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A mix of local and national brews to be showcased
BANGOR – With huge storms, gigantic snowbanks and more forecast, many of us have been spending a lot of time indoors – and going a little stir crazy. Now Townsquare Media is bringing a new beer festival to the Cross Insurance Center on Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. Bangor on Tap is part of the media agency’s America on Tap and will be bringing brewers to the Queen City for you to sample beer while enjoying food and live music. Not a bad way to beat the stir-crazies
Once again, we’ve reached that point in the year where the Hollywood folks roll out the red carpets and indulge in blatant self-promotion and self-congratulation. That’s right – it’s the Academy Awards!
This is one of my favorite times of the year. I spend a lot of time at the movies; any chance I get to engage in discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly of the cinematic world is a welcome one. The best part of the Oscars comes from the conversations that they inspire. Who will win, who should win, who got lucky, who got snubbed – so much of the joy we derive from films springs from talking about them.
Some top-fives in honor of Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we thought that rather than just offer up the standard blah-blah, we might instead share with you some assorted thoughts about love and the holiday.
February is a bleak month, by most accounts. The lights and good cheer of the holidays has faded. What once felt like a winter wonderland stretches out and seems bleak. It can seem as though there is nothing to do but huddle in a heap of blankets and shiver until June.
But a lot of this is just a matter of perspective. Here’s a dose of fun things to do throughout the month of February. Once you do them, March will be here and spring will be firmly in our sights.
A look at Super Bowl XLIX
I’m going to be clear right from the start – I really don’t want to talk about balls. I don’t want to talk about a ball’s air pressure differentials with regard to temperature. I don’t want to talk about overhauls in the chain of custody procedures for game balls. I don’t want to talk about ball customization tailored to the individual quarterback.
Editor’s Note: This story has been augmented by releases from the BSO and Kathryn King Media.
BANGOR – The Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra will be hosting internationally acclaimed violinist Midori and her Orchestra Residencies Program, an educational residency and set of concerts, scheduled to take place in Bangor and Orono from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Events that are open to the public include a Master Class at the University of Maine on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m., a concert with the BSYO and student soloists at Bangor High School on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and a Masterworks concert with the BSO at the Collins Center for the Arts on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.
Tabletop gaming convention at Cross Insurance Center for its seventh year
Seven is a notoriously lucky number. There are seventh sons of seventh sons that go on to rule kingdoms. And SnowCon is hitting its lucky number seven for the annual tabletop gaming convention, this year to be held at the Cross Insurance Center on Jan. 16, 17 and 18.
2014 was another big year here at The Maine Edge. There were plenty of great stories all around. However, there were a few that stood out among the rest. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
The best of the worst
The Criminal Mischief section has long been one of my favorite beats, and continues to be a favorite among readers. This is a compilation of some of the funniest and weirdest of the bunch. Names and have been removed, and if you do recognize anyone’s antics, remember they are innocent until proven guilty.
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