Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White at Bangor's Cross Insurance Center July 30, 2016
BANGOR, ME -- The City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, managers of Cross Insurance Center, are excited to announce that Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, will be coming to Bangor's Cross Insurance Center this summer, July 30, 2016 with his stand-up show. The comedian's stand-up act will take place on the first Saturday of this year's fair and will add an exciting element to the annual community event. The Bangor State Fair will take place July 29-August 7.
Feb 2, 2016 - 10:16:05 PM
Cirque Du Soliel is bringing "OVO" to Bangor this Summer
BANGOR, ME -- The City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, managers of the Cross Insurance Center, are proud to announce that Cirque du Soleil will return to Bangor's Cross Insurance Center this summer. Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
Nov 29, 2015 - 5:40:17 AM
Royal Horses Equestrian Tour Tickes on sale from Today in Bangor
BANGOR, ME -- Spectra Venue Management is proud to announce that The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to Bangor's Cross Insurance Center on September 25, 2015. Ticket prices start at $27 and will go on-sale to the general public Friday, August 7 at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Cross Insurance Center box office located at 515 Main Street.
Aug 7, 2015 - 12:28:40 AM
Do Guardian Angels go to school?
"Guardian Angels" is the story of a young boy who imagines he is being protected by angels following the death of his parents. The young spirits go to school to learn how to help their earthly charges and encounter an evil force that must be stopped with God's love and people working together. The drama contains themes relating to the Third Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, the Descent of the Holy Spirit. In the film, a young boy uses his creative gifts to cope with being an orphan and in turn comforts others like himself. This is a delightful fantasy film for the whole family that speaks to the universal call of embracing hope, using our gifts for love and working together with others.
Apr 11, 2015 - 1:07:10 AM
An Exercise in Argumentative Poetry - No. 1 The Making of You and Me
Poetic argumentation eliminates squabbling about irrelevant details and focuses on the essentials. It occurred to us that such message conveyance should hold great appeal to the electronically savvy generations who find no time for lengthy elaborations of issues of secondary concern. Hence we turned to a poetic format to relate, in six brief vignettes, the essential features of religiosity.
Mar 26, 2015 - 6:28:42 AM
The Robinson Ballet Presents: Romance and Fire
The Robinson Ballet is proud to bring Romance and Fire featuring Kantikos Agonias, the story of "Medea," to the Brewer Performing Arts Center on April 11th at 7pm and April 12th at 3pm.
Mar 18, 2015 - 10:21:25 PM
New book to reveal what New Yorkers think about God
New, York, NY -- A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for God in New York, a new book by New Yorker and technology entrepreneur Rikki Tahta, is now live at http://kck.st/1DDJZAO. Tahta travelled across the five boroughs and asked 200 New Yorkers of different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds what they really think and feel about God. Do they or do they not believe in a higher power? If so, how do they feel the presence of a higher power in their everyday lives? In a city where everybody has an opinion on everything, his findings are fascinating.
Nov 15, 2014 - 3:25:22 AM
Mother Daughter Duo No. 1 for "Divinicus Nex Chronicles"
The Los Angeles based Mother/Daughter Author dynamic duo never anticipated writing novels together. Based on the success of their first two novels, the duo has a methodology that by all accounts is firing on all pistons. The Divinicus Nex Chronicles centers around 17-year-old Aurora Lahey who has what is arguably the crappiest superpower on the planet. Tracking demons. Demons At Deadnight, Book 1 of the "Divinicus Nex Chronicles" blasted onto Amazon and created an enormous buzz in Teen Paranormal Fiction, launching the book into the #1 Bestseller on the site in the genre. With the advent of Book #2 in the series, Drop Dead Demons is set to surpass the success of the first book
Nov 12, 2014 - 7:15:50 AM
Qing Dynasty Traditional Wedding Gifts?
"Present from the parental home to an expecting woman. Weapons, stationery, sex education, toys. Qing Dynasty."
Oct 26, 2014 - 6:15:01 AM
Enter Velvet and Angel, our dogs. Velvet is our black miniature schnauzer and Angel is our cream-colored golden doodle. Lately they have become so entertaining to us that we find ourselves drawn away from our gadgets (as if by some powerful magnetic force) to watch them trotting gleefully around the house.
