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  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Taste & Tell: JP Thornton’s makes tried-and-true – and new – tasty

    SOUTH PORTLAND – JP Thornton’s Bar and Grille is named after a man who died when his daughter, the mother of one of the restaurant’s owners, was 2 months old. Tom Francis Howard wanted his maternal grandfather’s name to live on. This winter, JP Thornton’s means a place to eat – and a lot of […]

  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Lynch show is a love triangle of art, ideas and architecture

     CORRECTION: PHOTO CREDITS ON THIS STORY HAVE BEEN EDITED TO REFLECT THE PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER. There is a felicity to the Frederick Lynch exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art that I did not anticipate. That quality fosters a sense of good fortune in just being there. I attribute this heightened state to the work on view to what I know of the development of Lynch’s art to […]

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    March 21, 2010

    Niche carver

    Wayne Robbins has the skills to whittle most anything, but he chooses to focus on the great whales for their ‘absolutely graceful’ mien.

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    March 21, 2010

    Keyes: Weekend lineup’s got serious Punch

    This week, it’s all about the mandolin, that wonderful teardrop-shaped stringed instrument that gives bluegrass and acoustic music its high notes. Few people are more adept at coaxing beautiful sounds from the instrument than Chris Thile, a 29-year-old plucker from California. Thile is best known for his work in the bluegrass band Nickel Creek, but […]

  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Social Notebook: A moving experience

    A hopping Portland crowd boogies for the benefit Rock Around the World.

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    West Java puppets will perform to gamelan

    LEWISTON – The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra, joined by Indonesian puppeteer Apep Sobani and composer Wahyu Roche, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program includes music, featuring compositions written for the Bates ensemble by Roche, and a performance of the Indonesian puppetry style called wayang golek, […]

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    March 7, 2010
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    For Vietnamese dishes, Saigon ranks near the top

    From skewered, grilled shrimp and beef to bowls of aromatic beef broth swimming with noodles and meat, Saigon Restaurant is making sure its customers are exceptionally well fed. The attractive room decorated with prints of Vietnamese people and large potted palms makes a comfortable setting for this visit to Southeast Asia, a short drive away […]

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    scene & heard datebook

    IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party and network this week, check out: MONDAY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY GALA, 5:30-9 p.m., Irish Heritage Center, Portland. Features fashion show of traditional garments from more than 25 countries. $10 at door or call 332-9750. CELEBRATING WOMEN OPENING RECEPTION, 5-7 p.m., UNE Art Gallery, Portland. Photographer Paola Gianturco shows images of […]

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    March 7, 2010

    Signings, etc.

    JEANNIE BRETT

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    Society Notebook: A creative mix

    The Maine Bartenders Bash inspires tough competition – but it's a smooth finish.

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