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Youth Opera Paints Hopeful Picture of Classroom Unity

You Can’t Sit Here, an original children’s opera presented by Eastport Arts Center last month was a riveting success for participants and audiences, spanning four years’ work for the writers and producers, and nearly a year for the cast of 10 students. A dedicated group of theater-makers, including nearly … [Read More]

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‘Easternmost Cambodian Band’ Captivated EAC Crowd; Show to Be Repeated in Lubec, April 19

By Catherine J.S. LeeFor the March 17th program of the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, Lubec musician Jane Lanctot and friends presented a program of Cambodian music before a large and enthusiastic audience. Some of the styles and songs were 800 to 1,000 years old, dating from … [Read More]

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‘You Can’t Sit Here,’ From the Inside, Plus Credit Where Credit is Due (The Big Thanks List!)

“There was lots of work, many rehearsals (never enough) tough music, tight schedule, some kids living miles away, 10 to 18 year olds with adolescent energy and drama, details, details and more details, cold days, rainy days, colds, school conflicts, very limited funds…” writes You Can’t Sit Here co-producer … [Read More]

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Tomah’s Passamaquoddy Language Talk Featured 19th Century Recordings

By Nadine BissAt the Eastport Arts Center on Sunday, March 10, more than 30 attendees were welcomed byDwayne Tomah to develop their understanding of Passamaquoddy language and culture.Tomah, who serves as the Passamaquoddy language keeper and curator of the SipayikMuseum, brought numerous artifacts and recordings to share. He presented … [Read More]

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Staged Reading, a Collaboration Between Lubec & Eastport Theater Groups, Packed EAC

By Manuela BriceThe Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continued full steam on February 25 and drew a full house of a most delighted crowd with the staged reading of “Five Short Comedies,” a collaborative effort of Stage East and the Lubec Campobello Community Theatre, excellently directed by … [Read More]

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Thoughts on Sunday Series Wildlife Tour: ‘Not all Australian critter names end in “ooh”’

By Jnana Hodson Emeritus professor of chemistry Woody Gillies, a Pembroke resident the past 13 years, is one of DowneastMaine’s avid birders. His lifelong passion for both ornithology and wildlife photography has led him around the globe, including six trips to Australia, where his sister and brother-in-law dwell, giving … [Read More]

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Zack Klyver’s Whale Talk Engaged a Large Audience

By Steven Koenig EAC’s February 11th Sunday Afternoon Series featured Zack Klyver, a Maine-based naturalist who has spent his career studying whales both locally and worldwide.  Klyver was raised in Eastport and graduated from Shead High School. He began his talk with stories of growing up in Eastport and … [Read More]

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Retro Record Hop Was a Blast, In Photos from Five Attendees

EAC’s Groundhog’s Day Retro Record Hop was a hoot! Thanks to five photographers who caught some of the action for us to remember—Carrie Cobb, Meg Colbert, EAC Board member Jude Kempe, Lauren Koss and Melissa Newcomb. Thanks too to Paula Horvath and DJ Catherine J.S. Lee, both EAC Board … [Read More]

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Soctomah Presented Film and Talk about N’tolonapemk Village

by Catherine J.S. LeeAs part of the Sunday Afternoons at the Eastport Arts Center series, on Sunday, February 4th, Passamaquoddy historic preservation officer and beloved tribal elder Donald Soctomah spoke to a large audience about the 10,000-year-old site of the Passamaquoddy village of N’tolonapemk, now known as Meddybemps and … [Read More]

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Passionate, Wide-Ranging Recital a Sunday Series Highlight

By Brian SchuthThe audience who braved the threat of oncoming weather to attend Danny Holt’s piano recital for the Sunday Series were rewarded with a program of intriguing, even surprising works, all of which bore the title “Sonatina.”Holt is “newly local” to us; previously based primarily in southern California, … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.