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    Spread the love: The Valentine Bandit strikes again in downtown Portland

    Check out our heart-filled gallery of paper hearts plastered all over downtown Portland Read on

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    Posted: February 14, 2017
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    Venue review: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

    Over the past two decades, the city of Bangor has transformed its waterfront area along the Penobscot River from a deteriorating industrial expanse to a downtown park open to pedestrians and recreation. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, which opened in 2010, is part of this transformation. If you’ve never been to Bangor, or haven’t been there in… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Thompson’s Point

    Founded in 2015, Thompson’s Point is less a concert venue than an elegant evening out. Tucked into a scenic point on the banks of the Fore River, the venue is the kind of place you might find people sitting peacefully and facing away from the stage, using the live music as a backdrop for enjoying… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Low Motion

    Low Motion (along with its film archive component, Kinonik) is primarily an art space shared by a number of local artists. However, the group has refurbished the original space (and projector) from The Movies and is holding monthly film screenings during First Friday every month. There are also plans for expanded showings of art and… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Flagship Premium Cinemas

    The 10-screen movie house is next to Wal-Mart, in a building that had been a movie theater between 1995 and 2012. The large, fully-reclining seats are more like La-Z-Boys than standard stadium seating. A 6-foot-tall man can stretch out fully, and still have a foot or two left between his feet and the next seat.… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Merrill Auditorium

    Section 2, Row J, Seat 8. Subjectively speaking, that’s the best seat in Merrill Auditorium. It’s near the middle of the floor section closest to the stage, where the sight lines and acoustics are just about perfect. When you’re sitting in that seat, there’s no better vantage in Portland to experience an orchestral performance, an… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: St. Lawrence Arts Center

    The 110-seat theater on Munjoy Hill offers intimacy and quirkiness. Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Blue

    Blue is the kind of music venue where you’ll feel right at home after just one visit. It’s comfortable and welcoming and, as you sit and hear music, you’ll catch glimpses of people walking by on Congress Street, while also having the feeling that you could be in Manhattan. Blue first opened in 2005 and… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Portland Stage Company

    The entrance to Portland Stage Company’s theater, a former Odd Fellows trade union hall at the top of Forest Avenue, is fairly unassuming; there are grander 19th-century buildings elsewhere in town. At street level, the soft-serve ice cream cone-like concrete details framing the front door are a clue to its idiosyncrasies. There’s no grand entry,… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017
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    Venue review: Portland House of Music

    Located in a former florist shop on Temple Street in the Old Port, the Portland House of Music is a flexible music space that hosts all kinds of artists. Some of the rock and hip-hop shows are basically big parties with an open floor in front of the stage for dancing and thrashing about. For… Read on

    Posted: February 6, 2017