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Bob Keyes

Bob Keyes has written about the arts in Maine since 2002. He’s never been much an artist himself, other than singing in junior high school chorus and acting in a few musicals. But he’s attended museums, theaters, clubs and concert halls all his life, and cites Bob Dylan as most influential artist of any kind since Picasso. He lives in Berwick.

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Posted: September 23, 2015

Kotzschmar season begins this weekend

Written by: Bob Keyes

The organ at Merrill Auditorium will stay busy this fall. The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ begins a concert season this weekend that stretches into the spring and includes organists, silent films and an opera collaboration.

The fall lineup:

Ken Cowan, an organist from Houston, Texas, begins the season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $25.50 to $46.50, through

Tom Trenney from Lincoln, Nebraska, performs with the silent film “Nosferatu,” a precursor to “Dracula,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30; $18, free for 12 and younger, through PortTix.

Carol Williams, San Diego’s civic organist, performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17; $20.50 to $40.50, through PortTix.

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