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Editor’s Note: Parts of this story appeared in the May 27 edition discussing the “Dragon in Exile” book tour.
Festival for Maine Wines and Beers to hit waterfront
BANGOR – The Bangor Waterfront will be kicking for much of this week, with Train performing on June 18 and Fallout Boy on June 20. But in between two rocking concerts will be two other awesome events: Wine on the Waterfront and Bangor on Tap, wine and beer festivals respectively.
A look at some of the region’s summer theater
After a seemingly unending winter, summer has finally arrived here in the state of Maine. And summer means all sorts of wonderfully warm activities. It’s a chance to spend time outside – and why wouldn’t we? The natural landscape that surrounds us is resplendent in its beauty.
Bar Harbor’s ImprovAcadia enters its 12th season
BAR HARBOR – Improvisational comedy is one of the ultimate high-wire acts in the entertainment realm. Watching as a group of quick-thinking, quicker-witted actors strive to generate engaging performances on the fly can be both exhilarating and exhausting – when improv is good, it can be very good, but when it’s bad … it’s BAD.
New Band, New Album – ‘Young Once’
“Make a little room, take me when you go. We could let the coastline fade. We could call the highway home.” The opening lines of “Annabelle” – one of the standout tracks from “Young Once,” the third album from Chris Ross and the first recorded with his new band.
Waterfront Concerts has venues in Portland including The Maine State Pier, The Asylum and Merrill Auditorium
Here are some of the offerings at the Maine State Pier and other Portland destinations. They will be playing at the pier unless otherwise noted in the text. Much of the bios are courtesy of Waterfront Concerts or the bands’ biographies from their press pages.
Train’s Pat Monahan talks songwriting, revisions and Christmas music
Train will be making a stop in Bangor in June 18 as part of their Picasso at the Wheel Tour to promote their new album, “Bulletproof Picasso,” which came out last September. Lead singer and songwriter Pat Monahan was kind enough to speak with The Maine Edge about the upcoming tour.
What will be rocking the Waterfront this summer?
BANGOR – The sun is finally shining, the ice is gone from the Penobscot, and as the water flows freely, so do the rocking tunes from the Darlings Waterfront Pavilion. All summer long, there will be tours from all over the world making a stop in Bangor. And the folks at Waterfront Concerts keep Maine rocking by scheduling shows at the Darlings Waterfront Pavilion, the Cross Insurance Center, The Collins Center for the Arts in Orono and the Maine State Pier and Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
Don’t just live. Live for a purpose bigger than yourself. Be an asset to your family, community, and country.
-Mark Owen, author of ‘No Easy Day’
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