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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:54

Letter that inspired Kerouac found

by John Rogers (AP)

LOS ANGELES — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of “On The Road” and, during a three-week writing binge, revised his novel into a style similar to Cassady’s, one that would become known as Beat literature.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:53

WERU to hold Live & Local On-Air Auction

by PR

BLUE HILL - Tune in to WERU-FM, 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. for WERU Community Radio’s Live & Local On-Air Auction and bid on more than 70 items donated by members of the WERU community. Items include gift certificates for restaurants, inns, classes, concerts, galleries and many other services and products. Make your own celebration with these meals, events and activities, goods and services. All proceeds from the auction directly benefit WERU.

Items range from $25 in value to $750. Items of higher value will be offered throughout the auction—including a two-day getaway at the lighthouse Keeper’s House on Isle Au Haut, including gourmet meals; the course of your choice at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin; five days at the Acadia School of Traditional Music in Bar Harbor; two nights lodging for two humans and two dogs at Creature Quarters in Blue Hill; a weekend painting workshop on Deer Isle; two premium tickets to the concert of your choice at Waterfront Concerts — to name just a few.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:37

Skewed View (11/26/14)

by Kaitlyn Furge

This week’s view is where dreams can drift before your eyes. There’s a chance to see ghosts or wizards, experience magic, joy, or tears – all in Downtown Bangor. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge)

Last week’s view was a tribute to one of the great heroes of the Civil War who hailed from none other than Brewer, Maine. Joshua Chamberlain is credited with being the reason why the North won at Gettysburg. This is a great man with a great mustache. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge).

For writer Fred Schruers, his new book, “Billy Joel – The Definitive Biography” (Crown Archetype) has been a long, strange trip - but ultimately a satisfying one.   

Schruers, a longtime Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly contributor, was contracted by Joel in 2008 to ghostwrite his autobiography “The Book of Joel” for Harper Collins.   

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 22:29

BUZZ BRIEFS - 11/26/14

by PR

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at UMM

MACHIAS -- The University of Maine at Machias Community Chorale will be performing Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at UMM’s Performing Arts Center.

First part of ‘Hunger Games’ franchise finale overcomes obstacles

One of the more disturbing tendencies in Hollywood these days is the two-part final movie. When these incredibly lucrative franchises approach their end, the powers that be feel this need to wring every last dollar out of the property.

Monday, 24 November 2014 23:03

WERU to hold Live & Local On-Air Auction

by PR

BLUE HILL - Tune in to WERU-FM, 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. for WERU Community Radio’s Live & Local On-Air Auction and bid on more than 70 items donated by members of the WERU community. Items include gift certificates for restaurants, inns, classes, concerts, galleries and many other services and products. Make your own celebration with these meals, events and activities, goods and services. All proceeds from the auction directly benefit WERU.

Items range from $25 in value to $750. Items of higher value will be offered throughout the auction—including a two-day getaway at the lighthouse Keeper’s House on Isle Au Haut, including gourmet meals; the course of your choice at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin; five days at the Acadia School of Traditional Music in Bar Harbor; two nights lodging for two humans and two dogs at Creature Quarters in Blue Hill; a weekend painting workshop on Deer Isle; two premium tickets to the concert of your choice at Waterfront Concerts — to name just a few.

ELLSWORTH - The Grand continues its family offerings in December when the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers present their annual take on everyone’s favorite holiday character, the Grinch, on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. (directly after The Downtown Ellsworth Christmas Parade). Admissions for this performance are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers revisit their twist on the Grinch with typical Frogtown foibles and physical comedy. The puppeteers are a small troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and are comprised of three siblings – Erik Torbeck, Brian Torbeck and Robin Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain has performed at fairs, festivals, theaters, parades, schools, libraries and some of the finest petting zoos on the East Coast, as well as the annual Great Ellsworth Puppet Festival every fall at The Grand. “The Grinch Family Holiday Event,” populated by the group’s hand-made glove, mouth and rod puppets, is sure to please all ages. 

 

 

 

 

 

ELLSWORTH - The Grand is excited to announce the return of a holiday tradition as The Robinson Ballet performs the Tchaikovsky classic “The Nutcracker” on the Stanley Subaru Stage at The Grand. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and seniors, $14 for members and $11 for youth (12 and under). All seats are reserved. Performances are often sold out, so you are encouraged to reserve your seats early.

From E.T.A. Hoffmann's story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created this seminal holiday classic. One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, the ballet concerns a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King. The score is sure to warm the hearts of everyone as the familiar, iconic melodies from the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to the “Russian Dance” are played. In this production of the timeless family favorite, The Robinson Ballet brings the professionalism that is associated with a company of dancers that has a 30-year teaching and performing legacy in Maine. Don’t miss out on this holiday classic tale of a girl, a magician, a Nutcracker Prince and a Rat King!

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