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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

Friday Night Puppets

In the spirit of college student experimentation, they gathered to try something new. Katy Perry’s song, Dark Horse, echoed down the shadowy and vacant halls of the IMRC Center in Stewart Commons where the xx University …



UMaine sets record to spread domestic violence awareness

It was overcast, typical Maine weather for an atypical Maine Day celebration. Among the usual raft of events happening across the University of Maine campus, there was one that stood out. It wasn’t a volleyball match, …



Kicking Brass: Capital Cities perform at Collins Center night before Maine Day

On the eve of Maine Day, renowned pop duo Capital Cities and opening act Scavenger Hunt performed at the Collins Center for the Arts as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour.
Capital Cities, along with their touring …



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 …