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Steely Dan's Donald Fagen performs at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Friday.

Steely Dan plays both hits and back catalog gems at Friday night concert in Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 29, 2014, at 11:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It felt like fall Friday night, which felt appropriate for the Steely Dan concert that happened at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor that night. Steely Dan’s music is full of references to the passage of time, to change, and to the memory of school — in …
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Tim Reynolds (left) and Dave Matthews perform "Two Step" at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor in this June 2014 file photo.

Return of the rock: What’s behind Maine’s rise as northern New England’s music mecca

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 29, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Ten years ago, live music fans in Maine mostly were out of luck. In 2004, there was no venue on the Bangor Waterfront. The State Theatre in Portland was on the verge of closing. There was no Port City Music Hall. The Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland slowed down …
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Down East Singers to begin 35th season

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 28, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — The 35th season of Down East Singers will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road. Registration is scheduled at 6:15 p.m., and new singers will be asked to have voice-placement checks. This fall the ensemble will be directed by guest conductor …
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New music including Broods, The New Pornographers, Peaking Lights and The Drums on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 26, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
New tracks from Caribou and Lemonade debuted on the show this week, while the retro set focused on highlights from the late '90s "electronica" boom in honor of the upcoming new Aphex Twin album.
Alanis Morissette, 90s pop icon, performs an intimate, acoustic show on Saturday at the Maine State Pier in Portland.

Acoustic show from Alanis Morissette draws mellow crowd to Maine State Pier in Portland

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 24, 2014, at 5:58 a.m.
It may be a Waterfront Concerts show, but the Maine State Pier in Portland is a very different venue from the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. It’s intimate, it’s laid-back, and concerts are occasionally punctuated by the sound of horns from the incoming Casco Bay Ferry, rather than the trains …
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Members of Capoeira Luanda of New York City perform Capoeira music and dance during the 2014 American Folk Fest on Saturday.

Dance cultures from Brazil, Egypt, Quebec converge onstage, create harmony at American Folk Festival

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 23, 2014, at 7:13 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Egyptian native Yasser Darwish was familiar with Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira Luanda, but he never shared a stage with its practitioners — until he came to the American Folk Festival. Neither had the members of Quebecois trio Bon Debarras. On Saturday afternoon, the members of these …
Maria Dyer (second from right) and Mike Perocchi (right) dance illuminated by the cellphones of Chris and Lilly Randall during the 2014 American Folk Festival.

Dragons, drums and a giant boot kick off 13th annual American Folk Festival in Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 22, 2014, at 9:59 p.m.
The 13th annual American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront started off with flowers, dragons, drums and a giant boot. The L.L. Bean Bootmobile, to be exact, and the Chinese Folk Art Workshop, which led the annual kickoff parade from the Sea Dog Brewing Co. toward the Railroad Stage on …
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Nashville trio Lady Antebellum is returning to Bangor to perform at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Aug. 30.

Lady Antebellum returns to Bangor on Aug. 30, promises ‘energetic’ show

By Sarah Walker Caron on Aug. 22, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR — Get ready, Bangor. The Nashville trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, known as Lady Antebellum, returns to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Aug. 30 for what they promise will be a high-energy show with a few surprises. Kelley, who lends vocals and guitar to Lady Antebellum’s …
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Breakers Jazz and Barbecue

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 21, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine – Aldersgate United Methodist Church across from Lake Chickawaukie on Rt 17 will be hosting an afternoon of jazz music with a chicken Barbeque onSunday, August 24 at 4pm. Events will be outside, weather permitting – the menu will include BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, with desserts. …
Kenn Ethcoates (left) and Tim McCandless of the Sussex, New Brunswick-based Commercial Tent company work on setting up the tent that will house the Penobscot Stage during the 2014 American Folk Festival in Bangor.

Bangor Waterfront sets the stage for the 2014 American Folk Festival

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 21, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Workers have begun building tents and stages on the Bangor Waterfront for the 2014 American Folk Festival. The festival will run from Aug. 22-24 and features acts from around the world, bringing a kaleidoscope of cultures to Bangor. The festival is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 …
Arcade Fire's Win Butler plays the guitar during their show Wednesday at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Arcade Fire ignites Bangor Waterfront

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 20, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.
Indie rock band Arcade Fire took the stage at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Wednesday night. The opening bands were Antibalas and Dan Deacon.
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Mallett Brothers Band, Waylon Speed to perform in Camden

By nobyline on Aug. 20, 2014, at 4:58 p.m.
CAMDEN — Two bands and a YouTube sensation will take the stage in Camden on Thursday evening, and tickets are still available. The Mallett Brothers Band and Waylon Speed will perform at The Camden Opera House on Aug. 21. The event also will include a public debut of the next …
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New music including Charli XCX, Blonde Redhead, Alt-J and The Juan Maclean on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Saint Pepsi and FKA Twigs on the show this week, while the retro set features a look at Arcade Fire's catalog in advance of their big show on the Bangor Waterfront this week.
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Vocalist and dulcimer maker/player at Bradley

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
  BRADLEY, Maine – The Four Seasons Seniors of Bradley invite the public to enjoy local vocalist     and dulcimer maker and player, Gifford Stevens, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Bradley     Municipal Building.  Joining Stevens are special guest players Dwight Frasier and Bob Herzog.     Stevens has long been …
The Broadway tour of "Sister Act" will perform at the Collins Center for the Arts on Jan. 16, 2015.

‘It’s about finding the right mix’: 2014-15 Collins Center season a balanced blend of events

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 14, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
The upcoming season at the Collins Center for the Arts kicks off with a concert that exemplifies much of what’s different at the University of Maine performing arts center. It’s a rock show, tickets are relatively inexpensive ($28-$33), and it’s a co-presentation with Waterfront Concerts. Jam band moe. will take …
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St. John’s Organ Society Aug. 28

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 14, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Music Bangor: St. John’s Organ Society concert: Kevin Birch with Anatole Wieck, violin, of Bangor, Maine, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2014, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Music of Nicolaus Bruhns, Heinrich Biber, and J. S. Bach. Free, but donations appreciated. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your …
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Concert to benefit church’s stained glass windows repair fund

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 14, 2014, at 10:50 a.m.
SANGERVILLE, Maine — There will be an organ concert by Sarah Johnson, music student and organist at Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft.  Sarah will perform to raise funds for repairs to our church’s beautiful stained glass windows. Sarah is a Junior …
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St. John’s Organ Society concert Aug. 21

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 14, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: St. John's Catholic Church, 207 York St. BANGOR, Maine — St. John’s Organ Society concert: Jacques Boucher with Sophie Poulin de Courval, saxophone, of Montreal, Canada, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St. Music of Denis Bedard, Jean-Philippe Rameau, …
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KNOXFEST. French Edition

KNOXFEST. French Edition in Thomaston

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 13, 2014, at 9:18 a.m.
THOMASTON, Maine — Knox Museum presents KNOXFEST.French Edition 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, on the grounds of Montpelier, the big white house at the turn to St. George in Thomaston. This year’s KNOXFEST celebrates France’s contribution to helping the U.S.’s early patriots – Henry Knox among them – win their revolution against the …
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Elton John tribute band at Fort Knox, Saturday.

Elton John Tribute Band at Fort Knox, Saturday

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 13, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
The Elton John tribute band, Yellow Brick Road, will perform Saturday, Aug. 16, at 6 PM, in the Fort Knox parade ground, Prospect and tickets are $10. Concert goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs or a blanket. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Knox, fortknox.maineguide.com This …
 
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