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Nateva unveils initial lineup Oxford festival aims to stay eclectic while honoring ‘jam roots’ BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Oxford music festival Nateva announced the preliminary line-up for its second season Monday, with the Gregg Allman Band, Guster, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and the John Butler Trio headlining the three-day show. After 2010’s debut festival on July 4 weekend, organizers pushed Nateva back a month this year, with the festival taking place Aug. 4 through 7 at the Oxford Fairgrounds. With roughly 80 percent of this year’s acts announced so far, Nateva spokesman Jim Britt said the organizers are looking to keep the festival eclectic while honoring Nateva’s “jam roots.”

Who knew? GOP key to a vote on Peaks See Curtis Robinson’s column on page 5

Coming soon: Five Guys See Locavore, page 8

The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd (left) and Wayne Coyne in a fog at Nateva 2010. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)

see NATEVA page 9

City asking state to slow Peaks secession process BY CURTIS ROBINSON THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Citing a need for “more process” before putting the decision to island voters, Portland will ask the Maine legislature to slow actions that might lead to a Peaks Island secession election this November. Discussion of a formal referendum during a regular council meeting last night


focused on the state’s process but also included presentation of a 300-name petition supporting the action. “Our resolution is about process this evening,” said Mayor Nick Mavodones. Before the meeting, the mayor noted that the petition

indicated widespread support for the city’s position. “That’s a pretty good chunk” of residents, said Mavodones, who has opposed secession in the past and sponsored the referendum seeking a more detailed process. The city’s request stresses the state’s “current process,” a term preferred by some see PEAKS page 15


With cell phones these days putting more technology in your hand than the entire Apollo Program ever had, it’s a wonder anything happens in the western (read: Verizon-serviced) world that doesn’t get captured on video. Grainy and shaky? Yes. Sound quality comparable to a traveling alarm clock? Check. But sometimes it’s enough just to prove that it happened.


To the video: Bayside’s first perfect game strikes up traffic

BLOG This time around BlogWatch focuses on tales of a 10-pin milestone, a cavernous recording session and a look into the psychedelic tendencies of a Portland past. So fire up the YouTubes, leave behind any

expectation of production values and experience BlogWatch: video edition.

This is Bayysiiiiiide! Since it opened last Spring, Bayside Bowl has had a lot of firsts. First venue/bar and bowling alley in town, first unisex bathrooms (a system which puts a lot of faith in the reasoning skills of Portland’s drinking population) and now, nine months in, the facility’s first perfect game. see BLOG page 3

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Reinvention of silk (NY Times) — Spiders are nature’s master silk makers, and over millions of years of evolution have developed silks that could be useful to people — from sticky toothpastelike mush to strong and stretchy draglines. “There’s not just one kind of material we’re talking about,” said Cheryl Hayashi, who studies the evolutionary genetics of spider silk at the University of California, Riverside. “You can look in nature, and there are a lot of solutions already made. You want a glue? There’s a silk that’s already a glue.” For years there has been talk of the bright promise of spider silk: that it might one day be used to make cables that are stronger than those of steel, for example, or bulletproof vests that are more effective than those made of Kevlar. There has been a big fly in the ointment, however: spiders cannot spin enough of the stuff. Although a typical spider can produce five types of silk, it does not make much of any of them. Researchers have worked to overcome this fundamental limitation by trying to unlock the secrets of the spider’s silk-making abilities so silk could be made in the laboratory, or by genetically transferring those abilities to other organisms that could produce silk in quantity. But so far the materials produced lack the full strength, elasticity and other qualities of the real thing.


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Egypt names a new cabinet CAIRO (NY Times) — Egypt’s interim prime minister appointed a new caretaker cabinet on Sunday, answering a public demand to eliminate most ministers with links to former President Hosni Mubarak, even as protesters nationwide continued to try to storm the offices of hated institutions. Egyptians were riveted by a trove of secret police documents seized while pro-

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New warnings from Obama Supreme court allows suit to as Qaddafi forces attack again force DNA testing of evidence RAS LANUF, Libya (NY Times) — Government warplanes bombed rebel positions near this coastal city’s oil refinery on Monday, seeking to drive them further back to the east, as President Obama again warned that the West was considering all its options in Libya, including possible military intervention. The airstrikes, which killed at least one person, started in the morning, sending huge plumes of smoke into the air around 10 a.m. At every sound of a jet engine, the rebels opened fire with what sounded like every weapon available, including

heavy artillery and pistols. In the evening, a warplane swooped low and on two separate occasions, dropped bombs near a heavilydefended rebel checkpoint, causing an untold number of casualties. The strikes came a day after troops loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi stormed the town of Bin Jawwad, just to Ras Lanuf’s west, and sent the fighters holding it into retreat. But the colonel’s loyalists remained on the city’s outskirts, taking no immediate steps to recapture Ras Lanuf from the rebels, who took control two days ago in their westward push.

WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates to sue for access to DNA evidence that could prove their innocence. The legal issue in the case was tightly focused, and quite preliminary: Was Hank Skinner, a death row inmate in Texas, entitled to sue a prosecutor there under a federal civil rights law for refusing to allow testing of DNA evidence in his case? By a 6-to-3 vote, the court said yes, rejecting a line of lowercourt decisions that had said the only proper procedural route for such challenges was a petition for habeas corpus. In her opinion for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasized how narrowly the court was ruling. Allowing Mr. Skinner to sue, she said, is not the same thing as saying he should win his suit. Justice Ginsburg added that a 2009 decision, District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, had severely limited the kinds of claims that prisoners who are seeking DNA evidence can make.

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The Franklin Street Arterial goes psychedelic BLOG from page one

Earlier this week, Timothy Schneider, known to the lane lizards as Timothy “Chedder” Schneider, bowled Bayside’s first perfect game and local filmmaker David Meiklejohn was on hand to record the spectacle in a 31-second clip posted to Facebook called “Chedder’s 300” where viewers can witness the last roll of Schneider’s perfect game, and the ensuing crowd reaction. Schneider, who said he bowls between four and five times a week as part of at least two different leagues, had been flirting with the elusive 300 for a while before last weekend’s milestone. He bowled a 299 in late February, and rolled games of 257 and 267 preceding the big 3-0-0 that day. “There’s always pressure, but I bowled well that day. I guess the 299 helped me because that was the same deal except the last pin didn’t fall,” he said. The 300 was not only the first perfect game for Bayside Bowl, but Schneider as well. While there was no balloon drop or even a marching band to meet Schneider’s accomplishment, he was treated to “thunderous applause for 35 seconds or so,” he said. So what’s next for the man who completed bowling’s most coveted feat? “I would like to get another 300, and would like to keep my average above 200,” he said. Part of last year’s winning B.O.W.L. Portland team, Scheider has his eye on another title in league play — the “top dog” trophy for highest average score in the league. “I’ve been third the last two seasons, this season I have it by .6,” he said. link:

Dazed and confused in ’70s Portland Elsewhere on the Facebook front, Space Gallery events programmer Ian Paige unearths a gem of Portland’s music scene of yesteryear with what he describes as a “psych-jazz jam” recorded in 1979 from a local jazz-fusion band, The Franklin Street Arterial. “Blue Hills” is a six-and-a-half-minute video featuring a live performance interspersed with psychedelic, colorful effects and shots of some Portland landmarks as a plodding baseline gives way to some woozy saxophone

before leading into an epic spacey synthesizer jam around the 3-minute mark. Directed by video engineer Eric Jurgenson, the video utilizes every then-cutting-edge special effect available, shifting colors, dripping patterns and swirling, undulating forms creeping across the frame, suggesting that Portland musicians of the 70’s were no strangers to the electric Kool-Aid. “Back in ’79 the Portland music scene was either disco bands from Boston or Irish bands singing sea shanties, save for a hole in the wall called Jim’s Bar & Grill — the only thing grilling were doobies in the men’s room,” wrote Jurgenson in the video’s description on YouTube. Jimi’s house band was a group of young talent know collectively as Franklin Street Arterial, featuring Carlos Cuellar on guitar, Teg Glendon on bass, David Bowler playing drums, Michael McInnis on keyboards and Ed Agopian playing tenor sax. “Blue Hills” was written by McInnis and Bowler, friends of Jurgenson’s who asked him to record a video to accompany their new record — an innovative idea in a pre-MTV world devoid of a place to display such videos. “I really wasn’t into the music scene from a video standpoint because there was no market for music videos, so this was sort of a unique concept at the time,” he said. Jurgenson, who now works at Maine Video Systems on Forest Ave, posted the video in February 2008 because, “I thought people might see it as some retro, hip thing,” he said. “The music was good, it’s good jazz fusion. The video was an unusual concept. I was pretty happy with the way it came out for the time it was made,” he said. The video peters out with stock film of Portland Headlight, tall ships, lobstermen and other familiar sights around town, less of an artistic statement than a necessity, according to Jurgenson. “I was getting a little desperate towards the end and was putting in filler material. I wanted it to be Portland themed, but there wasn’t a lot of thought that went into that footage,” he said. Jurgenson’s posting of the video on YouTube led to the band reuniting three times within the last two years. “They had a number of reunions based on that video. The band members were very dispersed, the drummer in Ger-

