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"The Wiz" at Maine State Music Theatre

 

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENT "THE WIZ"

THE WIZ is based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, and is one of Broadway's most popular contemporary musicals. THE WIZ originally opened on Broadway in January of 1975 and ran through January 1979. It won 7 Tony Awards including Best musical and Best Score. The movie of The Wiz starred Diana Ross and featured Michael Jackson. The movie was also nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

The Maine State Music Theatre's production of "The Wiz" runs through August 27th.  Shows start at 7:30 PM. 

Tuesday - August 16, 2011

SINGER/SONGWRITER AMY ALLEN

Amy will take the stage at Port City Music Hall along with Sparks The Rescue at their Homecoming Show on Saturday, August 20th, 2011.

Amy was named Best Female Vocalist and Best New Act 2011 by the Portland Phoenix.

For more information on Amy Allen click here: AMY ALLEN

Amy Allen's music video for "Love Fool" was produced by Park Bench Pictures in NYC.

For more information about Park Bench Pictures click here:  PARK BENCH PICTURES

 

ORGANIST DAVE WICKERHAM

Commissary closure disappoints military community

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- News that the Department of Defense has decided once and for all to close the commissary in Topsham has hit Maine's military community hard.

Topsham military commissary to close in October

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) -- Maine's congressional delegation is criticizing a decision by the Department of Defense to close the Brunswick-Topsham commissary, where thousands of active-duty and retired military personnel go food shopping.

The commissary in Topsham was originally slated to close last March, two months before the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down for good.

Maine's congressional delegation said they were told Tuesday that the Defense Department has now decided to close the commissary in October rather than keep it open.

The delegation says the commissary serves more than 10,000 active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, retirees and their families.

Maine Antiques Festival in Union

MAINE ANTIQUES FESTIVAL

The Maine Antiques Festival will celebrates 30 years this year. The Maine Antiques Festival is the place to be for dealers and collectors alike.  It is the largest antiquing event in Maine.

The show will be held at the Fairgrounds in Union from August 12-14th. Admission is $8 and a weekend pass is $25.

For more information about the Maine Antiques Festival click here: MAINE ANTIQUES FESTIVAL

WWII planes come to Maine

Wiscasset, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some remarkable veterans of World War II are causing excitement in Wiscasset.

Five combat airplanes - the pilots call them "war-birds" -- have taken up residence at the Wiscasset Airport for a few months.

The planes include a P-40 fighter, a Corsair fighter, a B-25 bomber, a P-51 Mustang and, rarest of all, a Japanese Zero fighter plane. The Zero is said to be one of only two in the world that can still fly.

All the planes, in fact, have been restored to near-original condition and they do fly. They're owned by the Texas Flying Legends Museum, which plans to bring them to Wiscasset for part of each year. Chief Pilot Warren Pietsch says the planes were purchased from other collectors and restorers over the last couple of years to create the museum.

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick

Mid Coast Health Services Opens Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic in Downtown Brunswick

 

Less than a year after the announcement of its expansion plans, Mid Coast Health Services is proud to open its brand new Mid Coast Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic, Downtown at Brunswick Station. The 10,000 square-foot facility is situated on the first floor of Brunswick Station’s newest building on Station Avenue.

Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services said, “The new downtown location is well situated for the region’s first non-emergency Walk-In Clinic.  We are pleased to offer this new service to the community as we further our commitment to maintaining excellent quality, easily accessible care, close to home.”

“With the success of revitalization efforts, Brunswick has become a regional destination,” said Stephanie Slocum, Executive Director of the Brunswick Downtown Association.