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DOVER-FOXCROFT - A rare opportunity to hear Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in d-minor, Op. 49, live in a local concert presents itself when Highlands Classical Trio, a local chamber music group, launches its spring tour in May. Also offered will be solos and duos by Handel, Gliere and Ravel.

The rigorous 30-minute Piano Trio by Mendelssohn has been a major focus for pianist Margery Aumann and violinist Susan Ramsey both of Dover-Foxcroft and cellist Ruth Fogg of Dexter since October, as the trio prepares for performances this spring. The trio forms the centerpiece of a benefit concert to be held on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church at 834 West Main Street. A reception follows. Admission is by donation to benefit the church's important fuel-assistance fund for needy families. Highlands Classical will also make its debut in Bangor with this program at All Souls Church on Sun., June 23, at 4 p.m. Performances will also be given the Hibbard Nursing Home on April 26 at 2 p.m., at Sunbury Village in Bangor May 4 at 4 p.m. and at Dirigo Pines in Orono May 21 at 7 p.m.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:40

Little Vietnam

Slow down, enjoy a healthy, delicious meal

If you haven't had a chance to check out Little Vietnam, the new restaurant nestled near the Armed Forces Recruitment Center of the Bull Moose Complex on Hogan Road in Bangor, this may be a great time to check it out.

It's an oasis of calm amidst the bustle of the mall, with authentic Vietnamese cuisine that is as delicious as it is healthy. The business is family owned by Xavier Nguyen and Vanessa Nguyen.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:17

Sweet signs of spring

BANGOR After months of cold, snow, ice and darkness we're finally seeing signs of spring. And they can be dubious since they often come with mud, slush, sudden storms. But there are signs of spring that represent nothing but joy and I'd hazard to say Easter candy is one of them. 

Eliza Butler, president of Specialty Sweets, on 849 Stillwater Ave., in Bangor, enjoys this time of year because for her, spring comes early.

Published in Style

Raekwon, one of the most successful and celebrated artists in rap and hip hop, will bring 'The Lost Jewlry Tour' to Bangor on Thursday, March 28, for one performance at Tantrum Nightclub and Lounge on 193 Broad Street.  

Raekwon (his real name is Corey Woods) joined the nine-member Wu-Tang Clan in 1992 and helped shape their first major label release 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' issued by Loud/RCA the following year. To date, recordings by the group and its individual members have accumulated more than 17 million in combined sales.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:30

Fusion:Bangor launches Fusion Sports

connecting young professionals through recreation and sporting events

BANGOR - Sports enthusiasts will have a new way to engage in recreation while meeting fellow Bangor Region young professionals through Fusion Sports, a new program from Fusion:Bangor.

Fusion:Bangor, a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, is the area's networking group for people generally in the age range of 20-40. The organization seeks to connect this demographic in the Bangor Region to each other and the community. Fusion Sports will allow young adults (or the young at heart) who are interested in sports to stay active, get involved and meet new people.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:53

On a mission

Local church teams up with non-profit to bring fresh water to those in need

Christ has no body now, but yours.

No  hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks with compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.

-Theresa of Avila

BANGOR If you live in Bangor, chances are you've seen All Souls Congregational Church on the corner of State Street and Broadway. It's an impressive stone church, and provides one of the three steeples that reach up over the skyline that can be seen from many a vantage point in and around the city.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 15:10

High flying style

L Factor's Hair Show to benefit LifeFlight

BREWER The L Factor's annual Hair Show is always an incredibly popular, fun and stylish good time for all who attend. The event brings glamour and sizzle to the area each year. And each year they manage to top what they did last year, leaving the audience swooning for more.

The event is being held at Jeff's Catering on March 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the L Factor. VIP Seating is already sold out, but Business Class (front row) is $30, Coach seating is $25, and standby (standing room only) is $20. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:29

Getting down and derby

Roller Derby: forming lasting bonds

Roller Derby is a sport of contradictions: a full-contact sport just for women; a demanding sport that requires good cardio and hardcore dedication, but also one that anyone can play; a sport where you are crashing into a woman in a bout and then hanging out over drinks afterwards. It's a sport with theatrical roots but grounded in physical prowess, endurance and skill. In other words, it's pretty awesome.

'I like that it's contradictory. It's an aggressive, full-contact sport, but it's a women's sport. It's tough but it's a big sense of family. It's tough but with expressions of femininity,' said Wined Up, a member of Central Maine Derby, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Maine when she isn't cutting up the derby track. 'I love anything that challenges our normative ideas of femininity of what women are and what they should be. I love the contradiction.'

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:29

A new Maine radio experience

Maine Internet Radio brings local radio programming to the web

 

BANGOR - With new computer-based music services such as I-Tunes and Pandora, radio as we have known it is starting to become a dying breed. The need for that old time local radio feel on the internet is now filled with the recent launch of Maine Internet Radio.

Maine Internet Radio is a one-of-a-kind broadcasting company based in Bangor with the concept of delivering great local radio programming using state-of-the-art technology. Launched at the end of January, the company aims at bringing back the elements of local quality programming, advertisements and contests that made radio so fun for listeners to tune into. President and founder of Maine Internet Radio Jeff Solari says he's had this idea for a couple years now of bringing radio back to its original foundation.

Published in Tekk
Bangor Waterfront will play host to inaugural Bangor Beer Festival in June

BANGOR The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau will present a first-time festival focused on Maine beers this summer. Bangor's Beer Festival Tap Into Summer - is a one-day event scheduled for June 22, 2013, that will feature a general session, a VIP tasting session, food, entertainment, beer aficionados and a focus on Maine breweries.

Published in Happenings
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