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A still from the music video for “Blue Hills” by The Franklin Street Arterial, a jazz-fusion band from 1970s Portland. The video, posted to YouTube two years ago by video engineer and creator Eric Jurgenson, has spurred three band reunion performances and was recently re-re-discovered by Space Gallery events programmer Ian Paige. (COURTESY PHOTO)

many, saxophone player in California. It’s basically amazing how once that went on YouTube it took months for the band members to find it and get a whole reunion together,” he said. link:

Bang the drum, loudly Finally, Jay Biddy of local band This Way and sound engineer extraordinaire Abel Adame knew they wanted to record a BIG drum sound for the band’s upcoming record, so when the studio just wasn’t cutting it, they took it to the courthouse. In a clip posted to YouTube by thiswayportland, Biddy sets up a simple drum kit beneath the cavernous dome of the old Cumberland County Courthouse to record the drum

track for the song “Common Country” off the band’s upcoming album. “[We] needed a HUGE drum sound. It was beyond anything the band could emulate in the studio or in the digital world,” reads the description on YouTube. “So frontman Jay Biddy and sound engineer Abel Adame took the recording session down to the rotunda at the old Cumberland County Courthouse where a 7-second natural reverberation can be heard from the crack of a snare. Now that’s the right sound!” Biddy bangs the drums while text running along the bottom of the video explains the process. “Try duplicating this sound in [audio editing program] Pro Tools!” it reads. link:

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Why monogamy matters Social conservatives can seem like the perennial pessimists of American politics — more comfortable with resignation than with hope, perpetually touting evidence of family breakdown, social disintegration and civilizational decline. But even doomsayers get the occasional dose of good news. And so it was last week, when a study from the Centers for Disease Control revealed that American teens and 20-somethings are waiting longer to have sex. In 2002, the study reported, 22 percent of Americans aged 15 to 24 were still virgins. By 2008, that number was up to 28 percent. Other research suggests that this trend may date back decades, and that young Americans have been growing more sexually conser––––– vative since the late 1980s. The New York Why is this good news? Times Not, it should be emphasized, because it suggests the dawn of some sort of traditionalist utopia, where the only sex is married sex. No such society has ever existed, or ever could: not in 1950s America (where, as the feminist writer Dana Goldstein noted last week, the vast majority of men and women had sex before they married), and not even in Mormon

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The euphemism of ‘processing’ A minor item on the city’s government agenda this week is worth a deeper look. The annual contract with the city and the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland was up for review, and in the supporting documents, there were a few eye-openers, as well as some items that could give someone a constant case of the cat scratch fever. Last year, there were 1,000 animals that – in one way or another – were “surrendered” to the league. They came mostly in the back of animal control officer vehicles, in cages, or were dropped off by residents who simply could not care for them anymore. Perhaps that is the humane approach. If you can’t feed your pets, it’s best to pass them on to someone who can. But 67 of the thousand cats and dogs that were dropped off didn’t make the cut. They were “processed.” The league is looking to increase the fee charged per resident from $1.22 to $1.32. Ten cents doesn’t sound like much, when you stop for a minute to cconsider that they have to provide veterinary care, shots, food, and housing for those that await someone to come rescue them or adopt them. Wait too long, and they become processed.

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist While kicking it around the office, we discussed today what that processing must entail. One wag suggested that it must be similar to the procedure down at the jail. A quick photograph, a history, a paw print, a brief physical, then off to the cage to wait your turn in front of the ultimate judge, time. Woof, that’s harsh. Two thirds of the animals surrendered or captured were cats, though, and 509 were adopted back out, but 51 became members of that unregenerate 10 percent who just can’t be saved. According to information published as part of the packet provided to council members, much of the proposed increase in cost is due to increased need for veterinary services. In a down-turned economy, the animals that are being surrendered or captured are sicker, needing more urgent care on arrival. Given the howling I’ve done in the past about animal control

issues, the issue got dumped in my lap like an overfed cat. For a lot of folks, the rules to this game are simple. About sixteen years ago, I ended up adopting a pair of kittens from a litter hanging out at my brother’s house. About 5 years back, one of them got “processed,” as she had lost half her body weight in about two weeks due to an aggressive form of feline leukemia. Both had their shots, but somewhere along the line, the 20 pound fuzzball tuned into about 14 pounds, about 7 of that tumor. The other one keeps hanging in, at the age of 16. Though occasionally “missing” her box due to that unique combination of poor eyesight and cat spiteful “hint,” she keeps on rocking, a day filled with what my roommates claim mostly consist of naps. About five minutes before I get home, she starts the howling/starving act. At least they get some kind of warning that I’m almost home. I can’t imagine surrendering the cat. There were weeks when I made damned little. I paid the rent, bought cat foot, and if I had to survive on Ramen for the week, so be it. There were even weeks without beer, and I shudder to remember them to this day. see HIGGINS page 5

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Who knew? GOP key to a vote on Peaks When the many impacts of a fullblown Republican state government takeover were being debated, who would have thought it would include a Peaks Island election on leaving municipal Portland? Sure, we knew our landmark state health care system was headed for full-on battle. And we guessed that the GOP educational priorities would differ from the Democrats’. And, of course, immigration policy is going to be different in ways usually reserved for dogs and cats. But Peaks Island? The truth is that, for years, those Peaks residents favoring creation of a new town realized that they could not defeat the city of Portland’s clout in Augusta. There were occassional rumors of shifting winds, but the hard reality was that the state’s biggest city is the 800-pound gorilla when it came to state government. No more. It’s worth remembering that the previous Peaks Island secession push ended not with a full vote of the legislature, but at the committee level where it was effectively voted down along party lines. And now, the mea-

Curtis Robinson ––––– Usually Reserved sure is being advanced at the state level not by a Portland rep, but by a Republican. Now the city has passed a resolution asking the state to, in effect, restart some of its process that could lead to a secession vote on Peaks (see story, page one). In years past, this would have been a truly effective bit of advice — but in this environment, it could actually be counter-productive. For Republicans, especially those with any lingering Tea Party tendencies, the Peaks Island independence movement can actually be positioned as a tax revolt. It was launched when a re-evaluation of property taxes on the island sent assessments — and the resulting tax bills — skyrocketing. Part of that tax protest is that some properties were caught up in

That tax-benefit argument is a powerful one-two punch if Peaks becomes a GOP throw-down issue. It’s red meat for the Tea Party crowd: Too much taxing by the urban elite! the second-home market expansion. Those properties lack the water views or beachfront status of the higherpriced homes, but many feel they were unfairly marked up simply because other homes on the island sold for more. Then, too, a basic premise of the pro-secession islanders is that they pay much more — millions per year more — to the city than they receive in services. Granted, nobody promises equity in such taxing circumstances — thus the irony that most “blue” states pay more into the federal government than they receive and most less-government-is-better “red” states are on the dole. But that tax-benefit argument is a powerful one-two punch if Peaks becomes a GOP throw-down issue. It’s red meat for the Tea Party crowd: Too much taxing by the urban elite! Independence from the lefty Republic of Portland! Let the voter decide!

Okay, I’ll cop to some over-simplification, but not much. Political debate over Peaks secession will begin to intensify over the coming weeks if it becomes obvious that the GOP legislature is going to approve an election. Certainly, nobody expects Gov. LePage to have any problems signing the bill into law (I asked a spokesperson, who said the governor would “consider it” when and if it reached his desk). Oddly, many of those involved in the Peaks Island secession movement are actually Democrats, or maybe more accurately progressive independents. Certainly, they are not always fans of Gov. LePage and the New Augusta. But there are many consequences to changing power; it’s odd that one of them might be a town of Peaks Island. (Curtis Robinson is editor of The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at

Young people should be able to achieve romantic happiness DOUTHAT from page 4

Utah (where Brigham Young University recently suspended a star basketball player for sleeping with his girlfriend). But there are different kinds of premarital sex. There’s sex that’s actually pre-marital, in the sense that it involves monogamous couples on a path that might lead to matrimony one day. Then there’s sex that’s casual and promiscuous, or just premature and ill considered. This distinction is crucial to understanding what’s changed in American life since the sexual revolution. Yes, in 1950 as in 2011, most people didn’t go virgins to their marriage beds. But earlier generations of Americans waited longer to have sex, took fewer sexual partners across their lifetimes, and were more likely to see sleeping together as a way station on the road to wedlock. And they may have been happier for it. That’s the conclusion suggested by two sociologists, Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, in their recent book, “Premarital Sex in America.” Their research, which looks at sexual behavior among contemporary young adults, finds a significant correlation between sexual restraint and emotional well-being, between monogamy and happiness — and between promiscuity and depression. This correlation is much stronger for women than for men. Female emotional well-being seems to be tightly bound to sexual stability — which may help

