Full-scale Wiscasset Art Walk to return June 24

Wiscasset Art Walk — a summertime celebration of art, music, performance and community, entering its ninth year — returns this month in full force with the participation of village galleries, shops, and restaurants.

The village becomes a festival with sidewalk activities, community art projects, and special features.

Art Walks are held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers, touring maps are available throughout the village, and there’s plenty of free parking.

Those ubiquitous orange barrels of 2019, indicators of the multi-year Maine Department of Transportation

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Sound check: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti venues and artists eagerly anticipate return of live music

YPSILANTI, MI – When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live music at his Ziggy Stardust-themed bar Ziggy’s, David Jeffries knew he would need to take a page out of his hero David Bowie’s playbook and reinvent the downtown Ypsilanti space that had become a haven for local and underground music and comic book culture since opening in 2016.

He and his wife Jo set up a do-it-yourself online store, using the bar and local music venue’s liquor license and distribution connections to create a one-stop shop for hard-to-find craft beers, seltzers and CBD water.

The Jeffries also began reaching out

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Church Street School for Music and Art celebrates the return of Tribeca

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While the streets steamed with unseasonably brutal weather on Sunday, June 6, the live blues wafting in and around White Street drew crowds closer.  Abby Levine on drums and Stacy Werdin on keyboard were hot, hot, hot! 

White Street’s closure provided plenty of space for parents, children, neighbors, musicians and artists to get inspired. The Happening! of the Church Street School for Music and Art (CSSMA) was definitely happening! 

Located in the former The Flea Theater,

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QCA art, live music events return this year

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – After many spring and summer events turned virtual in 2020, many are coming back this year and local art, music, and entertainment organizers are planning for their upcoming events.

The Galva Arts Council announced the return of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series.

“People just normally look forward to it but I think now after a year of not being able to do very much socially, it makes it even more exciting,” said John Taylor, the President of the event.

Virtual event opportunities were a great way to connect with audiences, but for some people, the

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Bringing it back: The return of cassettes and vinyl | Leisure

Despite people finding convenience in streaming music, older formats are increasing in popularity.

Last year, vinyl record sales went up 46% and cassette sales effectively doubled according to Pitchfork and BBC

So what’s the appeal? Art is something many view as cyclical (see mom jeans coming back into style) and that would make music no exception. This isn’t to say people are exclusively turning back to older bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, but current artists like Lady Gaga who released “Chromatica” in 2020 on cassette to record breaking sales, according to the BBC. 

However, Chris Grant, owner

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Art Fairs expected to return, animal investigator earns top honors: Top Ann Arbor headlines March 6-11

ANN ARBOR, MI – Art is expected to return to the streets of Ann Arbor this summer after COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the annual 2020 Art Fairs downtown.

Here is that headline and more you may have missed this week.

Ann Arbor Art Fairs plan to be back this summer – with a little reorganizing

The annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs are expected to return in July, with organizers of the Summer Art Fair taking over the South University section.

The annual event, which organizers canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, typically includes four fairs: the Ann

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