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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 […]

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    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
    20100301_TasteNTell

    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

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    March 7, 2010

    ‘Ice Cream Theory’ piled with scoops of personal insights

    “The Ice Cream Theory” is a cozy, upbeat book that tells us a lot about people — vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, even pistachio — and how we often interact. Most of all, it offers fresh, insightful looks at ourselves. Seldom has a book with ice cream as its central metaphor been so endearingly warm. The author, […]

  • 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

    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 […]