The work of Michael Maglaras & Terri Templeton

Lynd Ward Featured in Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Fine Books & Collections magazine reviews Library of America’s two-volume set of Lynd Ward’s novels, Six Novels in Woodcuts. Be sure to pick up the magazine to read the article. A new documentary on Lynd Ward will be presented this spring by Michael Maglaras and 217 Films. View the screening schedule at this link. More […]

New Lynd Ward Documentary in Production

Follow this link to view the trailer for the forthcoming documentary from 217 Films “O Brother Man: The Life and Work of Lynd Ward.” This new film by Michael Maglaras tells the story of Lynd Ward, the acknowledged father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific graphic artists, book illustrators, and […]

Frederick Delius Songbook CD: U.S. Release

Read press release online at this link. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 217 Records Contact: Tami Kennedy 207-838-0816 [email protected] Volume One of the Frederick Delius Songbook to be Released in the United States this September ASHFORD, CONNECTICUT (August 22, 2011) – In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great English composer Frederick Delius […]

John Marin on the Rise

“Marin, you are a mighty fine fellow, but do you know your job as well as those old boys did, and will your stuff last as long?” ~ John Marin, 1936 Terry Teachout writes about why he thinks John Marin so often gets the “John who?” treatment, and notes “Mr. Marin’s stock appears at long […]

Georgia Museum of Art Features 217 Films’ Marsden Hartley Documentary

On July 28, 2011 at 7:00pm“Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet” will screen at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia. Director Michael Maglaras will introduce the film. Film Series: Artists’ Biographies“Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet”7:00 – 8:30 pmLocation: M. Smith Griffith Auditorium Using more than 60 of Marsden Hartley’s paintings […]

Delius Songbook – Volume 1: Coming in July

Stone Records presents: To DaffodilsMusic by Frederick DeliusWords by Robert HerrickMark Stone – BaritoneStephen Barlow – Piano From the CD The Complete Delius Songbook – Volume 1 which will be released this July by Stone Records. Michael Maglaras of 217 Records is executive producer. This is the first CD in a two-disc series that will […]

Library of America: “Snow-Bound” The Poem for a Winter Storm

Follow this link to read The Library of America’s blog post about John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Snow-Bound.” The poem for a winter storm! The Library of America calls Michael Maglaras’s reading of this poem “The best recording of Snow-Bound…”. Michael Maglaras recorded this poem in 2007 as part of 217 Records’ Whittier Bicentennial Recording Project. […]

“Barbara Frietchie” read by Michael Maglaras

In this video, Michael Maglaras reads John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “Barbara Frietchie.” This performance was recorded before a live audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine on Sunday, December 12, 2010. More about Michael Maglaras, executive producer Terri Templeton and their audio recordings and films can be found at www.two17records.com and www.two17films.com.

217 Records celebrates 150 years of Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”

Many people can still recite from memory these words from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s great poem Paul Revere’s Ride: “Listen my children and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Listen to Michael Maglaras recite this masterpiece of American poetry; this still-resonating call to citizen action. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere […]

Snow-Bound at the St. Lawrence

On Sunday, December 12 Michael Maglaras of 217 Records performed John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Snow-Bound” to a sold out audience at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland, Maine. View photos from the performance at this link.