Arts & Culture

Indoor Yard Sale & Craft Fair - New Gloucester

This Summer Sabbathday Lake Grange in New Gloucester will be holding an indoor yard sale & craft fair on the third Saturday of each month May through September from 8am to 1pm.  We are looking for anyone interested in renting a table at these sales.  The cost is $10.00 for a six foot table.  If interested please e-mail Steven at or call Norma at 998-2586.

Jeff Glidden - Naples

Jeff Glidden - Naples

Apr 23, 2011 8:00 pm

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Movies: Hanna

Movies:  Hanna

“The Adjustment Bureau” was good.  “Source Code” was better.  “Hanna” is the best of the current crop of skillfully-made action movies. 

It’s been around for a few weeks, but if you’re an action fan, you owe it to yourself to see this one before it leaves the big screen. 

It’s a violent, modern-day fairy tale, with a plucky young girl fighting for her life against a host of wicked wolves, chief among them a renegade CIA agent, played by Cate Blanchett, slipping into and out of a southern accent.  (We know she’s a baddie the moment we see her brushing her big, scary teeth in an enlargement mirror.)

Movies: Jane Eyre

Movies:  Jane Eyre

How interesting that “Jane Eyre” is showing here alongside “The Conspirator.”   

Both are set in the mid-19th Century, meaning that both feature hoop skirts, period sets  and the type of formal English we never hear anymore.  But what a difference between Robert Redford’s bloodless Civil War drama and Cary Fukunaga’s warm and evocative re-telling of Charlotte Bronte’s romantic novel. 

The Internet Movie Data Base informs me that this is the 18th movie version of “Jane Eyre,” not counting seven different TV adaptations.  For my money, it’s  one of the best:  beautifully shot in all four seasons by Brazilian director and cinematographer Adriano Goldman, with a lush music score by Daria Marianelli and terrific acting by a worthy cast of knowns and unknowns.

Movies: The Conspirator

Movies:  The Conspirator

All the elements are here for a gripping drama: a presidential assassination, a dark conspiracy, a military tribunal.  So why does this earnest historical recreation of the post-Civil War era seem so flat? 

“The Conspirator” centers around the trial of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), whose Washington boarding house was the meeting place of John Wilkes Booth and his band of Confederate sympathizers in the weeks leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and simultaneous attempts on the lives of the Vice President and Secretary of State.   

PMF hosts Music Industry & Community Night

Portland Music Foundation teams with Bayside Bowl April 25

PORTLAND—As the Portland Music Industry continues to grow and expand, the Portland Music Foundation would like to help everyone working in it to make connections and get to know one another. So, on April 25, at 7 p.m., the PMF will be hosting a Music Industry & Community Night at Bayside Bowl, on 58 Alder Street in Portland. Anyone working in the music industry – musicians, promoters, club owners, journalists, engineers, etc. – can come out to the free event, have a drink, maybe do some bowling, and generally hang out with other people in the business.

One lucky person will walk away with a free copy of Ableton Live Intro recording software. Not bad, right?

Portland Music Foundation board members and trustees will also be on hand if you’re looking for someone to talk to about getting into the industry or getting further in what you’re trying to do in the industry.

Neon Trees June 1 at the State Theatre

Neon Trees June 1 at the State Theatre

Just Announced!

Neon Trees will be playing June 1, 7:30pm, at the State Theatre.  Come catch these platinum level artists when they visit Portland. 

Tickets go on-sale FRIDAY, APRIL 15 at 10am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at


Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.  The show is general admission and open to all ages.   Check out their webpage on our site