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PORTLAND

The way stagnation should be
Diverse City - BY SHAY STEWART-BOULEY

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Dress to impale

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 11, 2014

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Any old town

Amy Stacey Curtis makes it Matter in rural Maine
It’s a long, ruminative drive from Portland to Parsonsfield, the site of a bizarre, unclassifiable, and oddly intimate sort of production by the renowned Maine artist Amy Stacey Curtis.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 11, 2014

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What's the plan?

Is Portland’s development push a good thing for its citizens?
Dating back to its founding, Portland’s economic model was one that relied on finding ways to extract value from perishable resources—trees; the ocean; and later, manufacturing—and direct that value elsewhere. Today, Portland’s prized asset is lifestyle and real estate.
By: JIM BAUMER  |  October 11, 2014

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Sunny, no bluster

Sunset Hearts explode with wwwindswept
There’s no point in making music if you’re not being honest.  
By: NICK SCHROEDER  |  October 11, 2014

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Surpassed menagerie

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs at PSC
Do Buggeln and Vasta make a Glass Menagerie out of Brighton Beach Memoirs? Well, not exactly.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 03, 2014



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Start digging here

Sub-level maps turns out to be a gold mine
Because music is now basically free (thanks to torrents, Pandoras, Spotifies, etc.), the only way for musicians to make money is through constant touring and related merchandise sales. Or they can appear as a judge on The Voice. Food, on the other hand, will still cost ya...
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 03, 2014

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Bird on a wire

The Feather Lungs show big heart on Arrival
You certainly can’t say Feather Lungs lack ambition.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 03, 2014

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Light at the end

Four songs from Scott Girouard
Scott Girouard is hard to miss, locally, bu t he’s never before released any of his own material.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 06, 2014

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All points bulletin

The Wax Tablet
State Theatre and Thompson's Point partner to build a 5,000 seat outdoor venue; and folk-punk group Holy Shadow has a following.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 06, 2014

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Critique the hand that feeds you

Aaron T Stephan plays with the space of the PMA
The problem of the art museum and how it adapts with the progress of art has been an issue since before the Conceptualist movement, before Dada brought the weird and Situationists took to the streets.
By: MARIAH BERGERON  |  October 06, 2014



Prodigal son

Politics and Other Mistakes
Billionaires rarely have to worry about a lack of friends. They can always buy some.
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 03, 2014

Keeping the costs of college in check

One Cent's Worth
It’s safe to assume that when all the cost-cutting and streamlining is done, Maine’s public universities will have less to offer students.
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  October 03, 2014

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Gravel museum

Hoopleville
Hoopleville
By: DAVID KISH  |  October 03, 2014

In defense of bears

Letter to the editor
Those of us who want to protect Maine black bears and help decrease their suffering at human hands have no other agenda, contrary to Mr. Diamon’s claim.
By: LETTER TO THE EDITOR  |  October 03, 2014

Cops, race, and the rules

Talk about it
On Monday night, city police chief Michael Sauschuck addressed a crowd at the Portland Public Library responding to questions that emerged from a community dialogue on August 26 which focused on race and police.
By: HEATHER FORAN  |  October 03, 2014



Failing Psych 101

Gov watch
The Democrats cited a sobering list of problems ranging from patient abuse to issues of funding that they claim characterize mental health care in Maine, and which Governor LePage has failed to address.
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 03, 2014

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The little things

How sexism shows up in the Maine music scene
Ever talk to someone face to face while a booger hangs freely from their nose? Great. Then you know how it feels for me to have to say, “guys, you’ve got a booger.”  
By: OLIVIA GUNN  |  October 02, 2014

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Once, twice...sold!

Beam & Fink recall Smith & Simone
Imagine if bands could only ever play their own songs. What a drag. It would sure as hell make it harder to hook up at a wedding.  
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 01, 2014

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When life hands you fabric

Lyric's Avenue Q portrays the fuzzy years
One of the risks of being raised on PBS children’s programming, apparently, is the realization that one is not as special or as destined for greatness, in the grown-up world, as Big Bird seemed to let on.
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 01, 2014

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Opportunity knocks

The Wax Tablet
Spose's tongue gets him into the political debate; Grime Studios raises cash for a worthy endeavor; and part-time Mainer rapper Milo prepares to launch.
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 01, 2014


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