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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival drops in on Chinese ‘parachute students’ in Maine

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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival drops in on Chinese ‘parachute students’ in Maine


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Maine attractions, climate matters, and Michelangelo

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Maine attractions, climate matters, and Michelangelo


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Andrew Wyeth at 100 and the Story Behind His Most Famous Painting

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Andrew Wyeth at 100 and the Story Behind His Most Famous Painting


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Local artists show results of their island sojourn

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Local artists show results of their island sojourn


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Vacation in Maine? Water, woods, the arts and adventure

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Vacation in Maine? Water, woods, the arts and adventure


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Lewiston: Maine Country Music Hall of Fame

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Lewiston: Maine Country Music Hall of Fame


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  • Art review: Exhibit explores Thoreau’s relationship with Maine
    Art review: Exhibit explores Thoreau’s relationship with Maine

    , pressherald.com

    In 1961, Piero Manzoni created a notorious work of art, in which he labeled 90 tin cans as though each was filled with 30 grams of an artist’s feces. My art history professor at Bowdoin College, Larry Lutchmansingh, was telling my class about this – a bit miffed, as far as I could tell – when one of my classmates raised his hand and, practically shouting, interrupted, “My parents just bought the last one!” ART REVIEW WHAT: “We Might Climb a Tree, at Least” – An exhibition to celebrate the genius of Henry David Thoreau
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Music

  • Gord Downie, singer-songwriter for Tragically Hip, dies at 53
    Gord Downie, singer-songwriter for Tragically Hip, dies at 53

    , pressherald.com

    Gord Downie, the frontman and lyricist for the Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip – whose songs about that country’s small towns, hockey heroes and frontier history made the band a source of national pride and devotion for more than two decades – died Oct. 17. He was 53. The cause was terminal brain cancer, according to a statement on the band’s website
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Artes

  • In Portland, taking painting to unexpected places
    In Portland, taking painting to unexpected places

    , bostonglobe.com

    PORTLAND, Maine – What constitutes a painting these days may not include paint, but certain A-B-Cs of the medium still guide our thinking: landscape, portraiture, and still life. These three categories are the dress form upon which curator Michelle Grabner drapes “American Genre: Contemporary Painting,” a scintillating, clamorous show at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Grabner, a painter, writer, and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, calls genre “an organizing conceit that limits uncertainty
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Concerts

  • 'Motorcycle Music Man' plays concerts for elderly
    'Motorcycle Music Man' plays concerts for elderly

    , kcrg.com

    “People see the motorcycle, the leather vest, the do-rag, the beard, the tattoo. They say, 'Oh boy, what is this guy?'” Nickerson said. But for years, he's been riding his bike to retirement homes from Waterville to Old Town, Maine, taking his guitar to play concerts for the residents. “A lady said to me just recently, 'Dear? Dear?' after three or four songs and I said, 'Yes?' and she goes, 'You sound nothing like you look,'” he recalled
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Movies

  • Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival drops in on Chinese ‘parachute students’ in Maine
    Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival drops in on Chinese ‘parachute students’ in Maine

    , bostonglobe.com

    When director Miao Wang screened her 2010 documentary, “Beijing Taxi,” at Fryeburg Academy, a private boarding school in Fryeburg, Maine, she was surprised to discover that at least one-third of the 160 international high school students enrolled there were Chinese. For three years starting in 2012, Wang, who grew up in Beijing and immigrated to the United States at 13, followed two Chinese students, outgoing Stella and introspective Harry, who are part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” from mainland China enrolling in US private schools
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Plays

  • Aniston, Witherspoon to star in TV show
    Aniston, Witherspoon to star in TV show

    , pressherald.com

    LOS ANGELES —”Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she’s partnering with Reese Witherspoon. The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. Associated Press/ Danny Johnston /Francois Mori Actresses Reese Witherspoon, left, and Jennifer Aniston will produce a drama series for the Apple streaming service
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Musicians

  • Singer Miguel angered by immigrant detention treatment
    Singer Miguel angered by immigrant detention treatment

    , pressherald.com

    ATLANTA — After hearing numerous stories of immigrants being deprived of meals and relegated to harsh living conditions inside some detention centers across the country, Grammy-winning singer Miguel said he felt angered. That’s why he decided to headline a free (hash)SchoolsNotPrisons concert in California to bring more awareness to the issue last month. More than 1,000 attendees were at the show, held across the street from the Adelanto Detention Center, the largest in the state
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Theater

  • Concert review: Queens of the Stone Age works State Theatre crowd into a frenzy
    Concert review: Queens of the Stone Age works State Theatre crowd into a frenzy

    , pressherald.com

    If there was any doubt that Queens of the Stone Age is not your ordinary metal concert, that was erased as the band took the stage at the State Theatre Sunday to a cover of the Skatt Brothers’ disco classic “Walk the Night.” The drums thundered on the two and four, and despite the fact that the song is also anchored by trashy guitar riffs and haunted-house-like lyrics, it is clearly a song that’s intended to get your groove on
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