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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:09

A repo man possessed

by Allen Adams

“The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” absurd and excellent

The hero’s journey is one of the oldest stories that we tell. There have been endless variations on that theme; a multitude of takes on the idea. And yet, so many storytellers find ways to keep that seemingly ageless idea fresh.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 22:41

Faith’s cosmic boundaries

by Allen Adams

“The Book of Strange New Things” transcends genre

While there have always been works that strived to use the tropes of science fiction to transcend the clichés inherent to the genre, it seems that over the past decade or two, more and more writers have brought the conventions of sci-fi into the realm of literary fiction.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:53

Skewed View (10/29/14)

by Kaitlyn Furge

This week’s view is centrally located in Downtown Bangor. It’s a hotspot for those hungry for breakfast, lunch or people watching. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge).

Last week’s view was taken on Wilson Street in Brewer of the art installation of a barren, metal tree situated just outside of the Rite Aid. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge)

UMaine School of Performing Arts presents comic classic

ORONO – There’s something sinister growing on the stage in Orono. Sinister…and hungry.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:38

A twisting ‘Turn of the Screw’

by Allen Adams

Ten Bucks Theatre presents a haunting tale well-told

EDDINGTON – ‘Tis the season for scares - spirits of the past are rising up in Eddington.

Sentimental comedy elevated by exceptional cast

For whatever reason, it’s safe to say that in the eyes of many, Bill Murray has evolved into something that is more meme than man. Thanks to the devotion of the denizens of various corners of the Internet and a knack for being a paragon of amicable and unexpected lunacy, Murray has reached a point where he is lauded and celebrated simply for being Bill Murray.

Action offering proves to be surprisingly strong

There are certain actors in Hollywood that for whatever reason have become punchlines. Their names have become a sort of shorthand for eccentric behavior and/or general ineptitude.

‘Queen City of the Damned’ coming to the Bangor stage

BANGOR – Some of Bangor’s favorite comedic performers are bringing spooky sketches to the stage this Halloween season.

FARMINGTON — Change, the art and artistry of Portland artist and master chef Jung Hur, will be the featured exhibit at the UMF Art Gallery on the University of Maine at Farmington campus from Oct. 30 through Dec. 7, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will host an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m.

These days, contemporary painting can seem more at home on a tiny, handheld screen than in real-space human encounters. In dramatic contrast, Portland artist and master chef Jung Hur’s imposing, seductively layered canvases assert their real presence and their spirit of inquiry invites the viewer into a deeper dialogue.

Monday, 27 October 2014 12:03

The Juke Rockets performs at The Grand!

by PR

ELLSWORTH - The Juke Rockets performs a “Jive for $5” concert on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. on stage at The Grand. All seats are $5 general admission and are now on sale at the Grand box office, by phone at 207-667-9500, and online at www.grandonline.org. 

In the early days the Juke Rockets were primarily a local club band, but after winning the Road to Memphis contest in 2012 and 2013 (sponsored by the Maine Blues Society) and competing in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in Jan. 2013 against over 150 blues bands from around the globe, the band is growing in energy, getting tighter and enjoying good musicianship. Winning local awards for best blues band and playing in larger venues to more people, the band is now appearing at Ellsworth's historic performing arts venue The Grand for the theater's “Jive for Five” series of concerts. Great music for only five dollars in the DownEast community!

For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at (207) 667-9500, visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339.

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