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‘We were pretty damn good songwriters’ says Mike Mills of R.E.M. in advance of Record Store Day visit to Scarborough

Mike Mills, bass player, songwriter and key vocal harmonizer for R.E.M. will visit Maine this weekend for Record Store Day. Mills will come to the …
CULTURE SHOCK (blog)

A short list of some of the best Record Store Day 2014 releases

For music nerds, Record Store Day is one of the first things circled on the calendar when the new year rolls in. Now in its …
OH, HONESTLY! (blog)

Guest post: Kids Gone Raw interview

An interview with the co-owners of Kids Gone Raw, a raw vegan, gluten free, organic snack food company.

Autopsy: The Ultimate Warrior died of heart disease

The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most celebrated names in U.S. professional wrestling, died of natural causes attributed to heart disease, an Arizona coroner’s office …
Old Town High School robotics team member Cameron Sullivan (right) pushes the 23-member team's robot out on the field during the Pine Tree Regional Competition on April 4 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Behind Sullivan are driver Zach Fox and coach Austin Comeau.

Old Town robotics team finishes second at New England competition in Boston

OLD TOWN, Maine — Shortly after the high school’s robotics team took second place at a New England competition, the school’s marquee was changed to …
Raymond Athearn

Rockland employee lauded for more than 50 years of working for the city

ROCKLAND, Maine — John F. Kennedy was president of the U.S. when Raymond Athearn was hired to work for the public works department in the …
RETHINKING EDUCATION (blog)

Common Core will not cure all

My chief criticism of the Common Core at this point is that it is being touted as a cure-all for our nation’s educational problems, but …
WEST OF THE FIELDS (blog)

New music including Lana Del Rey, Say Lou Lou and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I premiered new tracks from The Black Keys and Tune-Yards on the show this week, while the retro section focused on classic power pop in the Big Star mold.
Walter Fagen and Donald Becker will bring Steely Dan to Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Aug. 29

Steely Dan to bring ‘Jamalot Ever After’ tour to Bangor Waterfront on Aug. 29

Fans of classic rock from the 1970s can rejoice — Steely Dan, featuring a reunited Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, will play the Darling’s Waterfront …
Oratorio Society and University Singers gathered together  for a rehearsal with Lucas Richman in Orono on April 7 for Sunday's Bangor Symphony Orchestra season finale.

A rousing end to a dynamic season, as BSO closes out the year with ‘Carmina Burana’

For the first time in more than five years, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra played to a sold-out crowd at Sunday’s concert, which featured as its …
Rihanna performs on stage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sweeps MTV Movie Awards

LOS ANGELES — Young adult favorite “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was voted ‘movie of the year’ and scooped top acting honours at the MTV …

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