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IFEFDPSBUJPOTBSFBMMQBDLFEBXBZ UIFSFNBJOJOH he decorations are all packed away, the remaining shreds of wrapping paper are stuck under the couch, TISFETPGXSBQQJOHQBQFSBSFTUVDLVOEFSUIFDPVDI  and the overeating has turned into fat to be burned off BOEUIFPWFSFBUJOHIBTUVSOFEJOUPGBUUPCFCVSOFEPGG with the annual pledge to exercise more. It's time to take a XJUIUIFBOOVBMQMFEHFUPFYFSDJTFNPSF*UTUJNFUPUBLFB deep breath, get that "Nutcracker" music out of your head EFFQCSFBUI HFUUIBUi/VUDSBDLFSwNVTJDPVUPGZPVSIFBE and look forward to the area's entertainment offerings in BOEMPPLGPSXBSEUPUIFBSFBTFOUFSUBJONFOUPGGFSJOHTJO the new year. UIFOFXZFBS And what a year it's shaping up to be. 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SJOF PIZFBI5IFQMBZSVOT+BO 12-14; tickets are $56 to $71 through UJDLFUTBSFUPUISPVHI QPSUUJYDPN â&#x20AC;¢ One of the best-attended shows N0OFPGUIFCFTUBUUFOEFETIPXT ever at the Portland Museum of FWFSBUUIF1PSUMBOE.VTFVNPG Art was an exhibition of rock 'n' roll "SUXBTBOFYIJCJUJPOPGSPDLOSPMM photos in 2009, so it's no surprise that QIPUPTJO TPJUTOPTVSQSJTFUIBU one of the PMAs big spring shows POFPGUIF1."TCJHTQSJOHTIPXT is another photography exhibit. "Making Faces: PhotoJTBOPUIFSQIPUPHSBQIZFYIJCJUi.BLJOH'BDFT1IPUP graphic Portraits of Actors and Artists" includes dozens HSBQIJD1PSUSBJUTPG"DUPSTBOE"SUJTUTwJODMVEFTEP[FOT of portraits of 20th-century pop icons and artists, includPGQPSUSBJUTPGUIDFOUVSZQPQJDPOTBOEBSUJTUT JODMVE ing Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth, Lucille Ball and Pablo JOH"OEZ8BSIPM "OESFX8ZFUI -VDJMMF#BMMBOE1BCMP Picasso. Some of the artists' portraits will be accompanied 1JDBTTP4PNFPGUIFBSUJTUTQPSUSBJUTXJMMCFBDDPNQBOJFE by their paintings, drawings and sculptures. 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In addition N+BOVBSZJTBCJHNPOUIGPSBSUNVTFVNT*OBEEJUJPO to the PMA show, new exhibits are on tap for the Bowdoin UPUIF1."TIPX OFXFYIJCJUTBSFPOUBQGPSUIF#PXEPJO College Museum of Art in Brunswick ("Inside Out: Explor$PMMFHF.VTFVNPG"SUJO#SVOTXJDL i*OTJEF0VU&YQMPS ing Gifts of Art from Private Collectors, Jan. 24-April 15), JOH(JGUTPG"SUGSPN1SJWBUF$PMMFDUPST +BO"QSJM  the Dyer Library/Saco Museum in Saco ("Rugs All Marked UIF%ZFS-JCSBSZ4BDP.VTFVNJO4BDP i3VHT"MM.BSLFE Out," Jan. 14-March 24), the Farnsworth Art Museum in 0VU w+BO.BSDI UIF'BSOTXPSUI"SU.VTFVNJO Rockland ("The Art of the Book," Jan. 14-April 1), and the 3PDLMBOE i5IF"SUPGUIF#PPL w+BO"QSJM BOEUIF Olin Arts Center at Bates College ("Xiaoze Xie: Amplified 0MJO"SUT$FOUFSBU#BUFT$PMMFHF i9JBP[F9JF"NQMJmFE Moments" and "James Ensor: Scenes de la vie du Christ .PNFOUTwBOEi+BNFT&OTPS4DFOFTEFMBWJFEV$ISJTU and Other Works," both Jan. 21-March 18). BOE0UIFS8PSLT wCPUI+BO.BSDI  â&#x20AC;¢ Good Theater, located in the St. Lawrence Arts Center N(PPE5IFBUFS MPDBUFEJOUIF4U-BXSFODF"SUT$FOUFS on Portland's Munjoy Hill, has consistently presented PO1PSUMBOET.VOKPZ)JMM IBTDPOTJTUFOUMZQSFTFOUFE some of Maine's best local theater. On Jan. 25, it will open TPNFPG.BJOFTCFTUMPDBMUIFBUFS0O+BO JUXJMMPQFO the Maine premiere of "Next Fall" by Geoffrey Nauffts. UIF.BJOFQSFNJFSFPGi/FYU'BMMwCZ(FPGGSFZ/BVGGUT Nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Play