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Aimee Mann and Ted Leo join forces
It Takes Two - BY MIKE MILIARD

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Solidarity and love

Q&A
"The actors are experiencing the solidarity and love shared by the women of Ravensbrück —this is an incredible gift for all of us."
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2014

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The gravity of resistance

USM tackles a darkly comic world premiere
Horrific but rich in gallows humor, Tillion’s script is called In the Underworld in a new translation by Annie and Karl Bortnick, commissioned by USM and on stage now at Russell Hall under the impressive direction of Meghan Brodie.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 24, 2014

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How not to rhyme

Wax Tablet
Acclaimed author Nicholson Baker makes a companion album.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 24, 2014

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Lips don't lie

A round-up of local poetry volumes for the spring season
It’s the last week of National Poetry Month. Buds are bulging, the sun is fat, and temperatures are...well, not technically freezing. Souds like poetry season all right!
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 24, 2014

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Fighting tooth and nail

Eric Bettencourt returns with Underwater Dream
He returns to town next week with Underwater Dream in tow, a new album of eight songs that sound like they’ve been chiseled from marble, wood-shedded, and revised until they’re right where Bettencourt wants them.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2014



Capturing the County

Beneath the Harvest Sky makes it big
Hollywood is approximately 3,233 miles from Old Town. For Aron Gaudet, Old Town native and Maine filmmaker, it seemed even further.
By: CHELSEA COOK  |  April 23, 2014

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Keep your hands dirty

Ant Girls dig up a monolithic statement
In many respects, this is truly a testament to collaboration, process, and work.
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  April 23, 2014

From 'Board' to tears in 60 years

Diverse City
This year marks six decades since the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that state laws establishing and maintaining separate schools for black and white students were unconstitutional.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 23, 2014

Dead can dance

Politics + Other Mistakes
In nearly every way, the residents of cemetery row have to be considered superior endorsers when compared to the living.
By: AL DIAMON  |  April 23, 2014

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Dive bar alternatives

Upscale drinking, high and low
The former allows you to drink under 13 stories of home-grown bankers and lawyers; at the other, you’re lounging above a dozen floors of business travelers and tourists.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  April 17, 2014



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Me and my grandma

Standard Issue know how to party
There’s no question that Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue play the hits.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 17, 2014

Fertile ground

Pro-pot sentiment continues to grow in Maine
Maine’s medical marijuana activists celebrated several victories over the last couple of legislative sessions, and they’re (mostly) looking forward to local and statewide legalization campaigns coming over the next two years.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 17, 2014

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'Happy little bush'

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  April 17, 2014

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Mansion crashers

Contemporary artists sneak mischief into Victoria Mansion
In the smartly curated "Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion," the cutting-edge sprouts up around the antique with an invasion of five contemporary artists’ clever site-specific installations.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  April 17, 2014

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Your wild days have returned

Wax Tablet
Big Blood, Village of Spaces, Turned World Records, Spencer Albee, and more.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2014



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The elephant in the room

Snowlion gets dark with a musical tragedy
Snowlion gets dark with a musical tragedy
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 17, 2014

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It's not all peace and love in Marijuana Valley

Crash Barry's new book explores Maine's pot-farming subculture
It’s like a version of the truth that’s fun to read — but difficult to categorize.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2014

Michael James sent back to prison

Untreatable?
The hearing’s topic was whether James’s “antisocial personality disorder” was enough of a mental disease to keep him from being sent to prison.
By: LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 16, 2014

So long, Slainte

Venue Watch
Why would so many lament a little venue with sightlines that make Fenway Park look wide open?
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2014
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