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

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BANGOR -Another big concert hit the Bangor Waterfront as Rob Thomas and Counting Crows rocked the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.

Our Kevin Bennett was there, providing some dynamite images of all the rock and roll action on August 3.

(All photos by Kevin Bennett)

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:17

WFC announces partnership with REVERB

BANGOR Waterfront Concertsand Maine-based environmental 501(c)(3)non-profit REVERBare teaming up to help educate concert-goers about protecting our planet and implement various greening initiatives throughout the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor and the Maine State Pier in Portland to help reduce waste and lower the environmental impact of both venues and their visiting artists.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:34

Rolling on the (Penobscot) River

Looking ahead at the summer's offerings from Waterfront Concerts

BANGOR Summer is here, which means that the concerts are coming to the Bangor waterfront.

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BANGORWaterfront Concerts along with five of the finest craft brewing companies in Maine - Geaghan Brothers Brewery, Sebago Brewing Company,Orono Brewing Company,Gneiss Brewing CompanyandRising Tide Brewinghave joined forces to bring you'The Soulful Brew Collaboration'as an added component to the'Wheels of SoulTour'featuringTedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstarsthat will take place at theDarling's Waterfront Pavilion onFriday, July 15th.

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BANGORWaterfront Concerts is excited to announce one of the most honored female country performers of all time,Dolly Parton,live at theDarling's Waterfront PaviliononSaturday, June 18thas part of theMachias Savings Bank Concert Series.

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:14

Def Leppard to play Bangor Waterfront

With special guests REO Speedwagon and Tesla

BANGOR Waterfront Concerts is pleased to announce multi-platinum English rock band Def Leppard with special guests REO Speedwagon and Tesla live at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Friday, June 24 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series. Tickets are now on sale. Visit www.waterfrontconcerts.com for more information.

Said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott, 'I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and playing some great music with some great people for some of the most appreciative audiences in the world. It really is always a pleasure.'

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:17

Jimmy Buffett to play the Waterfront

BANGOR The wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion for one night only, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett's I Don't Know Tour 2016.

Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.

"We are thrilled to have Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band visit Bangor this summer," said Alex Gray of Waterfront Concerts. "This is a concert that we have been working towards for many years! Do not miss out on this party. Truly the must see concert of the season!"

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:26

Live Nation Country Megaticket

BANGOR Waterfront Concerts is proud to present the 2016 Live Nation Country Megaticket as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.

This is your season ticket to eight of the top selling Country shows across the US this summer. See the biggest superstars in country music today, plus the superstars of tomorrow. The Megaticket includes Dierks Bentley with Randy Houser, Came and Tucker Beathard on June 4; Florida Georgia Line with Cole Swindle, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown on June 23; Kenny Chesney with Old Dominion on July 9; Luke Bryan with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch on July 17; Toby Keith on July 21; Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray on July 29; Miranda Lambert with Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne on Aug. 21; and Rascal Flatts with Kelsea Ballerini on Sept. 4.

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