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KahBang festival organizers announce cancellation of music

Organizers of the KahBang festival, transplanted to Portland from Bangor, announced that all of the music portion has been cancelled.The State Theatre provided an update Thursday, which reads: "KahBang announces that music festival in Portland has been cancelled, please feel free to read the organization's statement below," with a link. Refunds are available at the point of purchase, the State Theatre reported.The link reported, "The KahBang Film Festival screenings and free art exhibits will proceed... Read more

Columns

BosWash awash in possibilities

"The whiskey died away in time and was renewed and died again, but the street ran on. From that night the thousand streets ran as one street, with imperceptible corners and changes of scene ..."— William Faulkner, Light in August Turning Lafayette County, Miss. into a novel place — let alone noting August for anything "light" — couldn't have been easy, so it's no wonder that few American writers have displayed a better sense of place... Read more

Sun Sports

Sea Dogs hosting Yankees affiliate this …

The Eastern Division-leading Portland Sea Dogs (71-41) host the New York Yankees affiliate Trenton Thunder (53-59) this weekend. The Thunder’s roster had included slugging first baseman Peter O’Brien. The right-handed Miami native was pulled from batting practice at Hadlock Field and traded to Arizona. He has hit 33 homeruns this season, 23 of them at Trenton following his promotion from Class A Tampa. The top two clubs in each Division compete in the Eastern League playoffs.... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

(To place a paid advertisement for a music event, please call 699-5809.) Tuesday, July 8 Tall Horse with Lisa/Liza and Mouth Washington at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.www.onelongfellowsquare.com John Hiatt & the Combo with The Robert Cray Band at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$55; Doors at 7 p.m.www.statetheatreportland.com Wednesday, July 9 CLASH: Steely Dan vs Doobie Brothers at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com Nouveau-Expo with The Effects at Flask, 117... Read more

Culture

The Bard deserves our backing

Tradition. The word carries the long history of humanity around it's neck. Tradition. A World out of control, we take comfort in that word. Tradition. Within the sphere of theater, a word that is the sole foundation of an ancient craft. Tradition. Answering the hunger of belonging, understanding. Tradition. The transfer of cultural wisdom. Tradition. Explanation of the proliferation of Shakespearean performances throughout the Globe, as well as here in the State of Maine. Yes, Shakespeare is good here. Theater... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

What does one drink too many risk?

A new law in Maine, LD 1729, brings into focus the lifetime consequences of operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OUI) – particularly for habitual offenders. The new law now looks at a driver's 10-year record when considering punishment for felony OUI convictions. But there are even more long-term consequences for any OUI conviction. Here's how it impacts insurance, foreign travel and family disruption. Maine's newly revised OUI law increases license suspensions for people with... Read more

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