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Having just arrived back from a tour in the United Kingdom, bluegrass band, Mile Twelve, is scheduled to appear at the Camden Opera House on March 29th at 7:30 PM. The group was formed in Boston in and around the famed Berkley School of Music, which has a stellar reputation for bluegrass. For this interview, we caught up with lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Evan Murphy, to discuss his band and their album “City on a Hill,” which will be released at this Camden concert. For more information, visit https://www.camdenoperahouse.com/shows.
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Killer Queen received an international award back in 1999 as the “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.” This week we caught up with Patrick Myers from his studio in London to discuss this bands meteoric rise, which has only been enhanced by the popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic. Patrick takes us back to 1993 when the band was formed and discussed the immense popularity, which fill stadiums of 10,000-15,000 people to this day and we discuss their first stop in Augusta to start their 2019 US tour. Enjoy!
Kennebec Valley Community College is gearing up for their Foundation Evening for Education Gala on March 29 from 6–10 PM. This week on C What’s On we caught up with Hannah Doson, recent KVCC graduate, to talk about what the Foundation has meant to her and what this evening of food, fun and fundraising means to so many students.
For the third year in a row, C What’s On is pleased to let you know about Musician’s for HOPE, the program managed by the Waterville Police Department. Deputy Chief William Bonney joins us for this interview to discuss the fund raising concert scheduled for March 9 and the purpose and benefits of all funds raised from this important program.
This week we caught up with Richard Blanchard, formerly of Winthrop, Maine, an artist now living in Pasadena, California to discuss his career in art and the current gallery exhibit at Thos. Moser’s furniture gallery in Freeport. You’ll hear about Richard’s early performance art career and travel forward to his successful career in painting.
This week’s C What’s On features something I’ll bet most of you have never experienced…Skijoring. Hint: It involves horses, alpine skiers, and an oval track. You can find out more by listening to this interview with Kristina Cannon of Main Street Skowhegan about their upcoming Somerset Snowfest, which takes place February 8–10 and includes an ice-fishing derby, dog sled rides, skating, tubing, and the Northeast’s only equestrian skijoring competition.
FMI visit www.somersetsnowfest.org
The Waterville Opera House is set to open their comedy show A Fox On The Fairway January 25th and this week we caught up with Box Office Manager and actress in the show, Em Ouellette, to discuss the show and other Opera House news including the Broadway World Awards they recently received.
Voted the worldwide best tribute band and performing since 1993, Killer Queen makes their 2019 US Tour debut on April 17th at the Augusta Civic Center. This week on C What’s On, we talk about this great show with Gary Poulin, co-producer of Community Productions and C What’s On. Tickets are on sale now at the Augusta Civic Center Box Office and ticketmaster.com.
Tribute bands are the rage right now and from what we hear you can’t get a much better Prince than Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones slated to perform at the Waterville Opera House on January 12 at 8 PM. We caught up with Erik Thomas, Program Manager for the Opera House, to discuss this show in this week’s interview.
FMI visit www.operahouse.org »
Hospitality—particularly restaurant services—are very important to our C What’s On audience since they often go out to eat before attending a show. This week, we managed a visit with Steve Hewins, the President and CEO of the brand new Hospitality Maine. This organization is a result of a merger between the Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Innkeeper’s Association. What’ s particularly interesting about our interview with Steve is a proposed apprenticeship program, which pays people to work in the hospitality industry while earning credit toward a certificate or advancing toward a degree. Find out more in this week’s C What’s On.