Mike Dow

Mike Dow

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Loretta Swit was invited into our homes each week during her 11 years as a member of the cast of “M*A*S*H” – one of television’s most iconic series.

But even during the “M*A*S*H” years and beyond, Swit says that her first love was never far away - painting in watercolor – something she had been doing since the age of six.

Sixty-five of those watercolor paintings and drawings are featured in the new book “Swit Heart: The Watercolor Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit.” Proceeds from the sale of the book will be collected by her Switheart Animal Alliance Foundation and will benefit a number of charities and programs dedicated to ending animal suffering and cruelty. 

Drummer Duncan Phillips says he can’t wait to be back in Maine for Newsboys’ concert, scheduled for Feb. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. 

For his new film “Wheeler,” actor Stephen Dorff (“Blade,” “Backbeat,” “The Power of One”) plays aspiring country music singer-songwriter Wheeler Bryson who moves from Texas to Nashville in hope of being discovered. 

What began as a day of back-country skiing in the Wasatch Range in the mountains of Utah on Jan. 18 resulted in a near-death experience and a chilling video for 25-year old Devin Stratton.

On the eve of the release of what he considers his first true solo effort, “All Because of You” (The End Records/BMG), Simon Kirke, drummer for Bad Company and formerly of Free, appears to have somehow defied the aging process; even he seems surprised when he stops to think that he is approaching his 50th anniversary in the music business (“I’m in my 60s, for God’s sake!”). 

Iconic piece of rock history sells for nearly $50K in Maine auction

As football fans get ready for Sunday’s ginormous meeting between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, many millions of TV viewers will be watching Animal Planet for one of the cutest counter-programming moves in television history – Puppy Bowl XIII.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 14:00

Margaret Cho talks Grammy nomination and more

For nearly 25 years, comedienne Margaret Cho has been mining laughs from unlikely sources - social and political issues, family matters, substance abuse and the pain drawn from her real-life experiences. 

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:57

Mother of Guns N’ Roses drummer writes tell-all

Deanna Adler, mother of original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, says she wouldn’t wish what she’s been through on anyone. Her long-awaited book, titled “Sweet Child Of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N’ Roses” (Monarch Publishing; $22.99), was released last week and offers a brutally frank account of the decades she spent trying to help her son overcome his demons and how she came to the realization that only he could help himself. 

Pat Gesualdo, virtuoso drummer and founder/CEO of non-profit group D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) says it was his disappointment in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that inspired him to establish the Hall of Heavy Metal History.

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