VIDEO: The Beatles are coming to the State Theatre in Portland, sort of

Spencer Albee and Sara Hallie Richardson sing through a fab four tune while rehearsing for the 13th annual Beatles Night in Portland on Tuesday. This year's Thanksgiving weekend shows will feature a string section from the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, a horn section from The Fogcutters and Abbey Road in its entirety. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

A band of local musicians, led by Spencer Albee, will once again resurrect the sound and spirit of The Beatles for two shows over Thanksgiving weekend at the State Theatre in Portland. The annual Beatles Night performances have become a holiday tradition in which the magic of guitars, drums and musical devotion conjures up the […]

VIDEO: New Maine film depicts sex, drugs amid Downeast blueberry harvest

"Sex, Drugs and Blueberries," a new film by Maine writer and filmmaker Crash Barry, opens at the Camden Opera House on Sept. 26. The film is set during the first week of the 2004 blueberry harvest in Washington County.

Maine writer and filmmaker Crash Barry says drugs like Oxycontin were not hard to come by in 2004, the summer he spent raking blueberries Down East. They were everywhere. “As soon as you’re in the fields, like, drugs are readily available,” he said in an interview on Monday in Portland as he talked about his […]