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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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2012 could see a resurgence in Portland's food scene

It was four years ago — the beginning of 2008 — that Portland prepared to get its moment at the center of the nation's food consciousness.
Fortune's return
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 30, 2011
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This season starts retro and then fades to Black

After a summer and fall that saw local releases at a fever pitch, perhaps it was inevitable we'd see something of a retrenchment for the dark days of winter.
A Modest mid-winter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2011
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Looking ahead to 2012

While its members (and the rest of the 99 percent) wait to see about how OccupyMaine fares in court — and in possible multiple rounds of appeals and requests for reconsideration — they're not resting on their pallets and sleeping mats.
A year of big elections and business development (fingers crossed)
By DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 30, 2011
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A peek at Portland art shows in 2012

Degas and the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART headline the news for early next year. We're so used to Degas and his point of view it's easy to overlook what a difficult and radical artist he really was.
Radicals and friends
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 30, 2011