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The Gawler Sisters to play holiday concert in Phippsburg

By susan brew on Nov. 30, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane(at Parker Head Road), Phippsburg, Maine For more information: 207-389-1770; phippsburgucc.org By Wayne Beach The Gawler Sisters will perform a holiday concert at the Phippsburg Congregational Church on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. The …
Melanie Saucier

From the Fort Kent Lions Club to the Sydney Opera House, Melanie Saucier shares the gift of music

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 29, 2014, at 5:52 p.m.
It’s a long way from the auditorium stage at the University of Maine at Fort Kent to the Sydney Opera House, but for St. John Valley native Melanie Saucier, the path has been a clear one. Saucier has been singing and performing in public since before …
Spencer Albee's annual Beatles Night happens in Portland.

Four ways to celebrate with your favorite bands this month in Maine

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 27, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
12th Annual Beatles Night with Spencer Albee and Friends For 12 years running, Spencer Albee — formerly of Rustic Overtones and As Fast As, and currently an acclaimed solo artist — has assembled a top-notch team of Portland musicians to perform a big blowout night of the music of the …
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45th annual Service of Carols and Lights at Colby

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 26, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The 45th annual Service of Carols and Lights, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Lorimer Chapel at Colby College.This service will include readings, carol singing by candlelight, and the sounds of the Nickerson Carillon. Colby music ensembles will provide …
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Holiday in Lights Christmas Concert

By Franco Center on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207-689-2000; francocenter.org You won’t want to miss “Holiday in Lights”, with Mitch Thomas and Friends. Thomas, a local pianist/singer/songwriter who is the Center’s executive director and directs and performs at …
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Christmas with Joelle Morris

By Franco Center on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207-689-2000; francocenter.org Come celebrate the holidays with Mezzo-Soprano Joelle Morris, pianist Bridget Convey and flutist Christopher Lansley, as they set the mood for Christmas by featuring colorful carols from around …
From the community

Just Us Christmas Concert

By Franco Center on Nov. 25, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207-689-2000; francocenter.org Start your holiday season with “JUST US” Entertainers Christmas Show. This “Big Show” features Christmas songs rarely heard performed by other artists. “JUST US” is an eclectic group …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

New music including David Bowie, Wilco, Gang Of Four and TV On The Radio on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 25, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Mourn and A Place To Bury Strangers on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured classic shoegaze tracks from the early ’90s in honor of the Ride reunion news.

Ringing, singing beauty and powerful dynamics at Sunday’s BSO concert in Orono

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 24, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
Beethoven’s seventh symphony is sometimes called “The Apotheosis of Dance,” for its wild, unhinged rhythms and evocative melodies. Judging from the reaction of symphony-goers and performers alike at Sunday’s Bangor Symphony Orchestra concert at the Collins Center for the Arts, it inspired a similarly wild reaction in the audience. The …

Portland Symphony Orchestra wants to write personalized lullabies for 10 new, expectant moms

on Nov. 24, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra has launched a crowd-sourced funding campaign for a project that began at Carnegie Hall in New York. The Portland Lullaby Project, with a fundraising goal of $15,000, runs through Dec. 5. It will help 10 new or expecting mothers by partnering them with …
CONCERT REVIEW
Bob Seger performs a song from his 2014 "Ride Out" tour Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center.

Bob Seger, J. Geils Band show off road-tested moves at sold-out Bangor show

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 23, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
It would have been easy for Bob Seger to play a concert composed solely of his many, many hits, but Seger — still spry at nearly 70 — didn’t do that at his show with the J. Geils Band at a Waterfront Concerts-produced show at the Cross …
From the community

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; collinscenterforthearts.com 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 …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

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, …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

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 …
From the community

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; facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal 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 …
 
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