ALEX LIBBY PROMOTES PROJECT COMMON BOND
Alex Libby worked as an assistant to Director Stephen Daldry on the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, as well as on the film, "Extremely Close and Incredibly Loud". He is currently producing a gala fundraising event for Project Common Bond.
Project Common Bond brings together teens, ages 15 - 20 from around the world who share a 'common bond'--the loss of a family member due to an act of terrorism. Launched in 2008, Project Common Bond has so far brought together over 308 teenagers from fifteen different countries and territories to turn their experience of losing a loved one to terrorism into positive actions that can help others exposed to similar tragedy, including children who lost parents in the 9/11 attack.
For more information on Project Common Bond click here: COMMON BOND
For more information on Tuesday's Children click here: TUESDAYS CHILDREN
To watch the Common Bond video click here: COMMON BOND VIDEO
You can support children affected by terrorism everywhere by texting the word "BOND" to 41010 to make a $10 donation.
PRODUCER MIKE KAPLAN CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF "THE WHALES OF AUGUST"
Mike Kaplan is the Producer of "The Whales of August".
The Whales of August tells the story of two elderly widowed sisters spending a summer at a seaside house in Maine. The surroundings cause them to recall their relationship as young women and the summers they had enjoyed there in the past. They reflect on the passage of time as well as the bitterness, jealousies, and misunderstandings that slowly festered over the years and kept them from establishing a true closeness in their relationship.
Libby (Bette Davis) is the more infirm of the two sisters, and her nature has become bitter and cold as a result. Sarah (Lillian Gish) is a softer and more tolerant character, intent on nursing her sister through her discomfort and trying to breach the gulf that has grown between them. The resentment that Libby displays towards her sister stifles Sarah's every attempt at making a friendly overture towards her, and Sarah cautiously retreats from Libby.
Maranov (Vincent Price) is a fisherman who provides a romantic interest for Sarah, and helps her to recall the happiness of her youth, while also reminding her of the marriage and husband that she has lost. Tisha (Ann Sothern) is a vivacious lifelong friend who provides common sense, fun, and laughter, and is the catalyst for some of the sisters' conversations and revelations.
The film is based on the play by David Berry whose family cottage was on on Peaks Island where, in fact, the characters and story were drawn from. The film was shot on Cliff Island in Casco Bay.
"The Whales of August" will be shown at the Portland Museum of Art on Friday, August 10th at 6:30 PM, and on Sunday, August 12th at 2 PM. Mike Kaplan will hold a Q & A after Friday night's screening.
For more information on "The Whales of August" screenings click here: WHALES OF AUGUST AT PMA
THE BAND LOCAL CIRCUS TO PERFORM AT SADDLEBACK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
The Saddleback Bluegrass Festival takes place this Friday (8/10) and Saturday (8/11) at Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley. Local Circus will take the stage at 4:30 PM on Friday, August 10th.
Other performances include:
Friday August 10
2:30 PM Tricky Britches
3:30 PM Chasing Blue
4:30 PM Local Circus
5:45 PM Michael Daves
6:45 PM Red Stick Ramblers
Saturday August 11
11:30 AM 317 Main St. Student Ensemble
12:15 AM The Hillbenders
1:30 PM MilkDrive
THE OLYMPIC ZONE
You can catch Bill Green and Lee Goldberg on The Olympic Zone Monday through Saturday at 7:30 PM.
For more information on The Olympic Zone click here: THE OLYMPIC ZONE
2:45 PM Della Mae
4:15 PM The Gibson Brothers
6:00 PM The Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin' McCourys with special guest, Michael Daves
7:45 PM Sam Bush Band
For more information on Local Circus click here: LOCAL CIRCUS
For more information on the Saddleback Bluegrass Festival click here: SADDLEBACK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL