It’s a Wonderful Life in Newport and Derby Line

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Pictured is the cast of QNEK’s upcoming It’s A Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play.  In the top row, from left, are John Young, Nancy Rumery, John Meredith, Lisa Foster McCrae, and Brian McCrae.  In the middle row, from left, are Rhonda Lucas, Josie Pearson, Charli Kellaway, Caresse Comeau-Elman, Tori Young, Cazian Comeau-Elman, John Meredith, and Kim Prangley.  In the bottom row, from left, are Mark Rumery, Jim Young, Josie Pearson, Zoe Lucas, Heidi Walsh, and Nicki Campbell.  Photo courtesy of QNEK Productions

Pictured is the cast of QNEK’s upcoming It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. In the top row, from left, are John Young, Nancy Rumery, John Meredith, Lisa Foster McCrae, and Brian McCrae. In the middle row, from left, are Rhonda Lucas, Josie Pearson, Charli Kellaway, Caresse Comeau-Elman, Tori Young, Cazian Comeau-Elman, John Meredith, and Kim Prangley. In the bottom row, from left, are Mark Rumery, Jim Young, Josie Pearson, Zoe Lucas, Heidi Walsh, and Nicki Campbell. Photo courtesy of QNEK Productions

QNEK Productions continues the celebration of it’s twenty-first season by presenting It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry.

Performances begin at The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport on Friday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m., and continue at The First Universalist Parish of Derby Line on Saturday, December 13, at 2 p.m., Friday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 20 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at all performances. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

Tickets are available by visiting qnek.com, calling the QNEK Box Office at 334-2216, at The MAC Center for the Arts, by visiting catamountarts.org, or by calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at 1-888-757-5559. All performances go to benefit their respective venues. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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Perkins wins titanium in national dance competition

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Kendra Perkins is wearing the medal she won in Sheer Talent national competition in Las Vegas in July.  Behind her are some of her dance photos and trophies.  Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

Kendra Perkins is wearing the medal she won in Sheer Talent national competition in Las Vegas in July. Behind her are some of her dance photos and trophies. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar

copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014

by Bethany M. Dunbar

DERBY — At age 19, Kendra Perkins was no stranger to national dance competition. She had been there four times before.

July 7 to 12 was her fifth time at the Sheer Talent competition, and she came home from Las Vegas with a titanium medal. Her score was 298 out of a possible 300 points from three judges.

“I came off the stage and I was bawling,” she said. She thought she had done badly. A perfectionist, she often reviews videos of herself dancing to try to improve. It turns out she did pretty well, even though she wasn’t satisfied herself.

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