Arts & Culture

Met Opera in HD Encore: La Clemenza di Tito - Clarks Pond Cinemagic

Met Opera in HD Encore: La Clemenza di Tito - Clarks Pond Cinemagic

 


333 Clarks Pond Parkway
South Portland, Maine04106
Phone: (207) 772-6023

Dec 19, 2012. The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart's drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer's final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts. Encore screening at screening at 6:30 p.m.

"Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-made World" - book launch at Portland Museum of Art

"Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-made World" - book launch at Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art will host award-winning Maine photographer Brian Vanden Brink on Thursday, December 13, 2012, to celebrate the launch of his new book Iconic: Perspectives on a Man-Made World, published by Down East Books. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free to the public. There will be a brief presentation in the PMA’s Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium with a reception to follow. This 176-page book is available for purchase in the PMA Store.

A striking follow-up to Vanden Brink’s acclaimed book Ruin, Iconic: Perspectives on the Man-Made World represents more than 30 years of work. Vanden Brink offers a stunning perspective on the built landscape and is keenly aware of how cultural changes bear out in the structures that we build.

"Sounds of the Season" - Boy Singers of Maine

Movies: "Anna Karenina"

Movies: "Anna Karenina"

 

Here’s a handsome Christmas present in the form of a highly original and sumptuous staging of the Leo Tolstoy novel, scripted by the great British playwright Tom Stoppard and directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement”).

 

The movie was shot almost entirely in an old theater, with the actors deftly moving from scene to scene.  As doors open, new sets are revealed.  Some of those doors also lead outdoors to offer ravishing shots of the Russian countryside -- but of the main characters, only one is allowed outside.  That is Levin (Domhnall Gleeson, son of Brendan), whose happy scything with the peasants frees him from the chilly embrace of 19th century Russian high society.

Creating the book I will never publish...

Creating the book I will never publish...

Cut and Paste means a whole lot more than Control+C, Control +V for me.

Forgive my absenteeism, dear reader.  Here's what I've been up to!

I'm creating the book that I will never, ever publish.  And it's my favorite book ever.

 

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Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award

Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award

At the city of South Portland’s annual employee recognition breakfast on November 28, Kim Campbell was honored with the "Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award", given to a city employee who deals with difficult challenges at work while maintaining a positive attitude.

Campbell, who began working for the South Portland Public Library nearly ten years ago, as an on-call, substitute employee, has steadily increased her responsibilities and grown her skills, and was recently promoted to the position of Head of Youth Services.