November 11, 2012

Kennebec Journal local news briefs, Nov. 12, 2012

Kennebec Journal Staff

Jazz on Tour ensemble performs at Lithgow Library Tuesday

AUGUSTA -- The University of Maine at Augusta Jazz on Tour ensemble will give a concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reading Room at Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St.

Its repertoire includes a mix of jazz standards and originals and pop and rock arrangements. Members include Steve Perry on saxophone; Rurik Brackett, guitar; Darren Hicks, bass; Jesse Feinberg, piano; Steve Grover, the group's director, on drums; and guest singers Dorie Barnes, Brittany Yorks and Christine McCullough.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 626-2415.

Lighthouse book subject of talk

AUGUSTA -- Richard Cheek will discuss his book "From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business: The Many Lives of Maine's Lighthouses" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St.

Presented by the Kennebec Historical Society, Cheek's talk will include a PowerPoint presentation of illustrations. The book explores the lives and legends of lighthouse keepers, tales of maritime disasters and lighthouse architecture and preservation, according to a news release from the historical society.

Cheek also will sign copies of the book, which will be for sale at the event.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 622-7718.

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