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Gilding the turd

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
The issues surrounding the Cumberland County Civic Center's potential refurbishing remind me of the problems people face when they drive piece-of-shit cars.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 05, 2011



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Fall Music Preview: Stay positive

The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new venue to look out for.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 15, 2010

40 years of heroes + villains

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
Turning 40 this week spurred me to compile the greatest sports moments witnessed with my own eyes during (what I hope is) the first half of my life.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 11, 2010



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Aaarrgghh!

Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
There is Pirate news, and not just that Penelope Cruz will star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie as Blackbeard’s daughter. No, there is Portland Pirate news.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 24, 2010



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Slam Dunk Season

How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a scheme that — in other circumstances, under others' supervision — had been previously unsuccessful.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 03, 2010
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Photos: Phish at Cumberland County Civic Center

Phish, live at the Cumberland County Civic Center on November 29, 2009
Live at Phish's 2009 Fall Tour stop in Portland
By SCOTT HOLT  |  December 07, 2009
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Ghost stories


For all of the excitement that surrounded Wilco on the Maine State Pier or Sufjan Stevens at Port City Music Hall or the various sold-out Ray LaMontagne shows of the past year, there is no question that last Sunday's Phish show at the Cumberland County Civic Center was the biggest thing to hit our fair city in a very long time.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 07, 2009



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Stars aligned

Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this season.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 16, 2009



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Unpolishable...

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
What got spilled on the floor of the Frank Fixaris Memorial Press Box to make it stickier than glue-based rodent traps?
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 23, 2008
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Behind the mask

What we don’t know about the Valentine’s Phantom — and why that’s a good thing
In a city where secrets are few and far between this one has lasted. And lasted.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 13, 2008

Portland scene report: February 8, 2008

Sibilance starts now
Anybody catch their January 25 appearance at the Battle of the Bands?
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 06, 2008

Bob Dylan

Music seen at the Cumberland County Civic Center, October 4, 2007
It was like waking up next to someone and realizing that he’s simply no longer the man you fell in love with.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007
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The King is dead (and rich)

Long live Elvis’s ghost
It was 30 years ago next Thursday.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 08, 2007
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Icky stunt

The White Stripes keep it transitional
For a band as image-conscious as the White Stripes, it’s notable how little they’ve given their fans in the way of ideology.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 18, 2007
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Park it

Both proposals for the Maine State Pier are missing something big
If you believe the Portlanders who worked on the Olympia Companies proposal for redeveloping the Maine State Pier, the competition between their outfit and Ocean Properties is simple.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 08, 2007
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Dome's debut show a hit

Venues
Ever since the State Theatre shut its doors, there has been a gaping void in Portland’s live-music scene.
By TODD HEBERT  |  November 29, 2006
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Dome a home for music

New venue
With the demise of the State Theatre, traveling bands looking for a mid-sized venue have been stymied.
By MEAGHAN DONAGHY  |  October 18, 2006
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Ugly Portland

According to national rankings, we live in a terrific city for entrepreneurs, a great place to raise kids, and – ahem – one of the most perfect spots in the country. But let’s not get too arrogant.
It’s summertime. That means the air is sauna-thick; the sidewalks are clogged with three parts tourists, one part locals; and your favorite bag of choice is now a fanny pack. Slideshow: ugly Portland View our map of ugly Portland (Illustration by Mike Gorman)
By SARA DONNELLY  |  July 26, 2006
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Get ready for summer, punks

Releases from Pete Kilpatrick, Emilia Dahlin + Subject Bias are just the beginning
What has already been an active year on the local scene only ramps up for summer.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 14, 2006
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Bands' best

Local musicians select their bands' top performances
We all have killer stories about our best nights out in Portland, but now is not the time for your stories.
By AMY MARTIN  |  February 23, 2006
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Sinclair may have violated state law

 
A union attorney is investigating allegations that Sinclair Broadcast Group failed to obey a Maine law requiring employers to pay workers within eight days of the close of a pay period.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 19, 2006
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Doin’ it live

 
The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 27, 2008

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