Music, concerts and live bands

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Opera Presentation at the Library

By Katie Conner on Nov. 20, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
The Brewer Public Library is partnering with the Collins Center for the Arts in offering a series of talks to discover what opera is all about. Join us on December 3rd to hear Mrs. Elizabeth Brand introduce Rossini’s Barber of Seville. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for …
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

By Philip Kolmar on Nov. 18, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-581-1755; MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy …

New music including Little Boots, Arca, Ex Cops, Vaults and Ariel Pink on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 18, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from 2:54 and The Dead Weather on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured a crop of underappreciated British bands of the late ’90s and early 2000s.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Northern Maine Chamber Society Orchestra will present its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the multi-purpose room of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’'s Campus Center.

Northern Maine community orchestra makes final preparations for fall concert

By Presque Isle Star-Herald on Nov. 14, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | The Northern Maine Chamber Society Orchestra will mark its 30th anniversary with a fall concert this weekend at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The program, which will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the multi-purpose room of the campus center, will include works from …
J. Geils lead singer Peter Wolf (right) and Magic Dick (left) perform "Southside Shuffle" during the opening of their show on the Bangor Waterfront on Aug. 4, 2011.

Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band talks playing with Bob Seger, hanging with Paul Bunyan

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 13, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
The double bill at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, Nov. 22, is a real doozy. There’s headliner Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band, then there’s the J. Geils Band, the legendary live band that last appeared in Bangor on the Waterfront in 2011. The lead singer …
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Songs of Christmas sing-along at Dover-Foxcroft

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 13, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft For more information: 207-564-8013 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine A Christmas sing-along will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. The Yesteryear Music Makers will present songs of Christmas. Coffee, punch, …

New music including Belle and Sebastian, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit and Father John Misty on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 11, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
The show returns from a week off due to the snowstorm with new tracks from Chvrches and Vaults, along with another retro set celebrating 1994, this time with a Britpop feel.
T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King wrote "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which came to the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono over the weekend.

Mellencamp’s songs stronger than King’s writing in ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 10, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
The truth sets free the living and the dead. Unless, of course, they are characters in a musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. Then, they end up in the grasp of a devil called The Shape. “ Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which premiered in Atlanta two and a …
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Open Mic Music Night at Fuego Diablo

By wren pearson on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Fuego Diablo, 52 Loring Ln, Pownal, Maine For more information: 207-408-3185; Fuego Diablo will host its next Open Mic Music Night on Saturday, November 15, at 52 Loring Lane in Pownal. Performers of all ages and abilities are invited …
John Mellencamp and Stephen King co-wrote “"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," coming to Orono in November.

Stephen King talks ‘Ghost Brothers’ musical; national tour to launch at Collins Center Nov. 8

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 30, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
Twelve years after John Mellencamp first approached Stephen King with a story about two dead brothers, which he thought could be the basis for a musical, the unlikely musical theater duo emerged in 2012 with “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” It’s a southern gothic story about the McCandless brothers, Jack …
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County community choir plans fall concert

By Mark Putnam on Oct. 29, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Ashland Community School, 180 Presque Isle Road, Ashland, 04732 For more information: The annual fall concert of the Aroostook River Voices, which now has over 80 members, will be held at the Ashland District School auditorium on Sunday, Nov. …
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East Sangerville Grange Coffee House series

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 28, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: East Sangerville Grange, East Sangerville Road, Sangerville SANGERVILLE, Maine — East Sangerville Grange kicks off its annual Coffee House series. with a performance by sister duo Chris and Meredith Thompson on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Grange on East Sangerville Road. …

New music including Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, Smashing Pumpkins and Haerts on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 28, 2014, at 8:38 a.m.
New tracks from Kate Boy and Tove Lo debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative section focused on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks hits from the year 1990, some beloved and some mostly forgotten.
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Platinum Single Recording Artist Howie Day to Perform at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre

By eric gordon on Oct. 24, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
Strong Local Connection: Day Graduated From Brewer High School BANGOR, MAINE – October 23, 2014 – For the first time in 10 years, Brewer native and hit singer/songwriter Howie Day will appear in concert here in Bangor, near his hometown. After sales of over a million albums and two “Top …
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Fall gathering of Community Sing! at Camden

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 22, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The fall gathering of Community Sing! will be held 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at  John Street Methodist Church in Camden.  Choral director and song leader Mimi Bornstein will lead everyone in a low-pressure, high-enjoyment afternoon of song. Community Sing! is sponsored by Midcoast Community Chorus to …

New music including Chvrches, Big Data, Ariel Pink and Sleater-Kinney on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 21, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Viet Cong and We Were Promised Jetpacks on this week’s show, while the retro section features a set of classic punk and new wave tracks from the year 1978.
Mumford & Sons take the stage on Portland's East Promenade Saturday night, Aug. 4, 2012. The Portland City Council votes to allow a concert promoter to host a concert in August 2015 in the park, though the promoter has not yet secured an act.

Portland City Council votes to allow August concert on the Eastern Prom: Promoter has yet to secure acts for show

By Seth Koenig on Oct. 20, 2014, at 8:24 p.m.
Three years after chart-topping folk rock band Mumford & Sons attracted 15,000 people to Portland for an outdoor concert on the Eastern Promenade, the city-owned park may once again play host to a concert. Since Mumford & Sons brought their Gentlemen of the Road festival to Maine’s …
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Vocal Techniques for Singers workshop at Bangor church

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 20, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway BANGOR, Maine — Vocal Techniques for Singers workshop will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway. Presenters Kay Eames and Karen Pendleton will teach choral and solo singers on …
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Lise de la Salle

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Lise de la Salle

By Michael Adair on Oct. 20, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: The Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Ave., Topham, Maine For more information: 207-371-2028; In the first concert series of our 25th season the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra under conductor Rohan Smith will perform Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and …
CBS 13 spoke with New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre about his new sitcom and why he loves calling New England home.

New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre talks about new TV show, loving his New England roots

By CBS 13 on Oct. 17, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
BOSTON, Massachusetts — Boston native and part of one of the highest grossing musical acts of all time, Joey McIntyre is gearing up for a new project. CBS 13 spoke with him about what made Thursday night so special and why he loves calling New England home. The New Kids …
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