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BMMPXFFOJTNZGBWPSJUFIPMJEBZ/PUPOMZJTJUBOFYDVTF alloween is my favorite holiday. Not only is it an excuse to dress up in costume and scare the living bejesus UPESFTTVQJODPTUVNFBOETDBSFUIFMJWJOHCFKFTVT out of someone without getting a visit from the cops, it PVUPGTPNFPOFXJUIPVUHFUUJOHBWJTJUGSPNUIFDPQT JU provides ample opportunity to take ghost tours in one of the QSPWJEFTBNQMFPQQPSUVOJUZUPUBLFHIPTUUPVSTJOPOFPGUIF most haunted regions of the United States. NPTUIBVOUFESFHJPOTPGUIF6OJUFE4UBUFT Given that New England was one of the first areas of the (JWFOUIBU/FX&OHMBOEXBTPOFPGUIFmSTUBSFBTPGUIF U.S. to be colonized, it's rife with centuries-old houses, 64UPCFDPMPOJ[FE JUTSJGFXJUIDFOUVSJFTPMEIPVTFT crumbling forts, sunken ships and old cemeteries that are DSVNCMJOHGPSUT TVOLFOTIJQTBOEPMEDFNFUFSJFTUIBUBSF supposedly filled with restless spirits. And the best way TVQQPTFEMZmMMFEXJUISFTUMFTTTQJSJUT"OEUIFCFTUXBZ to explore them is with a guided ghost tour that provides UPFYQMPSFUIFNJTXJUIBHVJEFEHIPTUUPVSUIBUQSPWJEFT macabre historical facts not often found NBDBCSFIJTUPSJDBMGBDUTOPUPGUFOGPVOE in textbooks while giving you a good JOUFYUCPPLTXIJMFHJWJOHZPVBHPPE old-fashioned Halloween fright. PMEGBTIJPOFE)BMMPXFFOGSJHIU Here are some ghost tours coming up )FSFBSFTPNFHIPTUUPVSTDPNJOHVQ in southern Maine this month. There JOTPVUIFSO.BJOFUIJTNPOUI5IFSF are sure to be more that have yet to be BSFTVSFUPCFNPSFUIBUIBWFZFUUPCF announced, so check back each week in BOOPVODFE TPDIFDLCBDLFBDIXFFLJO GO for the latest haunted happenings. (0GPSUIFMBUFTUIBVOUFEIBQQFOJOHT WICKED WALKING TOURS will 8*$,&%8"-,*/(50634XJMM kick off its Halloween ghost tours LJDLPGGJUT)BMMPXFFOHIPTUUPVST this Friday and Saturday, continuing UIJT'SJEBZBOE4BUVSEBZ DPOUJOVJOH through Oct. 31. Guides take patrons on UISPVHI0DU(VJEFTUBLFQBUSPOTPO a one-hour, less than half-mile walking BPOFIPVS MFTTUIBOIBMGNJMFXBMLJOH tour through the Old Port and other purportedly haunted UPVSUISPVHIUIF0ME1PSUBOEPUIFSQVSQPSUFEMZIBVOUFE sites in downtown Portland. It's also family-friendly, so feel TJUFTJOEPXOUPXO1PSUMBOE*UTBMTPGBNJMZGSJFOEMZ TPGFFM free to bring the kids along. GSFFUPCSJOHUIFLJETBMPOH This is one of the most popular ghost tours in southern 5IJTJTPOFPGUIFNPTUQPQVMBSHIPTUUPVSTJOTPVUIFSO Maine, and advance ticket purchases are required. Prices .BJOF BOEBEWBODFUJDLFUQVSDIBTFTBSFSFRVJSFE1SJDFT are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for children ages BSFGPSBEVMUT GPSTFOJPST BOEGPSDIJMESFOBHFT 12 and under. Daytime and nighttime tours are available. BOEVOEFS%BZUJNFBOEOJHIUUJNFUPVSTBSFBWBJMBCMF Call (888) 718-4253 or visit wickedwalkingtours.com for $BMM PSWJTJUXJDLFEXBMLJOHUPVSTDPNGPS information. JOGPSNBUJPO SPIRITS ALIVE will present "Walk Among the Shad41*3*54"-*7&XJMMQSFTFOUi8BML"NPOHUIF4IBE ows," its annual Halloween ghost tour of Portland's Eastern PXT wJUTBOOVBM)BMMPXFFOHIPTUUPVSPG1PSUMBOET&BTUFSO Cemetery, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Actors portray people $FNFUFSZ 0DUBOE0DU"DUPSTQPSUSBZQFPQMF buried in the city's oldest cemetery, which include everyone CVSJFEJOUIFDJUZTPMEFTUDFNFUFSZ XIJDIJODMVEFFWFSZPOF from opposing War of 1812 ship captains to victims of the GSPNPQQPTJOH8BSPGTIJQDBQUBJOTUPWJDUJNTPGUIF great fire of 1866. And because this cemetery, which was HSFBUmSFPG"OECFDBVTFUIJTDFNFUFSZ XIJDIXBT established in 1668, is usually closed to the public, it's one of FTUBCMJTIFEJO JTVTVBMMZDMPTFEUPUIFQVCMJD JUTPOFPG only a few chances you'll have to visit. POMZBGFXDIBODFTZPVMMIBWFUPWJTJU My family took one of these tours a couple of years ago, .ZGBNJMZUPPLPOFPGUIFTFUPVSTBDPVQMFPGZFBSTBHP and it was well worth the price of admission ($10 for adults; BOEJUXBTXFMMXPSUIUIFQSJDFPGBENJTTJPO GPSBEVMUT $5 for children under age 12). Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. This GPSDIJMESFOVOEFSBHF 5PVSTCFHJOBUQN5IJT year's theme is "On Land and at Sea - Portland in the War ZFBSTUIFNFJTi0O-BOEBOEBU4FBo1PSUMBOEJOUIF8BS of 1812." PGw If you'd rather be a tour guide than a tour taker, Spirits *GZPVESBUIFSCFBUPVSHVJEFUIBOBUPVSUBLFS 4QJSJUT Alive is currently seeking volunteers to be "specters." Go to "MJWFJTDVSSFOUMZTFFLJOHWPMVOUFFSTUPCFiTQFDUFSTw(PUP spiritsalive.org for information. TQJSJUTBMJWFPSHGPSJOGPSNBUJPO THE HAUNTING at Parsonsfield Seminary is more of a 5)&)"6/5*/(BU1BSTPOTmFME4FNJOBSZJTNPSFPGB traditional haunted house attraction than a ghost tour, but USBEJUJPOBMIBVOUFEIPVTFBUUSBDUJPOUIBOBHIPTUUPVS CVU as there have been purported sightings of actual paranorBTUIFSFIBWFCFFOQVSQPSUFETJHIUJOHTPGBDUVBMQBSBOPS mal activity at the 19th-century former Free Will Baptist NBMBDUJWJUZBUUIFUIDFOUVSZGPSNFS'SFF8JMM#BQUJTU school, you'll never know what you'll see while stumbling TDIPPM ZPVMMOFWFSLOPXXIBUZPVMMTFFXIJMFTUVNCMJOH around its dark corridors. BSPVOEJUTEBSLDPSSJEPST The Haunting is open 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 5IF)BVOUJOHJTPQFOUPQN0DUBOE0DU 26-27. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages "ENJTTJPOJTGPSBEVMUTBOEGPSDIJMESFOBHFT 12 and under. The seminary is located at Route 160 and 504 BOEVOEFS5IFTFNJOBSZJTMPDBUFEBU3PVUFBOE North Road in North Parsonsfield. Parental discretion is /PSUI3PBEJO/PSUI1BSTPOTmFME1BSFOUBMEJTDSFUJPOJT advised. Call 793-8825 for information. BEWJTFE$BMMGPSJOGPSNBUJPO THE BRICKSTORE MUSEUM in Kennebunk will host 5)*$,4503&.64&6.JO,FOOFCVOLXJMMIPTU its annual All Souls Walk on one day only, Oct. 27. Costumed JUTBOOVBM"MM4PVMT8BMLPOPOFEBZPOMZ 0DU$PTUVNFE guides will take visitors on a tour of Hope Cemetery and HVJEFTXJMMUBLFWJTJUPSTPOBUPVSPG)PQF$FNFUFSZBOE regale them with the often tragic tales of the people buried SFHBMFUIFNXJUIUIFPGUFOUSBHJDUBMFTPGUIFQFPQMFCVSJFE there. This family-friendly tour concludes with refreshUIFSF5IJTGBNJMZGSJFOEMZUPVSDPODMVEFTXJUISFGSFTI ments in the museum. NFOUTJOUIFNVTFVN Tours begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., and cost $10 per 5PVSTCFHJOBUQNBOEFOEBUQN BOEDPTUQFS person ($30 maximum per family). An All Soul's Dinner QFSTPO NBYJNVNQFSGBNJMZ "O"MM4PVMT%JOOFS will follow at Duffy's Tavern & Grill at 7 p.m. for an adXJMMGPMMPXBU%VGGZT5BWFSO(SJMMBUQNGPSBOBE ditional $25 per person. You do not need to take the tour EJUJPOBMQFSQFSTPO:PVEPOPUOFFEUPUBLFUIFUPVS to attend the dinner or vice versa. Call 985-4802 or visit UPBUUFOEUIFEJOOFSPSWJDFWFSTB$BMMPSWJTJU brickstoremuseum.org. CSJDLTUPSFNVTFVNPSH
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his past summer, IJTQBTUTVNNFS singer-songwriter and TJOHFSTPOHXSJUFSBOE pianist Regina Spektor QJBOJTU3FHJOB4QFLUPS traveled back to her USBWFMFECBDLUPIFS birthplace of Moscow CJSUIQMBDFPG.PTDPX for the first time since GPSUIFmSTUUJNFTJODF she left 23 years ago. TIFMFGUZFBSTBHP "I was there really to i*XBTUIFSFSFBMMZUP be there with my mom CFUIFSFXJUINZNPN and my husband and BOENZIVTCBOEBOE to see where we're from and to UPTFFXIFSFXFSFGSPNBOEUP visit childhood," said Spektor, 32, in WJTJUDIJMEIPPE wTBJE4QFLUPS