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‘Dom Hemingway’

... mad, bad and dangerous to know

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Putnam Smith to perform at Johnson Hall

If you are a fan of singer-songwriters and roots music, then may I make a suggestion to you? Head to Johnson Hall on May 3 to catch Maine’s own Putnam Smith as he performs there in Gardiner. He’s supporting his fourth album “Kitchen, Love,” which was released in 2013 on his own Itchy Sabot Records. During the winter months, he tours across the country (and into Canada, as well) playing his music to appreciative crowds but during the summer months he’s hard at work on his homestead (a log cabin) where he cuts and splits his own firewood, and has a “substantive” garden. In a recent telephone interview, Smith chatted about his life, his music and the fact that he prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress.

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SHANNON THURSTON ... Girl on the go

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.

CHECK IT OUT

“The Hidden Coast of Maine” by Joe Devenney and Ken Textor

TRAVELIN’ MAINE(RS)

Several photos included in this story We’ve scheduled some terrific trips this summer. How about you?

BUSHNELL ON BOOKS

Go behind the scenes of Masterpiece Theatre or solve a murder with amateur sleuth Natalie Barnes

Programs planned at L.C.Bates Museum

The L.C. Bates Museum will present natural history programs and guided walks in April and early May that explore our locate habitats and wildlife. Come visit the museum for a tour or to participate in the programs. Make sure to see the Passenger Pigeon.

Oakland’s Dom Colizzi prepares for Kittery performace

A 21-year-old singer/songwriter Dom Colizzi, from Oakland, has recently caught the eye of some of the industry’s most powerful figures who all recommend that he move to Nashville to continue his journey as a promising country musician. In appreciation of all his supporting home state fans of Maine, Dom will perform a very special intimate live show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., in Kittery. This will be a monumental event for Dom as he will sign a contract with his new Manager Tom Crouse onstage. Crouse is the father and manager of country star Joel Crouse who is currently on tour with Darius Rucker and has toured with Taylor Swift.