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Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
| December 01, 2010
Probing Dessa's multifaceted persona
Dessa Darling could never be limited to one area of interest to devote her passions — an author, lyricist, singer, teacher, philosophy-degree holder and lover of linguistics who cuts off and donates her hair to children in need every time she releases something big.
| March 08, 2010
Two: An Original Music Series
Port City Music Hall's Two Series two-dollar cover, two-dollar drafts from 8 to 11 pm.
| February 10, 2010
Review: Out on the town
Bars and clubs everywhere, 2009
| December 22, 2009
Christmas time travel
When I needed a bit of help getting into the holiday spirit last week, I decided to kill a bunch of birds and seek that seasonal boost while checking a Portland landmark off my list and getting a history lesson at the same time.
| December 16, 2009
So you think you can dance?
Soul Clap at SPACE
One of the few things that heats up a winter's night more than a dance party? A dance competition . Yes, you heard right.
| December 02, 2009
Music Seen: Roots and Tendrils
Worth the drive
Belfast as a destination just got more desirable with the addition of Roots and Tendrils. Nestled downtown, the light from the plate-glass windows and lush landscaped front lawn complete with brilliant colored chairs and lawn sculptures invite anyone heading down to the stone's-throw-away waterfront to peer inside.
| September 02, 2009
Music Seen: [dog] and [pony]
Coming to a computer near you, anytime
Let's face it — it's hot, we're poor, and we're lucky to be stealing our neighbor's wireless. When you can't muster the energy to go out in these dog days of summer you can go to the best attended venue not only in Portland, but worldwide: the Internet.
| August 26, 2009
A decade of song
10 years of the Portland Music Awards
It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.
MARGO ROY, CLIF GARBODEN, JOHN MARSHALL, LISA CRAIG, MATTHEW ROBBINS, SONYA TOMLINSON, JEFF INGLIS, AND JENNIFER KEARNS
| June 11, 2009
From the mouths of innocents
It has become an unwelcome reality, living from paycheck to paycheck and worrying about job stability, but what about being born a guiltless young person growing up with a drug-addicted parent, no job skills, and no home?
| May 13, 2009
Music seen: February 28, in Biddeford
Biddeford's Hogfarm Studios is a multi-media art space that occasionally serves as a small venue.
| March 12, 2009
Music seen: Tony McNaboe
Live at The Big Easy, February 10
By the time you, dear reader, lay eyes on this, you will have one last opportunity to catch Tony McNaboe's month-long Tuesday-night residency at the Big Easy, which — according to his prediction on week two — is "only going to get better."
| February 19, 2009
Music Seen: Anticon's 10th anniversary
Knitting Factory (Manhattan), December 18, 2008
Sure, Ray LaMontagne is huge and the Rustic Overtones saw their national time, but there is something to be said for a record label co-founded by Mainers that is more than a decade old and can still sell out the Knitting Factory in New York City.
| December 31, 2008
On street level
As Katrina hit New Orleans, filmmakers went to work
It is impossible not to wonder how Louisiana might have fared after Hurricane Katrina, had Barack Obama been in office a term sooner. There are so many questions about what went wrong and how it could have been handled differently, which have gone unanswered for more than three years.
| November 19, 2008
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, November 14
SPACE Gallery showcased a "Seven Sirens" all-lady lineup last Friday, in front of a packed house.
SONYA TOMLINSON AND JEFF INGLIS
| November 19, 2008
Music seen at the Station, October 17, 2008
Atmosphere’s audience hasn’t changed in years.
| October 22, 2008
Picnic + Homecoming
Music seen at Lincoln Park and SPACE Gallery, September 13, 2008
We’ll hope that both of the first-time ever events that took place last Saturday will return annually, and be as successful in the future as their debuts.
| September 17, 2008
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, August 14, 2008
There is definitely a large niche in Portland that is unwittingly missing out on the fun to be had with the Scrapes.
| August 20, 2008
Music Seen: The Dooryard, August 4, 2008
At its climax, those emotions were fully realized as Frederick broke into a three-part harmony, nearly screaming repeatedly, “Ready or not.”
| August 05, 2008
Boondocks + Pore + Juba
Music seen at Empire Dine and Dance, June 27, 2008
Anyone in their late 20s and early 30s can appreciate what a golden era the ’90s were for hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall.
| July 02, 2008
Cougars kill Cobras
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, May 17
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, May 17.
| May 21, 2008
Music seen at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, May 2, 2008
Do you know what the Number One single was the day you were born?
| May 07, 2008
Music seen at Stone Mountain Arts Center, February 8
She sang improvisational songs about converting vintage cars to hybrids, and turned familiar show tunes into pro-Obama ditties.
| February 27, 2008
Boot, we’re just not that into you
Getting the boot off of your car, or avoiding it entirely, has never been easier.
| November 20, 2007
McNallica heads to nationals
But even Mainers who attend will get to see new material, as she has a serious practice regimen.
| August 08, 2007
Casco Bay Cabaret
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, July 27, 2007
Pissed off my dates, but I managed to catch some highlights.
SONYA TOMLINSON AND CHRISTOPHER GRAY
| August 01, 2007
Facing the music
Sage Francis answers Mainers' questions
It’s well known that Sage Francis has a reputation of slightly unapproachable.
| July 11, 2007
Music seen, at the Avalon, May 7, 2007
I saw at least a dozen people I knew from Portland at the Amy Winehouse show at The Avalon in Boston earlier this month.
| May 23, 2007
Saying the unspeakable
Filmmaker calls out hip-hop’s latent misogyny and racism
Former quarterback turned activist Byron Hurt brings to light gender-stereotyping views in mainstream hip-hop culture and those perpetuating them, in hopes that light will prove cleansing.
| May 23, 2007
Air guitar competition
Music Seen, at SPACE Gallery, April 28, 2007
For those wondering how the Air Guitar competition went down — the event was beyond sold out.
SONYA TOMLINSON + JEFF INGLIS
| May 02, 2007
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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