Friday, November 16th, 2018

MovieTalk: A star is born in Gaga and Cooper

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Every year from September to December, cinematic accolades are discussed. While talking about the Oscars and Golden Globes is important, the power of the messages presented in certain films are even more crucial. The new interpretation of A Star is Born presented by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is an […]

New dance collective formed by USM students

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Krush Dance Krew, a dance group of USM students, got dressed up for Halloween last week.

By Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer A group of students at USM formed a new dance collective called Krush Dance Krew (KDK) earlier this year. KDK performs in a hip-hop inspired urban dance style to Korean pop songs (KPOP). While being influenced by KPOP, they are also inspired by choreography performed by their “World of Dance” […]

Margo Halverson’s photos on display in Glickman

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

"If I Had Known," an exhibit by Margo Halverson, a professor from the Maine College of Art, is on display on the fifth floor of Glickman Library, featuring 45 photographs shot with an iPhone.

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The newest exhibit at Glickman Library features an iphone photography series by local artist Margo Halverson, a professor at Maine College of Art (MECA) in the graphic design program. In the exhibit called “If I had Known,” Halverson’s artist statement reads, “Moments are up for grabs. It is time that […]

Theater Review: Portland Stage’s Refuge Malja

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Uncategorized

From left to right: Brook Parks as Jamie, a Jewish-American photojournalist covering the ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis, and Armo Salama as Ibrahim, an Arabic journalist.

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Portland Stage is premiering a topical work this fall with Refuge Malja. The play was written by Bess Welden, a Maine-based playwright who collaborated with Ali Al-Mshakheel in translating portions of the play into Arabic. It centers around Jamie, played by Brooke Parks, a Jewish-American photojournalist covering the still-ongoing Syrian […]

Review of USM Department of Theatre’s Tartuffe

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Any theater that you attend most likely subscribes to a common practice: Simultaneously presenting new works and also re-setting older works to make sure they stand the test of contemporary relevance. Shakespeare, Brecht and Ibsen are still performed today and still enjoyed by many, partly because of contemporary acting companies […]

Public art projects connect campus and community

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer In the past few years public art projects from USM have explayed works of art across both campuses and the local community, from buoys painted to represent flags from every country that hangs in Woodbury food court, the tall table and chairs in Hannaford Hall to the large painted mural […]

Halloween has returned

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer All Hallow’s Eve is only two days away. This begs the question, what movie should you see to fill your soul with as much dread and fun as possible? David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jamie Lee Curtis have come together to answer this very question. The Halloween franchise, which […]

“On the Verge” opens at Creative Portland

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer Over twenty local artists have been selected for Creative Portland’s third juried art exhibition, “On the Verge,” on display from Oct. 25 to mid-April, 2019. The group art show represents established and emerging artists in their 20s from Greater Portland, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings and mixed-media work. All artwork will […]

Portland Stage’s Exclusive Offers for Rush35 Members

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer Portland Stage is expanding its demographic with membership opportunities for anyone under the age of 35 with the Rush35 program. Members can purchase discounted tickets for $15 to see any mainstage show (does not apply to the studio theater productions). In addition, Rush35 members have access to exclusive parties on […]

Foreign Language Conversation Tables

Posted on October 21, 2018 by lydialibby in Arts & Culture

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor Many people dream of taking a break from their research papers and hopping on a plane to a different country to experience new cultures and visit landmarks. However, enjoyable traveling often requires proficiency in different languages, which is an element that can be found at the USM language conversation tables. […]