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Venice in Longfellow Square

All the venue’s a stage in Naked Shakespeare’s theatrical ethos.
On location
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 07, 2008

Samuel James and Moses Atwood

The respect these two have for each other’s talent is evident.
Music seen at One Longfellow Square, September 14, 2007
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  September 19, 2007

Portland scene report: August 3, 2007

Want another chance to be a star?
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 01, 2007

Portland scene report: July 6, 2007

Hey, we like metal and all, but this is beyond us.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 02, 2007
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Young inmates

There are few places in Maine as notorious as the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.
What Maine's prison for kids is really like
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  April 04, 2007
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Opening soon: One Longfellow Square

Longfellow’s statue is looking in the right direction, keeping his eyes on the former Center for Cultural Exchange.
Venue watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 21, 2007


The Portland scene report: January 12, 2007

The “Sibilance” staff would like to take a rare serious second to extend our best wishes to the family of Al Gardner, also known in the local Middle Eastern music community as Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian, whose ensemble was one of the first in the area
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 10, 2007
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Back in the acts

When it comes to dramatics, there’s plenty to toast at this year’s end.
A year in Maine theater
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 20, 2006
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Theater companies settle in

When it comes to theater, there’s just no place like a home: somewhere to stash the costumes, to rehearse on your own terms, and, most importantly, to foster a sense of artistic family and community.
Homecomings
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 11, 2006
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Fade to Black

Ray LaMontagne is a pretty funny guy. But it’s a subtle humor.
All roads lead back to Ray LaMontagne
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 23, 2006
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Seeing red

The news that the CCE would sell its building just four months after vowing to remain in its Longfellow Square home is just the tip of the bad-news iceberg.
Center for Cultural Exchange’s books out of balance
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 15, 2006


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Grass roots fire fight

During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006
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Oud, la la

Okbari’s Amos Libby and Eric LaPerna have followed their debut release with a self-titled sophomore effort, to be released this weekend with a night of Middle Eastern music at SPACE.
Okbari’s sophomore effort makes the exotic accessible
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 24, 2006

Hot property

One of the most visible anchors of the so-called "Arts District" in Portland might soon jump ship.
Changes at the Center for Cultural Exchange
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 05, 2006

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900