Arts and Culture

Arts and culture

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland officials are unveiling the acquisition of several works of art by Maine artist Bernard Langlais that are being placed in public buildings around Maine's largest city.

Officials will commemorate the public art effort at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Ocean Gateway Terminal in front of Langlais's "Standing Bear'' sculpture. City officials say the ten artworks include sculptures, wood reliefs, abstract works and birdhouses gift to the city from the Kohler Foundation.

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TOPSHAM, Maine - Concert pianist Frank Glazer, who has lived in Maine for more than 30 years, is preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday. The internationally-renowned performer, who still holds a position as artist in residence at Bates College, spoke recently with Tom Porter at his home in Topsham about his early experienes in music and how they have shaped his approach to the piano.

Best-selling author Stephen King was in South Portland Monday afternoon, wrapping up a national tour to promote his latest novel "Revival." Fans of the Bangor-based horror writer converged on the Books-A-Million bookstore, eager to get a signed copy.

Among them was Suzanne Edwards, from Dayton, Maine, who was keen to get home and start reading.

"He's so easy to read," she says. "I hated reading in high school, and when I picked up one of his books and I started reading I couldn't stop. And I've been reading every book since it's come out ever since."

BANGOR, Maine — Stephen King's latest novel is out.

"Revival" is being released Tuesday, and King will be in New York City to mark the event.

His six-city book tour travels from New York City to Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; and Austin, Texas, before wrapping up on Nov. 17 in South Portland, Maine.

ORONO, Maine - A supernatural musical created by writer Stephen King and rocker John Mellencamp is going on tour, starting in King's home state.

``Ghost Brothers of Darkland County'' kicks off Saturday and Sunday at the Collins Center at the University of Maine. From there, the show moves on to a string of cities from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to Chicago, Denver and San Francisco.

King's story is based on the real 1957 deaths of two brothers and a young girl.

Mellencamp wrote the "blues `n' roots'' musical score.