The Waldo Theatre will be one of the stops on Saturday, September 8 at ArtWalk Waldoboro, which is held on the second Saturday of each month in June-October, from 4-7 PM. There are 13 stops along the walk, including galleries, studios, shops with featured artists, and the Waldoboro Historical Society.
The Waldo Theatre will give tours and feature the work of local artists on its walls and stage. To learn more about ArtWalk Waldoboro and to find a map of the route, go to artwalkwaldoboro.com.
The Waldo’s featured artists for September 8, will be Waldoboro’s own Eleanor’s Crown. Eleanor's Crown is the husband and wife duo of Joe and Lindsay Cough. Originally from Bar Harbor, they recently relocated to Waldoboro to be closer to Joe's work as a teacher for the Midcoast Music Academy in Rockland. They boast a beautiful mix of Celtic, Scandinavian, and American folk music, as well as a few fantasy bard and tavern songs.
Joe Cough is a Maine-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor, and educator. He holds a B.A. in Human Ecology and a M.M. in vocal performance. He specializes in French mélodies, particularly those of Gabriel Fauré. He has been described as a ‘“spinto tenor” and uses his vocal technique across many types of musical genres. He is also a lover of the theater, and performs in operas and musicals, recently as Faust in Gounod's Faust and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. When not singing, he plays piano, guitar, trumpet, violin, and substitutes as an organist whenever he can. An avid composer, he has written for a variety of ensembles and film scores, most notably full scores for Buster Keaton short films, of which he is a huge fan. Other notable compositions are his Sax Quartet No. 1, and the Omega Piano Suite.
Lindsay in addition to being an accomplished singer and player of the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, is also an artist specializing in handmade, one of a kind polymer clay dolls. As a member of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild, you can see her work on Facebook, at Wind’s Knees Art Dolls.
To learn more about the Waldo Theatre, and its current efforts to restore and reopen the theatre, please visit waldotheatre.org.