Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cleophas at the Crocker

Cleophas and His Own will screen at the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30pm as part of the Museum's new Thursdays 'til 9 series. Art lovers will recall that this film made its west coast premiere in 2006 at the Crest Theatre in conjunction with a gallery talk at the Crocker during its Marsden Hartley retrospective. Director Michael Maglaras will introduce the film.

"Hypnotic...this haunting film illuminates Hartley's life and work with a nearly Bergman-like gravitas." ~ Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee

More information about the December 2 screening at this link.

Read more about Thursday 'til 9 at this link.

Read more about Cleophas and His Own at this link.

The Films of Michael Maglaras

Buy local! Purchase the films of Michael Maglaras at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine.

Can't make it to the museum gift shop? You can purchase online from Amazon at the links below:

Cleophas and His Own

Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet

John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Get and Give: Help 217 Records help the St. Lawrence Arts Center

GET: Purchase a ticket for Michael Maglaras's December 12th performance of Snow-Bound, sponsored by 217 Records. FMI at this link.

GIVE: 100% of your ticket purchase benefits the St. Lawrence Arts Center.

WHY? Check out today's article in the Portland Press Herald to learn more about the $17 million dollars the Friends of the St. Lawrence are working to raise.



Rebuilding the Sanctuary on Munjoy Hill


November 13, 2010

By Tom Bell tbell@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND - Razed two years ago after a partial roof collapse exposed a fatal structural flaw, the stone sanctuary of the St. Lawrence Church may rise again at the top of Munjoy Hill.

The Friends of St. Lawrence Church have quietly begun to raise money to rebuild the sanctuary.

The campaign began last week, after the City Council approved a contract zone that essentially allows the group to build a replica of the iconic building on the site where the old building stood -- now an empty lot at the corner of Congress and Munjoy streets. CONTINUE READING

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Behind the Scenes with Mark Stone: Delius Songbook Project




Banker Mark Stone Turns Baritone, Sets Up His Own Record Label: Interview

By Warwick Thompson
Nov 2, 2010


It’s a sad fact that classical recording contracts are as rare as shy sopranos or well-read tenors. Baritone and former accountant Mark Stone, passionate about English songs, isn’t fazed. He founded his own label.

Set up in 2008, Stone Records already has four well-received releases to its credit, and a fifth on the way....Fortunately, Stone has found many people willing to help him. For a forthcoming complete recording of songs by the English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934), Stone has a benefactor in the U.S. businessman Michael Maglaras.

“I put out an appeal for help in the Delius Society’s journal, and Michael replied,” he says. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Mark Stone and pianist Stephen Barlow at a recording session. For a forthcoming recording of the complete songs of Frederick Delius, Stone has found sponsorship from the American businessman Michael Maglaras. Photographer: Thomas Stone/Stone Records via Bloomberg