Emily Burnham

Bangor Metro & Special Sections Reporter

 
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‘Game of Thrones’ vs. Stephen King: The results are in, and they’re surprising

on June 27, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Last week, we asked you, dear readers, to make some tough decisions. To choose, between two characters that you, as Stephen King and/or George R.R. Martin fans, love one or both of. We know it was hard. We know it was even harder considering the fact that the season finale …
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This former UMaine track star will appear on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ tonight

on June 27, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
When the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” was brought up to me and to my coworker and deskmate Sarah Cottrell, Sarah proceeded to freak out a little bit. She and her son are huge fans of the show, which, if you haven’t seen it, asks insanely fit and upper body …
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Florida Georgia Line play their amped-up brand of country on the Bangor Waterfront

on June 24, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
Whatever you want to call it — pop country, stadium country, bro country — Florida Georgia Line makes music for the masses. And the masses turned out in great numbers Thursday night, for the duo’s Maine stop on its Dig Your Roots tour at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, …
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The cannibal lobster-man comes to Augusta! Take this Clickhole quiz to see if you’ll win

on June 23, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Clickhole, the Onion spinoff site that satirizes Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and other similar sites, posted a choose-your-own-adventure type quiz asking readers to see if they, as the cannibal lobster-man, can run for election to become the governor of Maine. Yes, you read that right. Click through and get into …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 24-26: Let your true colors shine

on June 23, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
1. Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, all weekend, people! It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous few days with lots of fun things to do, so let’s get right into it. It’s LGBT Pride week here in Bangor, and while there’s been fun stuff all week, Friday night brings an art …
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Vote on which Stephen King / ‘Game of Thrones’ characters would win in a face off

on June 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Last week, Bangor’s favorite son and publishing superstar Stephen King, and George R.R. Martin, creator of “A Song of Ice and Fire” upon which the HBO juggernaut “Game of Thrones” is based, met in a literary tete-a-tete in New Mexico, as part of King’s latest book tour. That meeting got …
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The list of Ticketmaster free voucher shows have been released, and surprise — they’re almost gone!

on June 22, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
After my post on Monday detailing the news that Ticketmaster, after a class action lawsuit settlement, would be offering its consumers free tickets to certain shows in the coming months, a lot of people were probably wondering what those shows might be. Well, as of last night the list of …
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Help this movie about gay marriage, written and directed by a Bangor resident, get finished

on June 21, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Joshua Tunick and his wife, Allison, have lived in the Queen City for several years. Allison Tunick — daughter of Jane Bragg, longtime director of Bangor Ballet — is a Bangor native, and the couple returned to her home town after living out west. In his spare time outside of work, …
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Reviews: They Called Me Legion, “No Such Thing” and When Particles Collide, “Ecotone” (Bangor)

on June 21, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
Are you aware of the punk, indie rock and hardcore scene that’s developing in downtown Bangor? No? You should be. Most weekends, there are bands playing stacked bills at the Central Gallery on Central Street, and one of the best of the bunch is They Called Me Legion, a duo …

Who was R.B. Hall? Bangor Band hosts statewide celebration of march composer

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Though he may not be a household name in this day and age, 19th century march composer and bandleader R.B. (Robert Browne) Hall has an international reputation, and an important place in the history of Bangor and in Maine in general. So much so, that the last Saturday of June …
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Do you have free ticket vouchers from Ticketmaster? Can you use them in Bangor? Your questions answered.

on June 20, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Over the weekend social media was flooded with posts about the final outcome of the years-long legal battle of Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster, a protracted court case that was finally settled last year. It was a class action lawsuit brought against the ticket selling giant, arguing that all those “service fees” …
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Dolly Parton sparkles in Bangor concert Saturday

on June 19, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
The rainbow rhinestones on Dolly Parton’s dress of many colors sparkled from 50 rows back, as the iconic singer sang, played multiple instruments and told countless stories during her concert Saturday night at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. As the singer herself has said many times before; “It costs a lot to …
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Stephen King and George R.R. Martin, together in Albuquerque; next stop, King’s Landing or Derry?

on June 17, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
In this image we see two men responsible for the deaths and/or grievous bodily harm of thousands of fictional characters. And we love them for it. Last night in New Mexico Bangor’s proudest son Stephen King was interviewed by the mastermind of “Game of Thrones,” George R.R. Martin, in an event …
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Bangor concert proves the Dixie Chicks have lost none of their fire after ten years

on June 16, 2016, at 11:13 p.m.
Note: Please forgive my not-so-great pictures. I did the best I could!  A little known fact about the Dixie Chicks is that one of the first shows they played after their album “Wide Open Spaces” became a smash hit in the late 1990s was in Maine. That’s the story Natalie …
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Sidewalk Sale on Saturday in downtown Bangor promises deals, deals, deals

on June 16, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
Shopping local isn’t just a thing you do on Plaid Friday or Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s something that can — and should! — be done year-round. So this Saturday, 17 downtown Bangor businesses, all locally owned, are banding together to offer up a big sale on all sorts …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 17-19: Seasons in the sun

on June 16, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
1. Mmmmm. Bangor, Maine. Drink it in. This weekend in the Queen City, there’s a plethora of parties and proceedings you can attend, perfect for people of many particular persuasions and personalities. On Friday night, there’s Wine on the Waterfront, starting at 5:30 and perfect for all the wine lovers …
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Requiem for a Moose: Bugaboo Creek was my favorite restaurant when I was a kid

on June 15, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
When I was a kid, there was no restaurant I longed to eat at more — no dining experience more fraught with both delight and excitement — than the newly opened Bugaboo Creek at the Bangor Mall. The news yesterday, that after nearly 20 years this fine eatery’s Bangor outpost closed …
Tracey Marceron stands in the new rehearsal space, across the street from her theater space, the Next Generation Theatre, on Center Street in Brewer.

Brewer theater and arts school expands, teaches the ‘next generation’ of artists

By Emily Burnham on June 14, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
For Tracey Marceron, it’s not about the money. If it was, she wouldn’t be in the business of running a small theater and art school for area youth. “To me, all of it is worth it when a parent comes to me and says ‘My child has blossomed in every …
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Review: Dominic and the Lucid, “Ferret” (Portland, rock)

on June 14, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
I’m having a hard time coming up with many other bands in Maine that have been as consistent and have been together for as long as Portland’s Dominic and the Lucid. When I think about all the bands that broke up, got back together, took extended breaks, didn’t play a live …
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Six days later, the birthday cards keep flooding in for Hallee Sorenson

on June 13, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Over the course of Monday morning, Bangor mom Allyson Seel-Sorenson had two FedEx trucks, one UPS truck and two U.S. Postal Service trucks show up at her door, bearing countless birthday cards and gifts for her daughter, Hallee Sorenson. One of those post office trucks contained more than 5,000 birthday …