Concert Venue Planned For South Portland
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Concert review: Selena Gomez keeps things classy at Barclays Center date of ‘Stars Dance Tour’
SOME SAY IT’S THE PERFECT SPOT TO PLAY HOST TO 8-10 THOUSAND PEOPLE – THE EXPANSIVE AREA IN SOUTH PORTLAND KNOWN AS “BUG LIGHT PARK”.. IT COULD SOON BECOME THE BIGGEST CONCERT VENUE AROUND. CITY PLANNERS RELEASED THIS ARTISTS’ RENDERING SHOWING WHAT AN OUTDOOR, WATERFRONT AMPITHEATER MIGHT LOOK LIKE.. “10-thousand people? Here? Like near my house? Are they going to be on my lawn?” NOT ON HER LAWN – BUT YES, JUST DOWN THE ROAD IN THE SPRINGPOINT NEIGHBORHOOD OF SOUTH PORTLAND. THE AREA ALREADY HAS SEVERAL RESTAURANTS, A BAR, A COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PLENTY OF RESIDENTS. THE HOPE IS TO CREATE A VENUE THAT WILL RIVAL THE SUCESSFUL “WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES” IN BANGOR WHICH IS DRAWING A-LIST ACTS.. “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.
Each has put out intentionally naive CDs for the tween set. And they’re now, at either 20 (Miley) or 21 (Selena), engaged in parallel pursuit of a more mature approach. Gomez’ first adult CD, “Stars Dance,” came out in July and opened at No. 1. Even so, Gomez began her Barclays display with two songs from her more doe-eyed past, “Bang Bang Bang” and “Round & Round. What followed didn’t stray too far into anything edgier or more evolved. James Keivom/New York Daily News The ‘Come & Get It’ singer’s staging wasn’t flashy. RELATED: SELENA GOMEZ DATING UNION J BAND MEMBER GEORGE SHELLEY: REPORT The Texas-born singer kept her patter chaste and her demeanor beamy. That dovetailed well with the crowd, who fell mainly in the low-teen range, accompanied by their doting parents. Gomez did stretch a bit in her choreography. The show featured lots of athletic dance moves, which she executed with rigid resolve. Eight dancers backed her. Even so, her staging wasn’t flashy.
Concert preview: Wil getting better and bolder with age
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.