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Portland studio stands out with 'fantasy photography'

Dylan Martin |

Lauren Lear is among many other photography business owners in Maine, but what makes her stand out is her "fantasy photography," giving subjects a chance to immortalize...

Chris Thompson moving on Portland waterfront development

Dylan Martin |

Walking around Thompson's Point in Portland on a fall afternoon, it becomes clear that progress is moving forward for the $105 million mixed-use development that aims to transform the...

Women to watch: Lauren Wayne, State Theatre

Dylan Martin |

Name a large-scale concert that's happened in Portland over the past several years — Ray LaMontagne, Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg — and chances are, Lauren Wayne was...

Portland music startup expects $2M in revenue this year

Sound Rink, a Portland-based music startup that sells VIP packages of touring musicians to fans, is expected to generate $2 million in revenue this year after starting two years...

This L-A film festival was organized in less than 3 months — and it's already starting to sell out

Dylan Martin |

The Emerge Film Festival starts in the Lewiston-Auburn area tonight, but with over 1,000 passes...

Maine-inspired film made out-of-state due to incentives

The town of Farmington could have been the star location of an upcoming film featuring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, but the filmmakers decided to film in Massachusetts...