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Big Fat Whale
Steve Grover Quintet
University of Rhode Island
Spawn of Man
Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia
So, this does, indeed, come a week after the whole "gifts" issue, but this is traditionally the week for local music suggestions.
A grab-bag of local music for every taste
| December 17, 2010
Striving for significance
One of the questions in fine art is how to address the big issues of today, from our wars to global warming.
Deborah Bright and David H. Wells at the Chazan Gallery
| December 04, 2009
Take a look
A year ago the future looked bright as the RISD Museum debuted its shiny new Chace Center.
New spaces and fresh faces
| September 18, 2009
What of the Beatles?
Spouting off during downtime in an interview with jazz drummer/composer Steve Grover, I once put forward my ill-researched idea that the third song is almost universally the best song on a great album.
Jazz, pop, and circumstance
| September 04, 2009
Bases very loaded
Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
| March 19, 2008
Some mid-winter jazz
In the cyclical, here-and-gone-again jazz world of Maine, it seems that maybe things are on-again.
Steve Grover heats up again, Between Now and After
| January 16, 2008
Portland scene report: June 8, 2007
Jason Spooner's new disc, Flame You Follow , officially dropped to record stores June 1
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| June 06, 2007
The curly-haried boyfriend
This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen this guy’s name attached to an arrest of a high-profile athlete.
Sports blotter: "Knight of the keyboard" edition
| May 02, 2007
Summer lasts forever
Mitch Alden, frontman and songwriter for Now Is Now, is by all appearances a very happy guy.
Now Is Now issue another disc full of sun-shiny pop
| October 25, 2006
The tale of the tape
Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter: Red Sox-Yankees Edition
| August 21, 2006
The Red Sox’ summer of discontent
Slowly, steadily, with every latest setback or miscue, it feels as if the Red Sox’ aspirations for 2006 are inexorably slipping away.
The Sporting Life
| August 17, 2006
Yankee Hating 101
“Hate” is such a harsh word.
All you need to know about this national pastime
| May 28, 2006
By now we understand that photography does not hold a mirror up to life, that it is thoroughly subjective.
“Four Indias” at the Newport Art Museum
| May 10, 2006
Set ’em up, knock ’em back
History’s greatest drinkers, music’s greatest drinking songs, and a wobbly time line of booze in Boston.
15 people who could (or can) drink more than you
| March 17, 2006
Portland scene report, February 17, 2006
Emilia Dahlin tour update; Local Nothing's sophomore effort; Threads at SPACE
| February 16, 2006
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