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Peepshow returns after a long hibernation

Hey, maybe Maine Public Broadcasting does know that there’s music being made this century!
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 26, 2010
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Dynamic duo

Faculty exhibitions tend to be hodgepodges, no matter how prestigious the school. But "Sabbatical Exhibition" is a delightful exception.
Doug Bosch and Stephen Fisher in RIC’s ‘Sabbatical Exhibition’
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2010
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In good Company

Dark Hollow Bottling Company take a piece of their name from an old-school folk/bluegrass tune, "Dark Hollow," possibly made most famous by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's Old and in the Way , but also recorded as early as 1926, with popular versio
Dark Hollow Bottling debut a new old-time sound
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010
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The Devil's stomp

While the Lost Cause Desperados might be monickered like a bad alt-country band doing Eagles covers, they have managed to create on Desert of Broken Glass , the band's first full-length with bassist Stu Mahan and drummer Brian Higgins, as frenzied a h
Lost Cause Desperados are quick on the draw
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010
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Behind the (local) music

“Working in a studio for so many years, we get to work closely with musicians when they are at their most creative — and most vulnerable,” says Marc Bartholomew, audio engineer and co-runner of Hanover Street’s Acadia Recording Company.
A new show shines a light in the recording studio
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009
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Interview: Ken Burns

After watching The National Parks: America's Best Idea , it would be easy to conclude that it all could have been said a lot faster. Ken Burns disagrees — but he's not just being defensive.
On his latest PBS documentary, The National Parks
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 25, 2009


Holy landscape!

Ken Burns worships America's spiritual resource
Ken Burns worships America's spiritual resource
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 25, 2009

Building on green energy

This month, my landlord will install new energy-efficient windows in my apartment. This is great news: Better insulation will reduce both my energy use and my heating bills. I'm happy to be experiencing first-hand what many agree is the single most-imp
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 04, 2009
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In doubt? 'Doo Write'

Dilly dilly was lamenting to me the other day that there's no blueprint for making a living as a musician anymore.
Dilly dilly sings Of Art and Intention
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 26, 2009
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No man is an island

Anybody who needs to be reminded of the musical talent that swirls around and intermingles throughout our fair city probably doesn't listen to a ton of local music.
Two rootsy discs, 20 rootsy players
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 08, 2009
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Why we live here

By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
Tell us your story at  thePhoenix.com/Portland
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009


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Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008
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Look at Maine’s alternative-transport options

Check it out: the Portland Green Streets initiative (through which locals can get free coffee on the last Friday of every month — if they choose an eco-friendly method of getting to work) has taken off.
Commute another way week
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 07, 2008

Tear me apart

Are people in southern Maine finally smartening up?
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 12, 2007

Portland scene report: May 18, 2007

Got a thing for God and his son Jesus Christ?
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 18, 2007
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The motorized alternative

"Bump, ba-bump, ba-bump." Such is the sound a motorcycle makes when running over jackrabbits on the Nevada highway. Two-wheeler tours: Bicycle camping around Boston and beyond. By Nina MacLaughlin
Hitting the trail on a Harley or a Honda
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  July 25, 2006


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Cheap thrills

Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 14, 2006