80’s Flashback Molly Ringwald to Perform Jazz Set

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Favorite 80’s teen movie queen Molly Ringwald will perform hits from her recent jazz CD at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on November 23rd. “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” features the song stylings of Ringwald and the music of her jazz quartet – with two performances at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

“This soul-stirring jazz performance will bring a touch of Hollywood to Bangor,” said Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre. “As a young fan of “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club,” and a current fan of her two books, I’m looking forward to Molly sharing her love of music with a Maine audience.”

The Molly Ringwald Quartet includes Ringwald on vocals, Musical Director Peter Smith, on piano, plus a bass musician and a drummer. Her debut CD, “Except Sometimes,” released earlier this year, received rave reviews. The Huffington Post described Ringwald’s voice as “unaffected, clear, and at moments, vulnerable,” and further added, “she coaxes complexity from her honeyed mezzo-soprano.”

Her Gracie performance will feature the album’s soft-jazz interpretation of “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” the theme song from “The Breakfast Club” among other jazz standards from the release.

Ringwald’s passion for jazz and singing started at a young age. According to Ringwald, “I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. At around age three, I started singing with his band. Jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.”

Ringwald is best known for her roles in the John Hughes’ motion pictures “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty in Pink.” After the success of those and subsequent films including Stephen King’s “The Stand,” Ringwald moved to Paris and appeared in several French films.

In 1997, Ringwald returned to the theater in New York City where she starred in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “How I Learned to Drive,” a role she later reprised at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Subsequent theater credits include playing the legendary ‘Sally Bowles’ in the Broadway production of “Cabaret;” the Tony-nominated Broadway production of “Enchanted April;” and the London production of “When Harry Met Sally.” She also starred as ‘Charity Hope Valentine’ in the Broadway national musical revival tour of “Sweet Charity.”

More recently, Molly starred in the breakout hit, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on the ABC Family Channel. Currently, she can also be found promoting her second novel, the national bestseller, “When It Happens to You.”

Tickets for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” start at $25.00 for balcony seats and $32.00 for orchestra seating. Visit or call the box office at 941-7888 to reserve a seat for this special performance.

Completed in October of 2009, The Gracie is Husson University’s center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful new 500-seat theatre is quickly earning a reputation as one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more information, visit

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in South Portland, Wells and Presque Isle provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit

Florida Music Teacher Dyce Kimura Offers Guitar Lessons Worldwide on Skype

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As the world around us continues to evolve digitally, the world of music is also taking advantage of technological offerings. Dyce Kimura, a respected professional musician in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, proudly continues to bolster his innovative Skype guitar lessons. “With the technology available to us today, there’s no reason for people not to have access to music and have the opportunity to learn,” says Kimura.

Indeed, Dyce Kimura’s online guitar lessons are available to anyone throughout the world as long as they have an internet connection and ability to Skype. Part of what makes Kimura one of the most sought teachers is the fact that he still performs as a professional musician. While many Skype guitar teachers focus on music education full-time, Kimura is performing, gigging, and recording in the studio. This gives Kimura a unique perspective as he works with each student because he creates custom lessons that allow students to not only learn music, but also understand how they can use it in life.

“He’s really inspiring,” says one student. “I enjoy the practical approach that Dyce brings. Whether it’s tips on how to practice or on how to perform, everything he teaches has a purpose. I’ve recommended him to my friends.”

This isn’t the first time that Kimura has received such high praise from his students. In fact, Kimura is currently a top 10 finalist in the 2013 Truefire Next Top Guitar Instruction Competition, which is open for voting through December. Though Kimura receives consistent praise for his work as an instructor, he insists that his goal is simple. “I just want to make music accessible for anyone,” says Kimura.

To make this goal a reality, Kimura is offering 20 percent off for first time Skype guitar lessons by simply mentioning this article. The cut off is October 20th, 2013 at midnight. With continued research showcasing the benefits of music education, Kimura hopes that parents will encourage their children to learn more about the arts. But Kimura isn’t just teaching children. “Anyone of any age can learn music,” says Kimura. “It has a profound effect on creativity, time management, and your ability to set a goal and achieve it.”

More and more research continues to prove the benefits of music lessons, especially at a young age, and Kimura hopes that parents will take advantage of his Skype guitar lessons.

Dyce Kimura is a professional musician from Fort Lauderdale, Florida who is passionate about making the lives of everyone around him just a little more musical.



What’s With Rappers Postponing Shows This Week?

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First it was Drake in illadelph, and now Kanye in Vancouver. Kanye’s show has been rescheduled for Halloween night, and there are very few details about the delay. Drake’s promoters cited “unexpected technical issues” that caused his show to be canceled just an hour before he was set to take the stage. His show has been rescheduled for December 18.

Soulja Boy Sued By Nagelberg Bernard Law Group On Behalf Of Injured Client

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The law firm of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group has filed a complaint (Complaint #BC524433) for personal injuries and damages with the Los Angeles Superior Court, on behalf of their client, Gabor Turi, against rapper and artist Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) with regard to a January 9, 2013 “Hit-and-Run” accident allegedly involving the rapper’s rare 2012 Bentley Continental.

According to the complaint #BC524433, the rapper’s red Bentley was being driven by “Arab” (real name Abrahim Mohammed Mustafa), a sometime rapper and artist who co-wrote and features in Soulja Boy’s “YAHHH!” video. As Arab made a left turn, he allegedly plowed into Gabor Turi who was proceeding through the intersection on his Kawasaki motorcycle. The force of the impact ejected Turi from his motorcycle and sent him crashing to the street, sustaining severe and life-altering injuries in the process.

The firm of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group, is headed by attorneys Larry Nagelberg and Kirk Bernard. They are well known for “fighting for the little guy” and have been doing so for over 30 years. Along the way, the firm of Nagelberg Bernard Law Group has won over four hundred million dollars for its clients with a 98.4% success rate. Our firm takes on all varieties of personal injury cases ranging from automobile accidents to slip-and-falls, from dog bites to motorcycle accidents and wrongful deaths. If you or your loved one have been injured in an accident, or if your loved one has suffered a wrongful death – please give our office a call. You owe it to yourself to have an experienced team of personal injury attorneys to provide you with compassionate and effective legal representation for your personal injuries or wrongful death. Let our experienced team take the burden from your shoulders and provide you with peace of mind.

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