Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:47

Free To Think

by Katy England

Band releases demo, stays true hardcore roots

Editor’s Note: It should be noted that Andrew Lohman is an employee at The Maine Edge. This does not tarnish his hardcore rep.

New film explores ramifications of technology

One of the prevalent themes in science fiction is the notion that the unchecked exponential evolution of technology will prove to be humanity’s downfall. This notion of the “Singularity” has become especially popular in recent years.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:27

Getting back in the habit

by Allen Adams

Winterport Open Stage to present ‘Nunsense 2’

WINTERPORT – The Little Sisters of Hoboken are back!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 22:21

The music man of Grover’s Corners

by Allen Adams

Jacob Augustine the live soundtrack to PTC’s ‘Our Town’

BANGOR – Local audiences will soon have the opportunity to hear some new sounds associated with an old favorite.

“Beneath The Harvest Sky”, a drama of remarkable depth and beauty, is set to premiere at theaters throughout Maine on Friday, April 25 – one week before it opens nationally.  

Dominic (Callan McAuliffe) and Casper (Emory Cohen) are two high school seniors – best friends of antithetical character - determined to leave their small Maine border town amid a backdrop of the potato harvest, sex, drugs, rock and roll, love, death and betrayal.  

ORONO — The Franco-American Centre and Franco American Studies program at the University of Maine will host the spring symposium “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America” April 25–26.

The series of free events, sponsored by the UMaine Humanities Initiative and  le Ministère des Relations internationales, Francophonie et Commerce extérieur du Québec, will take place on the Orono campus from 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

FARMINGTON—The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present its annual student-directed, one-act play festival Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27, at the UMF Alumni Theater. This creative collection of comedic and dramatic works features student casts and crews from UMF Theatre classes and majors throughout campus.

Performances are open to the public. Tickets prices are $7 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for seniors and are available at the time of the performance. Box office opens one hour before performance.

ELLSWORTH – The Grand presents a special Sunday matinee screening of the award-winning documentary “The Genius of Marian” presented as part of the Camden International Film Festival's Aging in Maine Screening Tour, on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets for this special screening event are General Admission and are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors.

Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) launches the Aging in Maine Screening Tour, a new statewide program that brings screenings of award-winning documentary films and discussions to more than 10 different communities between March and July 2014. The tour is the second part of CIFF’s inaugural Engagement Summit: Aging in Maine, a unique program that connects Maine-based nonprofit leaders with documentary films and filmmakers to develop community-based social action campaigns designed to engage communities in a thoughtful intergenerational dialogue around the issues of aging and dementia-related illness. And now, at The Grand, the tour brings a screening of the award-winning documentary “The Genius of Marian.”

ELLSWORTH - The Grand announces the next in a series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London – Academy Award winner Sam Mendes directing Simon Russell Beale as “King Lear” on Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. with an encore screening on Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $14 for Grand members, $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and $10 for youth 12 and under, and are available at The Grand box office, by phone (207) 667-9500 or online at

One of Shakespeare's great tragedies,King Lear” is the story of a great monarch whodescends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is based on the legend of “Leir of Britain,” a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. It has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, and the role of Lear has been coveted and played by many of the world's most accomplished actors. And now the National Theater brings one of the greatest stage actors of his generation, Simon Russell Beale – ably guided by stage and film director Sam Mendes – to make his mark on this challenging role. 

Celebrated musician and faculty member Stephen Pane featured as piano soloist

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s spring Community Orchestra concert features the premiere of "Phantastische Sonate," a new composition by Philip Carlsen, composer and UMF professor of music, with piano soloist Steven Pane, pianist and UMF professor of music. The performance, conducted by Carlsen, begins at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 26, in Nordica Auditorium, UMF Merrill Hall. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and free for children and UMF students with ID.

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