Oct 24, 2014 - 6:35:38 AM
"Holy Ghost" World Premiere September 6th
(Chicago, IL -- August 26, 2014) Wanderlust Productions--the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS--is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry's long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience will be a one-time, live global event on September 6th in which anyone anywhere can see the film--for free.
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:07:48 AM
Can perennial bachelors change into husbands?
As one of the most famous bachelors gets ready to take his wedding vows, the question seems rather pertinent. Can perennial bachelors like George Clooney change and become longstanding husbands -- able to weather the rough seas that accompany the great times? Remember those snippets of advice our mothers offered on our love life? My mother's wisdom was that you should never marry a longstanding bachelor, as they were set in their ways, too used to getting their own way, and unaccustomed to compromise.
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:10:21 PM
Brandon Chase debut single "One" video released at Seventeen.com
Nashville, TN (June 6, 2014) - Rising star and The Voice season 5 Team Blake contestant Brandon Chase exclusively released the video for his debut single "One" to Seventeen.com today. It's featured here in conjunction with their "Crush Of The Week" and CMA Music Festival. The video, shot in his home state of Texas, portrays the relatable scenario of Chase seeking one chance with the girl he's interested in.
Jun 8, 2014 - 12:20:16 AM
Disney Junior Live on Tour at Bangor Cross Insurance Center on August 14
BANGOR, ME ---- Global Spectrum proudly announces that Feld Entertainment, Inc. is bringing their top performing show, Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure, to the stage at Cross Insurance Center. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, the 2014-2015 tour of this production is coming to Bangor during its 100-city national tour. Three performances will be held at Cross Insurance Center on August 14 at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
May 15, 2014 - 9:30:18 AM
Just for laughs
Just a little something to cheer you up when you need a laugh.
May 15, 2014 - 9:22:35 AM
Passover Comic Video
I thought that our readers might like to watch this Musical Passover Cartoon Video about the exodus. It is set to music written by the legendary rock group 'Queen.' The video is an AISH.com Jewish Website production. It provides an interesting perspective to the Exodus.
Apr 15, 2014 - 12:02:45 AM
Tickets to John Fogerty's August 2nd Concert go on sale April 19th
John Fogerty is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He has written and sung many of popular music's most timeless standards like "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son," "Born On The Bayou" and "Who'll Stop The Rain" to name just a few.
Apr 13, 2014 - 12:15:28 AM
Terror and Upheaval: New Book Releases Recently Featured in the Book Basket
These two books were listed in the Regular Sunday Book Basket on March 16, 2014
Mar 21, 2014 - 12:02:39 AM
Books Recently Featured in the Book Basket. 'Struggles of Life'
The two books shown in this photo appeared in our regular Book Basket articles and represent two different time periods and wars and yet essentially the same moral questions.
Mar 16, 2014 - 12:02:31 AM
A Photographic History of United Kingdom Gallantry Awards
The book consists of stories of extraordinary bravery that earned the Queen's Gallantry Medal on 1,044 occasions. All of its recipients are listed and all of the published citations are included, with explanatory notes, personal recollections from many of the recipients, and the details of their other awards and medals. Also included are citations never before published. Thirteen appendices provide first-hand accounts of the events behind some of the acts of bravery--bomb disposal, rescuing others from the sea and from fire, and even repelling pirates in the Indian Ocean.
Mar 14, 2014 - 2:43:21 PM
A Fictional Travelogue on China
In his new book, Lessons from China, Beau Sides shares unique insights on current Chinese culture, business, personal etiquette, and economic development through a fictional travelogue. Delicately sprinkled with bits of historical background, this easy-to-read story follows Jan Cross, a recent college graduate.
Mar 9, 2014 - 12:10:11 AM
July 13 tickets to James Taylor's Bangor concert go on sale March 14
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.
Mar 8, 2014 - 3:27:32 AM
Proverbs are truths couched in an acceptable fashion
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them -- Albert Einstein. I received this in an email and then proceeded to check out the link. Not only was that particular video presentation interesting, but so were several others listed on that site.