Earlier generations of Americans waited longer to have sex, took fewer sexual partners across their lifetimes, and were more likely to see sleeping together as a way station on the road to wedlock. explain why overall female happiness has actually drifted downward since the sexual revolution. Among the young people Regnerus and Uecker studied, the happiest women were those with a current sexual partner and only one or two partners in their lifetime. Virgins were almost as happy, though not quite, and then a young woman’s likelihood of depression rose steadily as her number of partners climbed and the present stability of her sex life diminished. When social conservatives talk about restoring the link between sex, monogamy and marriage, they often have these kinds of realities in mind. The point isn’t that we should aspire to some Arcadia of perfect chastity. Rather, it’s that a high sexual ideal can shape how quickly and casually people pair off, even when they aren’t living up to its exacting demands. The ultimate goal is a sexual culture that makes it easier for young people to achieve romantic happiness — by encouraging them to wait a little longer, choose more carefully and judge their sex lives against a strong moral standard. This is what’s at stake, for instance, in debates

over abstinence-based sex education. Successful abstinence-based programs (yes, they do exist) don’t necessarily make their teenage participants more likely to save themselves for marriage. But they make them more likely to save themselves for somebody, which in turn increases the odds that their adult sexual lives will be a source of joy rather than sorrow. It’s also what’s at stake in the ongoing battle over whether the federal government should be subsidizing Planned Parenthood. Obviously, social conservatives don’t like seeing their tax dollars flow to an organization that performs roughly 300,000 abortions every year. But they also see Planned Parenthood’s larger worldview — in which teen sexual activity is taken for granted, and the most important judgment to be made about a sexual encounter is whether it’s clinically “safe” — as the enemy of the kind of sexual idealism they’re trying to restore. Liberals argue, not unreasonably, that Planned Parenthood’s approach is tailored to the gritty realities of teenage sexuality. But realism can blur into cynicism, and a jaded attitude can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Social conservatives look at the contemporary sexual landscape and remember that it wasn’t always thus, and they look at current trends and hope that it doesn’t have to be this way forever. In this sense, despite their instinctive gloominess, they’re actually the optimists in the debate.

Pet friendly: If there is any way you can keep an animal, keep it HIGGINS from page 4

But that is the deal. You let an animal in, you’re responsible for it. I’ve seen folks play pet-roulette before, and it troubles me every time I see it. Adopt a pet, you lose your apartment, and suddenly that old “no pets” cheap apartment looks doable, so long as you can find a spot to ditch the fur-ball. Then, six months later and a new apartment, you suddenly decide to adopt another pet. Here’s a hint. Find a relative, and board the first

one somewhere. Trust me, you’ll feel better. So will they. It’s too late to squawk and caterwaul over that dime this year, but let’s set our sights on next year. If there is any way you can keep an animal, keep it. If you can’t afford the vet bills, call the vet to talk about it, and they might consider taking a reduced amount or payments over a long period of time. The last thing any vet wants to do is see a healthy, loved pet put down after being surrendered to a pound. If you have a neighbor who you KNOW is having a

rough time of it, and you can afford it, drop off a bag of pet food. Even better, drop one off at the league. Even our old friends over at Friends of Feral Felines could use the occasional donation, or even foster home. The old saw rings true; How a society treats its animals is a pretty good indicator of how it treats people. Despite that, we can do well by our pets. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)

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The art of carrying on Jewish cooking traditions Barbara Dichter begins her challah workshops at Temple Beth El in the middle, with participants arriving to find a bowl of risen dough ready to be braided into the loaves traditionally served for Jewish Sabbath or holidays. “I kind of work backwards; I start by teaching them how to braid it,” she explains. “We use anywhere from 3 to 12 strands. Some people are hesitant and want to try doing only three strands and some are more adventurous and will try six or seven.” “When the challahs are braided,” she added, “we set them aside to rise for another hour and then I go back to the beginning. We talk about the ingredients, the process and the significance of the bread. By then the braided challahs are ready to put in the oven. While they’re baking and cooling we chat about different foods, holiday foods. I let the conversation go where it wishes. Everyone takes a loaf home and leaves the rest for the temple.” Barbara was born and raised in Brooklyn. She recalls being a good student, full of admiration for her teachers, so majoring in education at Brooklyn College was easy to predict.

Margo Mallar ––––– Daily Sun Columnist It’s where she also met her husband Gil, a chemistry major. The young couple moved to Poughkeepsie, where they lived and worked for nearly a quarter century. By the fall of 1993, their two children were grown, so Gil accepted a job with Idexx. Barbara packed up the house and joined him the following spring, joining the Cumberland North Yarmouth school district. Presently she’s teaching Gifted and Talented Language Arts for grades 6-8 at Greely Middle School. She’s been teaching for 32 years and has no plans to retire. Her students are currently editing the novels that they wrote in November during National Novel Writing Month. She loves it. Among Barbara’s fondest childhood memories are helping her mother pre-

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pare special foods for Jewish holidays. “My mother had four sisters and two brothers. Before each of these holidays my mother and her sisters would each prepare a different specialty, enough for each of the seven families. My mother would make desserts- cakes and cookies. I would then accompany my father to deliver the packages to my relatives and pick up what they had prepared for us,” she recalls. “My mother and her sisters are no longer with us, but I carry on their traditions by making the foods that they did, such as gefilte fish for Passover and kreplach (meat filled noodles similar to wontons or ravioli) for Rosh Hashonah for my family and holiday guests.” For non-holiday meals, she is a little more free-wheeling in the kitchen, maybe making salmon poached in court bouillon with mustard-dill sauce or Moroccan chicken stew with some sort of rice pilaf. Gil is also an accomplished cook and the two of them enjoy cooking together. When she and Gil want a night out, they head to Ribollita’s, the Pepper Club or the Green Elephant, that all have menu items that support their efforts to cut down on fat and cholesterol. When Barbara and Gil lived in New York, they were in charge of making hamantaschen for their synagogue. Every year they made anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 of the Purim holiday pastry for the congregation. She offered to so the same for her new congregation in Portland. “Beth El doesn’t need that many so we do maybe 600 for the Purim service,” she smiles. Barbara led a Hamantaschen ses-

sion a couple of weeks ago so the freezers at Temple Beth El are full of baked goods, ready for Purim, which begins this year at sundown on Saturday, March 19. Some people make the dough with yeast dough but Barbara is partial to cookie dough, filling it with traditional fillings — poppy, prune, raspberry, apricot and chocolate, which is an Israeli innovation. The recipe she uses comes from the Poughkeepsie Temple Beth El Cookbook:

Hamantaschen 6 ounces of margarine or butter 2/3 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla Optional: 1 egg for egg wash Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees. Knead all ingredients together, reserving the final egg for glaze. Roll out 1/8” thick and cut into 3” circles. Place a small spoonful of filling in the center of each round. Bring the edges to the center to form a triangle and pinch together. Paint with egg beaten with a bit of water. Bake until lightly brown, about 20 minutes. Barbara typically uses Solo brand fillings and chocolate chips. She notes that most of the participants in her workshops are from Beth El but anyone is welcome. She suggests that they call the Temple Beth El office to find out the dates of the next baking session.

(Margo Mallar chops, stirs, bakes and writes in the East End. Her Locavore column appears each Tuesday in the Portland Daily Sun.) Portland to celebrate Italian history

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The 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy — from a collection of independent city states to what eventually became the modern Republic of Italy — will be celebrated this month. Italia 150 Portland, to be held Thursday, March 31 at the Portland Company at 58 Fore St., will celebrate Italian tradition and the influence modern Italy has in the USA and Maine through quality farm to table food, drink, art, fashion and design, according to a press release from organizers. The event will begin with a cocktail hour and dinner prepared by Chef Lee Skawinski of Cinque Terre (named by as one of the “Top Ten Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the U.S.”) and Vignola, featuring Italian and Italian-inspired art installations, fashion and design products, and culminating in an Italian-inspired dance party with DJ Todd the Rocket. The event is sponsored by Cinque

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Five Guys to flip burgers this spring on Fore Street Old Port site prepped for new burger franchise BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Maine’s first Five Guys Burgers and Fries burger franchise will open in the Old Port late April or early May, the chain reported. “It will be the first one in Maine. We’re pretty excited. The franchisee that’s opening it is the same franchisee who owns our stores in Rhode Island,” said Molly Catalano, spokesperson for Five Guys. Known for its 15 free toppings and trans-fat free burgers delivered in brown paper bags, Five Guys opened its first restaurant in Arlington, Va., in 1986. Since then, the company has expanded to more than 750 locations in over 40 states and four Canadian provinces, according to the company website. The firm started construction in February on its site at 425 Fore St.

Based on its franchise model, the chain is built out in this country, Catalano said. “We are sold out in the United States, we’ve established all areas for development,” she said. Asked how Five Guys would fare in a city that cherishes the Buy Local ethic, Catalano said the new restaurant should avoid the stigma attached to “chain” restaurants. “We are a restaurant chain ... but we have kept the mom and pop feel despite how we’ve grown. The fact is we’re still simple, the decor is still simple, our food is still simple,” she said. Also, Five Guys is not out in the market “saturating” the public with promotions, something that can carry a “chain” feel, she said. “We’re not fancy but we’re very high quality and fresh and people seem to appreciate that,” she said.

