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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
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    Think you can pick the Oscars? Here’s your chance: our annual Oscars contest

    In 2016, only one of our entrants guessed the winners in all six major categories correctly. Read on

    Posted: February 3, 2017
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    Portland Mary Tyler Moore Memorial Hat Toss & Sing-Along goes national

    CBS special "Mary Tyler Moore: Love is All Around" includes clip from Portland's tribute in opening segment Read on

    Posted: January 27, 2017
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    Kardashian robbery probe: Driver, 2 others released in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — French investigators have released a chauffeur for Kim Kardashian West and two other people in their probe into the robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from the star’s Paris apartment in October. The driver’s brother and 13 others remained in custody Wednesday after a round of arrests this week,… Read on

    Posted: January 11, 2017
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    Maine State Ballet presents ‘Tap, Tap, Jazz’

    The annual winter show will be presented Saturday and Jan. 21 at the ballet company's theater in Falmouth. Read on

    Posted: January 9, 2017
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    Predictions for this year’s Golden Globes

    By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) The movie stars occupy the tables closest to the stage, but it’s their television counterparts who often provide the Golden Globes with the evening’s most memorable moments. This year, look for Issa Rae and Donald Glover to deliver. Those predictions and others follow … MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA The… Read on

    Posted: December 30, 2016
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    In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics

    By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited… Read on

    Posted: December 29, 2016
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    Backlash kicked up as the Rockettes picked for inauguration

    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next month but not everyone is kicking up their heels at the booking. One of the famed dancers took to Instagram to say she was “embarrassed and disappointed,” triggering calls for a boycott… Read on

    Posted: December 23, 2016