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Eileen Walsh

The Valerie Theatre is in full swing for the month of November.

In addition to our regular Sunday film series and our once-a-month Friday night date movie, the Valerie will also offer a monthly foreign film night on Thursday, Nov. 14, “Pan’s Labyrinth”; a Saturday matinee on Nov. 16, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; and a Friday family film night on Friday, Nov. 22, “E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial.”

Internationally touring duo Patchouli & Terra Guitarra are bringing their one-of-a kind production, “The Landscape of Guitar,” back to the Valerie Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. for an encore performance.

Last year’s concert at the Valerie sold out and it’s easy to understand why.

Experience the spirit of the ’60s and ’70s, the romance of the Spanish guitar and the colors of Van Gogh.

Their world-class musicianship and vocals are elevated by the accompaniment of the lush visual movement of the new “Animated Painting Concert Experience — The Landscape of Guitar.”

After 20 years of touring and 21 albums, guitarist/artist Bruce Hecksel and singer/poet Julie Patchouli created this original concept using Hecksel’s Terra Guitarra acrylic paintings of “guitar landscapes,” where every element is a guitar shape, colorfully glittering like stained glass.

The duo animated and composed the paintings to flow seamlessly with the music, producing a vibrant and flowing backdrop.

In 2018 “The Landscape of Guitar” quite literally took flight around the world touring theaters in the U.S., Europe and China, including art exhibitions on three continents of the original paintings used in the production.

In 2019, Patchouli & Terra Guitarra went on their second tour to China.

Tickets for all movies and shows may be purchased at the Valerie Theatre box office from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, or online at www.valerietheatre.org.

For more information, call 352-341-7850.

Eileen Walsh is director of the Valerie Theatre Cultural Center Inc., 207 Courthouse Square, Inverness. Call her at 352-341-7850, ext. 3. Visit www.valerietheatre.org.

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