05/08/15 – Maine folk musician/composer Gordon Bok Performs one night only, Fri. May 8th at 7PM!
Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine. In his early years, he worked on a variety of vessels, from passenger schooners to yachts. He learned many tunes, sea songs, stories, legends and ballads from the people he worked with. Where he couldn't find songs that matched his experiences or needs, he began to write his own, and has kept up a lively flow of poems, songs, stories, choral and instrumental works. He has He has performed extensively in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. He has appeared on the radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor.
Gordon's music has been sung by many other performers and has been used for films, most notably the documentary "Coaster: The Adventure of the John F. Leavitt" for which he won an award. Gordon received an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Maine Maritime Academy for his reflection of Maine's maritime heritage in his compositions and performances. His legacy includes over thirty recordings featuring his own compositions and folk tunes from around the world. His extensive repertoire provides a rich well to draw upon for his concerts; he has never sung the same solo concert twice.
7PM show. Tickets $25.
05/09/15 – Acclaimed as one of the best US songwriters (Billboard Talent Net) Kate Schrock is also one of the vanguards of the DIY movement and has been releasing records in her trademark soulful blues - jazz - gospel- rock style for nearly 20 years. Her latest release is an acoustic rendering of back catalogue favorites. Her music has been featured on WCLZ, MPBM, WERU, WMPG as well as in film & television. She's worked alongside international greats such as Dave Rave (of Teenage Head), members of The Violent Femmes & has shared the stage with the likes of Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Stephen Stills & Wayne Kramer of MC5.
kör is the most recent and most intimate album released from singer songwriter Kate Schrock. Recorded over 2 days in the infamous RCA Studio A in Nashville, with grammy winning engineer Steve Drown at the helm, kör plays like a travelogue of material from the last 20 years of Kate Schrock’s career.
On Sat. May 9, Schrock will be joined by friend and fellow musician Glen DaCosta, ledgendary sax player and former member of Bob Marley and The Wailers.
05/13/15 – Over its first 13 years the MPF has become Maine’s premiere incubator for developing new plays by local playwrights. The MPF’s emphasis has always been on providing playwrights with the opportunity to hear their words come to life during a rehearsal process with a professional director and local actors, a process that culminates with a weekend of fully-staged public performances. Don't miss this years festival, running May 13-16th at St. Lawrence Arts!
To Purchase Tickets online please visit http: www. maineplaywrightsfestival.org
This year’s performance schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16 at 2pm
Saturday, May 16 at 7:30pm
The 24-Hour Portland Theater Project – Sunday, May 17 at 7pm
05/30/15 – They’ve done it again! “Stripwrecked Burlesque,” announces their 5th show! “Gatsby- A Burlesque Spectacular,” featuring Lady Luck Burlesque and the Wicked Burlesque. magine cabaret-style dancing, cotton clubs, lavish parties and of course stylish flappers!!! Transport yourself back in time to Harlem, NY in the 1920’s with the Jazz music, the speakeasy and sex. Join 30+ burlesque dancers for one night only!!!!
These talented performers from near and far will showcase everything from singing to dancing, stand-up comedy, fan-dances and so more!! No kids please! This show will include partial nudity with artistic intent and steamy sensuality. Are you ready? Haven’t heard of Stripwrecked Burlesque? See the show!
We are a group of talented dancers who fuse contemporary dance with classic burlesque. Stripwrecked Burlesque was founded by Ginger Rita, burlesque dancer, teacher, and choreographer. The group has a total of 12-dancers both male and female with experience in ballet, acrobatics, belly dance, cabaret-jazz and more!
06/06/15 – Elizabeth Peavey's acclaimed one-woman show returns to St. Lawrence Arts
Celebrated Maine author Elizabeth Peavey returns to the St. Lawrence Arts in Portland on Saturday, June 6th with her hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman show, “My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother,” which won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Best Drama.
“My Mother’s Clothes” is performed in a series of connected monologs by Peavey as she confronts the following: Losing a parent is difficult enough. Losing your final parent presents an additional challenge: What are you supposed to do with all your family's stuff? For months, she avoided wading through her late mother's things. But when her mom's condo sells, she's forced to reckon with its contents. As she does, objects surface, triggering memories from her childhood. Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck - the Polynesian hors d'oeuvre platter, the outdated evening coat, the milk glass and tea cups - suddenly take on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let go?
For more information on Elizabeth Peavey visit her website: http://elizabethpeavey.com
06/12/15 – Mystic Vibes, a seven-piece original roots reggae band from Portland Maine, first made their debut on the local music scene performing for King Yellowman in the late 90's. The group has since performed to energetic crowds from Rhode Island to Northern Maine and everywhere in between.Having had the privilege of sharing the bill with such great acts as Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Third World, Morgan Heritage, and John Browns Body just to name a few- front man Dequhn Lobutua expresses his original lyrics with a passion gained through a life based in the spirituality of Rastafari and the players have evolved into a tight and well-balanced group.
06/13/15 – CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late–90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a modern day singer–songwriter, Chris is most known for his song THIS TIME, the Number 1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Warner Bros Pictures).
Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots–pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra–ordinary characters. His work hailed by The New York Times as "classic pop perfection".
His most recent album release 'Technicolor'(Oct. 2013) is a collection of 17 songs written and performed by the artist.
Don't miss Trapper as he performs here at St. Lawrence Arts on Sat. June 13th. The show starts at 7PM with doors at 6:30. Tickets $12 advance/ $15 at door.
06/19/15 – McQueen has created a mixture of music, comedy, and video, which spoofs pop stars, movies and an assortment of celebrities. Each performance is a jamboree of songs, projection and sketches with material ranging from subjects as varied as Daft Punk to the wizard Gandalf, with some Jason Statham, Matthew McConaughey and Coldplay along the way. Transmitting a hi-tech audio-visual experience, McQueen creates an incredibly unique new universe. McQueen brings you an original multimedia world of comedy and parody.
"A GIANT NERD full of video lovelies: the magic carrot with rainbows in his eyes"- GUARDIAN
"An original show that showcases immense talent and wow factor"- HUFFINGTON POST
FMI : http://www.mcqueenlive.com/
You asked for it- and you got it! Lady Luck Burlesque is finally making their Portland debut! The ladies couldn't be happier to show Portland how they shimmy and shake. "A Summer Burly-Q Review" is the perfect mix of traditional burlesque, glitz & glamour, and sensual tease. They promise it will make your summer night even hotter! They bring some new acts and crowd pleasing favorites to the St. Lawrence that's guaranteed to bring the house down.
Lady Luck Burlesque consists of a talented and diverse group of 20 performers who are always proud to bring classy, well rehearsed shows all over New England.
For more information on Lady Luck Burlesque: http://www.ladyluckburlesque.com/
For more information on Lady Luck Burlesque: http://www.ladyluckburlesque.com/
06/28/15 – Join Shanna Underwood and her band 'The Wanderlost' , a rotating cast of great musicians, as they celebrate their recent fourth release 'Wandering'. A full band record, comprised of Underwoods original tunes, plus a little tasty treat written by one of their favorite influences. The idea behind Wanderlost is having a great group of people who know the songs, and change them depending on the venue, the vibe, and how big the band is for the circumstances. Rich, intelligent folksy songs written with three minor chords and the truth and an ever-growing and changing perspective.
It's a constant journey of learning, growing, and creating – wandering.
For more information, and to sample Underwoods complete discography visit: http://www.wanderlostmusic.com
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