalls proud heritage

    By Gail Geraghty Staff Writer HARRISON — No celebration of “Back to the Past” at Scribner’s Mill would be complete without the presence of oxen. It was teams of oxen, hitched to log carts with wooden wheels that powered the mill just as surely as water from the Crooked River powered the paddle wheels. It […]

  • Sebago-Long Lake Discovery Concerts

    Here’s a chance to “discover” the wonderful sounds of classical music. The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, now in the 39th season of summer concerts, has announced plans for “Discover the Joys of Live Music.” This program for ages 6-96 will be presented at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris today Thursday, July 21 […]

  • World’s Fair to feature top music acts

    By Lisa Williams Ackley Staff Writer NORTH WATERFORD — Some of Maine’s best bands and duos will take the stage next week at the Waterford World’s Fair that runs from July 15 through 17. It will be a weekend full of musical entertainment that shouldn’t be missed! Some of the 19 bands and singers lined […]

  • Review of LRCT’s ‘Cinderella’

    By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to The News HARRISON — I must admit going in I wasn’t sure what to expect from this kid-friendly musical. I’d been to some rehearsals and saw the set and costumes in their early stages. Once the curtain opened, however, I was enchanted by the acting, choreography, music and special […]

  • ‘A Coupla White Chicks’ gets an encore at DAC

    DENMARK — An encore performance of A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan, will be presented at the Denmark Arts Center this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The show features Laurie LaMountain and Raja Michelle. It is directed by Elizabeth Roth. Suggested donation is $10. The play was such a hit that […]

  • Behind the scenes of LRCT’s ‘Cinderella’

    By Leigh Macmillen Hayes Special to the News Behind the scenes of every theatrical production are creative people whose vision and hard work often go unrecognized. At Lake Region Community Theater, a couple of those people are Michelle Brenner and Greg Harris. Both found their way backstage through their children who enjoy performing on stage. […]

  • Preserving pieces of history

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer EAST BALDWIN — Nearly 29 years ago, Gregg and Norma Haines bought a small home that sat to the far left of their Norton Place house to save a piece of history. When invited to the home once owned by town doctor, James Norton, Gregg was captivated by hand-painted […]

  • Sacred Spirits Intertribal Powwow

    By Dawn De Busk Staff Writer NAPLES — While Richard Thundercloud Rogers and Gary Lonewolf Stevens were preparing for last year’s powwow in Naples, their event got a stamp of approval from the heavens. According to Stevens, a female bald eagle was nesting nearby. That elegant eagle repeatedly made her presence known. As soon as […]