category last /PNJOBUFEGPSB5POZ"XBSEJOUIF#FTU1MBZDBUFHPSZMBTU year, "Next Fall" centers on two gay men - one devoutly ZFBS i/FYU'BMMwDFOUFSTPOUXPHBZNFOoPOFEFWPVUMZ religious, the other an atheist - trying to make their SFMJHJPVT UIFPUIFSBOBUIFJTUoUSZJOHUPNBLFUIFJS relationship work. The play will run through Feb. 19; visit SFMBUJPOTIJQXPSL5IFQMBZXJMMSVOUISPVHI'FCWJTJU HPPEUIFBUFSDPN â&#x20AC;¢ Classic rock fans have lots to choose from at the dawn N$MBTTJDSPDLGBOTIBWFMPUTUPDIPPTFGSPNBUUIFEBXO of 2012. Poco, formed from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield PG1PDP GPSNFEGSPNUIFBTIFTPG#VGGBMP4QSJOHmFME in the late '60s and best-known for country-rock hits such JOUIFMBUFTBOECFTULOPXOGPSDPVOUSZSPDLIJUTTVDI as "Just for Me and You" and providing members to The BTi+VTUGPS.FBOE:PVwBOEQSPWJEJOHNFNCFSTUP5IF Eagles, will be at One Longfellow Square in Portland Jan. &BHMFT XJMMCFBU0OF-POHGFMMPX4RVBSFJO1PSUMBOE+BO 12. Songstress Aimee Mann, who hit the big time with 'Til 4POHTUSFTT"JNFF.BOO XIPIJUUIFCJHUJNFXJUIA5JM Tuesday back in 1985 and has since blazed an impressive 5VFTEBZCBDLJOBOEIBTTJODFCMB[FEBOJNQSFTTJWF (and adventurous) solo career, comes to the Stone Moun BOEBEWFOUVSPVT TPMPDBSFFS DPNFTUPUIF4UPOF.PVO tain Arts Center in Brownfield on Jan. 18. UBJO"SUT$FOUFSJO#SPXOmFMEPO+BO Marc Cohn, best-known for the 1991 hit "Walking In .BSD$PIO CFTULOPXOGPSUIFIJUi8BMLJOH*O Memphis," heads a trio at Stone Mountain on Jan. 20. 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Butcher Boy smashes 9lkZ_\i9fpjdXj_\j it up at Oak and Ax `klgXkFXbXe[8o THE MEMBERS OF BUTCHER BOY B63;3;03@A=40CB163@0=G proudly proclaim that their ^`]cRZg^`]QZOW[bVObbVSW` Portland band "smashes the >]`bZO\RPO\Rµa[OaVSabVS current 'folkpunk' trend to Qc``S\b·T]ZY^c\Y¸b`S\Rb] smithereens." To see if that's a[WbVS`SS\a¶B]aSSWTbVOb¸a true, check out their show b`cSQVSQY]cbbVSW`aV]e at The Oak and The Ax, with ObBVS=OYO\RBVS/feWbV The Cowboy Band. BVS1]eP]g0O\R WHEN: 8 p.m. Monday E63<(&^[;]\ROg WHERE: The Oak and The Ax, E63@3(BVS=OYO\RBVS/f 140 Main St., Suite 107 (back ";OW\AbAcWbS%POQY alley), Biddeford OZZSg0WRRST]`R HOW MUCH: $7 6=E;C16(% INFO: theoakandtheax 7<4=(bVS]OYO\RbVSOf PZ]Ua^]bQ][

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State AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R #!AbObS Jan. 26$³;OQVW\S6SORAcWQWRSAWZS\QS - Machine Head, Suicide Silence, 8O\; (800) 745-3000; bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Darkest Hour and Rise to Remain, 6:30 Cumberland County Civic Center box office 2O`YSab6]c`O\R@WaSb]@S[OW\$(! 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]T¿QS p.m., State Theatre, Portland. $20/$25. ^[AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R  #; (800) 745-3000; abObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) 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Longfellow Square, Portland. $12/$15. :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R #; 761-1757 =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#%; 761-1757 =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% Jan. 28&³>OcZO1]ZS&^[Ab]\S - Paula Cole, 8 p.m., Stone 8O\ Jan. 14 - George Cole Quintet, 8 p.m., 8O\"³5S]`US1]ZS?cW\bSb&^[ Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $45. