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A pair of Albee shorts on show at USM

Theatergoers who have been hankering for a shot of satire are in luck this week: The University of Southern Maine is serving up the biting spirits of playwright Edward Albee, and they're making it a double, with his one-act plays The Zoo Story and Th
Make my satire a double
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 08, 2013
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A moving second record from Dark Hollow Bottling Company kicks off a busy summer

Talk about a band stepping up their game. Dark Hollow Bottling Company lead off a busy summer of releases this weekend by moving from being a pretty entertaining and fun string band to putting out a genuinely important second album in American Ghosts
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 08, 2012
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Frank Hopkins finds an inner peace (and jam)

After three albums of stern lecture, it would seem that Frank Hopkins and his Line of Force have decided to just roll with the punches and turn out a nice dance jam.
Graceland
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2011
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Coffeenomics

In 50 states and 49 countries, the experience is the same: a placid sense of place, air suffused with the rich aromatics of fresh-brewed espresso. Customers dollop cream and sprinkle brown sugar into their drinks. Behind the counter, green-clad baristas
The meteoric rise and startling fall of Starbucks is emblematic of the contemporary American dream — just ask the history professor who's been to 425 branches
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2009
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Frank Carlberg | The American Dream

Other jazz musicians have set the poetry of Robert Creeley to music. Here poetry takes on the form of incantation in the repetition of Creeley's short, oblique verses.
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By JON GARELICK  |  April 24, 2009

Portland Music News: April 10, 2009

We have a tentative street date for cheek-metal purveyors PIGBOAT 's new album, Float: April 21, with a release show later that week, April 25, at Geno's
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 10, 2009


Portland music news: March 13, 2009

Sibilance
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 11, 2009