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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 22:12

A 2014 fall film preview 14 for 14

Written by Allen Adams

The summer of 2014 wasn't a particularly lucrative one for Hollywood. While there were plenty of action epics and sequels galore, there weren't many films that truly captured the moviegoing public's attention in a consistent way. Thus, ticket sales for the season were down.

However, now that we're making our way into autumn, the studios are offering up a wealth of new films that they hope will help make up that shortfall. There are box office giants and popular properties and a few prestige pictures as well; it's time to take a look at some of what's in store.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:33

Once more into the breach

Written by Allen Adams

Predicting the 2014 NFL season

The evenings are growing brisk and the leaves on the trees are changing their hue. Autumn is almost upon us, and with it comes NFL football. The 2014 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 4 with the Green Bay Packers heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:30

Angels and demons, music and mayhem

Written by Allen Adams

A preview of Penobscot Theatre Company's 2014-2015 season

BANGOR The Penobscot Theatre Company is gearing up for its 41st season. Bangor's only professional theater company has six shows slated to bring the Bangor Opera House stage to life in 2014-2015.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:38

Queen City combat UFC comes to Bangor

Written by Allen Adams

Promotion to present Fight Night 47 at Cross Insurance Center

BANGOR For the first time ever, the UFC is bringing their brand of top-shelf mixed martial arts competition to the state of Maine for the first time since the state legalized MMA back in 2009 and it's coming to the Queen City no less.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 10:08

The return of the Adventure Guru Contest

Written by Katy England

MILLINOCKET/THE FORKS The last time I hopped into a raft and braved the class 4 rapids of the Kennebec River was four years ago. Since then, I had triplets, which tends to lead to a distinct lack of death-defying feats of awesomeness. But now that the kids are sleeping through the night and able to eat with utensils, I've been able to wrangle some adventure back into my life.

Though it wasn't just the triplets that hindered our contest. The second half of the guru team, Pat Shaw, who would take half of the winners skydiving, took advantage of a wonderful opportunity at Waterfront Concerts. And I've discovered that due to inner-ear conditions, I'm not suitable for plane rides without copious amounts of Dramamine, so we needed someone who would be willing to take the plunge. Enter Thor Innocenti, ad sales extraordinaire and thrill seeker, willing to go above and beyond to give Maine Edge readers a good time.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:36

Come sail away

Written by PR

Bar Harbor Ferry offers great destinations for locals and tourists

BAR HARBOR/WINTER HARBOR As the weather warms up and tourists roll in, those of us who frequent the Bangor area sometimes avoid the tourist hot spots due to congestion. And when the tour ships sail into Bar Harbor, it can get crazy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't go. You just have to think outside the downtown.

Filmmaker illuminates photo-realist's brilliance

SOUTHWEST HARBOR Richard Estes, one of the world's foremost photo-realists, splits his time between homes in New York and Northeast Harbor.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:51

Happy 100th Birthday, Kate!

Written by Kaitlyn Furge

The Katahdin, known affectionately as Kate for short, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. After all these years, its wooden decks and curved railings are still charming Greenville visitors who want to take a step back in time.

'If you go on the boat, you fall in love,' Liz Cannell, executive director of the Moosehead Marine Museum, says. The ship's long history is rooted deep in Moosehead Lake.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:50

Waterville goes to the movies with MIFF

Written by Allen Adams

Maine International Film Festival returns for 17th year

WATERVILLE As someone who spends a lot of time going to the movies especially in the summertime I occasionally find myself growing weary of the same old recycled sequels and reboots that are relentlessly churned out by the Hollywood blockbuster machine. There are a lot of movies that make their way into theaters during the dog days some are good, many are bad and precious few are great.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:12

Mark Miller A Life of Music

Written by Mike Dow

As I watch him gently lift the perfectly-tuned guitars from their cases, I think 'This man treats his instruments as if they are his best friends.' He cradles them while his fingers fall over the strings and a smile appears on his face. If they could speak (and in his hands they can), they might ask, 'Are you going to make me sing, cry or laugh today?' On a typical night, they will do all three.

It's a gorgeous early summer day on the Bangor Waterfront and I'm meeting up with guitarist Mark Miller for a photo session near the water followed by a conversation over lunch at the Sea Dog Brewing Company next door.

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