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Perry Stone with A.P. Concrete of Gray helps guide concrete into a wheelbarrow for a new Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Fore Street Monday. The crew, subcontractors with general contractor Wright Ryan Construction of Portland, were building a grease trap for the new restaurant. A Wright Ryan foreman estimated the space to encompass 2,800 square feet in what was once an old movie theater. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

Lonnie Thomas works at the entrance to a Five Guys Burgers and Fries under construction in the Old Port. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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Nateva: ‘The idea is to push the envelope a little bit...’ NATEVA from page one

“Last year was pretty mixed, pretty jam focused,” said Britt. “This year, if you look who’s coming — [The Grateful Dead’s] Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann, there’s a lot going on there in the jam world,” he said. The Dead-heavy lineup reflect the tastes of Nateva founder Frank Chandler, whose belief in organizing a festival around the always-dependable jam band crowd meant early success for Nateva in its first year. “Legendary festival acts are what Frank Chandler is all about. He’s been to lots of festivals and knows what people appreciate and value as music lovers,” said Britt. Like last year, Nateva will feature a number of local musicians on the bill, including Gypsy Tailwind and the Mallett Brothers Band so far. Last year, a number of local acts were among the last added to the festival lineup. “[Local acts] will have prominent place in the festival,” said Britt. “Frank Chandler gets it, he’s spent a lot of time WBLM and other stations and he knows who these rising stars and important acts are.” Indie, dance and electronic, reggae and roots acts round out the bill, making for an eclectic weekend on music. “The idea is to push the envelope a little bit in what music lovers should expect to hear,” said Britt. “We have some bands in there that haven’t played in the Northeast yet, global acts who haven’t been to Maine, there’s a lot going on in that lineup,” said Britt. With the lineup far from finalized, there might still be some surprises left. “You can expect some more bands, maybe 10 percent more, maybe even 20,” said Britt. Reflecting feedback gathered over the last year from first-year Nateva attendees, the festival is poised for a few changes this time around, with offsite camping nixed (for now), a new stage setup and 2,000 to 3,000 more camping spaces planned for the Oxford Fairground.

2011 Nateva Music and Camping Festival Confirmed Artists • Thievery Corporation • STS9 • Gregg Allman Band • John Butler Trio • Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros • Guster • Ghostland Observatory • Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene – Acoustic Duo • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • Big Head Todd & The Monsters • 7 Walkers featuring Grateful Dead cofounder Bill Kreutzmann • Keller Williams • Martin Sexton • The New Deal • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe • Dave Mason • Peter Wolf A towering monster dances with a festival goer Saturday afternoon of the first Nateva festival in 2010. Natvea announced the lineup for their 2011 festival on Monday. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)

“Nateva is finding its way following last year’s event. Through the use of social media we’ve stayed in touch the with community and heard from many thousands and a lot of those improvements have been put in place,” he said. On the non-music side, Britt said, this year’s festival will feature late-night film screenings, art installations, vendors, food and a silent disco (a “craze

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nationwide at festivals” according to Britt where dancers rock out en masse to personal music players). Trying to cater to festival fan’s budgets, Nateva is offering a ticket layaway plan starting with an initial payment as low as $59.67; three-day passes range from $189 to $425 for VIP passes, featuring special viewing platforms, preferred parking, camping, dining, a full-service bar, and more amenities. Tickets are on sale through Nateva’s website,

Police seek tips on Big Apple robbery; clerk struck from behind DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT

Portland Police provided this image of a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the Big Apple at 2 Park Ave. on Monday morning at approximately 4 a.m. (Image courtesy of the Portland Police Department)

Portland police are looking for a man who they say assaulted a store clerk while robbing the Big Apple on Park Avenue yesterday morning. A black male suspect between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall weighing around 210 pounds entered the store alone at around 4 a.m., police said. When the store clerk had his back turned, police say the suspect struck him with an “unknown object,” knocking him to the floor. The suspect, in his late 30s of early 40s and wearing a black jacket, jeans, and a black winter hat, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register then fled the store on foot, police said. The clerk was admitted to Maine Medical Center with what police described as a “non life-threatening injury.” Police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact them, either by phone at 874-8533 or by texting GOTCHA, plus the tip, to the number 274637. Tips can be submitted to and clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip.” –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEWS BRIEFS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Turnpike Authority head resigns AUGUSTA — Paul Violette, Maine Turnpike Authority’s director, has resigned amid reports that he doled out more than $150,000 worth of gift certificates in recent years. Violette admitted yesterday in a resignation letter that his leadership of the department that manages Maine’s toll highways “has become an issue, and possibly even the central issue, for many legislators,” the Portland Press Herald reports.

The Office of Program Evaluation & Government Accountability found in a recent report that Violette and other MTA officials gave out nearly $157,000 in gift certificates to high-end hotels and restaurants, according to MaineBiz.

Maine gas prices surging Maine gas prices are still climbing, following unrest in the Middle East and armed conflict in Libya. According to, a

price survey site, a gallon of regular unleaded on Monday cost an average of $3.57, up from $3.41 last week. Gas prices are cheapest in Greater Portland, where stations were selling a gallon of regular unleaded for between $3.44 and $3.46 per gallon, although one station at Forest Avenue at Dartmouth Street has raised prices to $3.79 per gallon. In Aroostook County, fuel prices are averaging around $3.67 per gallon. Nationally, a gallon of regular unleaded costs $3.49 per gallon, up from $2.74 a year ago.


by Lynn Johnston by Paul Gilligan

By Holiday Mathis mum connection and closeness with a minimum expenditure. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is much to do, and you can accomplish all of it if you put your mind to it. Avoid using your time in any way that could be considered passive or even debilitating. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will get in better communication with your body. It is always talking to you, but lately you’ve been too busy or preoccupied to listen to its messages. Tune in for a boost to your health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Someone says it can’t be done. You’ll be the first to find a way to prove them wrong. You will see past stereotypes, break the rules and do things in a way they have not been done before. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll spend a good amount of your energy on relationship building. This is done mostly by getting to know people -- especially those you have already known for ages. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The child within you needs to break out and play. Arrange for an extended “recess.” Better yet, arrange for nothing. Spontaneously flee your tired scene in search of great fun. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 8). It’s your year for promotion, and not just at work. You’ll rise to new levels of energy, vitality, social prominence and romantic desirability. You’ll be faced with a delicious dilemma. You’ll add to your skill set in April. A kindred soul makes you laugh through the spring. August brings a windfall. You connect with Gemini and Cancer people on many levels. Your lucky numbers are: 38, 21, 24, 17 and 41.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are bigger than your various roles in life, such as your job, family position and place within the community. An anchor of your identity may be temporarily uprooted, but this will not change the essence of who you are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Much of what comes your way will not appear to help your bottom line. However, it all contributes handsomely to your big picture. Accept the day’s gifts graciously. They are meant for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Protect your comfort and health by spending additional time preparing and planning for the day. Note: You will be physically more sensitive than usual. Avoid oily, spicy foods. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There will be a redistribution of goods and services. Perhaps you lack something that your friend has plenty of -- so ask for help. You have something your friend needs, too. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sign up for a creative task. It will be easy for you to come up with bright ideas. You don’t have to start from scratch, either. First look to the past to explore what has worked thus far, and then add your own twist. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Take a hard look at your beliefs about what your role is supposed to be in your family. Those ideas will have to expand and change to fit the new exciting era you and yours will be entering in the months to come. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What you shell out for the sake of entertainment could be cut down substantially with a little creativity on your part. Ask loved ones for ideas, too. Go for maxi-

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Tuesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2011. There are 298 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 8, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va. On this date: In 1782, the Gnadenhutten (jih-NAY’duhn-huh-tuhn) massacre took place as more than 90 Indians were slain by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians. In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese. In 1874, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74. In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72. In 1944, two days after an initial strike, U.S. heavy bombers resumed raiding Berlin during World War II. In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon won the New Hampshire presidential primary. In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang. In 1971, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision in what was billed as “The Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden in New York. Silent Film comedian Harold Lloyd died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 77. In 1988, 17 soldiers were killed when two Army helicopters from Fort Campbell, Ky., collided in mid-flight. One year ago: President Barack Obama made a spirited, shirt-sleeved appeal for passage of health care legislation during a visit to Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. A magnitude 6 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 41 people. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 75. Baseball playerturned-author Jim Bouton is 72. Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 66. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 65. Pop singer Peggy March is 63. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 58. Singer Gary Numan is 53. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 52. Actor Aidan Quinn is 52. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 51. Actress Camryn Manheim is 50. Actor Leon (no last name) is 48. Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 43. Actress Andrea Parker is 41. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 38. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 35. Actor James Van Der Beek is 34. Rhythmand-blues singer Kameelah Williams is 33. Rock singer Tom Chaplin is 32. Rock musician Andy Ross is 32.


