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  • Published
    March 7, 2010
    Chuck Workman

    Oscars’ In Memoriam always tugs at the heart

    The moving segment can be painful to put together, says its producer.

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    Sculptor goes diving for sunken treasure

    WESTBROOK – Sometime after ice-out this spring, Portland artist Aaron Stephan will hop in a truck with a buddy and travel north to Moosehead Lake and the headwaters of the Kennebec River. They will scavenge for old-growth logs left over from the logging boom, buried in the mud in the depths below the surface. Hundreds […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    ‘Fighter’s Eye’ offers new round of Pittore

    The Carlo Pittore Foundation for the Figurative Arts is presenting an exhibition of Pittore portraits beginning Monday through April 30 at Sonny’s, Portland’s new restaurant and lounge at 83 Exchange St. in the Old Port. ”Carlo Pittore: A Fighter’s Eye” features 18 oil paintings by the late Maine artist, including several selections from his boxer […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    Arts Dispatches

    WATERVILLE Three students to compete in Poetry Out Loud finals Three Portland-area students will compete in the state Poetry Out Loud finals on Friday in Waterville. In this contest, 11 high school students compete. The winner will represent Maine at the national finals April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. Paige Meserve of Thornton Academy in Saco; […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    Asner, 80, bringing ‘FDR’ to Merrill

    Ed Asner is singularly motivated. At 80, he doesn’t need the stress of a one-man show, let alone a one-man show that stops in a different city every night. But Asner, best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on the TV comedy ”Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its follow-up, ”Lou Grant,” is […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    Academy Awards presenters getting younger with each passing day

    As Oscar night draws closer, the average age of the announced presenters is descending by the day. Show producers, clearly attempting to woo potential teenage watchers, recently announced Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner would appear on the program (Cyrus and Efron for the second time, Stewart and Lautner for the first). […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010
    Timothy Olyphant

    ‘Crazies’ remake filmed with Sadistic precision

    ”The Crazies” rocks. This remake of George A. Romero’s 1973 biological warfare shocker is a trim, taut, terrifying essay in homespun horror. If Pa in Grant Wood’s ”American Gothic” had impaled Ma on the end of that pitchfork, the scene would fit right in. The setting is bucolic Ogden Marsh, Iowa, the sort of upright […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    Art teachers create instructive show of their own

    When the subject in school is literature, we don’t give our kids paper and pens and tell them to write a novel. Yet in art class, we often stick brushes in their hands and tell them to paint pictures. Shouldn’t visual education be more than self-expression? An exhibition organized by the Maine Art Educators Association […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    Arts Planner

    This week • Beginning Friday, the Addison Woolley Gallery presents ”Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited,” an exhibition of photography from the sub-Saharan country. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday as part of the Portland First Friday Art Walk. The exhibition will remain on view through March 26. The gallery […]

  • Published
    February 28, 2010

    scene & heard datebook

    IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party and network this week, check out:   WEDNESDAY LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS REIGNITE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Star Music Cafe, Portland. The mixer will give members and interested voters a chance to hear about and shape the organizations plans for 2010.   THURSDAY GLENN RENELL OPENING RECEPTION, 5-7 p.m., Greenhut Galleries, […]

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