June 20, 2018
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Photo exhibit of Chinese immigrants to Maine

BANGOR — The Oriental Jade announced that it has on display through October photographs of early Chinese immigrants to Maine in the early portion of the 20th century.

Over the past decade, the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine has discovered many photographs depicting members of Maine’s Chinese community. The photos cover the time period between the 1890s through the 1950s.

The association donated the photographs to the Maine Historical Society as part of what has become the Maine Chinese Archive.

In 2011, as part of its ongoing effort to document the history of Maine’s Chinese community, the association partnered with the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Historical Society to select a dozen of the photos and exhibit them to the general public. The idea was to loan the images to Chinese restaurants and other locations where they could be seen by the public. The hope is that the the photos will rotate through other Bangor area locations.

For information, email Bonnie Newcomb with inquiries at bonnie@orientaljade.com.


CD release

BREWER — Maximum Blue, a Bangor-based trio of fiddle, bass and guitar, fronted by 16-year old fiddle player Max SIlverstein, will release its “Hometown” CD 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Next Generation Theater. The evening of bluegrass, swing and old-time music will conclude with an open jam in which acoustic musicians may participate. Bring your instrument.

Admission is $7. For information, call 989-7100.


Workshop with jazz guitar legend

ORONO — Rodney Jones, Jazz guitar legend and professor at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, will give a special performance, lecture and workshop 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine. His topic will be “Music: Spiritual Tools for Creative Living.”

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Participants will receive a free copy of “The Spiritual Experience Guidebook” and CD.

Jones has performed with jazz legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Wynton Marsalis, as well as countless outstanding musicians in other genres. He has been a professor at The Juilliard School since 2007 and at The Manhattan School of Music for more than 25 years. He has been a student, lecturer, cleric and workshop facilitator on the spiritual teachings of Eckankar around the world for three decades,

For information about the event, call Brian Catell at 947-8413.

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