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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’
Looking ahead to some summer movies
It seems a bit counterintuitive to be writing a summer movie preview before we’ve even arrived in the month of May. However, the nature of blockbuster season has changed significantly over the past few years – changed to the point that “summer” movies start hitting the screens before we’ve even reached the official first day of spring.
BANGOR – It’s a good time to be a geek. What used to be a fringe passion has become mainstream as comic book heroes take the to the big screen with “The Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead” enjoy incredible popularity with their incarnation on the small screen. It isn’t cult classics, but gritty shows that highlight what many geeks have loved about the genre from the very beginning. And it only seems to be getting better and better.
We’re getting a dose of that in Bangor for the Bangor Comic and Toy Convention on April 24, 25 and 26. It has all manner of fun things for all manner of pop-culture enthusiasts – artists, celebrities, cosplay, gaming and more. Whether you’re looking to add to your action figure collection, want to get autographs from Billy Dee Williams or Ernie Hudson or simply want a chance to meet the Power Rangers, this is it.
Police have caught the culprit behind the Duck of Justice’s kidnapping and it is none other than The Maine Edge’s Katy England, seen in this surveillance photo that was snapped by Kevin Bennett (who is also paid to take security photos for police).
England was apprehended when she attempted to return the absent Duck. Police seemed to think that this was brought on by a surge of panic and guilt when she realized her own publication had writing a large feature on the missing waterfowl.
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