Emily Burnham

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Lady Antebellum to return to Bangor Waterfront, with guest Hunter Hayes

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 9:29 a.m.
Lady Antebellum, multi-platinum country trio, will play its third concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion this summer, when they return to Bangor on Thursday, June 4, with guest opener Hunter Hayes. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6 and are priced $26.75 to $70.75 …
RJ Condon (left) designed the winning label for Geary's Brewing annual competition for MECA students to design the label for 2015 summer ale.

Lobster art from MECA student picked for yearly Geary’s bottle design competition

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 26, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
For the 15th year in a row, D.L. Geary’s Brewing Company out of Portland has picked a winner for its yearly competition to design their summer ale label and packaging. This year’s winner is R.J. Condon, a Cape Cod native attending MECA. The competition is open to Maine College of …

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 27-March 1: Goodbye, February, you miserable so-n-so

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 26, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
1. Maybe you had a great February. Maybe you love snow and shoveling and had everything go your way and you couldn’t be happier. For the rest of us Mainers, however, this February was likely the longest in recorded history. I think I speak for most of us when I …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 27-March 1: Goodbye, February, you miserable so-n-so

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
1. Maybe you had a great February. Maybe you love snow and shoveling and had everything go your way and you couldn’t be happier. For the rest of us Mainers, however, this February was likely the longest in recorded history. I think I speak for most of us when I …
A busy crowd at an art opening last fall at the Central Gallery in downtown Bangor.

Arts nonprofit Launchpad takes off in Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 26, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
The name Launchpad makes sense for the new arts venture Bangor resident and longtime arts supporter Meg Shorette started in early February. It’s intended to be a jumping off point for young Maine artists working in any and all mediums. Launchpad is, as Shorette describes it, a nonprofit organization built …
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Say-co? Sko-hee-gun? YouTube video features creative butchering of Maine place names

on Feb. 25, 2015, at 11:24 a.m.
Movoto — real estate website and eager player in the viral clickbait content tilt-a-whirl — released on Tuesday another original video featuring their team of tolerably funny young people butchering regionally specific words, place names and slang. This time, they tackle Maine place names. Now, I’ll agree that Wytopitlock is …
The Lost Kitchen, 22 Mill St., Freedom, chef and owner Erin French prepares meals during dinner.

Ask the experts: Who are Maine’s best chefs and bartenders?

By Emily Burnham and Kathleen Pierce on Feb. 24, 2015, at 5:39 p.m.
In the food world, the James Beard awards are like the Super Bowl, a coveted championship where food writers, chefs, bartenders and bakers vie for top honors. The semifinalists for the restaurant and chef awards were announced last week. The majority of the 10 chefs, bartenders and bakers who made …
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Build your own music scene, one show at a time: Belfast bandmates do it DIY

on Feb. 24, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
You’re in your 20s. You love your hometown. You also love rock n’ roll, both playing it and seeing other people play it. But your hometown — say, a rural Maine community — doesn’t exactly have clubs and venues or any kind of infrastructure to host rock shows. What do …
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Bangor, Wales, agrees with “We Are Bangor” video — it’s -GOR, not -GER

on Feb. 20, 2015, at 4:23 p.m.
After national media attention from NBC’s “Nightly News” and PBS’ “NewsHour,” the “We Are Bangor” video keeps getting more and more views — this time, from our brothers and sisters across the pond in the other Bangor — Bangor, Wales. Well, there’s a Bangor in Northern Ireland, too. Both were …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 20-22: The worst is over, I promise

on Feb. 19, 2015, at 1:49 p.m.
1. Just hang on for a couple more weeks, people. I promise, spring is just around the corner. Even if it doesn’t seem that way now. Chase away those winter blues this weekend in Bangor, starting Friday, when earlier in the evening, there’s Bangor Pecha Kucha set for 6 p.m. …
Scott Moreau, a Litchfield native, plays Johnny Cash in the touring production of "Million Dollar Quartet."