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:07:25 AM
Knowin the Secret
But with horse bolted all that can be done now is to close the barn door and fix the latch, but still the problem remains. As one man has discovered, 'foolishness is its own reward', and as the other is discovering, 'the lips of the devilish incur a terrible and just wrath'.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:03:08 AM
Obama to receive IHRC's Islamophobia award Feb 21
Barack Obama is set to receive a dubious distinction from a UK-based human rights groups for his hostile policies towards Muslims. The US president is among the nominees for Islamic Human Rights Commission's Islamophobia awards, an annual recognition of the disservice done to Muslims and their faith by public figures.
Feb 13, 2014 - 5:30:15 AM
Valentine's Day Test: Which is the Least Known Famous Kiss?
The first movie kiss EVER was in 1896 in the movie ironically titled, The Kiss. 1926 Don Juan holds the record for most kisses ever in a single movie. The most famous kissing scene is usually accredited to 1953 From Here to Eternity. The greatest age difference for a kiss was in 1971 Harold & Maude. But which famous kiss is not well known?
Feb 13, 2014 - 12:02:23 AM
Hunter Hayes Bangor performance Tickets on sale February 14, 2014 at 10am
BANGOR: Global Spectrum is excited to announce that GRAMMY nominated artist Hunter Hayes will head to Bangor with his "We're Not Invisible Tour," May 1, 2014 at 7PM at Cross Insurance Center. The tour will feature special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo Dan + Shay. The "We're Not Invisible Tour" comes on the heels of Hunter's sold-out "CMT On Tour: Let's Be Crazy Tour" which wrapped this past December to much critical acclaim.
Feb 11, 2014 - 6:03:09 AM
Cirque du Soleil presenting "Varekai" in Bangor June 18 - 22, 2014
Bangor (February 4, 2014) -- Global Spectrum is pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil will perform in Bangor for the very first time with its newest arena show, Varekai. Performances will be held at the Cross Insurance Center from June 18 - 22, 2014 for seven performances only. After touring the world for 11 years under the big top, this past December Varekai embarked on a new journey touring the world in arenas and in some new markets never before visited by Cirque du Soleil.
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:17:13 AM
Heaviest Element Discovered
Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science...It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:05:30 AM
Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings or whatever
In years past there be many a greetin card that read 'Seasons Greetins' an no one be upset by the receivin of the same, an likewise many a card that said 'Merry Christmas' with similar reaction.
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:07:33 AM
Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao will be released on Monday 11th
Martha Stevens-David reviewed this book here at Magic City on October 13th, and stated that she thoroughly enjoyed reading the book even though it was her first fantasy book read.
Nov 10, 2013 - 1:00:31 AM
'Ruins' - A Poem by Seth Steckino
Seth grew up in Sabattus, Maine. He is currently a senior at Oak Hill High School. His plan is to one day be an engineering geologist. We hope to see more of Seth's work here at Magic City and not just in his poetry.
Nov 3, 2013 - 4:15:08 AM
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
--Oscar Ameringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."
Oct 27, 2013 - 12:07:27 AM
42 years on Western Novel 'Shameful' Re-Released
Shameful: Forty-Two Years after Publication of Side-Splitting Western Novel 'Shameful' Re-Releases for New Young Audience. While the book has now been out of print for many years, growing demand for the novel has prompted the author's widow to re-release 'Shameful' in 2013. Denis Cleary died in 1984 after selling ten thousand copies of his book and achieving admirable critical acclaim.
Oct 23, 2013 - 6:40:39 AM
Scary Bear is a comic strip by Jason Pultz.
Oct 21, 2013 - 1:53:43 AM
Frequently updated comics will appear here, from a variety of cartoon artists.
Oct 21, 2013 - 1:28:50 AM
Updated approximately once a week, this church and family oriented cartoon is brought to you by Tim Walburg.
Oct 21, 2013 - 12:21:02 AM
Updated weekly, the comic is brought to you from the Christian cartoon artist, James Wetzstein.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:56:49 PM
Features a daily updated cartoon.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:44:05 PM
The Back Pew
Features a new cartoon daily, from Jeff Larson.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:39:39 PM