Thursday, July 27th, 2017

A&C Recommends: Free screening of To Light a Candle

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Rahma Ali This Saturday, USM staff and students gain free entry to the screening at USM Talbot Lecture Hall in Luther Bonney. The audience will get an inside-look at the lives of five former prisoners from Iran, who gave interviews about what life was like for them and their families living under the constant […]

A&C recommends: Concerning Violence film screening

Posted on January 22, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Dora Thompson Next Monday, you can take a journey into the depths of Africa as it struggles for liberation from the Third World with the premier a new documentary called Concerning Violence. USM staff and students gain free entry to the screening at Space Gallery with a valid university ID as the audience gets […]

Heavy Rotation Reviews

Posted on January 12, 2015 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews, Music, Recommends

Eminem, Shady XV Eminem’s new album “Shady XV” features one disc of his new material and one that has his greatest hits. His song, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” reminds listeners of how far he has come from being a man on the streets of Detroit to a world-renowned rapper. He raps, “Comin’ from them streets where […]

A&C Recommends: Maine fiberarts exhibit in Glickman library

Posted on December 09, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Recommends

The typical art exhibit one may imagine consists of painted canvas or pastel drawings. However, Fiberarts is a form of art that takes everyday items and makes it into something new. Located in Glickman library on the 7th floor, USM is hosting a new exhibit titled, “Maine Fiberarts” which  showcases woven textiles, netted june bugs, […]

Longfellow’s Haunted House Tours In Portland

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Anastasia Muca Everyone has been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and foliage pictures on Instagram this fall. However, October cannot end without getting into the Halloween spirit. The Maine Historical Society, located on 489 Congress St, is opening the Wadsworth-Longfellow House to the general public as “Longfellow’s Haunted House,” this season. The Wadsworth-Longfellow […]

A&C Recommends: The Planetarium

Posted on September 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Anastasia Muca USM’s planetarium, located in the basement of the Science building at the Portland campus, will be holding events to explore the sky, historically, presently and in its future. Right now planetarium goers, astronomists and star gazers are prepping for a total lunar eclipse. Edward Gleason, planetarium manager, can assure that both the […]

Arts & Culture Recommends: USM Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Posted on March 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By: Matthew Donovan The USM Theatre department is letting the audience decide “whodunit” with the premiere of the Tony Award-winning murder mystery musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is shaping to be a musical that narrows the distance between audience and player interaction, where the ending of the story is […]

Arts & Culture Recommends: Delta Rae rocks the State Theatre

Posted on February 24, 2014 by nathanbaril in Arts & Culture, Recommends

The harmonious choruses of Delta Rae and The Falls’ heartbreak ballads will echo through the halls of Port City Music Hall this Friday. Delta Rae is a folk-rock group out of Durham, N.C., who will headline Friday’s show, offering crisp harmonies compounded with a modern yet traditional sound. The ensemble includes Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes, […]

A&C Recommends: USM Theatre presents “Doubt”

Posted on February 01, 2014 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Recommends

(From left to right) Junior theatre major Ashley Rood, sophmore theatre major David Bliss, and senior theatre major Hannah Perry rehearse a scene from Doubt, a show full of suspicion, paranoia and accusation.

This week four USM students will take on the Portland Stage in a production of Doubt, the 1960s drama set in St. Nicholas’, a New York catholic school. A Pulitizer-prize winning stage play written by John Shanley will be under the direction of USM professor of theatre William Steele. Amidst the aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination, […]

Arts & Culture Recommends: The Cripple of Inishmaan

Posted on November 11, 2013 by caldrich in Arts & Culture, Recommends

(Top, left to right) Junior theatre majors Zac Stern and Sarah Kennedy, senior theatre major Hannah Perry and sophomore theatre major Martin Bodenheimer rehearsing on an unfinished set. (Bottom, left to right) Senior theatre major Tom Campbell, junior theatre major Elinor Strandskov and senior theatre major Dalton Kimball rehearsing weeks before the opening of the USM production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, an English black comedy.

This weekend at Russell Hall, comedy manifests itself in politically incorrect and somewhat offensive humor. Liberal college students are welcomed to this button-pushing production. “The show is unkindness wrapped in comedy,” said sophomore theatre major Zac Stearn, who plays the protagonist Billy Claven, referred to as “Crippled Billy,” in the USM Theatre Department’s production of […]