BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company recently installed a state-of-the-art assistive listening system staff describe as a game-changer for many patrons. With personal transmitters and radio wave technology, patrons who are hard of hearing may now sit anywhere in the house and fully enjoy the show.
"Accessibility is a priority and our old assistive listening devices were increasingly problematic," said Production Manager Bob Rogers. "The new system includes a stationary transmitter that connects to our main sound system, so we can now broadcast a high-quality audio signal to users' receivers. They can listen through the ear buds provided or through their hearing aids." The devices are available at the box office upon request.
BANGOR – The celebration of arts and culture in Bangor continues. In addition to ongoing exhibits and events, check out these events. For a complete and up-to-date listing visit www.bangormaine.gov/artober and click on the event link.
Oct. 7: Free Live Taping of The Nite Show with Danny Cashman Gracie Theatre at Husson University 60 p.m. www.niteshow.com.
Local sketch comedy group celebrates anniversary
BANGOR – One of the Bangor area’s premier creative collectives is celebrating a birthday this month.
BANGOR - Bangor Greendrinks meets every second Tuesday of the month to mingle and have a couple beers with others who consider themselves environmentally conscious. Every month the venue is different, but the ideas stay the same: have fun, support local business, and be green. The next event falls on Oct. 13, goes from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Epic Sports in downtown Bangor. There is a suggested $5 donation and, in line with the green theme, you are asked to bring your own vessel to drink from. However, they sell recyclable containers if you forgot yours at home.
Greendrinks itself is part of an international movement that began in a pub in North London in 1989. Now there are meetings in 525 cities in 51 countries.
Local group to celebrate the rock and roll side of musical theatre
BANGOR – When people think of the songs of Broadway musicals, they tend to think of that vast, yet nebulous category of “showtunes.” However, there’s a group of local performers who are offering up the opportunity for audiences to discover that a tune in a show does not necessarily a showtune make.
PTC holiday production filled with mirth and magic
BANGOR – There’s no place like the Bangor Opera House. There’s no place like the Bangor Opera House. There’s no place like the Bangor Opera House.
NEW YORK - A generation ago, students on semester abroad were practically incommunicado, aside from airmailed letters and one or two calls home. These days, from the minute the plane lands, kids studying overseas are connected with home via Skype, Facebook, and messaging apps like Viber and WhatsApp.
Has technology altered semester abroad by making it impossible to immerse yourself in another culture? Or does staying in touch simply increase comfort levels, easing both homesickness and parental worries?
Beatles collector acquires iconic bus to help children with cancer
Simon Mitchell was a 7-year-old student living with his family at West Malling Air Base in Kent, England, where his father worked for the Royal Air Force. One Tuesday morning at 9, a most unusual group appeared at the base in a brightly decorated bus packed with colorful characters.
Presenters include Amanda Christie, George Kinghorn and Peter Precourt.
Curators from Maine and New Brunswick will discuss the critical issues affecting artists and the industry. Artists have a chance to ask questions about success and pick the brains of members who are developing visual arts projects and programs in the future.
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