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BANGOR – A pair of comedy legends will be landing at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Steve Martin and Martin Short are bringing their touring show – titled “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” – to town on Sept. 14; the show is presented by Waterfront Concerts and the CIC. The throwback variety team-up has been through a number of iterations – including a 2018 Netflix special titled “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” that was nominated for four Emmy Awards.

The show will feature comedic sketches and conversations with the duo, as well as plenty of music; Grammy-award winning bluegrass performers (and frequent Steve Martin collaborators) Steep Canyon Rangers will be in the house, as will pianist Jeff Babko, the longtime arranger and house band member for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” who got his start in TV on Martin Short’s talk show.

Anyone with any knowledge of comedy likely knows who these two are.

With Steve Martin, perhaps you’re familiar with his iconic, game-changing standup work in the 1970s. Or his iconic guest turns on “Saturday Night Live.” Maybe you’re a fan of his film work – everything from the lunatic absurdity of “The Jerk” or “The Man with Two Brains” to more mainstream fare like “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” or “Parenthood.” He’s also an accomplished musician, novelist and playwright, because of course he is.

With Martin Short, you might have first encountered him on the paradigm-shifting Canadian sketch show “SCTV.” He did a turn on “SNL” as well, which in turn led to films like “Innerspace” and “Three Fugitives” and “Mars Attacks!” He created the iconic character Jiminy Glick and brought him to a wide variety of stages and screens. He also hosted an eponymous syndicated talk show and, oh yeah, has a Tony.

As someone with a deep love of comedy that was formed in large part when these two were in their heyday, I have a heartfelt admiration for them both. Each of them helped shape my comedic sensibility in a very real way. While a decade-plus in this business has largely inured me to feeling starstruck, there are still occasional exceptions. This interview was one of those exceptions.

Seriously – I was talking to two of the “Three Amigos.” It’s a miracle that I was able to keep it together. But I did manage to avoid completely fanboying out. Well … mostly avoid. Judge for yourselves.

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With two platinum-selling albums, eight gold records and seven #1 Billboard hit singles, Justin Moore is now a certified country music superstar. The Arkansas native is set to bring his “Hell on a Highway Tour” to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, March 31, with special guest Dylan Scott.

Moore checked in with The Maine Edge during a tour stop in Park City, Kansas. He called from his bus where he was chilling with close pals Johnny and June.

Published in Music

BANGOR – Captain Fantastic tripped the light fantastic in Bangor last weekend.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:35

New England Fights to ‘Rumble in Bangor’

BANGOR – Let’s get ready to rumble in Bangor.

New England Fights (NEF), Maine’s premier MMA and boxing promotion, will present “NEF 30: Rumble in Bangor” at the Cross Insurance Center on Aug. 5 starting at 7 p.m.; the all-MMA fight card includes seven local fighters from Young’s MMA in Bangor. 

Published in Sports

(Press release courtesy of Cross Insurance Center; all photos by Kevin Bennett)

BANGOR – Over the past weekend, the City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, managers of the Cross Insurance Center, welcomed Professional Bull Riders Inc. to the Cross Insurance Center for their 16th stop on the 2017 Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour and marked PBR’s second visit to the Queen City. Spectra staff at the Cross Insurance Center are proud and excited to announce that the two-day event sold out for the second year in a row to equal four consecutive sold-out PBR shows in Bangor.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:07

A celebration of all things science

The Maine Science Festival set to mark its third year

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Drummer Duncan Phillips says he can’t wait to be back in Maine for Newsboys’ concert, scheduled for Feb. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. 

Published in Music
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:48

Reaping what they sow The Maine Harvest Festival

Sixth annual event returns to the Cross Insurance Center Nov. 18 & 19

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 12:25

The sounds of 90s nostalgia

On experiencing the 'I Love the 90s' tour

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:50

WWE lands in Bangor

World Wrestling Entertainment hits the Cross Insurance Center

BANGOR The WWE was in town this past weekend, bringing their SummerSlam Heatwave Tour to the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday night.

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