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Carole P. Ellery, 74 OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Carole P. Ellery (Lombard), 74, born on May 26, 1936, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and friend, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, died Friday, March 4, 2011, and went to be with the Lord, after a long and brave battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting mittens, hats, scarves,

and afghans; and especially, baby sets that included a bonnet, sweater, booties, and sometimes a baby blanket. She made these sets with love for newborn babies of family and friends. She enjoyed going to Truslow, The Home League, and being a member of the Salvation Army Church in Old Orchard Beach. Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Ellery of Old Orchard Beach; daughter, Deborah and husband Brian Moore of Abington, Mass.; daughter, Carole and husband Gary Curry of Watauga, Texas; son, Raymond M. Ellery of Hollis; daughter, Cheryl and husband Timothy Curlew of

Scarborough; sons, Chris Ellery and Joseph Ellery, both of Old Orchard Beach; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. A service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 at the Salvation Army Church, 2 Church St., Old Orchard Beach. Interment will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland, Mass. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

This month, Portland City Hall turning blue for colon cancer awareness DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT At 6 p.m. today, Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, colon cancer survivors, colon cancer experts and representatives from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will gather to promote an effort to reduce colorectal cancer diagnoses and related

deaths in Maine, the city reported in a press release. Portland’s City Hall will be turned blue for the month of March as part of Turning Maine Blue, a campaign to increase awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention of this disease, the city press release stated. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause

of new cancer cases and deaths for both men and women in Maine, the press release stated. In 2010, nearly 800 Mainers were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 270 died from the disease, the press release stated. Many of these deaths may have been prevented had the victims been screened earlier, the city noted.



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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: More than 10 years ago, I was convicted of prostitution and shoplifting and went to jail. At that time, I was homeless, an alcoholic and had an undiagnosed mental illness. With the help of several community agencies and my family (who never gave up on me), I was able to get sober, receive treatment and obtain housing. I have been working for several years at volunteer jobs in my church and for a local organization that helps the mentally ill. I would like to find a paying job, but no one will hire me because of my criminal record. I asked for a pardon from the mayor, but was turned down, even though I presented him with many letters of recommendation from people who know me from church and other community organizations. Annie, I am not the same person I was 10 years ago. I have a lot to offer. I want to continue to contribute to the community, but I need an income. Right now, I depend on Social Security, odd jobs and my family. I am not involved in any behavior that would lead me back to the streets. What can I do to prove that I am trustworthy and would be a good employee? -- Midwest Dear Midwest: Unfortunately, many companies don’t look beyond the criminal record when hiring. Would one of the places where you do volunteer work hire you in a paid position, even part time? Don’t be afraid to ask, and explain why you need the job. Many states offer programs to help ex-offenders get back into the job market, and you can check online, at City Hall or through the governor’s office. Other places are the Safer Foundation ( at 571 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60661; the National Hire Network (; the U.S. Dept. of Labor (

onestopmap.cfm) at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) or Goodwill Industries has been known to help with job training and placement. Good luck to you. Dear Annie: I’m a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. I do volunteer work for a local organization and must frequently be in contact with my supervisor via e-mail. I have always addressed her as “Mrs. Brown,” which I feel is appropriate and respectful. Yet she always signs her e-mails “Mary.” Since she never uses her last name, I’m beginning to feel awkward and overly formal by continuing to address her as Mrs. Brown. What should I do? -- Trying to be Respectful in Vermont Dear Vermont: Normally, we would say it is more polite to wait until Mrs. Brown specifically tells you, “Please call me Mary.” However, by signing her e- mails to you with her first name, she is giving you tacit permission to address her this way. If you are comfortable doing so, go right ahead. Dear Annie: I have to take issue with your advice to “Twin Problems,” whose sister is a bully. I cannot believe you are letting the parents off the hook. Where is their responsibility in this issue, which you called extreme sibling rivalry? The bully should be being coached at home, and instead you are telling the innocent young lady to talk to her school counselor. In my view, her parents are doing a terrible job of parenting. Why don’t you tell them to do better? -- G.T. Dear G.T.: They didn’t write to us. Readers often expect us to give advice to a third party who isn’t looking for help. “Twin Problems” has already talked to her parents. They did nothing. She needs an advocate, and her school counselor is the most logical choice. We hope she follows through.

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Tuesday, March 8 Book on Deering discussed noon. William David Barry, author and historian, will be speaking about his research for the book ”Deering: a Social and Architectural History” (Greater Portland Landmarks, 2010) at the Falmouth Memorial Library as part of the Library’s LunchBox Friends’ program. Bring a sandwich. Friends will supply beverages and deserts. Books will be available for sale and signing. 781-2351.

‘Plants and People of Maine’ at College of the Atlantic 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Plants and People of Maine” by Hazel Stark, an exhibit of plant photographs along with common local uses of the plants. Ethel H. Blum Gallery of College of the Atlantic. Gallery hours, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Despite supermarkets and pharmacies packed with supplies, College of the Atlantic senior Hazel Stark has found that New Englanders also relish the native plants that grow wild outside their doors. Stark has explored this connection and created a guide to local flora, “Plants and People of New England: Our Contemporary Reliance on Traditional Knowledge.” She will be mounting this guide as a photography exhibit with text at the college’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery from March 7 through 12, with an opening reception for the show on March 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

nar series. Taught by certified educators and open to the general public, the seminars are designed to improve financial literacy in Maine. In this session, you will learn how to gain control over your credit and debt with proven tips to effectively manage credit, assess personal debt level and eliminate your debt. All seminars are being held at the Institute’s new campus conveniently located near the Maine Mall at 260 Western Avenue in South Portland. Cost is $50 per adult/$75 couple. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To register, please call 221-3601 or email help@financiallit. org.

Jeff Dunham at the Civic Center 7:30 p.m. Jeff Dunham at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Tickets: $41.50. All seats reserved. “The amazing rise of Jeff Dunham to becoming the international king of contemporary comedy continues apace, with his latest achievements in 2010 setting the stage for even further triumphs this year. In April, he hits Europe for his third tour, performing in arenas in Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and France, with additional shows being added due to unprecedented sales. Hence it’s no wonder that Pollstar has again determined that Dunham and his crew of creative characters are the top-grossing live comedy act in the world for the second year in a row plus in North America for the third year running.”

Film: ‘William S. Burroughs: A Man Within’ screened at SPACE Gallery

7:30 p.m. Film screening at SPACE Gallery. “Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of William S. Burroughs, as well as exclu7:30 p.m. Guest conductor Eckart Preu leads sive interviews with colleagues and confidants the Portland Symphony Orchestra in a program including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic with guest soloist Tai Murray at Merrill AuditoYouth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello rium, Portland. Mendelssohn’s popular Violin Biafra, and David Cronenberg, ‘William S. BurConcerto in E minor, Op. 64 was the composroughs: A Man Within’ is a probing, yet loving er’s last large orchestral work. Its popularity look at the man whose works at once savaged has continued to grow and the violin concerto conservative ideals, spawned countercultural is one of the most frequently performed violin movements, and reconfigured 20th century culconcertos. Anton Bruckner’s magical and wistture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with ful Symphony No. 4., titled “Romantic,” comMad Horse Theatre Company presents “The Late Henry Moss” by Sam Shepard from March 10-27. a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.” pletes the evening’s program. For program Performances Thursday through Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter The website,, notes, artist biographies, Online Insights and states: “His novel, ‘Naked Lunch,’ was one of audio samples, as well as complete season Boulevard, Portland. (COURTESY IMAGE) the last books to be banned by the U.S. governinformation, visit p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Keck Classroom (G52) in ment. Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer testified on behalf Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk), Lewiston. of the book. The courts eventually overturned their decision Concluding the symposium is a roundtable discussion with Wednesday, March 9 in 1966, ruling that the book had important social value. It the three guest speakers on the theme “Latin America’s remains one of the most recognized literary works of the Many Revolutions” at 7:30 p.m. that day, also in the Keck University of Maine at Farmington Spring Job Fair 20th century. ... Eventually he was hailed the godfather of Classroom. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. University of Maine at Farmington the beat generation and influenced artists for generations Gala Opening for the Portland Flower Show Career Services is hosting its annual Spring Job Fair in the to come.” 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gala Opening for the Portland Flower hallway and North Dining Hall in the UMF Olsen Student Show, Portland Company. Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. to Center located on South Street in Farmington. The event Thursday, March 10 6 p.m.; Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. is free and open to the public. An annual event for over 15 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by years, this year’s Spring Job Fair will feature recruiting reprethe plant auction at 5:30 p.m. “Join us for the annual rite of Portland Flower Show sentatives from over 25 businesses, non-profit and governspring, the 2011 Portland Flower Show. We are a collabora10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Portland Flower Show runs March ment organizations, summer camps and learning centers. tion of green industry landscapers, growers, gardeners and 10-13 at Portland Company Complex at 58 Fore St. “Join Representatives will be on campus to hire for full-time industry retailers dedicated to the continued success of us for the annual rite of spring, the 2011 Portland Flower and part-time career positions, seasonal jobs and interneverything about ‘Gardening in Maine.’ Whether you are a Show. We are a collaboration of green industry landscapships. Businesses represented will include those focusing property owner, renter, or consumer of fine flowers and vegers, growers, gardeners and industry retailers dedicated on career advising, community and mental health proetables, this is the garden show that will bring it all together to the continued success of everything about ‘Gardengrams, construction, recreation sports, hospitality services, for you. We have every aspect of the landscape industry ing in Maine.’ Whether you are a property owner, renter, summer camps and more. Registration is not required by represented here at 58 Fore St. These buildings lend themor consumer of fine flowers and vegetables, this is the job seekers, but is available to facilitate entrance. To regisselves to supporting the new inside the old. You know that garden show that will bring it all together for you. We have ter, visit the UMF Career Services website at http://chd.umf. feeling you get when winter has been upon us for too long every aspect of the landscape industry represented here.” a time, and you just want to go out to your garden to see Also Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12: 10 a.m. ‘Latin American Revolutions’ at Bates those first bits of green popping up, well they are all here! to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed 4:15 p.m. An analyst from the National Security Archive Smell the mulch, enjoy the flowers and trees, buy some new by the plant auction at 5:30 p.m. http://portlandcompany. and scholars from Duke and New York universities take part garden tools or homemade jams, pottery, or jewelry at the com/flower. in the Bates College symposium “Latin American Revoluvendor booths, whatever your fancy the “Enchanted Earth” Sixth annual Slow Food Portland Writers Night tions” in afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday is here for you. Come spend some time with us, we look 6:30 p.m. It is time for the sixth annual Slow Food Portland and Thursday, March 9 and 10. Hosted by the Latin Ameriforward to seeing you.” Writers Night. “For the second year in a row, the event will can studies faculty, with support from the Mellon Innovation ‘The Center of Gravity’ coincide with Maine Restaurant Week to further the Maine Fund, the symposium is open to the public at no cost. For 7:30 p.m. “The Center of Gravity,” an imaginative historical culinary experience. Writers Night is an evening filled with more information, please contact 786-8295. Sibylle Fischer, fantasy of the famous fathers of aviation, the Wright Brothdelicious local foods and engaging readings from authors associate professor and chair of the Spanish and Portuers, takes wing at Portland Stage in a whimsical “what if” near and far. This year the subjects covered will range from guese department at New York University, offers the lecaerial adventure that flies until March 20. Performances run Italian food to farming in its various guises. As a new additure “Haiti and the Revolutions in Spanish America” at 4:15 Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 tion to the program the winner of the first annual Young p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Room 204, Carnegie Science p.m. with special performances on Tuesday, March 15 at Food Writers Competition will read their winning essay. As Hall, 44 Campus Ave. At 7:30 p.m. that day, Jocelyn Olcott, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets range in years past there will be a variety of tasty food offerings associate professor of history at Duke University, gives a from $28-$34 with half price admission extended to stu— the best Maine has to offer from land to sea. After the talk titled “Soldiers, Suffragists and Sex Radicals: Women, dents. Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office program, all authors will be on hand to sign copies of their Gender and the Mexican Revolution,” also in Carnegie 204. at 207-774-0465 or on the web at books, which will be for sale at the event.” SPACE Gallery. Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst at the National Security Archive who directs the archive’s Cuba and Chile DocuCredit & Debt Management Seminar mentation Projects, presents the lecture “The Cuban Revo6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Institute for Financial Literacy see next page lution: 50 Years of Bedeviling U.S. Foreign Policy” at 4:15 has launched a new interactive personal finance semi-

