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Portland's new wolf pack

A poetry collection adapted for the stage has been taken up as the inspiration for a new Portland theater troupe.
Going Lobo
By CHELSEA COOK  |  June 10, 2011

Broadway at Good Theater at the St. Lawrence, December 5

The overwhelming scent of assorted perfumes and folks in their Sunday best filled the St. Lawrence for Good Theater's annual production of "Broadway at Good Theater."
Music seen
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  December 10, 2010
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Fall Music Preview: The road ahead

As the local music scene continues to grow, it shouldn’t be surprising that this past summer was the most active we’ve ever seen in terms of album releases.
Seekonk, Molenes, Spooner, Schrock & the Rocket lead fall line-up
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 17, 2010
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Cooking with steam

While most of us find the clang and bang of old radiators an annoying aspect of living in an old building, composer Travis Ramsey thought they sounded like music.
Radiator music warms up local orchestra
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 26, 2010
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Tuba song

Dan Hunter wants you to know that a tuba is more than an oom-pah-pah machine or the big, shiny bell in the back of the orchestra. To Hunter, the tuba is a storyteller, an opera singer, and a melodic instrument.
Hunter moves from the back of the hall to the spotlight
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 19, 2010
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German birthday cake

Tuesday's gift from Portland's Choral Art Society to German composer Felix Mendelssohn, on the occasion of what would be his 200th birthday, will be one of his greatest works (Elijah), and one of their biggest undertakings.
The Choral Art Society perform Mendelssohn's Elijah
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 25, 2009


Portland scene report: October 19, 2007

She’s shaved her head. That’s always a good thing.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 17, 2007
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Fall out boys and girls

Everything about that sounds worldly and intellectually satisfying, something you could say for much of what’s happening this fall on the local music front.
Somehow, things heat up as summer closes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 12, 2007
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The golden age

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Music celebrates a golden anniversary, with a performance featuring nearly 300 performers and two world premieres by Maine composers.
The USM School of Music celebrates 50 years
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  April 25, 2007
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Flirting with Beethoven

It is said that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) “got around.” Even today, the old dog arouses the interests of performers and seduces listeners.
The seductive German is everywhere
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  December 27, 2006