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In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
| May 07, 2010
Photos: Jim Henson's Fantastic World
Photos from Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the National Heritage Museum
At the National Heritage Museum through June 27, 2010
| May 07, 2010
Hidden in plain sight
In a larger new home and with its most impressive roster in years, the Maine Jewish Film Festival can already boast a successful 2010.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival explores identity
CHRISTOPHER GRAY + DEIRDRE FULTON
| March 19, 2010
Nickelodeon to screen local flicks
Eddy Bolz, a projectionist at the Nickelodeon Cinemas, wants local filmmakers to send him their feature-length movies for possible showing on the big screen.
Show Your Work
| February 05, 2010
Pink Martini | Splendor in the Grass
The members of Portland’s Pink Martini have covered plenty of well-known songs in their decade and a half together, like “Que Sera, Sera” on their 1997 debut, and the theme from I Dream of Jeannie in their early live shows.
| October 30, 2009
Walk on the wild side
With Douglas Adams dead, where have we to turn for quirkily unconventional questions about life, the universe, and everything?
Inner beasts are unleashed in Avenue Q
| October 23, 2009
Crossword: ''What are the odds''
You may be luckier than you think
You may be luckier than you think
| October 16, 2009
Cirque du Dieu
Charisma, daring, showmanship, whimsy — these are just a few of the character qualities expected under any given Big Top. But they might be just as at home in the discovery and passing on of religious ideas, as a teacher delivers and seekers explore the
Arundel Barn's Godspell
| July 03, 2009
Crossword: ''Flippin' Sweet''
That's how it's gonna be.
| August 27, 2008
The top brass at Disney knew full well what they were about to unleash when the original High School Musical premiered on the Disney Channel two years ago.
Teen talent wails on High School Musical: Get in the Picture
| August 19, 2008
Crossword: ''Repeat after me''
I solemnly swear that's how it works.
| April 30, 2008
FirstWorks is going year-round.
FirstWorks sends in the puppets
| April 15, 2008
Crossword: ''When in Rome''
Letters and numbers
| April 02, 2008
Expanding the range of venues for artistic dance in southern Maine, the City Theater in Biddeford will host the second annual New England Dance Project on March 29.
Speaking with the New England Dance Project
| March 19, 2008
Where does Gen-X move when it’s way too old for Sesame Street and way too poor for Park Avenue?
Avenue Q is the street where you live
| March 14, 2008
Conceived as a spinoff from the vintage BBC kids’ show Doctor Who , Torchwood has since come into its own
BBC America’s Torchwood
| January 22, 2008
Cheerleaders of the pack
There’s one thing the Go! Team’s cheerleading frontwoman, Ninja, does not like to do: walk.
The Go! Team, Paradise, October 25, 2007
| October 30, 2007
Masters of Muppets
Here are some of our fave muppet musical moments.
The 20 best musical moments on the original Muppet Show .
CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART
| August 27, 2007
Of course, with such a hefty herd of MP3s, separating the sheep from the goats can be a Herculean endeavor.
"Blentcasts" from the "People's Mix Click Collective"
| August 20, 2007
When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
| August 15, 2007
All sewn up
Patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, quilts that tell stories, quilts that point the way to freedom, and quilts that just keep us warm are all part of the rich history of this art form.
A quilted movie at the Revolving Museum, Ernesto Pujol at the ICA, and ‘Touch But Don’t Touch’ at Harvard
| July 24, 2007
Send in the clowns
They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
| July 12, 2007
Playlist: July 6, 2007
The Pointer Sisters, Escape from New York , Squids, and more.
Ben Sisto’s five favorite YouTube videos
| July 03, 2007
Feels like teen spirit
Forget Tony and Maria, or Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski.
Disney's High School Musical graduates to the stage
| June 29, 2007
Crossword: ''Music preservation''
Spreading the love
| May 09, 2007
Walk on the mild side
In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
| April 09, 2007
Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
| March 27, 2007
Snakes in the grass
The Bleeding Queens, Coconut Riot, Fail and Fail Again . . . These are some of the names that will never be given to the competing tribes on Survivor .
Survivor 14 and The (White) Rapper Show
| February 13, 2007
For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
| December 18, 2006
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
| December 05, 2006
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