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PORTLAND

Rodgers, over and out
The piano-rock that's in the headlines - BY SAM PFEIFLE

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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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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


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