Concert Venue Planned For South Portland

Paul McCartney plays surprise concert in N.Y.’s Times Square

Mimnaugh, who performs and records under the name Wil, laughs when asked how itas working out for him. aReally well, actually,a he grins. That new album, Live at the Ironwood, was recorded over two packed nights last year in the Calgary venue, a favourite of the now West-Coast-based artist. Itas far from a lazy, obligatory, press arecorda and start playing affair. Anyone whoas ever seen the veteran guitarist perform knows that heas incapable of going through the motions. aIave been vehemently opposed to a live record for a lot of years,a he says. aPart of it is youave seen shows that felt wonderful but youad never want to hear a board mix of it. Being the right kind of high and the right kind of drunk at a My Bloody Valentine concert will change your life. And then if you got to hear it a month later youad go, aWho are these clowns? Itas so loud I canat hear anything.a aItas such an elusive thing to begin with that Iave never wanted to do it.a His wife and confidante Caroline finally convinced him to relent. With him for the past two decades, sheas seen him enough to know that the best way to sell Wil is by the live experience. If done right, it would be the perfect way for him to enter the next part of his career, a partnership with Cordova Bay Records. To ensure that his talents were properly captured, she enlisted the help of Calgary producer Josh Rob Gwilliam, who brought his Pilot Audio Mobile studio a one of the old CBC recording trucks a to the Inglewood venue and set things up. All that was left for Mimnaugh was to show up and do his thing a accompanied by drummer Kevin Haughton and keyboardist Andrea Wettstein a with the knowledge that Caroline would make sure the song selection and sound quality would best represent his talents. aShe did an amazing job, no word of a lie, she did,a he says of the eight-track offering.

Master Players Concert Series concert, prelude dinner sold out

Saturday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m., Mitchell Hall. The holiday offering, Music Wonderland Holiday Pops, is created and produced by Gao, and hosted by 2013 Miss Delaware Rebecca Jackson. The concert will feature the acclaimed UD Chorale performing holiday music under the direction of Duane Cottrell. Also performing will be instrumental ensembles including the Nittany Trombone Quartet, MPCS ensemble-in-residence 6ixwire Project, and the world-traveling UD Steel Band under the direction of Harvey Price. Selected scenes from The Nutcracker will be performed by leading members of the Mid-Atlantic Ballet under the artistic direction of director Patrick V. Korstange. The concert will be free to children under the age of 14 accompanied by ticketed adults as part of an MPCS educational endeavor made possible by generous gifts from donors who participated in the UD alumni and friends China trip , which is led by Gao. Following the concert, there will be a free instrument petting zoo from 4:30-5:30 p.m. under the direction of UDs Suzanne Burton in Gore Hall and hosted by Project MUSIC scholars Sarah Kutash, Stephanie Espie and Trey Williams. Ticket information: The state-of-the-art Gore Recital Hall only seats 200 and those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same.

“We could probably sell more pizza.” laughs KATIE POTOCKI OWNS 158 PICKET STREET CAFE…AND SAYS ANYTIME YOU BRING 8-10 THOUSAND PEOPLE INTO THE AREA – IT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS. “It would be an incredible thing to see that kind of energy down here and more people actually knowing that we are here.” THE CONCERT VENUE IDEA – IS JUST THAT …AN IDEA – IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES..THE CITY LEASES PART OF THE PARK OWNED BY PORTLAND PIPELINE – THE COMPANY WOULD HAVE HAVE TO WRITE OFF ON THE IDEA..NOBODY WAS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT TODAY. AND THEN THERE’S THE ISSUE OF PARKING AND TRAFFIC..BUT 5- THOUSAND PEOPLE TURNED OUT IN JULY FOR THE COLOR RUN – WITHOUT ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS- SAID THE CITY’S POLICE CHIEF. STILL…SOME RESIDENTS ARE TAKING A WAIT AND SEE ATTITUDE. “I’m a believer I think in allowing it happen, if under the auspices if it doesn’t work, if it is a congestion, knowing at that point that the city can pull the trigger and say look we tried it, it’s not going to work.” THE CITY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SAID – IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED – PEOPLE COULD BE ENJOYING CONCERTS HERE AS EARLY AS NEXT SUMMER. LIVE IN SOUTH PORTLAND, JIM KEITHLEY, WMTW Theres a plan to turn Bug Light Park into a concert venue between the Liberty Ship Memorial and the Portland Pipeline Pier. Related Some said the expansive area in South Portland is the perfect spot to host 8,000 to 10,000 people. It could become the biggest concert venue around. City planners released an artists rendering showing what an outdoor waterfront amphitheater might look like. Thousand people here, like near my house? asked Dierdree Glassford, a South Portland resident. Are they going to be on my lawn? The venue would be in the Springpoint neighborhood, an area that already has several restaurants, a bar, a community college and plenty of residents. The hope is to create a venue that will rival the successful Waterfront Concert Series in Bangor, which is drawing A-list acts. We could probably sell more pizza, said Katie Potocki, who owns the 158 Picket Street Cafe. Potocki said bringing in 8,000 to 10,000 people is good for business. It would be an incredible thing to see that kind of energy down here and more people actually knowing that we are here, she said.