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Arts and culture listings

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

LISTINGS Monday, November 19th Love Warriors Unite: Yoga for Sustainable Activism Portland Community Squash 68 Noyes St, Portland Starts: 5:30 p.m.PM / Ends: 7 p.m.PM Price: Free Tuesday, November 20th Cirque Musica Cross Insurance Arena 1 Civic Center Sq, Portland Starts: 7:30 p.m.PM Price: $60-$95 Wednesday, November 21th Tarots for Beginners Leapin’ Lizards 449 Forest […]

New director of bands brings passion to conducting

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer The students at The School of Music are following a new baton. Jackie Townsend joined the USM faculty this past July. She is the director of bands and in that role she spends much of her time conducting. She conducts the University Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. She has […]

What they don’t tell you about… being an art major

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The Art Department at USM is a nationally accredited program that offers a multitude of professional degrees, such as studio art, art history and art education. Those students going into art degrees are still left wondering what the experience with their major will really be like. The Free Press interviewed two […]

Upcoming Events 11/17-11/24

Posted on November 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community, News, Sports

Saturday, November 17th Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Salem State 1 – 4 p.m. Gorham Ice Arena Men’s Basketball vs. University of Maine Presque Isle 3 – 6 p.m. Costello Gym Sunday, November 18th USM Youth Ensembles Fall Choral Concert 3 p.m. State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland Monday, November 19th Home for the Holidays: […]

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 […]