Mike Dow

Mike Dow

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OLD TOWN - Veterans of all eras will be honored during Old Town’s sixth annual “We Honor Veterans” celebration, including a 5K run/walk and parade, to be directly followed by a ceremony and concert at Riverfront Park, in downtown Old Town on May 27.

Burlington, Vermont based singer-songwriter Henry Jamison’s first headlining tour will bring the acclaimed music-maker to Portland’s One Longfellow Square, on Tuesday, May 28, in support of his latest album “Gloria Duplex.”

Jamison’s music has been streamed more than 100 million times, including “Florence Nightingale” - the track Jamison cites as his favorite from his latest record. He recently shared a new live video of the song on his social media pages.

Prior to a Maine performance last year, I interviewed Jamison about his new music and the tour he was about to embark on.

(Author’s note: My sincere apologies to Anthony Gomes. I interviewed him for this story on Tuesday, May 14. Due to a mysterious digital glitch, the interview was not retrievable for transcription. We covered a broad range of topics over 20 minutes. While I recall the essence of his responses, I don’t have enough confidence in my short-term memory to attempt to recreate them here.)

Guitarist Anthony Gomes is set to bring his trio to Rockland’s Time Out Pub on Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m. for what he promises will be a show full of “high voltage blues.”

Gomes, 2017 European Blues Award winner for Best Musician/Live Performance, will bring his “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars” tour to Maine with bassist Sean Holland and drummer Jeremy Howard.

Cheslie Kryst, a 28-year-old attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, says she was in prayer in the suspenseful seconds just before she was declared Miss USA during the final competition in Reno, Nevada earlier this month.

BREWER - A special dinner and auction to help fund the ministry of The Brick Church, 126 Union St. in Bangor, is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, from 4-8 p.m. The event will take place at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Road in Brewer, according to church administrator Chris Marley.

Since March 7, Wisconsin-based chiropractor Steve Ruppel has been taking a little more time off than usual to go to the movies. Actually – a lot more. He’s been screening just one movie – “Captain Marvel” – and as of last week, he had seen it 130 times.

The drummer Bruce Springsteen calls “the soul of dedication and commitment” is set to bring his 4-piece band, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, to the Waterville Opera House for an evening of good time rock and roll classics on Saturday, October 5.

“It’s not a concert, it’s a party,” Weinberg tells The Maine Edge.

The powerhouse drummer that has served as the engine for Springsteen’s E Street Band since the fall of 1974, and also fueled The Max Weinberg 7 through 3,500 shows with Conan O’Brien, says he’s still a music fan at heart and is having the time of his life playing the music of his heroes with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.

As the band’s name suggests, Max and his band perform a vast array of material, but unlike most concert events, this band relies on the audience to design the set-list.

Weinberg launched this unique interactive party/concert concept in the summer of 2017. The band’s itinerary this year will take them around the US and Canada and includes dates in Italy and Amsterdam.

“Mighty” Max Weinberg checked in with The Maine Edge to talk about why he loves playing with his band; why he encourages audiences to shoot photos and videos during his concerts and why fans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are still “the greatest in the world.”

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 11:20

Celebrating four decades of The Dogs!

One of Maine’s most enduring musical ensembles is celebrating a milestone this year as The Dogs commemorate 40 years as a band by recording new music for the first time since the late 1980s.

Meanwhile, The Dogs’ concert schedule is busier today than it has been in years, thanks in part to the three most recent members to join the band.

The Dogs’ lineup in 2019 features the band’s two founding members – lead guitarist Curt Bruton and drummer Buddy Adams – along with bassist and business manager Walter Stanley, guitarist and vocalist Rich Stacey and vocalist Cheryl Oliver, the first female member of The Dogs in the 40-year history of the band.

OLD TOWN - A music-themed fundraiser to aid a local musician stricken with a rare form of cancer has been scheduled for Sunday, May 5. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the Old Town Elks Lodge.

If you’re not watching season three of IFC’s “Brockmire,” you’re missing one of TV’s funniest (and darkest) comedies of all time. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. through May 22.

Richard Kind (“Spin City,” “Mad About You,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) joins the show this season as Gus Barton, the new broadcast producer for Hank Azaria’s Jim Brockmire, a severely damaged old-school whisky-voiced major-league baseball play-by-play announcer.

I should get this out of the way up front. I have a deep love for this show. Any attempt at writing a purely impartial story about it would be a waste of my time and yours.

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