A new venue. A new start
Bangor’s Waterfront Concert Series begins its fourth season
BANGOR – It’s a gray Thursday night as people fill into the new home of Bangor’s Waterfront Concert Series. Nestled into a tighter spot aside the hill along Main Street a mere hundred yards from its former spot where it stood for three years, the new Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion looms large over rows of well-organized chairs that are more reminiscent of the interior of the Collins Center for the Arts than an outdoor amphitheater. Soon, rock bands Hinder and Motely Crue will be treating fans to their first sounds of heavy guitar and teeth-chattering bass in a venue that took both collaboration and patience to achieve, and for many will be home to many more concerts in the years to come.
The warm weather is here. We’ve had more sun this spring than I can recall in recently memory. It’s gorgeous, with cool breezes and minimal rain. And the tourists really haven’t started getting out yet. All this makes for an ideal opportunity for those of us who stick around all year to get out there and enjoy what our fine state has to offer before it gets too crowded.
When I’m doing a stay-cation I like to stay within a two-hour drive from my home base. So it worked out great when I had an interview in Camden last week. As many of you know, Camden is a tourist Mecca. And for good reason - but since it’s still a couple weeks before Memorial Day weekend, the flood of tourists hasn’t taken over yet. This meant I could follow Route 1 and 3 all the way back to my neighborhood, looking at the towns with a tourist’s appreciation, but without bad traffic.
Superheroes, sequels and the end of the world
Previewing some of 2013’s summer cinematic offerings
It’s that time again. Hollywood has opened up their checkbooks and unleashed all manner of cinematic fare onto the masses. That’s right – blockbuster season.
2013 has plenty to offer. Big budgets are abundant. We’ve got iconic characters returning to the silver screen. We’ve got beloved franchises receiving their next installments. And we’ve got a number of different takes on the end of the world as we know it, both in the near-view and from the far-flung future.
Will all of these films be good? Heavens no. Will they all be entertaining? Also not likely. But rest assured, film fans of any stripe will be able to find something that tickles their fancy. There’s a whole lot out there – this handful is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
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