Monday, February 18th, 2019

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. […]

Arts and Culture Listings

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

By: USM Free Press Wednesday, Oct 24 Tartuffe A production from the Department of Theatre Russell Hall, 5 p.m. $8-16 Thursday, Oct 25 This Is My Home film showing 303 Payson-Smith 1 – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 25 O’Brien Poetry Event Glickman Library, 7th Floor, University Events Rooms Informal discussion 3:30 p.m. Reading 5 p.m. […]

School of Music presents 35mm exhibition

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

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer A new musical experience is about to hit USM, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at the USM School of Music is a mixture of a concert, art exhibition, poetry jam and the performing arts. It brings photos and music together, creating photos that mirror songs, the exhibition is a collection filled with […]

MovieTalk: A twist on horror cliches

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, when writing about The Babadook, I said that the horror genre was a difficult subject to watch and talk about. You have probably noticed that there are not many good horror films out there. Why are there so many bad horror films, you may ask? Because, not only […]

Daniel Minter’s “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Starting on October 4 and lasting until December 9, the USM art gallery on the Gorham campus will be showcasing an exhibit from artist in residence, Daniel Minter. The exhibit is a beautiful hybrid of history and art, melding perfectly together to create a powerful retelling of Maine’s Malaga Island community. […]

Music freshman go busking in Portland

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Matt Wiltshire, Ed Mitchell, and Josh Hyssong all arrived at USM’s School of Music in September for their first semester as music education majors. Like any other freshman, they were soon enmeshed in the adjustment to a new lifestyle. But Mitchell quickly realized that he could continue something in college that […]

A eulogy for the fading culture of dyke bars

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Dyke bars are dying. The closing of dyke and gay bars across the United States is rapidly picking up, and with that, the history and communities built around these particular bars are feeling the effects. Many people are probably thinking, how can this be? With such an importance on dyke bars, […]