Top 10 Most Valuable Records (How Stuff Works)

You may not remember the last vinyl record album you bought new, but if you’ve kept your collection, you might want to rummage through the titles to see if you have a buried treasure. Record collecting is soaring in popularity and titles in all the major genres have sold at auction for $15,000. That’s a mere drop in the bucket compared to the prices for the rarest finds. While the presence of Elvis and the Beatles on any music Top 10 list will surprise no one, other records that are currently the most valuable vinyl in the world just might.

“One I Like”: Dean Tim Foster on Spring Training and the Joys of Being a Red Sox Fan

The Bowdoin magazine Web site features exclusive and regularly updated content such as the feature “One I Like,” in which campus community members talk about something of current interest to them.

In the latest post, Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster admits that he is “an obsessive-compulsive Red Sox fan,” who loves to follow his team while needling every Yankees fan he can find.

Bowdoin To Host Premiere of HBO Miniseries ‘The Pacific’

Bowdoin will host a premiere screening of segments from the upcoming HBO miniseries The Pacific at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. Kary Antholis ’84, president of HBO Miniseries, and Bruce McKenna, co-executive producer, will be on hand to speak about the miniseries and introduce the segments. The Pacific, an epic 10-part miniseries based on the true stories of three World War II marines, is the work of producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman—the team behind the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

The private screening is open to Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff, and members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends. Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk. (Friends members may pick up tickets at the McLellan Building.)

Portland’s State Theater Ready for an Encore (Portland Press Herald)

Closed nearly four years ago over safety concerns, Portland’s venerable State Theater has undergone an important face-lift. Concerts could return by year’s end.