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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

Student symphony performs at CCA

On Thursday, April 17, the University of Maine School of Performing Arts held a symphonic band concert at the Collins Center for the Arts from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
UMaine’s concert and symphonic bands performed in the …

Netflix Theater: ‘Fargo’

The Coen Brothers have been staples as writers and directors in the film industry since the late 1980s. They are responsible for popular movies like “The Big Lebowski,” “No Country for Old Men” and the 2010 …

How I Hear It: Summer listening

Every year, the battle for the song of the summer rages. Last year, the winner was Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and/or Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” depending on who you ask. This summer’s anthem may not have …

Video Game Review: Battlefield 4: Naval Strike

“Naval Strike” is “Battlefield 4’s” third piece of downloadable content, offering the same number of new maps, game modes, assignments, weapons, gadgets, vehicles and achievements as its predecessors. As its name suggests, “Naval Strike” focuses on …