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Mark Lovejoy isn’t trying to freak his viewers out. “Not startle, per se, but the work is more offbeat than a lot of photography, for better or worse,” he said. Lovejoy’s showing of surreal, weird, unexpected, and just plain manipulated photographs, a collection aptly titled “Photographs Strange and Different,” will be on display at Arts Studio beginning June 7.
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Birthdays ending in zero or five tend to up the ante. So Ovation! Musical Theatre, on the cusp of its fifth, wants to celebrate big. “We’re having a party for ourselves, that we’re inviting the community to,” co-founder Marijane Milton said. Ovation, run by a board of directors and a dedicated group of volunteers, is typically extremely disciplined about staging its shows. After all, it’s lasted this long in large part through diligence and frugality. “All bootstraps,” said co-founder and board member Peter Denis of the group’s humble origins. “That was the thing of it. We’re ardent, we’re creative, and we have no money. How can we do something fantastic?” But on Saturday night at the Bainbridge Commons, they’ll let loose a little bit with “Saturday Night Safari – Singers Gone Wild.”
The world of a 12-year-old exists on an ever-shifting plane of mundane, of-this-earth pursuits. And dreams. “I just go into this trance,” Catherine Edwards said. “I adore it.” The thing, or rather, pursuit that transports Edwards into such a state is none other than her cello, an instrument that she saw her mother play as a tot and that she begged to try for herself practically as soon as she was able to ask. Edwards’ story of musical discovery mimics that of four other young musicians who will appear at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Sunday in the next Declassified Chamber Music concert.