Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
9:17 am
Mon October 20, 2014

City Approval Sought for Portland Music Festival

PORTLAND, Maine — A broadcasting company is seeking permission from the city of Portland for an all-day music festival at the Eastern Promenade.

Townsquare Media Portland — which owns 15 radio stations — is expected to ask the City Council on Monday to approve a festival for next August.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the artists would be selected soon after the city approves closing off part of the Eastern Prom.

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Arts and Culture
1:48 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Maine Calling to Broadcast Annual Gift Guide Live 11/7 from SPACE Gallery

This year, on Friday November 7th, we are taking our annual Maine Calling Holiday Gift Guide Show on the road and turning it into a live event showcasing over a dozen Maine artisans and businesses and their wares.

Host Jennifer Rooks and the Maine Calling crew will broadcast live from the SPACE Gallery at 538 Congress St. in Portland and discuss holiday gift giving and the abundance of locally made gifts with Alex Steed, Bangor Daily News blogger and founding partner at Knack Factory, and Laura Serino, digital editor of Down East Magazine.

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Arts and Culture
10:17 am
Fri October 17, 2014

'In Blind Sight' Documentary Captures Life Without Sight

A 10-minute preview of a film called "In Blind Sight" will debut later today at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Ben Frost, director of legal and public affairs for New Hampshire Housing, said he was inspired after hearing Claudia Folska, who is featured in the film, and invited her to keynote a conference of planners.

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Arts and Culture
4:37 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Life on the Maine Frontier, Through the Lens of Blacksmith/Woodsman Isaac Simpson

"Outlaws"
Courtesy Sumner McKane

A new film that explores the lives of turn-of-the-20th century Mainers through photography airs tonight and Saturday on MPBN Television. In "The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Simpson," filmmaker and musician Sumner McKane tells the story of Isaac Walton Simpson.

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Kotzschmar organ restored
6:17 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Portland's Famed Kotzschmar Organ Sings Again after $2.5 Million Restoration

The facade of the Kotzschmar organ.
Tom Porter MPBN

This weekend marks a landmark occasion for the city of Portland's century-old Kotzschmar organ, as it returns from a lengthy and costly overhaul that supporters hope will keep it going for another 100 years. Tom Porter took a look behind the curtain.

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