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UMF Grassroots Awakenings Forum offers Monica Hunken’s ‘Blondie of Arabia’

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:57 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — The University of Maine at Farmington Grassroots Awakenings University Forum will present Monica Hunken in her one-woman show “Blondie of Arabia” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. The performance is free and open to the public. In this …
Actor James Franco will star in the Hulu series based on Stephen King's book '11/22/63."

James Franco to star in Hulu’s Stephen King series ’11/22/63′

By Elizabeth Wagmeister, on Feb. 14, 2015, at 9:44 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — James Franco is about to go streaming back into the past. The Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Interview” star has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s original series “11/22/63,” adapted from Stephen King ‘s 2011 bestseller of the same name. Franco, who also will serve as a …
Actor and radio personality Gary Owens died Thursday at the age of 80.

Gary Owens, announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ fame, dies at 80

By Reuters on Feb. 14, 2015, at 9:31 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Radio, TV and voice-over performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8. Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s …

Bangor Ballet receives grant Bangor Savings Bank

on Feb. 13, 2015, at 4:13 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Ballet is one of the organizations selected to receive a grant from Bangor Savings Bank through their Community Matters More campaign. Bangor Ballet has been providing quality live dance performances with an emphasis on classical ballet since its first production of Cinderella in 1994. After a successful …

2015 International Dance Festival

By Sayoko Mori on Feb. 05, 2015, at 8:13 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Collins Center for the Arts, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts , Orono, Maine For more information: 207-581-3491 Dances from around the world. 2015 International Dance Festival. Two shows at 2:00PM & 7:00PM on 2/21/15 (Saturday) at Collins Center for …
Ben Layman (left), Matt Madore and Scott Johnson (right) star in Penobscot Theatre's "Guys on Ice."

Penobscot Theatre’s fishing musical ‘Guys on Ice’ more than okey dokey

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 02, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
Okey dokey, then. It sure is cold outside. Not much to do in this weather but pull on your snowmobile suit, grab your favorite fishing pole and head out on the ice with a 12-pack of Leinie for a day of bursting into song with your best friend. Or, you …

Documentary ‘John Imber’s Left Hand’ postponed to March 24

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 27, 2015, at 8:27 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine —  The documentary film “John Imber’s Left Hand” directed by Richard Kane has been rescheduled from 7 p.m. Jan. 27 to 7 p.m. March 24, at Gracie Theatre, Husson University, One College Circle, due to the snowstorm.  A question and answer period with Director Kane and co-producer  Melody …
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2014/2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival

By Bryce Dalhaus on Jan. 26, 2015, at 11:16 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Gracie Theatre, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-941-5670; The Banff Mountain Film Festival tour comes to Bangor February 3rd and 4th at the Gracie Theatre. This …

Thread Theater to open Feb. 19

By Franco Center on Jan. 22, 2015, at 3:28 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207-783-1585; LEWISTON, Maine — The Thread Theater will hold its first show titled “First Night” on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Franco Center, 46 Ceder St. Door opens at 7 and show …
Ben Layman (left), Matt Madore and Scott Johnson (right) star in Penobscot Theatre's "Guys on Ice."

PTC tells the story of ‘Guys on Ice,’ offers free show for displaced Bucksport millworkers

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 22, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
The thing about the new musical, “Guys on Ice,” which has its Maine premiere at the Penobscot Theatre Company next weekend, is that it’s anything but your typical musical theatre show. Yes, there’s singing and dancing. But aside from that, it’s essentially a show about guys on the ice, out …

Robinson Ballet Jungle Book Auditions

By Stevie McGary on Jan. 21, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
Robinson Ballet will audition dancers age 12 and up (girls with pointe experience should bring pointe shoes) for its upcoming production of The Jungle Book. Auditions will take place at the Robinson Ballet, 107 Union Street, Bangor on Saturday February 7 from 11:00-12:00. Performance Dates: Friday, May 15, 2015 10:00am– …

Series on introduction to opera slated at Brewer Library

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 21, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — 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. A session with Steven Evans and Jennifer Moxley introducing the opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, …
Members of the Maine St. Andrew's Pipes and Drums bagpipe band during their rehearsal in Brewer Thursday. While the group is rehearsing they use practice chanters instead of the bag pipes to make it quieter. Pictured are from left, Trevor Snow, Allan Poole, Johnny Carpenter and Tim Whitten.

