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Groups from all over head to All Points North

Over 30 acts played at two-day festival

When local bands, DJs and reggae, jazz, and rock musicians alike converge to draw crowds to a corner of town for a two-night music festival, all signs point north.
Kingman’s, a Old Town bar, welcomed a total …

For the record

Bangor Bull Moose prepares for Record Store Day, an international celebration of independent music shops

With the dawn of the digital age, fans of traditional music formats are right to fear the death of physical copies of music and real-life record stores.
iTunes, Spotify and similar services make it so convenient to …

Crossdress for success

Drag Show concludes Pride Week

The Memorial Union transformed from meeting place and eatery to an elaborate runway surrounded by people waiting to be wowed by professional and student drag queens and kings alike for the University of Maine Drag Show …


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CD Reviews

Album Review: Elton John, “The Diving Board”

“I want to return to my roots,” Elton John says in the trailer for his latest album, “The Diving Board.” Indeed, this is what the 66-year-old musician has done.
Gone are the days of seeking pop hits …

Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Butler”

Don’t be surprised if “The Butler” makes an impressive showing at the 2014 Oscars. Simply put, few movies are as profound and emotionally engaging.
A grim recollection of civil rights history in America is framed through the …

Style & Culture

NOH8 photoshoot celebrates LGBT marriage equality

When Dominique Person draped herself in the LGBT Flag and posed for a photo on Thursday afternoon, the wind carried the flag behind her like a cape. Person was happy and maybe a little bashful. It …


LGBT comedian Alison Grillo performs

On Tuesday, April 8, from 7-8 p.m., comedian Alison Grillo performed a free show in room 100 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building as a part of Pride Week with a sense humor, honesty and …

UMaine drag show entertains, educates

On Saturday, April 12, the annual University of Maine Drag Show was held in the Memorial Union.
“The purpose of the drag show is to entertain you, to raise awareness of other cultures and open your eyes …

LGBT student organizations lead UMaine in a national Day of Silence

The University of Maine joined schools across the country in a national Day of Silence to bring awareness to the barriers members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community face on a daily basis.
“The Day …