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR"# One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15/$18. =\S:]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R#&; 935-7292 Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% '; 761-1757 =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% Jan. 28 - Barstool Blackout Tour, 8 p.m., 8O\ &³0O`ab]]Z0ZOQY]cbB]c`&^[ Jan. 14 - Higher Organix and Leave It On 8O\"³6WUVS`=`UO\WfO\R:SOdS7b=\ Port City Music Hall, Portland. $20.  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Feb. 2³1W@1/%(!^[ESabP`]]Y - CiRCA, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook 4SP $15 to $55.; #b]##BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) Performing Arts Center. $34.; >S`T]`[W\U/`ba1S\bS`!">]`bbWfQ][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! 842-0800 &" & Jan. 18 - Aimee Mann, 8 p.m., Stone 8O\&³/W[SS;O\\&^[Ab]\S Feb. 2³8OQY¸a;O\\S_cW\8cYSP]f - Jack's Mannequin, Jukebox 4SP Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $70. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR% the Ghost and Allen Stone, 7 p.m. State bVS5V]abO\R/ZZS\Ab]\S%^[AbObS; 935-7292 Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' Theatre, Portland. $20/$23. Statetheatre BVSOb`S>]`bZO\R  !abObSbVSOb`S Jan. 19 - Mike Stud, 8 p.m., Port City 8O\'³;WYSAbcR&^[>]`b1Wbg; (800) 745-3000; ^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $25. ;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\Rb] # Cumberland County Civic Center box office 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]T¿QS; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E Feb. 3 - Blueboy Productions with 4SP!³0ZcSP]g>`]RcQbW]\aeWbV Jan. 20 - Marc Cohn Trio, 8 p.m., Stone 8O\ ³;O`Q1]V\B`W]&^[Ab]\S LeSpecial and Space Jesus, 8 p.m., Port :SA^SQWOZO\RA^OQS8Saca&^[>]`b Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $55. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR## City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $20.; 935-7292 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\Rb]  Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% '; (888) 512-SHOW Jan. 20 - Orchard Lounge, 8 p.m., Port >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E 8O\ ³=`QVO`R:]c\US&^[>]`b Feb. 3 - Gandalf Murphy, 8 p.m., One City Music Hall, Portland. $12b] to $20. 4SP!³5O\ROZT;c`^Vg&^[=\S 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R  Longfellow Square, Portland. $20/$23.; 899-4990 :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R  ! >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&''"''; 761-1757 Jan. 20 - The Coloradas, 8 p.m., One =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% 8O\ ³BVS1]Z]`OROa&^[=\S Feb. 4 - Catie Curtis, 8 p.m., Stone Longfellow Square, Portland. $10. 4SP"³1ObWS1c`bWa&^[Ab]\S :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20.; 761-1757 ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR  =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#%; 935-7292 Jan. 21³@]\\WS3O`ZO\RBVS0`]ORQOabS`a - Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' 8O\ Feb. 4 - Johnny A, 8 p.m., One 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland. 4SP"³8]V\\g/&^[=\S &^[=\S:]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R; $25/$28. # &=\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][) 761-1757 Please see TIX, PageE8 %$%#% Gc\Xj\j\\B7FGX^\</