JO a recent phone interview. "It was BSFDFOUQIPOFJOUFSWJFXi*UXBT almost like a pilgrimage, and we BMNPTUMJLFBQJMHSJNBHF BOEXF visited special places of our lives." WJTJUFETQFDJBMQMBDFTPGPVSMJWFTw Spektor's arrival in her home 4QFLUPSTBSSJWBMJOIFSIPNF country occurred at the same time DPVOUSZPDDVSSFEBUUIFTBNFUJNF Russia's justice system was coming 3VTTJBTKVTUJDFTZTUFNXBTDPNJOH under close scrutiny for the jailing VOEFSDMPTFTDSVUJOZGPSUIFKBJMJOH of the feminist punk band Pussy PGUIFGFNJOJTUQVOLCBOE1VTTZ Riot. 3JPU Three members of the band were 5ISFFNFNCFSTPGUIFCBOEXFSF charged with "hooliganism" this DIBSHFEXJUIiIPPMJHBOJTNwUIJT past spring after staging an illegal QBTUTQSJOHBGUFSTUBHJOHBOJMMFHBM performance at a Moscow church. QFSGPSNBODFBUB.PTDPXDIVSDI Please see SPEKTOR, Page Ell Gc\Xj\j\\A>39B=@GX^\<((
REGINA SPEKTOR @357</A>39B=@ WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday E63<(&^[;]\ROg WHERE: State Theatre, 609 E63@3(AbObSBVSOb`S$' Congress St., Portland 1]\U`SaaAb>]`bZO\R HOW MUCH: $36.50 in 6=E;C16(!$#W\ advance; $40 at door; ORdO\QS)"ObR]]`) general admission US\S`OZOR[WaaW]\ INFO: statetheatreportland.com 7<4=(abObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][ WHAT ELSE: Only Son opens E6/B3:A3(=\ZgA]\]^S\a
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A STAPLE OF the Boston folk music scene, /AB/>:3=4bVS0]ab]\T]ZY[caWQaQS\S Lori McKenna is also a songwriter whose :]`W;Q9S\\OWaOZa]Oa]\Ue`WbS`eV]aS work has traveled far and wide. Some of the artists who e]`YVOab`OdSZSRTO`O\ReWRSA][S]TbVSO`bWabaeV] have recorded her songs include Tim McGraw, Carrie VOdS`SQ]`RSRVS`a]\UaW\QZcRSBW[;Q5`Oe1O``WS Underwood, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban and LeAnn Rimes. C\RS`e]]R/ZWa]\9`Ocaa9SWbVC`PO\O\R:S/\\@W[Sa WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday E63<(&^[4`WROg WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland E63@3(=\S:]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S&AbObSAb>]`bZO\R HOW MUCH: $22W\ORdO\QS) in advance; $25 at door 6=E;C16( #ObR]]` INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com 7<4=(%$%#%)]\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do after Portland's :==97<54=@A=;3B67<5b]R]OTbS`>]`bZO\RÂ¸a First Friday ArtWalk wraps up? Funk band 4W`ab4`WROg/`bEOZYe`O^ac^-4c\YPO\R Miss Fairchild is playing Empire Dine and ;Waa4OW`QVWZRWa^ZOgW\U3[^W`S2W\SO\R Dance with Biscuits & Gravy in what's being billed 2O\QSeWbV0WaQcWba5`OdgW\eVObÂ¸aPSW\UPWZZSR as the "official unofficial" after-party for the art walk. OabVSÂľ]TÂżQWOZc\]TÂżQWOZÂśOTbS`^O`bgT]`bVSO`beOZY WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday E63<('^[4`WROg WHERE: Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland E63@3(3[^W`S2W\SO\R2O\QS#%#1]\U`SaaAb>]`bZO\R HOW MUCH: $6 6=E;C16($ INFO: portlandempire.com 7<4=(^]`bZO\RS[^W`SQ][
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PSHBOJ[JOHBCFOFmUDPODFSUPO/PSUI organizing a benefit concert on North )BWFO+BLFXBTQMBZJOHJOPOFCBOE Haven. Jake was playing in one band, BOE+PFXBTQMBZJOHTPNFTPMPTUVGG and Joe was playing some solo stuff. "OPUIFSHSPVQXBTOFFEFE"UUIFMBTU Another group was needed. At the last NJOVUF UIFUISFFPGVTXPSLFEVQUISFF minute, the three of us worked up three TPOHTBOEQFSGPSNFEUIFN5IFBVEJFODF songs and performed them. The audience XBTSFBMMZJOUPJU"OEXFXFSFUPP4PXF was really into it. And we were too. So we LFQUEPJOHJU8FEJEOUUSZUPTUBSUBCBOE kept doing it. We didn't try to start a band. *UKVTUIBQQFOFE It just happened.
