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Bates’ Glazer to perform four sonatas this weekend

Pianist Frank Glazer

Pianist Frank Glazer

Bates College artist-in-residence and internationally renowned pianist Frank Glazer will perform sonatas by Mozart, Weber, Hindemith and Beethoven on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in Bates College’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at 75 Russell Street in Lewiston.

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Fiddle-icious sets local performance dates

Maine's largest fiddle orchestra of traditional music, Fiddle-icious, will present concerts in Freeport on October 25 and in Lewiston on November 3.

Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional music, Fiddle-icious, will present concerts in Freeport on October 25 and in Lewiston on November 3.

Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra of traditional Celtic music has set dates for its 2013 concert series.
Fiddle-icious will perform on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook Street in Freeport. Admission for the Freeport show will be $10 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will enter for free.

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Broadway Dolls take stage for Franco Center Gala

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The Broadway Dolls, five singers, dancers and actresses who regularly perform in Broadway’s biggest shows, will perform classic songs from Broadway and Motown at the Franco Center’s Annual Gala on October 26.

Broadway standards, Motown hits, stilettos, mini-skirts, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and plenty of wine and champagne all await patrons at the Franco Center’s annual gala fundraiser concert by the Broadway Dolls on Saturday, October 26.

Patrons with $35 tickets may attend a pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. and one, called “Broadway Bubbly,” after the show where they can mingle over champagne and dessert with the five women in the Broadway Dolls. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

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WHA Gallery spotlights Rothe, Angelides

“Forsythia II” by Irene Rothe

“Forsythia II” by Irene Rothe

The Woman’s Hospital Association (WHA) Rotating Art Gallery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is now displaying watercolors by Irene Rothe of Auburn and photographs by Debbie Angelides, manager of the WHA Gift Shop.

Rothe began painting in 1973 with instructor Phyllis Woodsum of Wayne. She began showing her art work at sidewalk shows in 1992. Her primary medium is watercolor, and she enjoys painting island scenes, especially of Monhegan.

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LAME Comedy Fest nets $1,646 for Dempsey Center

The inaugural LAME Comedy Fest recently raised $1,646 for the Dempsey Center. The first night’s lineup included (l. to r.) Mark Turcotte, George Hamm, Josh Day, Phoebe Angle, Dee Turcotte, Mark Reilly, Brian Brinegar and Johnny Ater.

The inaugural LAME Comedy Fest recently raised $1,646 for the Dempsey Center. The first night’s lineup included (l. to r.) Mark Turcotte, George Hamm, Josh Day, Phoebe Angle, Dee Turcotte, Mark Reilly, Brian Brinegar and Johnny Ater.

A pair of sold out shows at the inaugural LAME Comedy Fest on September 27 and 28 brought in $1,646 for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.

Event organizer Mark Turcotte hosted some of New England’s best comedians, including George Hamm, Johnny Ater, Phoebe Angle, Mark Reilly, Josh Day, Brian Brinegar and Dee Turcotte in the first show. The festival concluded the following evening with performances by Nick Lavallee, Kyron Hobdy, Brett Groh, Troy Pennell, Ryan Waning, Ian Stuart, Matt Kona and Will Green.

“It was an awesome weekend,” said Turcotte. “We have some very funny people in the local comedy scene and I was thrilled to see such an outpouring of support for this event and the Dempsey Center. I’m already planning for next year.”

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“Arsenic and Old Lace” set takes form

Phil Vampatella (l.) and Bill Hamilton put the finishing touches on the Victorian staircase of the Brewster home for CLT’s upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The show opens its two-weekend run on Friday, October 4.

Phil Vampatella (l.) and Bill Hamilton put the finishing touches on the Victorian staircase of the Brewster home for CLT’s upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The show opens its two-weekend run on Friday, October 4.

