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Traumatic irony
Michael Kimball's Ghosts of Ocean House - BY MEGAN GRUMBLING

Under the weather

Queersay
The needs of LGBTQ individuals differ greatly. Here's a temperature check of healthcare as experienced by local queers to explore standards of LGBTQ competency, specifically in heterosexual providers. The criteria at the root of each story make a basic rubric for respect.  
By: BRODY WOOD  |  October 15, 2014

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Overextended family

Mad Horse's stirring A View from the Bridge
“I’m inclined to notice the ruins in things,” ponders Alfieri (Brent Askari). He’s recalling the downfall of a longshoreman who won’t give up a misplaced, misshapen love, a story that receives a superbly harrowing production at Mad Horse, under the direction of Christopher Price.   
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 11, 2014

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Reviving Viva Nueva

Rustic Overtones set the record straight
15 years ago last week, Rustic Overtones appeared on the cover of the third-ever issue of the Portland Phoenix .
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 11, 2014

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Something's gotta fall

Love, tension, masculinity in The Rainmaker 
While it hasn’t rained on the Curry family’s 1920’s-era ranch in far too long, the drought is more than literal in The Rainmaker .
By: MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 11, 2014

House island on track to become historic preservation district

Land grabs
Portland’s historic preservation board voted last Wednesday in favor of creating a historic preservation district on House Island, a prominent land mass in Portland harbor that’s slated for private development.
By: ZACK ANCHORS  |  October 11, 2014



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Rodgers, over and out

The piano-rock that's in the headlines
It’s been a long time since standing up and pounding on a piano and belting out lyrics has been much of a thing.
By: SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 11, 2014

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Raise a glass to Prohibition's influence

Portland cocktail bars embrace historic recipes
The phrase “Prohibition-era cocktails” may sound like an oxymoron, but much of what we see in today’s craft cocktail revival is actually borne of drinking during Prohibition.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  October 11, 2014

New USM cuts may trigger union grievances

#USMfuture
USM says it has no money, and the best way to make money is by firing the revenue makers.
By: CAROLINE O'CONNOR  |  October 11, 2014

Here comes sickness

Politics and Other Mistakes
Politics and Other Mistakes
By: AL DIAMON  |  October 11, 2014

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Summer BABE built to last

The Wax Tablet
New music by Portland four-piece BABE, plus i dm theft able digitally releases a slew of his musique concrete masterpieces. 
By: PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 11, 2014



The way stagnation should be

Diverse City
The assertion by Governor Paul LePage that Maine is “Open for business” and our long-held motto “The way life should be” are completely and hopelessly incompatible.
By: SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 11, 2014

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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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