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Irish session at Brian Boru, May 1

Every Sunday at Brian Boru from 3 to 6 pm, there is a traditional Irish music jam session.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  May 06, 2011

Ready Aim Fire debuts at Brian Boru; Poverty turns into Thommy

Former Gypsy Tailwind frontgal ANNA LOMBARD is now back in the game, post baby.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 06, 2010
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Hot + steamy

"My kingdom for a plate of soup!" a hungry and possibly freezing Anton Chekov wrote in 1890, aboard a Russian steamer crossing the world's oldest lake.
Finding soups to fight winter's chill
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 08, 2010
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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
Phish return to Portland, and the crowds throng
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 04, 2009
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Every Friday there's an art walk

This Friday, as the first Friday of every month, Portland art-lovers will wander the streets, checking out the latest and greatest our galleries, museums, and shops have to offer. Nearby communities have their own versions, too.
Portland’s creativity is on display any time you care to look
By ANNA PEROCCHI  |  August 07, 2009
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Entertainment on the cheap

You've paid your rent and your tuition, and bought your books and groceries. Yes, you're broke. But that's no fun. Now what?
Where to go without breaking the bank
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 14, 2009


Portland music news: December 19, 2008

TONY VEGAS  checked in this week.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2008
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100 things to do

A checklist for true Portlanders.
Want to call yourself a true Portlander? Here's a checklist.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008

Portland scene report: May 16, 2008

Pinksy, the new band that grew from the ashes of Local Nothing, were hoping to drop their first EP, Two for the Road , May 6.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 14, 2008

Theatrical progress

As an avid theater-goer, there are times when I hanker to positively consume a fine play.
A venue-to-venue tour of Portland
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 02, 2008

Portland scene report: August 31, 2007

How disappointing is it that Wilco tunes are in all of those VW commercials on NESN during the Sox games?
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 29, 2007


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Rustic reunion

Yes, Rustic Overtones are back.
Are there Overtones of something long-term?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 06, 2007
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Readers' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment

SPACE Gallery, Dock Fore, the White Heart, and more.
Best bar, best gallery, best jukebox, best happy hour, and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 27, 2007
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Maine’s most massive screw-ups in 2006

2006, we’re going to miss you.
Stuff that just should never have happened
By JEFF INGLIS AND SARA DONNELLY  |  December 20, 2006

Irish session

Winter brings the need for warm spaces, hot food, strong drink, and general conviviality.
Music seen at Brian Boru, December 3
By TODD RICHARD  |  December 06, 2006
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Tough talk

The day after the Portland city council tripled an Old Port bar fee that helps pay for overtime area police, a group of angry bar owners decided to hire a lawyer to sue the city.
Upset by the tripling of an Old Port bar fee, owners plan a revolution
By SARA DONNELLY  |  May 25, 2006


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Bands' best

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