Maine jazz great Brad Terry says farewell to Don Doane

Brad Terry sent me this photo of him and Don Doane playing some years ago, maybe at the Bridgeway in South Portland.

Maine jazz clarinet magician Brad Terry sent me an email today regarding the passing of his peer Don Doane. Brad asked if, by way of tribute, I’d share this passage from his book  “I Feel More Like I Do Now Than I Did Yesterday.” It’s all about Doane. The unmistakable, instantly recognizable gruff voice sounded angry. “Hey Brad. It’s […]

VIDEO: Maine photographers shoot to help communal darkroom in Westbrook

Emily Haggett looks at a roll of film she just developed at the Bakery Collective in Westbrook on Sunday. The collective is a unique, shared space for photographers with traditional darkrooms and digital scanning and printing equipment. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

The folks at the Bakery Collective, in Westbrook’s historic Dana Warp Mill, have a lot of friends. The collective, which runs a communal photo printing facility, has less than 20 members. But over 140 photographers donated work for their 16th annual Photo A Go-Go silent auction fundraiser this year. The money raised will help keep […]

Exhibit proves we’ve been photographing the same things for 150 years — except maybe our dead relatives

Postmortem image of Mrs. William H. Herbert by an unknown Daguerreotypist, circa 1843.

The images currently on display at the Maine Historical Society’s Brown Research Library in Portland in the Early Maine Photography, 1840-1870 exhibition look pretty familiar. All the photographs (Daguerreotypes, tintypes and ambrotypes) are of Maine subjects, or were made by Maine photographers, in the 19th century. The technology of photography has changed at lot since then, but the […]

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 […]