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North Star closes, but Jay Jasch's music series continues

In last week's review, that Pfeifle guy flubbed a D. GROSS song name. It's "Family Man," not "Family." He's sorry.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 24, 2010

Belly Dance Night at North Star Music Cafe

Henna, belly dancespice up a local café.You ogle, then join. North Star Music Cafe | Portland | Raqs Borealis belly dance night with Amity +...
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Whistlebait Burlesque and Boston Babydolls at North Star Music Café

One of Portland's favorite performance troupes (Whistlebait Burlesque) meets one of Boston's (Boston Babydolls) - both award-winning acts in their local Phoenixes - at North...
By webteam  |  September 01, 2010

Samuel James, Joe Fletcher and Billy Wallace at the North Star

One man we know could handle that gig himself is Samuel James, but he'll be busy in Portland tonight with his friend Joe Fletcher, who...
By webteam  |  August 11, 2010

Covered in Bees album, John Paul's show, and Nicole Rabata's debut disc

COVERED IN BEES are doing their best to plan ahead: They've got the date set for the release of their fourth album, Holy Crap! It's Covered In Bees : September 25. Where's the party? Geno's. Where else?

Creature feature

While much of Clara Berry’s new EP, Creature , is alluring and captivating, the first 45 seconds of her “Siren” might be the best 45 seconds recorded this year.
Stay up late for Clara Berry
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 25, 2010

Radical night out in Portland

“People are upset about Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib,” Noam Chomsky told 750 people packed into the Woodfords Congregational Church last Saturday night, “but if you’re concerned about human rights, take a walk into a maximum-security prison.”
 Activism Optimism
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 30, 2010

Making change

John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010

Getting to know Audrey Ryan

Though she's primarily Boston-based at this point, Audrey Ryan grew up on Mount Desert Island and he's clearly retained some of that rough-and-tumble independence streak.
We know, we know 
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010

Anna Dagmar at the North Star Music Café

Classically-trained pianist and Brooklyn songwriter Anna Dagmar comes to the North Star Music Café on a CD-release tour for her latest album, Let the Waves...
By webteam  |  July 29, 2009

Music Seen: Femi Kuti, the Loblolly Boy

On record, Femi Kuti can't help but come off as a slightly vanilla version of his mad genius father Fela (popularizer of Afrobeat music, also known for having 12 wives at once, among other things).
And Luke Kalloch
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 17, 2009

Portland Slam Team

The Portland Slam Team wraps up its fundraising efforts for a trip to a national poetry slam competition with the 25 Hour Poetry Feature, where...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009
carll list

Working on your heart

With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2009
For My Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron

For My Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron

  ALBUM ART A new exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art opened on July 4. The traveling show "For My Beloved Sister Mia: An...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009
First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk

  FRIDAY 3 ART & PLAY Unlike the rest of the local scene, the First Friday Art Walk finds itself running on full steam on...
By webteam  |  July 01, 2009

Sketching explosions

The Portland edition of what is a nationwide and quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
By EMILY L. JACKSON  |  April 10, 2009