CULTURE SHOCK
On Friday night, improv troupe The Focus Group is at the Bangor Arts Exchange, it’s hip hop night at Queen City Cinema Club featuring Assasi and Boss, Whippoorwill Wood is at Paddy Murphy’s, Mai Kheet and Glen Dubose perform at Black Bear Brewing on Exchange… Read More
    CULTURE SHOCK
    Kentucky Derby entrant Code of Honor waits on the track to workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) There’s a total mashup of… Read More
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
On Memorial Day 2019, it is appropriate to publish some of the transcribed oral history I was fortunate to recently record on audio, when my husband and I visited Franco-American World War II veteran Gerard Lamontagne with his wife Solange (Thibodeau), at their residence in Scarborough.  Mr. and… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    In late April 1863, four Union gunboats (center) attack a Confederate fort (left) and gunboat (upper right) at Butte a la Rose on the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Not far away was a young Orono officer who would die of disease on May 17. (Harper’s… Read More
Artist Jillian is back with her latest collages on cardboard. She is the featured artist for the month of June. She said she particularly loves displaying her work to the Moore Library crowd because she believes her art feels well framed surrounded by readers and books, beauty… Read More
    BETHEL — On Saturday, May 11, the Biennial Pine Tree Piano Festival took place at Gould Academy in Bethel. The festival was organized by the Maine Music Teachers Association, a state affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. MTNA is a nonprofit organization composed of 24,000 independent… Read More
CHERRY FIELD  — Maven Leather will have its grand opening Saturday, May 25 at 6 Park Street. Come enjoy locally-made refreshments, along with live music on the porch and Imprints Vintage Photo Camper outside. Come browse one-of-a-kind, timeless designs made right here in Downeast Maine. The first 10 visitors… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Maine Made Crafts will host its Annual Spring Arts & Craft Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25-26 at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave, I-95 exit 109, Admission is $2 for adults and children under 12 are free.  Buy your gifts from our talented… Read More