Emily Burnham

Features Reporter

 
A February 2003 file photo of the cast members of the Ten Bucks Theatre production "Rumors on Valentine's Day." Starting in back, from left, Tamela Glenn, Allen Adams, Anthony Pizzuto, Julie Arnold Lisnet, Peter Carriveau and Sarah Templeton, and (front, from left) AJ Mooney, Bob Libbey.

Old Town woman struck, killed by car remembered as gifted healer, actress, artist

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 21, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
By all accounts, Tamela Glenn was a unique woman. Members and friends of the Bangor and Orono area theater communities recalled Glenn, who died after she was hit by a car in Old Town Wednesday night at the age of 54, as a person of many talents, both artistic and …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 21-23: Fire and ice. Sounds nice.

on Feb. 20, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
1. There are so many ways to dance this weekend in Bangor. Earlier in the evening on Friday, there’s the monthly contradance at the Unitarian Church with contra band Velocipede and caller Bill Olson, and there’s west coast swing dancing at the Next Generation in Brewer. Later that night, there’s …
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“The Nite Show” to move taping from Brewer to Husson’s Gracie Theatre

on Feb. 20, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
Dan Cashman of “The Nite Show” on WABI-TV saw how much room he and his crew had to play with when they did a three-show stand at the Bangor Opera House last November. Going into his fourth year as host of the Bangor-based late night talk show, he knew it …
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Strand Theatre in Rockland gifted by previous owners to new non-profit group

on Feb. 19, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Ownership of the Strand Theatre in Rockland has been gifted from the family of longtime Rockport summer residents Matthew and Ellen Simmons to a new non-profit group, the Friends of the Strand Theatre, who with existing staff assumed control of operations of the historic theater last week. “We’re not looking …
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“Beneath the Harvest Sky” to see special Maine theatrical release April 25

on Feb. 19, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s independent feature film “Beneath the Harvest Sky,” their follow up to their Emmy-nominated 2009 Maine troop greeter documentary “The Way We Get By,” will have a special Maine theatrical release on April 25, one week before it receives its nationwide theatrical release on Friday, May …
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7 Maine chefs and brewers named semifinalists for James Beard Awards

By Kathleen Pierce and Emily Burnham on Feb. 19, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Cara Stadler of Asian-French restaurant Tao Yuan in Brunswick saw the tweets Wednesday morning and was surprised. “I’m totally shocked. I thought we were off the radar in the grand scheme of things,” said Stadler, one of seven Maine culinary talents to be deemed James Beard Award semifinalists this week. …
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Portland singer-songwriter Tall Horse finds his voice, grows into it

on Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
Most of the time, the biggest obstacle to a person being a writing and performing musician is not lack of access to resources, be it a venue, a recording studio or bandmates to depend on. It’s often you getting in the way of your own self; doubting your ability to …
Courtney Sanders stirs a pot of Spinach and Arborio Rice Soup, one of many changing soup options at her Belfast business, Daily Soup.

The soup is on at one-woman lunch business in Belfast

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 18, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
On a blustery winter day in February, the windows at 118 High St. in Belfast were obscured by fog. On the other side of the heat-moistened glass, Courtney Sanders was standing over a big gas stove, stirring the contents of enormous, steaming pots of soup, filling the air in the …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 14-16: All you need is love. And snowshoes.

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:50 a.m.
1. Love is in air, is it not? Wait… do you smell that? That’s Taco Bell. That’s definitely Taco Bell. Who got Taco Bell, guys? That stuff hangs around like the last guest at a party. Well, if you’d rather get a whiff of the sweet smell of love this …
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New Stephen King novel, ‘Revival,’ set for November 11 release

on Feb. 12, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
StephenKing.com, the official Stephen King website, announced on Wednesday the celebrated author’s next novel. “Revival” is set to hit stores on Nov. 11, not long after his upcoming mystery novel, “Mr. Mercedes,” will be released on June 3. “Revival” will be published by Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton. According to the …
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Give ‘er the dinnah, guy: O’Chang Comics releases trailer for fifth animated video

on Feb. 12, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
"Temp Tales" takes place on some mysterious island that is kind of like Vinalhaven, kind of like North Haven, kind of like Casco Bay Islands, but is also kind of like Lincoln or Milo or Dover-Foxcroft. It's Maine, in short.
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Maine’s Axe Women Loggers to appear on Queen Latifah Show Wednesday, Feb. 12

on Feb. 11, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
The Axe Women Loggers of Maine, a new team of female professional timber sports athletes, will appear on “The Queen Latifah Show” at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, broadcast on WABI, Bangor’s CBS affiliate. The Axe Women Loggers of Maine were formed by Bar Harbor resident Alissa Harper, who …
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Statewide touring show roundup, Feb.-April 2014: DJs, southern rockers and comedy, too

on Feb. 11, 2014, at 10:59 a.m.
State Theatre, Portland Heat up these last few weeks of winter with any of the following February shows at the State Theatre, like, say, electronic jam band favorites Sound Tribe Sector 9, or on Feb. 13, DJs including Zed’s Dead and Paper Diamond on Feb. 15. Or, southern rockers and …
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Country artist Hunter Hayes set for Cross Insurance Center Thursday, May 1

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Global Spectrum, the company that books events at the Cross Insurance Center, announced on Monday that popular country singer Hunter Hayes, with special guests Danielle Bradbery (winner of season four of “The Voice”) and country duo Dan & Shay, will take the stage at the Bangor arena on Thursday, May …
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Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss set for Waterfront Concert stage June 19

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 8:28 a.m.
Country music legend Willie Nelson and bluegrass star Alison Krauss and Union Station with Jerry Douglas are set to perform at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, with special guest Kacey Musgraves, on Thursday, June 19. Tickets, priced at $21.75 to $81.75, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 14, at …
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Mark Kanter meets “The Drifter” in new ‘blues opera’ album

on Feb. 04, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Mark “Bluesboy” Kanter has been a fixture in the Maine blues scene for 40 years now, since moving to Bar Harbor from New York in 1973. During that time, he’s played a high-octane brand of blues all over the state — but with his new album, “The Drifter,” recorded with …
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Local news from Maine to California says “Don’t worry, be happy;” Conan O’Brien noticed

on Jan. 30, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
The same health story that came across the wires in mid-January of this year brought an amazing kind of synergy between local newscasters and anchors across the nation. The writing staff at “Conan” noticed the fact that news broadcasts from coast to coast used the same headline “Don’t worry, be happy” …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Jan. 31-Feb 2: Are you ready for the Superb Owl?

on Jan. 30, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
1. YAY, WE MADE IT THROUGH JANUARY! That shouldn’t be an accomplishment, but considering the wild weather mood swings of the past month, it sure seems like it is. Friday night in Bangor you’ve got your choice of either maritime rockers the Galley Rats at Paddy Murphy’s, the Blood Orange …
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What’s under that tarp? Orono playwright’s new work premieres at Penobscot Theatre

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 30, 2014, at 8 a.m.
For several years, Travis Baker made the near-daily commute down Route 202, on his way from his home in Orono to Unity College, where he taught English. Seasons came and went; traffic ebbed and flowed. One of the only constants were the blue tarps scattered on the front lawns, covering …
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Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion nominated for Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year Award

on Jan. 29, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
The Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion is one of five large capacity venues in the country that have been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Large Venue of the Year Award. The nominees for the ACM Awards were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 29 The Bangor Waterfront venue is up against the …
 
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