Tai Murray and the PSO

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Assunta Kent, musical direction by Edward Reichert. “Razzle-dazzle Broadway music energizes Marivaux’s classic 18th century play and will leave audiences laughing, sighing and humming the catchy tunes!” Performances in the Russell Hall auditorium on the Gorham campus are March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m., March 13, 20 at 5 p.m. $10 students, $15 seniors/faculty/staff/alumni, $21 general public. $10 at five show on March 16 at 5 p.m., all seats $10. High school matinee March 15 at 10 a.m. To make reservations please call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or purchase tickets online via the USM Theatre Department: For more information on show times and tickets call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or visit to purchase tickets online.

Rehabilitation Career Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dana Center Auditorium, 22 Bramhall St., Portland. Admission is free. Join the physical, occupational and speech therapists along with a therapeutic recreation specialist from Maine Medical Center as they discuss what it is like to work in the health care arena. Specific topics of discussion will include description of each profession, degree options, educational requirements, salary ranges and employment opportunities. Colleges and Universities will be present and available for questions. Snow Date: March 22.

‘The Late Henry Moss’ at Lucid Stage 7:30 p.m. Mad Horse Theatre Company presents “The Late Henry Moss,” by Sam Shepard, March 10-27. Performances Thursday through Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. For ticket information, visit or call 899-3993

Women’s History Month Dinner 7:30 p.m. The University of Southern Maine Women and Gender Studies program will hold its annual Women’s History Month Dinner and keynote lecture on Friday, March 11. Award-winning novelist and CUNY Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Nunez is the keynote speaker. The evening begins with a reception and cash bar in the University Events Room of USM’s Glickman Family Library, Portland, followed by dinner. Nunez’s 7:30 p.m. lecture, “Between Two Worlds: The Immigrant’s Price for a Better Life,” is free and open to the public and takes place in USM’s Talbot Lecture Hall in USM’s Luther Bonney Hall, Portland. Tickets for the dinner are $20 and must be purchased in advance by calling 780-4289.

Friday, March 11 ‘Bhutto’ at the Portland Museum of Art 6:30 p.m. Film screenings at the Portland Museum of Art. Friday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. NR “‘Bhutto’ is the definitive documentary that chronicles the tumultuous life and violent death of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time, two-time Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It’s the story of the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation: Pakistan. Newsweek called it the most dangerous place in the world, and the home of nuclear war heads and the Taliban.”

Rock Around the World fundraising event 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come dance the night away at the sixth annual Rock Around the World fundraising event to be held at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. The evening will begin with a silent auction of international goods and local services followed by international music and dance. Dance instruction will be provided; no experience neccesary! A tasty array of international appetizers and a cash bar will add to the fun. All proceeds will benefit Portland Multilingual Summer Programs. “Portland Public Schools now serve over 60 different language groups, comprising 25 percent of its school enrollment. Proceeds from this event make summer language and literacy studies possible for K-12 multilingual students, for whom English is the key to success. These courses help not only newcomers, but also Greater Portland and the State of Maine by assisting multilingual students in becoming fluent English-speaking contributing citizens, consumers, and leaders who add to the vibrancy of life in Maine.” Tickets are $25 each and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30. Tickets can also be purchased in blocks of ten, which secures a table for large parties. Call 874-8135 to buy tickets and/or to get involved in this fun event. Ways to get involved include: donating an item for the auction, sponsoring a child for the summer, soliciting donations, and helping out at the event.

UMF musical collaboration with Nikolaus Gerszewski N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) created bold imagery that animated poems, novels, and historical texts by such well-known authors as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Fenimore Cooper, and Robert Louis Stevenson. A docent talk on Wyeth will take place Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art. (COURTESY IMAGE) Road, Falmouth. Admission is free. St. Mary’s invites all its neighbors to view selected film classics on the big screen in the Parish Hall on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m., directly following the free “Souper Supper” that evening. The feature for the evening will be “Crossfire” (1947): Homicide Capt. Finlay (Robert Young) finds evidence that one or more of a group of demobilized soldiers is involved in the death of Joseph Samuels. In flashbacks, we see the night’s events from different viewpoints as Sergeant Keeley (Robert Mitchum) investigates on his own, trying to clear his friend Mitchell, to whom circumstantial evidence points. Then the real, ugly motive for the killing begins to dawn … Also features Robert Ryan and Gloria Grahame. FMI: 7813366.

‘Triumph of Love’ at USM 7:30 p.m. The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre and USM School of Music present “Triumph of Love,” a witty musical romance — in disguise, directed by

Fairy Tale Players 7 p.m. In March, Acorn Productions presents the second production of the season by the “Fairy Tale Players,” an ensemble of kids, teens and adults who have studied at the Acorn Acting Academy. The troupe’s new production is JoJo Dubois Meets His Match, an adaptation by local writer DeLorme Taylor of Seven at One Blow, the Grimm Brothers story featured in the Disney cartoon The Brave Little Tailor. Acorn’s Producing Director Michael Levine directs the story of a tailor who uses his wit to parlay a relatively minor feat into a kingdom, though Acorn’s “fractured fairy tale” version is set in 1940’s Louisiana, where the king becomes a mafia don, and his enemies corrupt government officials. Against this backdrop, JoJo Dubois Meets His Match tells the story of a professor with a knack for knots who finds his heart tied up over a gang boss’ daughter. The production runs from March 11 to 27 in the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook, with tickets $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Unlike previous productions by the fledging group, “JoJo” will feature several teenage actors and is best suited for audiences 8 and up due to the piece’s more mature themes. Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.; Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.; Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 26 at 3 p.m. (note change in time); Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. Cost is $7 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. FMI: www. or 854-0065.

Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, ‘Crossfire’ 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside

7:30 p.m. The University of Maine at Farmington Creative Arts Ensemble will be joining forces with Nikolaus Gerszewski, German composer/performer of avant-garde music, in a series of collaborative performances to be held both on the UMF campus and in New York City. The newlyformed UMF ensemble is composed of a network of artists and performers gathered from the UMF faculty, students and the greater Western Maine creative community. The UMF event will take place in Nordica Auditorium in UMF’s Merrill Hall and is free and open to the public. This UMF avant-garde performance will feature two new works by Gerszeski and one by Gustavo Aquilar, UMF assistant professor of experimental performance. Also performing will be: Steven Pane, UMF professor of music on piano; Philip Carlsen, UMF professor of music on cello; Gustavo Aguilar, UMF assistant professor of experimental performance on percussion; and UMF Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry students Matthew Houston, from Pittsfield; Dan Smith, from South Portland; and Andrew Wright, from Standish. The New York City performances will take place at 9 p.m., on March 13, at Experimental Intermedia, 224 Center St. at Grand. For more Information on Nikolaus Gerszewski please visit frameset.htm

Riverdance at Merrill 8 p.m. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland — in rock, music, theatre and film — nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance started in Dublin in 1995, remarkably as a brilliantly conceived spin-off from a seven-minute intermission piece in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. It has danced a long way since then, developing into an international phenomenon, with troupes careening and criss-crossing the world.” Merrill Auditorium. Also 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

From the USO Tour at Comedy Connection 8:30 p.m. From the USO Tour, Mike McDonald with Troy Pennell and Stephanie Doyle; tickets $15. Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. Also Saturday. Reservations: 774-5554. $7.50. Schedule and information: Box office open Thurs.-Sat., noon to 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 Credit & Debt Management Seminar

Acclaimed as “superb” by The New York Times, twenty-seven year old violinist Tai Murray is a rising star of her generation increasingly in demand for both recitals and orchestral engagements. She will perform with the Portland Symphony Orchestra today, March 8. (COURTESY PHOTO)

10 a.m. to noon. The Institute for Financial Literacy has launched a new interactive personal finance seminar series. Taught by certified educators and open to the general public, the seminars are designed to improve financial literacy in Maine. In this session, you will learn how to gain control over your credit and debt with proven tips to effectively manage credit, assess personal debt level and eliminate your debt. All seminars are being held at the Institute’s new campus conveniently located near the Maine Mall at 260 Western Avenue in South Portland. Cost is $50 per adult/$75 couple. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To register, please call 221-3601 or email see next page

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Attorney general says past efforts still apply to state regulation PEAKS from page one

opposing Peaks secession who contend Augusta is creating a new process for Peaks. Mayor Mavodones said that the state passed the laws following a spate of secession efforts to ensure that such proposals “don’t just pop up.” The city’s position passed last night is that it’s recommended the state process “... includes a formal petition requirement, a public hearing within the proposed secession territory, an initial vote on the issue of whether secession should take place, a subsequent vote by the municipality’s legislative body and mediation designed to resolve existing differences so that secession does not take place.” Jane Gerard, chairperson of the Peaks Island Independence Committee (IIC), said that group “respectfully disagrees” with the council referendum because the process that began in 2005 never really ended. She said that the state eventually mandated that Peaks Island and the city “learn to play nice together.” In the meantime, she said, the city has cut the island school funding by 20 percent and half the police force has been reduced. Last fall, she added, the entire advisory committee either resigned or

See Curtis Robinson’s column about Peaks Island secession on page 5. declined to continue serving after their term expired — a protest against the city’s perceived inaction. “We on Peaks need to move forward,” she said, regarding a secession vote. But the city’s position gained immediate praise from others, including the activists delivering more than 300 signatures in support of more process. The Peaks Alliance, a group opposing secession, was part of that petition effort. “Many members of the Peaks Island community and the Peaks Alliance fully support the City Council’s resolution as stated,” said Lisa Penalver, a spokesperson for secession opponents, in a statement before the city meeting. “The Peaks Island secession bill now before the legislature was not initiated by the community, instead it was introduced by a small group of individuals who have gone out of their way to exclude the community from even knowing what is being done on our behalf.’” She also noted that the 323 residents signing the petition are “from both sides of the secession debate who feel that the process outlined in the statute

should be followed. ...” Rusty Foster, a member of the Peaks Island Council who has been identified as pro-secession but now assumes a neutral position, says he’s not surprised by the council’s position. “They’ve always opposed it,” said Foster of secession. “They opposed it last time, when the IIC followed the statute process, so it could seem a little disingenuous to say they’re opposing it this time because the IIC is not following the statute process. But I imagine one ostensible reason is as good as any other.” Foster said he was not speaking for the island council. “I don’t really have a side,” he said in an email before the city meeting. “I have to note up front. I’m not a member of any group with a position on secession. I can only speak for myself. But it won’t surprise me if the City Council resolves to oppose secession.” Following introduction to the legislature by a nonPortland lawmaker sympathetic to a Peaks election, the issue of “past efforts” went to the state attorney general. The AG has issued an opinion that previous efforts, including petitions, still apply to state regulation.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party noon to 3 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Party at Life is Good. “Enjoy free live music and fun activities for the whole family. Get your facepainted or your picture taken with Jake.”

‘What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker?’ event 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join the Portland Public Library as they celebrate the release of a new children’s novel by Portland writer, Gail Donovan, “What’s Bugging Bailey Blecker?” The event will be held in the Rines Auditorium with a live bug zoo, bug games, goodie bags, a reading, and a book signing. The humorous novel features fifth-grader Bailey Blecker whose classroom has been attacked by an all too common problem — head lice. The book will be launched with a family event featuring all sorts of bugs, but fortunately no lice. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to experience the Live Bug Zoo with naturalist, Tony Sohn at 1:30 p.m. and enjoy bug games, giveaways, and goodies ongoing. Books will be for sale and author Gail Donovan will be on hand to autograph them.

N.C. Wyeth talk by Sy Epstein 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books. Docent Sy Epstein will give a talk on Wyeth at the Portland Museum of Art. www.

Phone tricks at the library 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated at the Falmouth Memorial Library March 7 through March 12. The library is asking teens to stop in and share their expertise with the mobile phones and answer the question: “What’s the most amazing thing that you do with your phone?” On Saturday, March 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the library is asking teens to come to meet with other teens to discuss phone tricks and to learn to make Duct Tape Cell Phone Cases. For further details please check the Falmouth Memorial Library’s Facebook page or call 781-2351.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake Maine Red Claws Party 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Maine Red Claws are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine for the annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising event. To help BBBS recruit more participants, the NBA Development League team invites fans to the Bowl For Kids’ Sake Maine Red Claws Kick-Off Party on Saturday, March 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Yankee Lanes in Portland. Prior to and at the March 12 event, Red Claws Fans will be encouraged to sign up for one of the Big Brothers Big Sisters bowl events to be held on April 2 at Yankee Lanes in Portland, and on April 9 at Bowl-A-Rama in Sanford. To learn more or sign up, interested fans should visit: www.

Church potluck supper 4:30 p.m. Church potluck supper, 66 Churchill St., Washington Gardens Community Hall, Church of All God’s Children.

Port Authorities vs. Garden State Rollergirls 5 p.m. Port Authorities vs. Garden State Rollergirls roller derby action, Happy Wheels, 5-7:30 p.m.; Lucky Lass Throwdown After-Party at 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance. “Currently, the Port Authorities are ranked No. 11 of the 25 teams in the WFTDA Eastern Region. Their next opponent

is Garden State Rollergirls, who are not ranked due to low participation. The Port Authorities anticipate another win, but, like always, plan for a challenging bout. ... The roster for the March 12 bout includes Itsy Bitsy Fighter, Punchy O’Guts, Grim D. Mise, Shirley B. Slammin’, Patty O’Mean, Crystal Whip, Spry Icicle, Barbara Ambush, Polly Gone, Li’l Punisher, Lez Lemon and Mae Snap. The bout is held at Happy Wheels in Portland at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets early as they sold out last bout! Following the bout is the Lucky Lass Throwdown After-Party, held at Empire Dine and Dance at 9 pm. This annual St. Patrick’s Day event is legendary for it’s ridiculous antics like Human Musical Chairs and Leg Wrestling. It’s the best party of the year!” For more information on team ranking, go to www.

Grand Hotel at Yankee Lanes, 865 Riverside St., Portland. $5 The Maine Academy of Modern Music is proud to announce that it will be launching this year’s Maine Rock Off battle of the bands, now known as the MAMM SLAM, with a Kick Off Show. This all-ages Rock-N-Bowl show will feature performances by a number of teen bands enrolled at MAMM as well as an appearance by local favorites Grand Hotel. The Academy decided to ring in this year’s competition with a Kick Off Show so that bands can come and register in person for the MAMM SLAM and get a chance to meet/mingle with other bands that will be participating in the program. Likewise, MAMM faculty will be on hand to answer any/all questions about the MAMM SLAM.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church in N.H.

‘Any One Of Us: Words from Prison’

5 p.m. St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church at 85 Pleasant St., Conway, N.H., will hold its annual traditional, family oriented St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in the Chamberlain Parish Hall under the Church building. There will be two sittings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. Take out orders will be available between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. only. Reservations are required. The menu will feature traditional corn beef and cabbage, potatoes, stout marinated onions, turnips, carrots, Irish soda bread and coffee, tea and juice. Diners will be treated to traditional Irish music including bagpipe music performed by noted piper Harry Wellsman. “We had such a wonderful time last year it made sense to do it again,” said Father Jeff Monroe, Rector of St. Margaret’s. “The fellowship was wonderful and we sold out dinners.” The meal is once again being prepared by David Brennan, well known in Southern Maine for the dinners he has put on at various Anglican and Roman Catholic parishes. Brennan is the subDeacon at St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church in Old Orchard Beach. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children under 12 and $15 for a family up to four. Advance tickets are preferred and take out orders will be available. Call (603) 539-8292 for tickets.