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JUFWFOBGUFSUIFZWFTFFOBTIPXw it even after they've seen a show." Well, you can hear Miss Tess and The 8FMM ZPVDBOIFBS.JTT5FTTBOE5IF #PO5PO1BSBEFGPSZPVSTFMGBOEDPNF Bon Ton Parade for yourself and come up with your own musical labels, because VQXJUIZPVSPXONVTJDBMMBCFMT CFDBVTF UIFZSFQMBZJOHBTIPX4BUVSEBZBU0OF they're playing a show Saturday at One Longfellow Square in Portland. Or, if you -POHGFMMPX4RVBSFJO1PSUMBOE0S JGZPV EPOUIBWFBDIBODFUPTFFIFSUIFO TIF don't have a chance to see her then, she and her band are scheduled to perform BOEIFSCBOEBSFTDIFEVMFEUPQFSGPSN BUUIF0TTJQFF7BMMFZ.VTJD'FTUJWBMJO at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival in South Hiram, scheduled for July 26-29. 4PVUI)JSBN TDIFEVMFEGPS+VMZ Playing a vintage 1940s archtop guitar, 1MBZJOHBWJOUBHFTBSDIUPQHVJUBS  Miss Tess leads a band that features an .JTT5FTTMFBETBCBOEUIBUGFBUVSFTBO upright bass and a lap steel guitar. She VQSJHIUCBTTBOEBMBQTUFFMHVJUBS4IF moved from the Baltimore area, where NPWFEGSPNUIF#BMUJNPSFBSFB XIFSF she was raised, to Boston around 2005 to TIFXBTSBJTFE UP#PTUPOBSPVOEUP be part of that city's vibrant roots scene. CFQBSUPGUIBUDJUZTWJCSBOUSPPUTTDFOF In 2007, she released her debut album, *O TIFSFMFBTFEIFSEFCVUBMCVN  "Modern Vintage," a term she coined i.PEFSO7JOUBHF wBUFSNTIFDPJOFE for her emerging style of music. She's GPSIFSFNFSHJOHTUZMFPGNVTJD4IFT released a slew of critically acclaimed SFMFBTFEBTMFXPGDSJUJDBMMZBDDMBJNFE material since; her latest, the double-live NBUFSJBMTJODFIFSMBUFTU UIFEPVCMFMJWF album "Live Across the Mason Dixon BMCVNi-JWF"DSPTTUIF.BTPO%JYPO Line," came out in December. -JOF wDBNFPVUJO%FDFNCFS Today, Miss Tess is based in New York, 5PEBZ .JTT5FTTJTCBTFEJO/FX:PSL  spending much of the year on the road. TQFOEJOHNVDIPGUIFZFBSPOUIFSPBE Although extensive touring has helped "MUIPVHIFYUFOTJWFUPVSJOHIBTIFMQFE gain her fans and rave reviews, touring HBJOIFSGBOTBOESBWFSFWJFXT UPVSJOH constantly does present some challenges, DPOTUBOUMZEPFTQSFTFOUTPNFDIBMMFOHFT  she said. TIFTBJE "There are many. Making money, i5IFSFBSFNBOZ.BLJOHNPOFZ  finishing songs, keeping a band together, mOJTIJOHTPOHT LFFQJOHBCBOEUPHFUIFS  maintaining a tour van, then parking it NBJOUBJOJOHBUPVSWBO UIFOQBSLJOHJU in New York City," she said. "Keeping JO/FX:PSL$JUZ wTIFTBJEi,FFQJOH relationships when I'm gone all the time, SFMBUJPOTIJQTXIFO*NHPOFBMMUIFUJNF  being my own manager, and trying not CFJOHNZPXONBOBHFS BOEUSZJOHOPU to let the music industry make me forget UPMFUUIFNVTJDJOEVTUSZNBLFNFGPSHFU why I started doing this in the first place." XIZ*TUBSUFEEPJOHUIJTJOUIFmSTUQMBDFw Miss Tess confesses to not having much .JTT5FTTDPOGFTTFTUPOPUIBWJOHNVDI of a life outside music, saying that when PGBMJGFPVUTJEFNVTJD TBZJOHUIBUXIFO she's not playing or recording herself, TIFTOPUQMBZJOHPSSFDPSEJOHIFSTFMG  she's sleeping or seeing other artists TIFTTMFFQJOHPSTFFJOHPUIFSBSUJTUT perform. QFSGPSN She says her songs come from "heart4IFTBZTIFSTPOHTDPNFGSPNiIFBSU break and relationships," from daily life, CSFBLBOESFMBUJPOTIJQT wGSPNEBJMZMJGF  and from thinking about "things you're BOEGSPNUIJOLJOHBCPVUiUIJOHTZPVSF not supposed to do" and "things you're OPUTVQQPTFEUPEPwBOEiUIJOHTZPVSF not supposed to say." A song she wrote OPUTVQQPTFEUPTBZw"TPOHTIFXSPUF that fits the latter category is "I Only ReUIBUmUTUIFMBUUFSDBUFHPSZJTi*0OMZ3F ally Miss You When I'm Stoned." BMMZ.JTT:PV8IFO*N4UPOFEw

