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September 28, 2012

Lookout: Cellist Kristen Miller performs in festival

Georgetown cellist and composer Kristen Miller will participate in “Maya & Me,” a concert included in the ACT ONE festival at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, N.H., on Sunday. The festival, which runs from August through October, features four concerts and 12 stage shows.

Miller has composed original scores on the cello for three silent films by 1940s filmmaker Maya Deren. Deren was born in Russia as Eleanora Derenkowskaia in 1917. She was an important experimental filmmaker in America, and “an entrepreneurial promoter of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s.”

ACT ONE, Artists’ Collaborative Theatre of New England, is an arts education organization. Miller is well-known in Newburyport’s arts circle and performs at numerous local venues, including the Firehouse and the Actors Studio.

“Maya & Me” will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $18 and $16 for seniors. To purchase tickets, call 603-300-2986 or go online to www.actonenh.org. The theater is located at 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, N.H.

Breakfast at the Moose on Sunday

The Women of the Moose Lodge will host a breakfast buffet for the public on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a menu of scrambled, fried or omelet eggs, pancakes, French toast, and side dishes.

Admission is $6 per person. The Moose Lodge is located at 34 Broad St., Merrimac.

Youth stage ‘Once On This Island Jr.’

The Byfield youth theater company, TTS Players’ production of “Once On This Island Jr.” concludes this weekend. Performances are set for tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St., Byfield.

The song-and-dance show follows a peasant girl, Ti Moune, as she rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island that she lives on.

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