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  • First look: Studio 55 is now open on Market Street with dueling pianos, lounge singers & burlesque

    Calling itself Portland's "first mixology show lounge," the new bar features dueling pianos, lounge singers, burlesque performances, cabaret and more, all performed by Studio 55's own bartenders and waitstaff every hour. Read on

  • Local musicians perform benefit concert for Noyes Street fire victims at One Longfellow

    The music community here in Portland understands that music can help, music can heal, music can honor, music can raise awareness, music can bring people together and music can most certainly raise much needed funds. Read on

  • This beer drinker also likes holiday cocktails from local distillers (eggnog and Maine-made rum, anyone?)

    During the holiday season, when filling my belly with turkey, stuffing, siding from a gingerbread house, and everything else imaginable, this guy likes to sip on a good ol' mixed beverage. Read on

  • Experimenting with fiber: “Unraveled: Contemporary New England Fiber Art” at Museums of Old York

    Exhibitions show the range of contemporary textile work in Maine. Read on

  • Brace yourself: holiday relationships are coming! Here’s how to survive the season

    I am begging you. PLEASE! Chill out. Take a deep breathe. Don't fall for the holiday hype. It will save you your sanity, and could save your relationship. Read on

  • Chicks with birds: 9 ridiculous stock photos of women posing with live turkeys

    Sure, these photos were staged, perhaps as part of some strange vintage Thanksgiving fantasy, but they’re still a wonder to look at. Read on

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    Photos: Santa Hustle 5K and Half-Marathon @ Maine Mall

    Christmas spirit hit the Maine Mall with force today as hundreds donned Santa hats, beards, and red sweatshirts and the Santa Hustle 5K or Half Marathon. Read on

  • Thanksgiving Guide 2014: Eat, drink & do stuff on Turkey Day

    Turkey Day brings mashed potatoes and stuffing as far as the eyes can see. It also brings grouchy in-laws, Turnpike traffic, and sinks full of dirty dishes. Thanksgiving can be overwhelming. Read on

  • 3 Ice fishing tips: Discover the excitement this winter

    This is the point you should start planning for one of my favorite times of the year – Ice Fishing Season. In just over a month, our lakes will be frozen and folks will be bundled up and setting traps on the hard water. Whether you’ve never stepped foot on a frozen lake or you’re… Read on

  • You are 100%, absolutely, definitely wearing the wrong bra size

    I went to visit the "boob whisperer" with Emily Straubel and my life will never be the same. And I promise you, neither will yours. Read on

  • Dominate Black Friday, Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday: Shop smart & shop local in southern Maine

    Around southern Maine, plenty of stores will open their doors early for Black Friday - some even Thanksgiving evening. That includes many local and independent businesses who are hoping to turn Black Friday a little plaid this year. Read on

  • Butter unwrapped in all its glory

    From small-batch artisanal local butters to European style, Maine is chockablock with fine butter producers. See which ones are the best. Read on

  • A multitude of Maine musicians share the stage of OLS during tonight’s benefit for Noyes Street Fire victims

    Plus Michael Krapovicky hosts another free & fun open mic at Pedro O’Hara’s, Caleb Orion & Typhoid Jonny perform a free show at Flask Lounge, Poor Howard sings the blues at Andy’s Old Port Pub and even more music for your Monday evening. Read on

  • Theater review: Stellar music and cast bring Stephen King’s “Ghost Brothers” to life

    As creators work out the kinks, the supernatural musical has huge potential. Read on

  • For Thanksgiving dinner without the fuss, make a reservation at one of these 25 Maine restaurants

    Don't feel like doing all that cooking, cleaning up and catering to everyone's different dietary requirements on Thanksgiving? Maine restaurants are here to save your turkey day. Read on

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    Photos: Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back” @ State Theatre

    Maine ski and snowboard fans packed the State Theatre in Portland for a couple hours of pre-season “snow porn” Friday night. The action-packed snow-thrills documentary got the crowd stoked for winter. Read on

  • The Portland Arcade is cheap, nostalgic fun: $5 unlimited play on an Atari, pinball, video games or at the pool table

    It's hidden in an odd apartment-like space and there's not much for food or drink, but if you want a place to hang out and play video games for hours, Portland Arcade is a great deal. Read on

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