Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Arts & Culture Listings

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Monday, February 8 Banff Mountain Film Festival State Theater 609 Congress St. Starts: 7:00 p.m.   Tuesday, February 9   WMPG: Fat Tuesday Woodbury Campus Center 35 Bedford St. Starts: 12:00 p.m. Ends: 3:00 p.m.   Discussion: Seeking Refuge Portland Public Library 5 Monument Way Starts: 5:30 p.m. Ends: 7:00 p.m.   Wednesday, February 10 […]

Film Review

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker February is a month full of fun events. There’s the Super Bowl, and then there’s something I always look forward to, The Academy Awards (aka The Oscars). Sure, the show is just an over-glorified contest, but I’m always intrigued to see who or what will win. This year is very exciting for […]

Free Kesha!

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

  By Amanda Melanson In recent news, twenty eight year old pop singer Kesha won an important legal battle with her former producer Dr. Luke. Kesha, over the course of working with Dr. Luke during her contract, suffered abuse in the form of sexual assault, battery, harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse and violation of California […]

Natasha Mayer- Art for Social Change

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Most of Maine’s small towns host a Fourth of July Parade, and the little nook of Whitefield is no different. However, starting in 1985, local artist and social activist Natasha Mayer decided that Independence Day should also be a day to open up the discussion about the serious issues facing our country. […]

Portland Museum of Art Gets a Makeover

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Meaghan Gonsior The Portland Museum of Art is rethinking how museum is done. The first step in the extensive makeover, Your Museum, Reimagined, kicked off with a three week renovation closure from January 4 through the 21 in 2016. The museum reopened on the 22nd with freshly redone galleries, a new study area, and […]

Album Review, Anti, Rihanna

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Bradford Spurr It has been three years since Rihanna has released an album. Fans have been forced to listen to teasing singles in order to satisfy their RiRi fix. Anti, her eighth studio album, was released in the midst of the most talked about social media/pop culture moment in recent months. The situation revolves around […]

Arts & Culture Listings

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Monday, February 1   Friday Night Book Club Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Sq. Starts: 5:45 p.m.   Tuesday, February 2   Travels of an Artist Exhibit Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St. Starts: 10:00 a.m. Ends: 2:00 p.m.   Music: Lotus State Theater 609 Congress St. Starts: 8:00 p.m.   Clara Junken (solo) […]

13 Hours

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker 13 Hours is a biopic of the events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012 and is directed by Michael Bay. For those that didn’t know what happened in Benghazi, a United States diplomatic compound and acovert, at the time, CIA annex were attacked. The story focuses on the CIA […]

UMVA Art Exhibit opens on Gorham Campus

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community

By Anora Morton Many of us dread partner projects. The thought of unevenly split responsibilities, difficulty communicating and clashing ideas is enough to induce a slight panic out in most and an end result just short of a disaster. This is far from the case at the USM UMVA: Forging Affinites gallery at the Gorham […]

Wayside Food Program provides for those in need

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Last Thursday night in Portland, restaurants were abuzz as usual. Oysters were slurped by candlelight, steaks washed down with red wine, and baked stuffed lobsters sat proudly on well-garnished plates. Down in the Deering Community Church basement, amongst a clutter of foldable tables, a feast was also being served.   “Spaghetti with meat […]