Bagpipe band brings generations together in celebration of Scottish heritage, bagpipe sound

By Natalie Feulner on Jan. 18, 2015, at 5:49 a.m.
Few activities can successfully bring teenagers and AARP members together, but the Maine St. Andrews Pipes and Drums bagpipe band has spent nearly 20 years doing just that. Now the 15 members, ranging from 15 to 70 years old, are looking to expand their playing field in the coming months …

‘Closer to Home’ at The Grand Auditorium

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 16, 2015, at 8:40 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: The Grand Auditorium, 165 Main St., Ellsworth, Maine For more information: ELLSWORTH, Maine — The comedy “Closer to Home” by local playwright Brent …
Actors Bruce Turk and Maine native Katie MacNichol, who grew up in Cape Elizabeth, star in "Our Man in Havana," opening at Portland Stage.

Play about spies, Havana comes to Portland right on time as US, Cuba to restore diplomatic relations

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 15, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
James Wormold is an unlikely candidate. Then again, the hapless vacuum cleaner salesman, living in Cuba for a decade, is the perfect man for the job. So he’s tapped by the British Intelligence Services to create a spy network in Cuba and recruit fresh blood in “Our …
Mark Bilyk portrays Willy Loman in Ten Bucks Theatre and Orono Community Theatre's joint production of "Death of a Salesman."

Ten Bucks and Orono Community Theatre bring new life to ‘Death of a Salesman’

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 15, 2015, at 5:55 a.m.
Like Hamlet or Macbeth, Willy Loman is one of those great theatrical characters that is quite daunting to perform. The character has a huge amount of lines, and Willy, the tragic center of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” is a complex, nuanced figure, at once a tour de force …
Our 2015 Season!

Aynne Ames Presents: Cold Comfort Theater’s Upcoming Season!

By Maggie Goscinski on Jan. 13, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
Community theater company of thirty years past, originally based in Castine, and founded by local theater professional, Aynne Ames, Cold Comfort Theater is new to Belfast. Cold Comfort may sound familiar old fans of the Belfast Maskers, as the two groups partnered last season. Now, Aynne Ames Presents: Cold Comfort …
New Surry Theatre to perform "Sleuth."

New Surry Theatre opens 43rd season with mystery “Sleuth”

on Jan. 13, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
New Surry Theatre is delighted to bring Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 Tony award-winning mystery, Sleuth, to the Blue Hill stage as they open our 43rd Season on January 16th. The play, which was also adapted into a movie, first with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine and then with Michael Caine and …

Red Molly at Camden Opera House – Winterfest – 2/5/15

By mike mosca on Jan. 13, 2015, at 8:28 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-4404; Thursday February 5th, 7:00 PM Camden Opera House Winterfest 29 Elm Street Camden, ME 207 236-4404 One 60 min set Price: $20 – $25 Also on the …
Italian director Francesco Rosi looks on during the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement award ceremony at the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012. Rosi, whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into Italy's underworld of crime and corruption, died Jan. 10 at age 92.

Film director Rosi, who explored Italy’s dark side, dies at 92

By Steve Scherer, Reuters on Jan. 10, 2015, at 2:18 p.m.
ROME — Francesco Rosi, an Italian director whose gritty films offered a socially charged look into the country’s underworld of crime and corruption, died Saturday at age 92, officials said. Rosi was born and raised in a middle-class home in Naples, a city long infested by mafia and graft, and …
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