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The business of being Bob Dylan

Kevin Steeves |

There's a sense of giddiness in Dennis Bailey's voice when he recalls the first time that the music of Bob Dylan resonated with him: “'Nashville Skyline:' And only because Johnny Cash was on...

Nat May, director of Portland’s SPACE, stepping down

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Nat May, the executive director of SPACE Gallery, the alternative arts venue that has become a cornerstone of Portland’s creative arts community, will be stepping down from his post effective...

Rockland's creative economy spurs a renaissance

Laurie Schreiber |

Thousands of seasonal visitors and summer residents have discovered a growing slate of cultural happenings in recent years in Rockland, with the transformation of a forlorn waterfront with an influx...

'Greetings from Portland' mural artist selected for Westbrook project

Although the Greetings from Portland mural that once resided on the side of the downtown Portland events venue The Asylum has been reduced to rubble, the artist behind the mural has been commissioned...

Rinck crosses the Androscoggin to historic W.T. Grant building

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The former home of a W.T Grant Co. department store in downtown Lewiston will soon get a new lease on life.

Former Hollywood producer drafted as Creative Portland head

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Creative Portland, a nonprofit that works to promote and grow the creative economy of Maine’s largest city, has appointed veteran movie and television producer Dinah Minot as its new executive...

$15.5K funding will aid Somerset County tourism, economic development

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The Somerset Cultural Planning Committee won two grants totaling $15,500 to craft a tourism plan and boost economic and community development in Somerset County.

The Bambino scrapbooks: Portland's HistoryIT digitizes Ruth's storied career

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Babe Ruth: Legendary Boston Red Sox pitcher, record-setting New York Yankees outfielder, American icon — prolific scrapbook model? Thanks to the Portland-based HistoryIT, digital versions of...

Portland’s 3fish Gallery closing after 19 years

3fish Gallery, a commercial art gallery that has been a fixture of Portland’s art scene since 1997, will be closing after its final show on Thanksgiving weekend.

Artist foundation purchases former Portland museum property for $245K

Laurie Schreiber |

The repository of works by the New York City abstract artist Leo Rabkin has found a home at 13 Brown St. in Portland. The Museum of African Art and Culture sold the 1,129-square-foot retail condo to...