Music, concerts and live bands

Maine-ly Harmony will present “Sing Acappella!” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Jewett Hall on the UMA campus in Augusta.

‘Sing Acappella’ part of UMA’s 12th concert season

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 14, 2015, at 3:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — After an exciting trip to Kentucky to compete on the international stage and the ensuing busy holiday season, performing throughout Central Maine, Maine-ly Harmony women’s a cappella chorus and quartets are looking forward to a new year of bringing the barbershop style of singing to the community. …

New music including Susanne Sundfør, Father John Misty, Belle and Sebastian and The Go! Team on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
The BBC’s Sound of 2015 longlist inspired me to play a host of new artists on the show this week, including outstanding tracks from Years & Years, Låpsley, Rae Morris and Shura, while the retro alternative section looked back 20 years to some of the many stellar albums of 1995.
The Ceólta Cello Duo — cellists Noreen Silver and Marisa Solomon — will perform on Thursday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the first in a series of free concerts presented by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center theater in Ellsworth.

Ellsworth Community Music Institute launches free concert series

By Heidi Stanton-Drew on Jan. 13, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: The General Bryant E. Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-664-9258; ELLSWORTH — The newly launched Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) has begun accepting students for instruction this month at the Bryant E. Moore …
Musician Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry during the halftime show at this year's Super Bowl, Perry announced Saturday.

Katy Perry to be joined by Lenny Kravitz at Super Bowl halftime

By Reuters on Jan. 11, 2015, at 3:12 p.m.
Pop singer Katy Perry announced on Saturday that Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz will join her on stage for a guest appearance during the halftime entertainment at February’s Super Bowl. “He’s the coolest!” Perry said of Kravitz during an excerpt of an interview set to air on NBC on Monday. …

Celtic Celebration to host Burns Supper and Cabin Fever Ceilidh

By Claudia Luchetti on Jan. 10, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Waldo County Shrine Club, Northport Ave., Belfast, Maine For more information: 338-2692; BELFAST, Maine — The Maine Celtic Celebration invites you to relieve those mid-winter blues with a combination Burns Supper and Cabin Fever Ceilidh on January 24, 2015 …
Mark Ryer

Ryer and McCue to perform at Rock City Cafe

on Jan. 09, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Ryer & McCue will perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Rock City Cafe.  Gary McCue is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who lives in Warren. His roots are in country music, inspired initially by his father who fronted a New Jersey band. His interests quickly expanded into folk, blues, rock and jazz …

MLK celebration concert with Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 09, 2015, at 11:12 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine For more information: 207-725-3375; BRUNSWICK | In recognition of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bowdoin College will offer a dynamic performance by Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter …
Portland's Conor Tubbs -- aka Cherry Lemonade -- sings a tune while waiting in line to audition for "American Idol" on the Maine State Pier in Portland in this 2014 BDN file photo.

Portland nightclub singer has ‘Idol’ moment

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 08, 2015, at 7:57 p.m.
Conor Tubbs of Portland has been a recurrent feature at Styxx Nightclub as drag singer Cherry Lemonade. This month Cherry steps out in a big way. The lusty performer with ultralong lashes appears on Fox’s “American Idol” Season 14. “I would be lying if I said I …
Elvis Presley is seen in the front yard of his home at 1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, Tennessee, in1956. Presley would have been 80 years old on Jan. 8, 2015, an occasion that will be marked with a multi-day celebration in Memphis, Tennessee, at his Graceland mansion.

Elvis at 80: It could have been a wonderful life

By Malcolm X Abram and Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 08, 2015, at 4:52 p.m.
What if Elvis Presley had lived? In August 1977, the singer was found unconscious in his Graceland home and later pronounced dead at age 42. But what if the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had in fact been saved by paramedics and had continued his musical career? If so, we …

Foxcroft Academy student music recital at Dover-Foxcroft church

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 08, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 324 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-0043 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Foxcroft Academy Winter Student Recital will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 West Main St. Highlights of the program …
Waterfront Concerts head Alex Gray, Darling's owner Jay Darling and Bangor city councilor Nelson Durgin announce on Monday, Feb. 4 the re-naming of the waterfront pavilion as the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in a 2013 file photo.

Waterfront Concerts poised for biggest year to date, promoter tells Bangor business gathering

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 07, 2015, at 1:09 p.m.
Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray promised a large gathering of business people that 2015 will be the “most amazing year yet” for what has become one of the city’s top attractions. Gray delivered the keynote address during the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast Wednesday morning …

Musicians and entertainers sought for UMFK’s Fiddlers Jamboree

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 07, 2015, at 12 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fox Auditorium, Fort Kent, Maine For more information: (207) 834-7557 FORT KENT, Maine – Organizers of the 2015 UMFK’s Fiddlers’ Jamboree have put out a call to area musicians and entertainers to participate in a large jam session …

Coachella 2015: AC/DC, Steely Dan, Drake among headliners

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times on Jan. 06, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Coachella has gone classic rock. No-frills hard rock band AC/DC will anchor the first night of the three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the annual party in the desert city of Indio, California, that’s held over two consecutive weekends each April. The festival, long known for its marriage of …

Charlie Daniels Band at Waterville Opera House

By Waterville Opera House on Jan. 06, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville, Maine For more information: 207-873-7000; From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark …

New music including MØ, Jens Lekman, Panda Bear and Charli XCX on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 06, 2015, at 10:22 a.m.
The first show of 2015 includes new tracks from The Decemberists and Springtime Carnivore, while the retro alternative section honored the 10-year anniversary of 2005 with a long set of modern rock classics from that year.

Dance to Northern Groove to benefit Breast Cancer Coalition

By Angela Vogeler on Jan. 05, 2015, at 3:43 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray, Maine For more information: 207-329-0633 GRAY, Maine — F.O.E. 4131 Eagle Riders will hold the Betty “Boop” Carter Memorial “Groove for the Boobs” featuring the music of Northern Groove on Feb. 21 at Gray …
Johnny Hoy and Buck Shank of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish.

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish with Gordon Beadle at Blue Goose

on Jan. 05, 2015, at 2:42 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Blue Goose Dance Hall, Route 1, Northport, Maine For more information: 207-322-5651; NORTHPORT, Maine — CD (s) Release and Dance Party featuring Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish with special guest artist, saxophone virtuoso Gordon Beadle will take place 8:30 …
"Little Jimmy" Dickens makes a comedic appearance at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2012.  Dickens died Friday at the age of 94.

Grand Ole Opry star ‘Little Jimmy’ Dickens dies at 94

By Tim Ghianni, Reuters on Jan. 03, 2015, at 6:21 p.m.
NASHVILLE — Grand Ole Opry star “Little Jimmy” Dickens, the longest-running cast member of country music’s most venerable venue, died Friday at the age of 94, the Opry said. Dickens, a pint-sized comical performer measuring just 4-foot-11 inches, died of cardiac arrest in a Nashville area hospital after he suffered …

Ukulele workshop with Ukulele Russ on Jan. 3

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 02, 2015, at 10:49 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church Auditorium/Pittsfield Theater, 112 Easy St./137 Main St., Pittsfield, Maine PITTSFIELD, Maine — A Ukulele Workshop with Ukulele Russ, who originally is from Central Maine but now lives in Alaska, …

Making professional-quality violins in Bangor

By Gabor Degre on Jan. 02, 2015, at 8:11 a.m.
Bangor-based violin maker Nathan Slobodkin mostly makes instruments under his own label which are popular among young professional musicians.
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