Music, concerts and live bands
on Jan. 18, 2017, at 11:37 a.m.
By Emily Burnham on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Noreen Silver, principal cellist for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, will play with the orchestra F.J. Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major at the BSO’s upcoming Jan. 22 concert in Orono — a piece that, as she says, leaves the musician very much exposed to the listener.
By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
What can be lost in these “listicles” is the unprecedented impact Obama had on artists of color, from giving relatively unknown performers like BJ the Chicago Kid an enormous platform to inviting rappers into conversations about criminal justice reform.
on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1 p.m.
on Dec. 28, 2016, at 10:12 a.m.
By Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters on Dec. 25, 2016, at 8:06 p.m.
British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.
Windham high school choral director and Houlton high school grad is a finalist for Grammy educator award
By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
Richard Nickerson is one of 10 finalists up for the award, created by the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation.
on Dec. 09, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
on Nov. 29, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
By Terence McArdle, The Washington Post on Nov. 24, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
Albert “Diz” Russell, a baritone lead singer with two influential doo-wop groups, the Regals and the Orioles, died Nov. 16 at a hospital in Cheverly, Maryland.
on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
By Judy Harrison on Nov. 22, 2016, at 12:36 p.m.
Members of the BSO sat mesmerized by Pine’s solo in the concerto’s middle section.
By Matt Schudel, Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Miss Jones, as she was always introduced in the dynamic stage shows with her backing band, the Dap-Kings, had a raw, unreconstructed singing style drawn straight from the heyday of soul music in the 1960s.
on Nov. 16, 2016, at 3 p.m.
By Emily Burnham on Nov. 16, 2016, at 2:08 p.m.
“It seems like everyone and their mother are hosting house shows now.”
By Bill Trott, Reuters on Nov. 13, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
He ruled the stage with piano-banging abandon and, backed by a multi-piece band and a backup chorus, put on a show that was a roiling stew of rock, soul, gospel and country.
By Matt Schudel, Washington Post on Nov. 11, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
Leonard Cohen, a Canadian-born poet, songwriter and singer, whose intensely personal lyrics exploring themes of love, faith, death and philosophical longing made him the ultimate cult artist, died Nov. 7. He was 82.
on Oct. 22, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
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