Arts & Culture

The Maine Top Ten!

The Maine Top Ten!

It's been quite a journey so far, but we panelists for the Maine Readers' Choice Award have whittled the list down to the Top Ten.

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Dave Matthews Band to play at Bangor's Waterfront Pavilion

Dave Matthews Band to play at Bangor's Waterfront Pavilion
“A Very Special Evening With Dave Matthews Band” Will Feature the group performing two sets each night

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 7

Bangor, Maine  -- Waterfront Concerts is proud to announce the third installment of the Machias SavingsBank Concert Series, “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band”, LIVE at Darling’sWaterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME, Friday, June 6, 2014.

In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts RightNow,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 NorthAmerican summer tour may be its most surprising yet.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir: "The Ecstasies Above"

Vox Nova Chamber Choir: "The Ecstasies Above"
Vox Nova Chamber Choir, a Midcoast-based ensemble dedicated to the creative exploration of contemporary vocal music, will present a concert of modern choral music on January 18th, 2014, at 7:30pm and on January 19th at 3:00pm in Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

This exciting season ushers in the choir’s expansion to 38 voices and the addition of a string ensemble joining the Choir on two works. 
 


Tickets are $15 in advance at Now You're Cooking in Bath; Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, or Sherman's Books and Stationary in Freeport . Admission is $20 at the door. Bowdoin students receive free admission with student I.D.

Movies: My Favorites of 2013

Movies: My Favorites of 2013

This will be my final movie review for wcsh6.com.  For the past three years I’ve greatly enjoyed many hours in darkened theaters and my efforts to explain to you precisely why I did or did not like what I saw there.  I think by now you probably know the kind of movies I like:  ones with good scripts, smart directing and clever casting.

So let’s gather by the electronic fireplace and look back at my favorites from the year that is now ending -- a particularly good one for movies.  Here they are in order of excellence, but all are surely worth seeing.

Learning to Draw Portraits. I Gave Myself a Facelift Because I Could

Learning to Draw Portraits. I Gave Myself a Facelift Because I Could

My final drawing assignment was a giant self-portrait. 18 x 24-inch. Really, really big. I can't believe my first semester of art school is already over. Like everything wonderful in life, it sped by like a snap of the fingers.

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Movies: "American Hustle"

Movies: "American Hustle"

With its clever script, terrific cast and 1970s vibe, here’s a movie to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart (maybe by America or Steely Dan), even if it is all about corruption.

“Some of this really happened,” we are told at the start of the movie, which is loosely based on the Abscam scandal of 1978, even though the characters portrayed here are fictitious.  With his elaborate comb-over and bulging paunch, it’s hard to recognize Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, a small-time New York con artist, who makes his living with a chain of dry cleaners and by selling fake or stolen art work and making empty loan payments to desperate losers at five-thou a pop.