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From the Vault: Rag-tacular Vaudevillians Give Unforgettable EAC Show

EAC was thrilled to book Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings for a two-day stint in August 2020, following up on their wildly energetic, virtuosic performance in September 2017. In lieu of enjoying the band’s return engagement (canceled due to Covid closure), which would have included one of … [Read More]

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Eastport Teacher and Son Treat Follies Crowd to Gillespie Tune

Robert Sánchez and family have been involved at Eastport Arts Center since 2006, when they first moved to Washington County. In this video, made July 3, 2019 at EAC’s annual Moose Island Follies show, Robert accompanies his eleven-year-old son, Ellis, in Dizzy Gillespie’s tune “BirksWirks.” Ellis and big sister … [Read More]

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Improv Act Adds Surreal Flavor to 2012 Follies, Persists in 2020 with Pandemic Performances

And now, for something completely different!Les Trois Etoiles, a Washington County-based improvisation group, gave a boat-rocking show at EAC’s 2012 Moose Island Follies. Performers included Clifton Moser, Gordon Phillips, Duane Ingalls and Eugene Nichols. Ingalls, Moser and Nichols are now at the core of a resurgence of activity by … [Read More]

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Argirs Exemplify Follies 2019 Vibe, Continue with Moose Island House Players in 2020

We at EAC can’t help but feel a bit gloomy on what in any other year would be the eve of our annual Moose Island Follies. As a diversion and an encouragement for all of our creators out there in the community to keep on creating, we present this … [Read More]

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From the Vault, Joy! Electrifying Eastport Strings’ Rock Concert & Behind-the-Scenes Documentary

Eastport Strings, founded by Alice St. Clair as a training and performance group for young string musicians, had a vigorous run of 16 years as an EAC constituent group, giving scores of musicians a solid underpinning to their subsequent musical endeavors. The group dissolved in 2018, though St. Clair … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present a Message of Unity—in Swahili!

Quoddy Voices are one of the many musical groups whose activities have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the group’s director, John Newell, has been working with the singers via Zoom sessions, providing sight-singing and rhythm practice, to build skills for the group’s eventual and wished for return … [Read More]

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Musique Concrète ‘Home Planet’ Illuminated in Coast-Spanning Imagery

“The Home Planet consists almost exclusively of environmental sounds that were recorded within a short distance of my home,” noted composer Samuel Pellman. “As with many of the classic concrète works of the 1950’s, the listener can often identify familiar sounds (for instance, of birds singing at dawn, the … [Read More]

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Vintage Film Collage Keeps Pace with Composer’s Martian Opus

EAC Publicity Director Lauren Koss—who studied video and film at Hamilton College in the late 1990s—collaborated extensively with digital musician Samuel Pellman in 2003-04 and again 2012-2015, creating videos to illustrate his album, Selected Planets. Following is Pellman’s Ares Vallis. “The music for this piece was completed on the … [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.