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2012’s many theatrical joys

The past year in Portland theater saw a gain, a loss, and a move: First, summer brought us the first annual PortFringe festival and the inaugural Portland Performing Arts Festival.
A year in footlights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 21, 2012
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Nick Cave: An Elvis From Hell

This article originally appeared in the July 24, 1984, issue of the Boston Phoenix. 
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ debut LP From Her to Eternity .
By GERARD COSLOY  |  March 09, 2012
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Acorn’s must-see production of a Pinter classic

Almost everything goes unsaid in Harold Pinter's 1958 classic, The Birthday Party .
Turning up the heat
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 02, 2012
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The second half of the season brings surprises

Those who missed out on LOREM IPSUM's Threepenny Opera this fall should get in line early for its spring production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, at SPACE Gallery (March 22-April 1).
Comedy and danger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 30, 2011
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Grinderman help liberate some bad seeds

Whatever you want to call it, don't call it a midlife crisis.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 12, 2010
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Mutiny in Heaven

It is a truth now well established that the idea for a series of books about a schoolboy wizard did not , in fact, originate with its author, J.K. Rowling (as she has naively claimed), but was piped up red-hot and stinking from Below.
Philip Pullman ’ s fantasy novels are condemned as a crash course in militant atheism. But one BU professor thinks otherwise.
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 06, 2007