How did you choose the band name? )PXEJEZPVDIPPTFUIFCBOEOBNF Joe came up with the name. He was talk+PFDBNFVQXJUIUIFOBNF)FXBTUBML ing to a friend on Vinalhaven who had just JOHUPBGSJFOEPO7JOBMIBWFOXIPIBEKVTU come back from a night in Rockland on DPNFCBDLGSPNBOJHIUJO3PDLMBOEPO the mainland. His friend made reference UIFNBJOMBOE)JTGSJFOENBEFSFGFSFODF to the Rockland toughcats, as in the tough UPUIF3PDLMBOEUPVHIDBUT BTJOUIFUPVHI characters hanging out and starting fights DIBSBDUFSTIBOHJOHPVUBOETUBSUJOHmHIUT around the bars and docks late at night. BSPVOEUIFCBSTBOEEPDLTMBUFBUOJHIU
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Do you all still live up that way? %PZPVBMMTUJMMMJWFVQUIBUXBZ Jake is still living on North Haven full +BLFJTTUJMMMJWJOHPO/PSUI)BWFOGVMM time. Joe and Colin live in Portland at the UJNF+PFBOE$PMJOMJWFJO1PSUMBOEBUUIF moment. NPNFOU How do you feel about "Woodenball" )PXEPZPVGFFMBCPVUi8PPEFOCBMMw as compared to the two that came beBTDPNQBSFEUPUIFUXPUIBUDBNFCF
How has the band evolved over fore it?)PXIBTUIFCBOEFWPMWFEPWFS GPSFJU the past couple of years? UIFQBTUDPVQMFPGZFBST In the past, we tried to keep our record*OUIFQBTU XFUSJFEUPLFFQPVSSFDPSE ings true to what we could do live with the JOHTUSVFUPXIBUXFDPVMEEPMJWFXJUIUIF songs. This time around, we didn't limit TPOHT5IJTUJNFBSPVOE XFEJEOUMJNJU ourselves in that way and it opened up PVSTFMWFTJOUIBUXBZ BOEJUPQFOFEVQ a lot of possibilities. We are really happy BMPUPGQPTTJCJMJUJFT8FBSFSFBMMZIBQQZ with how it turned out. We have always XJUIIPXJUUVSOFEPVU8FIBWFBMXBZT thought of ourselves as a rock band, but UIPVHIUPGPVSTFMWFTBTBSPDLCBOE CVU have sometimes been trapped by the IBWFTPNFUJNFTCFFOUSBQQFECZUIF perspective on what having a banjo and QFSTQFDUJWFPOXIBUIBWJOHBCBOKPBOE resonator guitar means. We used a lot of SFTPOBUPSHVJUBSNFBOT8FVTFEBMPUPG electric instruments, including electric FMFDUSJDJOTUSVNFOUT JODMVEJOHFMFDUSJD banjo, on this album. CBOKP POUIJTBMCVN What was it like working with (pro8IBUXBTJUMJLFXPSLJOHXJUI QSP How did you hook ducer) Jeff Lipton? )PXEJEZPVIPPL EVDFS +FGG-JQUPO up with him? VQXJUIIJN Jeff was recommended to us by a mutual +FGGXBTSFDPNNFOEFEUPVTCZBNVUVBM friend. We are also big fans of a lot of the GSJFOE8FBSFBMTPCJHGBOTPGBMPUPGUIF bands and labels he has worked with. He CBOETBOEMBCFMTIFIBTXPSLFEXJUI)F Please see P O N T I , Page E12 Gc\Xj\j\\>=<B7GX^\<()
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