Maine Film & Video Association panel at SMCC 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Maine Film & Video Association hosts a panel at Southern Maine Community College of directors of photography and filmmakers to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of working with the technology that’s changing today’s production market. “Digital SLR still cameras equipped with High-Definition video have sparked a revolution in how films and TV shows are being made from back yards to studio lots. The panelists will explore this technology, its place in the industry, and what tomorrow’s changes might look like. Social hour with food and drink to precede the panel and hands-on demo sessions to follow. Panelists include: Directors of Photography Alice Brooks and Phil Cormier, Director of Photography/Gaffer Jayson Lobozzo, and Sound Recordist/Editor Tom Eichler. The panel will be moderated by Producer/Director Ben Kahn.” RSVP: Space is limited, please RSVP on a new Facebook Page:

Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM SLAM 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. MAMM SLAM Kick Off Show featuring

7 p.m. V-Day aUbUrn will stage two events to raise awareness about violence against women. First, they will present “Any One Of Us: Words from Prison” on March 12 at 7 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. Using graphic stories of women in prison, the show explains a strong connection: incarceration of women is often the direct result of violence against them. With the support of Safe Voices, the show will also include a panel to speak about the effects of domestic violence. Karen Lane will direct the cast, featuring both members and friends: Siiri Cresci, Melissa Farrington, Stephanie Hughes, Betsy Mallette, Bridget McAlonan, Julie Middleton, Mary Morin, and Madeline Strange. Tickets will be $7 for the area premier of this show. V-Day aUbUrn will also mount “The Vagina Monologues” on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m., with the support of Sexual Assault Crisis Center (SACC). Casting will be held March 6. Tickets will be $5 min. suggested donation. For over 10 years, V-Day has worked to end violence against women and girls by raising awareness. The home of V-Day aUbUrn is the First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., (enter on Spring St. across from Dairy Joy). Accessible. FMI 783-0461 or Due to adult language/content, those under 16 require adult supervision.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble 8 p.m. Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble with traditional Bellydance by Rosa at Mayo Street Arts. $10.

Mad Horse Theatre presents ‘The Late Henry Moss’ 8 p.m. “The Late Henry Moss” by Sam Shepard, March 12-27. “In a seedy New Mexican bungalow, two estranged brothers confront the past as they piece together the mysterious circumstances of their father’s death, over his rotting corpse — a silent but still dominant presence in their relationship. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard makes a final, triumphant return to the signature dysfunctional family paradigm of his best-known plays (‘Buried Child,’ ‘True West’). Two warring brothers. An absent mother. An alcoholic father. The rural American West. Classic Sam Shepard.” Show times are: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Mad Horse also offers pay-what-you-can performances each Thursday during the run. Reservations are recommended. Call 899-3993, or order tickets online at

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Tuesday, March 8 TWO: This Way and The Mallett Brothers at Port City 9 p.m. After years of banging out anthematic rock ‘n’ roll on the Portland music scene, This Way have settled into an alt-country / roots-rock sound that is a mixture of lush pop sensibilities and honest down-home roots. It’s vintage wall-of-sound dynamics with predominately acoustic instruments. This Way has an adherence to alluring melodies and vocal harmonies that allow the lyrics to take center stage above a rootsy rhythm section. This Way is in the final stages of finishing their sophomore record, produced by Abel Adame at Drumshow Productions in Portland. As opposed to their pop/rock debut album, We Could All Make History (released in 2008), the new record has manifested itself over the past year to become the most authentic and honest music This Way created to date.The Mallett Brothers Band is a brand new alt country outfit grown out of the seedy underbelly of Northern New England’s ripe and eclectic music scene. With one foot in the muckiest of American country/bluegrass/folk/mountain music and another on the pulse of today’s postmodern musical sensibility, The Mallett Brothers Band has drawn its members from a true witches’ brew of musical histories (including dabbles in punk rock, Americana, folk, funk, metal, hip hop and bluegrass), to create a truly dynamic sound consisting of two parts dreadnought acoustic, three parts soaring vocal harmonies, a touch of twang and howl, and a rhythm section made of steel and fire. If they don’t get your boots tapping, they promise to play their next show at the dump. $2, 21 plus. Port City Music Hall.

Friday, March 11 Jakob Battick & Friends / Panda Bandits free show 8 p.m. Panda Bandits may or may not be releasing their debut cassette that night, Jakob Battick & Friends will be releasing their latest offering, BLOODWORM SONGS, at this show for sure. There is talk of a collaborative John Cale cover occuring at the end of the night (Hint: Life & death are things you just do when you’re bored.) This will be Jakob Battick & Friends’ last live show for a great while (Till September or later) and Panda Bandits are always a terrific romp through all sorts of underground and above-ground madness. All ages, free. Slainte Wine Bar. www.myspace. com/slaintewinebar

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TAINA ASILI y La Banda Rebelde at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Puerto Rican vocalist Taína Asili carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her newest artistic work is with la Banda Rebelde (the Rebel Band), a six piece international ensemble based in Albany, NY. This dynamic force brings love, resistance, and ancestral remembrance to venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the globe. Powerful vocals laid over an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop sounds, the band’s eclectic style represents the diversity of its members, who have origins in Puerto Rico, Sicily, Greece, Spain, Brazil and Ghana. Taína Asili’s voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling its listeners with the fervor of freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion.$12, all ages. One Longfellow Square.

Bright Eyes and The Mynabirds at The State Theatre 8 p.m. Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster. Before Georgie James, Laura Burhenn (half of the former DC duo) had spent her early years crafting music on her own. So when Georgie James split, she went back to what she knew. In the spring of 2009, Laura gathered her favorite books, records, and people around her and wrote what would become the first album from her new band, The Mynabirds. $25, all ages.

Saturday, March 12

Conducted by Hiroya Miura, the Bates College Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19. (COURTESY PHOTO) Chrysalis Records in 1990. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band’s Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist. $22, all ages.

Emilia Dahlin at Bayside Bowl 6 p.m. After her first 2011 tour performing in cities such as New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, Emilia Dahlin returns to her favorite city of all, Portland, to perform a homecoming show! Music lovers of all ages and disciplines are invited to welcome Emilia home on a delightful evening filled with music and friends at Portland’s Bayside Bowl. For more information about Bayside Bowl, please visit

Samuel James with Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons, The Loomin’ Ten at SPACE Gallery 8 p.m. The last of the great, black, American troubadours, Samuel James is a performer of stunning singularity. He has irreversibly changed what it means to be a solo act. Unfortunately for the reader he is unique to the point of non-comparison. I mean, seriously, he’s been called, “…the Guardian of Lightning,” by Rolling Stone, France. That’s pretty serious, right? He has mastered the guitar, piano, harmonica, and banjo. Yup, even the banjo. Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons return to SPACE with a snarling set of real rock n’ roll that would make Johnny Cash proud. The Loomin’ Ten is the new project of Aleric Nez, Dave Noyes (Seekonk), and Burdie Bird (Over A Cardboard Sea). $8, 18+

Jeffrey Gaines at One Longfellow 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Paul Weller, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with

Tuesday, March 15 The Saw Doctors with AM Taxi 7 p.m. The Saw Doctors are a folk-rock band from Tuam, County Galway in Ireland. Members of the group include Leo Moran (guitar), Davy Carton (vocals), Derek Murray (keyboards), former Waterboy Anthony Thistlethwaite (saxophone and bass), and Fran Breen (drums). The band’s first big break came when they were asked to play the opening act for The Waterboys UK tour in 1988. Soon after, their second single entitled “I Useta Lover” became the biggest selling single in Irish history, spending nine weeks at the top of that country’s charts and prompting a scolding from the Catholic Church because of a lyric in the song that describes a boy as being more interested in his beloved’s backside than the mass he is attending. The band is often compared to Bruce Springsteen, echoing his frequent use of local atmosphere, haunts and characters and for his electrifying live performances. $22 advance, $25 day-of show, $40 VIP, 21 plus. Port City Music Hall. www.

Saturday, March 19 Bates College Orchestra with Hiroya Miura 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Hiroya Miura, the Bates College Orchestra performs Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. The concert is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required and can be reserved by contacting 207-786-6135 or The concert, incidentally, comes just days before Miura premieres two of his own compositions at the JapanNYC Festival organized by Carnegie Hall, with Seiji Ozawa as artistic director, in March and April. Miura’s piece “Mitate” will be performed by the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, March 29. Line C3, also a percussion ensemble, will debut his “Blowout” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 2. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Soulive with Karl Denson at the State 8 p.m. Soulive with special guest Karl Denson at the State Theatre. “Not many bands can say they’ve recorded with Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, Talib Kweli and John Scofield. Nor can many bands open for The Rolling Stones on one tour and have Stevie Wonder sit in with them on the next tour. Karl Denson has led a storied career as a multi-faceted recording and performing artist who first came to prominence as a member of Lenny Kravitz’ band debuting on his first release, Let Love Rule, and staying on for the next five years.” http://

The Portland Daily Sun, Tuesday, March 8, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Tuesday, March 8, 2011