Waterfront Concerts and Machias Savings Bank announce exclusive pre-sale opportunities for bank customers
BREWER – Waterfront Concerts recently announced an exclusive arrangement with Machias Savings Bank in which the bank's customers will have access to tickets prior to their availability to the general public. The arrangement was announced during a press conference at the Machias Savings Bank branch on Wilson Street in Brewer.
"We have already announced some big shows this year, but there is more to come," said Alex Gray, president of Waterfront Concerts. "And because of sponsors like Machias Savings Bank coming on board and realizing the appeal of the Waterfront Concert Series at the Darling's Pavilion, we are able to bring bigger shows to the Bangor Waterfront ... like the top-tier shows that have already been announced - Toby Keith, Sting, Phish and Kenny Chesney."
LEWISTON – Most people probably think of Suzanne Nance as the voice of “Morning Classical Music,” a program that airs each weekday morning from 9:05 a.m. until noon on MPBN Radio.
But Nance is also a very talented soprano who has performed on stages all over the world, and on May 3 she will be performing a concert at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston composed of selections mostly in French with a few in English, featuring some of Maine’s most talented women backing her on piano, cello and violin.
LEWISTON – The most popular band to ever come out of Maine, if one is using album sales as a yardstick, will perform at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Friday, April 26.
Rustic Overtones is a seven-piece group whose unique sound comes from vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Dave Gutter’s throaty, distinctive voice and the band’s three-piece horn section, a member of which has played as part of opening acts for Dave Matthews and Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden.
PORTLAND – On Friday, April 12, Maine’s Credit Unions launched their third search for a creative, tech-savvy individual to represent Generation Y (ages 18 to 25) as the “Spokester” (spokesperson) for their Young & Free Maine program. Connecting with young people through social media networks, local events and more, the Young & Free Maine Spokester will continue to develop entertaining educational content, tips and tools to help members of Generation Y manage their day-to-day lives and finances. The program’s second Spokester, Kylie Keene, will complete her one-year term in July.
ELLSWORTH - The Grand welcomes the Bangor Ballet for one performance of their brand-new adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Snow White” on Sunday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Founded in 1994 as Bangor Youth Ballet with a premiere performance of “Cinderella” (featuring original choreography by Ivy Forrest), Bangor Ballet has presented a major production in the spring of each year and this year brings to the Grand “Snow White.” Choreographed by Thomas School of Dance faculty members Serena and Cassandra Lovett, the ballet uses well known and less well known classical music to tell the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Critically acclaimed pianist will feature music of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and others
BANGOR – Christopher O'Riley, recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation and host of the popular NPR music program “From the Top,” is appearing in concert at the Gracie Theatre at Husson University on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $5 for students with any school ID. Tickets are available at www.gracietheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 941-7888.
ELLSWORTH - The Grand presents the animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ children’s classic “The Lorax” as a Family Vacation Matinee all week - Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 19 at 1 p.m. The Grand Vacation Week family matinee is sponsored by the City of Ellsworth, and all seats are $1.
AUGUSTA - The Friends of the Maine State Museum hosts educator and living history interpreter Hank Lunn of Camden in the next free program in the Maine Voices from the Civil War lecture series. Lunn will present the program The Life of a Maine Soldier during the War Between the States on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Museum.
Wearing a uniform similar to that of a Union soldier, Lunn will portray the Civil War experiences of Maine soldier Myron W. Harris of Littleton, Maine. Harris joined the 20th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers in August 1862 and fought at Little Round Top under the command of Joshua Chamberlain during the Battle of Gettysburg. In Harris’s “voice,” Lunn will tell stories of the hardship and valor of that battle, as well as the everyday life of a common Union soldier.
LEWISTON/AUBURN - The recent Broadway hit, “Time Stands Still,” makes its Maine premiere March 15-24 at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre. Intelligent, witty and thought-provoking, “Time Stands Still” explores the romantic and professional relationship of a photojournalist and a war correspondent hoping to make a difference in the world by traveling to the hotspots of global conflict.
BREWER - Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for captivating harmonies and winning stage presence. In addition to their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, the band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the "Down East" style.
The group will perform at the Brewer PAC on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m.
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