Community Little Theatre’s Bill Hamilton and Phil Vampatella have lost count of how many sets they have designed and constructed, both together and with others, over many seasons of service with CLT.
They may not know how many, but their experience shows. The set of the company’s current production, Joseph Kesselring’s classic comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” is turning into the latest masterpiece by this fearless team of volunteer carpenters and their co-creators, Carol Hodgkin and Glynnis Nadel, who are adding the artistic décor to Director Adam P. Blais’ design.
The production will open on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. for its two-week run at Great Falls Performing Arts Center in Auburn. Tickets are $18; $15 for seniors ages 60+; $12 for children ages 12-. They may be purchased at the Box Office, by calling 783-0958, or at LACLT.com.

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Celebration Barn presents “Summer Finale” program

Seen recently in her solo show, “A Life In Her Day,” Hilary Chaplain is among the performers slated to present new work in Celebration Barn Theater’s “Summer Finale” program on August 30 and 31 (photo by Michelle Bates).

Seen recently in her solo show, “A Life In Her Day,” Hilary Chaplain is among the performers slated to present new work in Celebration Barn Theater’s “Summer Finale” program on August 30 and 31 (photo by Michelle Bates).

Celebration Barn Theater of South Paris will present its “Summer Finale” on Friday August 30 and Saturday August 31 at 8 p.m. The two shows celebrate the end of the Barn’s summer programming season with new work by special guest artists Hilary Chaplain, David Gaines, Aaron Tucker, and others.
An acclaimed physical comedienne and actress, Hilary Chaplain has performed her award-winning original solo and ensemble work around the world. Hot on the heels of presenting her solo show, “A Life In Her Day,” at the Barn, Chaplain returns for the Summer Finale with a fresh set of performance pieces.

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CLT’s “Odd Couple” opens this weekend

CLT’s production of the “Odd Couple” opens June 7. Clockwise from left are Jason Pelletier (“Speed”), Bernie Button (“Roy”), Roger Philippon (“Oscar”), Paul Menezes (“Vinnie”) and Phil Vampatella (“Murray”). Other cast members include Eric Brakey, Pat Freestone Phillips and Andrea Quaid.

CLT’s production of the “Odd Couple” opens June 7. Clockwise from left are Jason Pelletier (“Speed”), Bernie Button (“Roy”), Roger Philippon (“Oscar”), Paul Menezes (“Vinnie”) and Phil Vampatella (“Murray”). Other cast members include Eric Brakey, Pat Freestone Phillips and Andrea Quaid.

Community Little Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s ageless comedy “The Odd Couple” opens this weekend at
the Great Falls Performing Arts Center in Auburn. Show times are June 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and June 9
and 16 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under. For this production only, those who
bring their father to a show can pay just $12 for his ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the
box office at 783-0958 or see www.LACLT.com.

 

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“Haiku, Hip Hop and Hotdogs” at The Public Theatre

Sgt. Pepperoni leads his troops

Sgt. Pepperoni leads his troops

Well-known children’s poems will spring to life when the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre brings their delightful new show, “Haiku, Hip Hop and Hotdogs” to The Public Theatre on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Perfect for families with children in pre-K through fifth grade, this show provides an exciting introduction to the magic of poetry and theatre. In Crabgrass’s exciting new production, the world, action, and emotion of poems by Jack Prelutsky, David McCord, Calef Brown, and Beatrice Schenk de Regniers spring vividly to life as young audiences thrill to the adventures of Fearless Flying Hotdogs, a dancing Funky Snowman, and a Goblin who must overcomes his fear to make friends with the terrifying boy on top of his bed.

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Bates Folk Fest rescheduled for this weekend

Alba's Edge: (l. to r.) bassist Doug Berns, pianist Neil Pearlman, fiddler Lilly Pearlman, and percussionist Jacob Cole.

Alba’s Edge: (l. to r.) bassist Doug Berns, pianist Neil Pearlman, fiddler Lilly Pearlman, and percussionist Jacob Cole.

Postponed because of a February snowstorm, the third annual Bates College Folk Music Festival will takes place this weekend at campus locations to be announced. Featuring three days of contradancing, workshops and performances, the festival is open to the public.

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