A&C Reccomends: Banned book film series

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan Every Thursday throughout the month of October, Portland Public Library will be holding an event celebrating banned books and the topic of censorship located at the Rine’s Auditorium. This event is the fourth annual Banned Book Film Series that will be showing film adaptations based on famous pieces of literature that were […]

Avenue Q review

Posted on October 04, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Theatre

From Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, the raunchy puppet show Avenue Q made it’s debut at Lyric Music Theater on Sawyer Street in South Portland. This unique puppet-filled comedy aimed at adult audiences left people sorting through a variety of emotions, from sadness to hysterical laughter that couldn’t be tamed. This musical told the story […]

Film Review: Manhatten Film Festival

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sergey Miller The Manhattan Short Film Festival happens annually and includes 10 short films that have been selected out of thousands from around the world. The idea is to present these short films to an audience who cast votes and pick their particular favorite overall as well as their favorite actor or actress. The […]

Opposing Gestures art exhibit

Posted on October 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Lily Kapiloff The new art exhibit called “Opposing Gestures” has made an appearance in both the Portland and Gorham campuses. “Opposing Gestures” is the result of a collaboration between visiting artists Sama Alshaibe and Joseph Farbrook. The artists describe their collaboration as an inter-media exploration of political, existential and personal dilemmas demonstrated through individual […]

Album Review: Lady Antebellum 747

Posted on October 04, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Last month, country band Lady Antebellum released their new album, 747, which features 11 different songs that focus on the topics of love, loss and important life lessons. This band is well known for their songs such as “Need You Now” and “Just A Kiss” which were featured on their previous hit album Golden. This […]

Film Review: The Maze Runner

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The new blockbuster hit “The Maze Runner” directed by Wes Ball, tells the story of a young man named Thomas, who wakes up on a lift with no memory of how he got there, and he’s not alone. He finds himself surrounded by a gigantic moving maze, and it is here that […]

Album Review: Chinese Fountain

Posted on September 29, 2014 by elledavis in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

California has produced garage rock in prolific numbers, and the band The Growlers is one of them. This band based out of Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA just released their latest album, Chinese Fountain, on Sept. 23. They are aptly called “garage” because that’s quite literally how the original members Neilsen and the lead guitarist […]

Album Review: V

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan Famous for their pop rock genre albums, Maroon 5 is back with their fifth studio album aptly titled V. This album is a throwback to their earlier album titled Songs about Jane. It acts as a very vocally-charged album that showcases lead singer Adam Levine. Its very catchy rhythms and melodies make […]

The Well of Horniness pushes students out of their comfort zone

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

This past weekend, The Well Of Horniness, written by Holly Hughes, made its debut at Russell Hall, located on Gorham campus. Unlike other shows here on campus, this is a radio play, which is a staged show where actors and actresses line up and perform from the same spot on the stage the entire time. […]

Kil-Robics takes exercise to a whole new level

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson On Monday and Wednesday at 8 a.m, an aerobics exercise group called “Kil-Robics” takes place in the Costello Sports Complex on USM’s Gorham campus. This class is free to anyone who would like to attend, and is creatively named after the groups instructor, Wil Kilroy, theatre professor and major advising coordinator. Kilroy […]