Maine native plays Johnny Cash in “Million Dollar Quartet” musical, set to make Bangor stop

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 19, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.
Scott Moreau plays the role of Johnny Cash in the touring production of “Million Dollar Quartet.” It’s a musical about famed 1956 recording session that featured Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, and it’ll make a stop in Bangor on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Cross Insurance …
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New O’Chang Comics video released; “Smelt’n” tells another story of guys on the ice

on Feb. 19, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
The fine folks at O’Chang Comics have released yet another Temp Tales video, featuring your old pal Green Bud Kelly taking a trip out to his ice shack. Might even catch a fish. It’s smeltin’ season, buddeh. Music from Bangor’s Eric Green Party and Portland’s Mallett Brothers Band. It’s Hanji …
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Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood."

Maine film experts share their Oscar predictions

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 19, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Predicting who will and who won’t win an Oscar each year is as much fun as actually watching the ceremony. The Academy Awards, set to air on ABC at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, always bring a fair share of gripes, snipes and should-haves. We asked five Mainers who are …
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The sign of a Chipotle restaurant is pictured in Pasadena, California on October 17, 2012.

Chipotle Mexican Grill set to open near Bangor Mall this weekend

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 17, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
The long-anticipated opening of the Bangor location of Chipotle Mexican Grill is set for Saturday, Feb. 21. Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold confirmed the official opening in an email over the weekend. The new Chipotle location is at 569 Stillwater Ave., near Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 and next door to the …
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Five Of The Eyes bursts onto Portland rock scene with dynamic, energetic debut EP

on Feb. 17, 2015, at 11:18 a.m.
Darrell Foster was in the audience for a Chaos Sauce show in Portland back in 2013. He recalled being very impressed with the huge amounts of energy and musicianship the funky prog-metal band exuded onstage. Foster, formerly the lead singer of the now-defunct soulful rockers Mother Leopard, knew right then …
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Comedian Daniel Tosh set for June shows at Collins Center in Orono, Merrill in Portland

on Feb. 17, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
Comedian Daniel Tosh, host of the Comedy Central series “Tosh.0″ and a stand-up comedy favorite, will perform in Maine twice this summer, with two shows set for Tuesday, June 9 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, and Saturday, June 13 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Tickets for …
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‘We Are Bangor’ video featured on PBS NewsHour

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
It was featured on NBC Nightly News last Monday; then, on the Friday, Feb. 13 broadcast of PBS NewsHour it was on national TV again. The “We Are Bangor” video has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of people — though that apparently has not stopped people from mispronouncing …
Carol (left) and Michael Murphy of Glenburn renew their wedding vows at Bangor Baptist Church in Bangor in this 2011 BDN file photo.

Valentine’s Day weekend events, from chocolate treats to funky beats

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 12, 2015, at 3:38 p.m.
Bangor — Friday night, celebrate the day early with a romantic night of both opera and Broadway show tunes, with the “Bizet to Broadway” concert, featuring lyric tenor Richard Troxell and mezzo-soprano Kirsten Chavez, set for 7 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University. Tickets are $22 at the …
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5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 13-15: It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely

on Feb. 12, 2015, at 12:48 p.m.
1. I feel a sudden urge to sing the kind of ditty that invokes the spring — and worry not, folks, we’re in the home stretch. This Valentine’s Day weekend, on Friday night in Bangor check out Stripped Acoustic Night at Nocturnem Drafthaus, featuring songwriters Danny Herasymchuck and Jim Sobanik …
The mother and daughter team of Pamela Robinson (left) and Betty Robinson stand in front of their new home goods boutique, Ruffles & Ribbons, at 32 Main St. in downtown Bangor as seen in this recent photo.

Mother, daughter to open new boutique in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 12, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
After 30 years teaching first grade at Glenburn Elementary School, Pamela Robinson retired in October 2014. But she has no plans to stop working — instead, it’s time for a new chapter. She and her mother, Betty Robinson, have spent the past few months readying their new boutique, Ruffles & …
 
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