SOUTH PORTLAND – Venerable folk singer/songwriter Judy Collins, who music career spans more than 40 years, will be at Borders at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. She will also play The Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield on Saturday, Dec. 6 and The Strand Theatre in Rockland on Sunday, Dec. 7.

Her latest CD, “Born To Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins,” was released in mid-October on her label, Wildflower Records. With featured guests Chrissy Hynde, Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen and others, the CD is a showcase of songs that have touched the lives of many generations with their grace and beauty.

Collins’ memorable version of “Send in the Clowns” won the 1975 Grammy for Song of the Year. The ballad was written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.”

Collins is also known for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” included on her 1967 album “Wildflowers.” The song has since been entered into the Grammy’s Hall of Fame.

Also a writer, Collins’ “Sanity and Grace, A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength” is a memoir focusing on the tragic death of her only son and the healing process that followed.

Borders is at 430 Gorham Road.

Tickets to Collins’ 8 p.m. holiday show at The Stone Mountain Arts Center are $90 per person. Dinner is available by reservation before the show (not included in ticket price). Visit www.stonemountainartscenter.com or call 1-866-227-6523.

Tickets to her 7 p.m. holiday show at The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, are $58. Call 594-0070 or log on to www.rocklandstrand.com.


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