BANGOR - Maine’s only statewide late-night TV talk show celebrates a milestone this year, as “The Nite Show” turns 20; an achievement being recognized with a series of five anniversary shows scheduled to air each Saturday through April 15.
Last October, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry’s social media accounts released an image of the man, based on a 1969 photograph by Jim Marshall, announcing his first newly-recorded album in nearly four decades. I had hoped Chuck would still be with us when the album was eventually released this year, but it wasn’t meant to be.
As leader of “The World’s Most Dangerous Band” during both incarnations of David Letterman’s late-night show, Paul Shaffer had one of the most enviable gigs on the planet. When Letterman retired on May 20, 2015, Shaffer initially welcomed the opportunity for a break.
Some of the history behind a beloved local institution
BRADLEY - For residents and travelers alike, the small town of Bradley, Maine, is renowned for being the home of The Maine Forest and Logging Museum, located at Leonard’s Mills, off Route 178. But the town is also famous for another landmark (and a delicious one at that) – Spencer’s Ice Cream, which has been drawing lovers of the homemade frozen treat to their store, located in the center of the town, for the better part of a century.
On Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” world-renowned bar and nightlife expert John Taffer wields more than 30 years of industry experience to give failing bars one last shot at success. Taffer and his team perform surveillance on struggling establishments, identify problems and attempt to work with owners and staff to turn the business around.
Alas, as the following Q&A illustrates, not everyone is receptive to his rescue plan. The fifth season of “Bar Rescue” can be seen Sundays at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.
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