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The State Theatre and a CWA member respond to recent coverage of unions.

Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010

The State Theatre: This is actually going to work

There's no question that the reopening of the State Theatre has people in this town pretty damn excited. As photos of the reconstruction have leaked out, the fever has built, often almost completely irrespective of that bands that have so far been line
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 15, 2010

Beyond the State: What's reopening where

As we enter Portland's busy season, there are several comings-and-goings (we'll focus on the comings and less on the goings) to keep track of as we plan our summer outings and evenings on the town.
Venue Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 25, 2010

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

So you think you can dance?

One of the few things that heats up a winter's night more than a dance party? A dance competition . Yes, you heard right.
Soul Clap at SPACE
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 04, 2009


Music industry unites to help Portland artists

If Austin, Texas, is any indicator, in five years’ time, Portland’s music scene may be even more vibrant than it is today.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007

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


Purists often debate the definition of “DJ.”
At the White Heart, January 14
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  January 17, 2007

Dome a home for music

With the demise of the State Theatre, traveling bands looking for a mid-sized venue have been stymied.
New venue
By MEAGHAN DONAGHY  |  October 18, 2006

Soundoff: Lauren Wayne

Lauren Wayne weighs in on a song from Loverless' new album and one from Moss Mountain Project.
Weighing in on songs by Loverless and the Moss Mountain Project
By SOUNDOFF  |  September 06, 2006

TJI State list photo 3/31/06

State of disrepair

Live music will not resume at the State Theatre for at least six weeks, until a number of fire code violations are fixed.
When will the Theatre reopen?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 29, 2006