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Miss Tess and The Bon Ton Parade is, from left, Matt Meyer on drums, Danny Weller on upright bass, Miss Tess on guitar ;WaaBSaaO\RBVS0]\B]\>O`ORSWaT`][ZSTb;Obb;SgS`]\R`c[a2O\\gESZZS`]\c^`WUVbPOaa;WaaBSaa]\UcWbO` and vocals, and Will Graefe on guitar. O\Rd]QOZaO\REWZZ5`OSTS]\UcWbO` On the road, Miss Tess loves to play 0OUIFSPBE .JTT5FTTMPWFTUPQMBZ "cavernous" venues where people can iDBWFSOPVTwWFOVFTXIFSFQFPQMFDBO drink and dance while enjoying the muESJOLBOEEBODFXIJMFFOKPZJOHUIFNV sic, or just sit and listen. TJD PSKVTUTJUBOEMJTUFO The type of venue she plays often helps 5IFUZQFPGWFOVFTIFQMBZTPGUFOIFMQT determine what sort of songs she'll play. EFUFSNJOFXIBUTPSUPGTPOHTTIFMMQMBZ "A more intimate setting will lend itself i"NPSFJOUJNBUFTFUUJOHXJMMMFOEJUTFMG to playing some of the more intimate UPQMBZJOHTPNFPGUIFNPSFJOUJNBUF tunes, whereas a raucous bar will encourUVOFT XIFSFBTBSBVDPVTCBSXJMMFODPVS

age a different set," she said. "Lately, BHFBEJGGFSFOUTFU wTIFTBJEi-BUFMZ  my favorite experiences are when we're NZGBWPSJUFFYQFSJFODFTBSFXIFOXFSF playing something like 'I Don't Need That QMBZJOHTPNFUIJOHMJLFA*%POU/FFE5IBU Man,' a jump blues tune I wrote, when .BO BKVNQCMVFTUVOF*XSPUF XIFO everyone's shaking a leg. Also, I've been FWFSZPOFTTIBLJOHBMFH"MTP *WFCFFO getting more into soloing on the guitar, HFUUJOHNPSFJOUPTPMPJOHPOUIFHVJUBS  especially on tunes like that." FTQFDJBMMZPOUVOFTMJLFUIBUw And even though she's not forthcoming "OEFWFOUIPVHITIFTOPUGPSUIDPNJOH about her name, Miss Tess doesn't mind BCPVUIFSOBNF .JTT5FTTEPFTOUNJOE

divulging some trivia about herself. EJWVMHJOHTPNFUSJWJBBCPVUIFSTFMG When asked for one fact about her that 8IFOBTLFEGPSPOFGBDUBCPVUIFSUIBU she'd want people to know, she replied: TIFEXBOUQFPQMFUPLOPX TIFSFQMJFE "I like Moxie, and so does the rest of the i*MJLF.PYJF BOETPEPFTUIFSFTUPGUIF band." CBOEw

Band, 9 p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $15 to 0O\R'^[8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb#b] $52.8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"#; 646-4526 # $ Feb. 14 - John Waite, 8 p.m., 4SP"³8]V\EOWbS&^[ Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $32.50. 8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb! # Continued from Page E7 :fek`el\[]ifd>OUS3%; 646-4526 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# $ Longfellow Square, Portland. $23/$25. Feb. 16 - Vasen, 7:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, 4SP$³DOaS\%(!^[6O\\OT]`R6OZZ :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R ! #; 761-1757 Portland. $34/$40.; 842-0800 >]`bZO\R!"">]`bbWfQ][)&" & =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% Feb. 4 - Dan Zanes & Friends, 1 p.m., Feb. 16 - Soul Rebels Brass Band Mardi 4SP$³A]cZ@SPSZa0`Oaa0O\R;O`RW 4SP"³2O\HO\Sa4`WS\Ra^[ Hannaford Hall, Portland. $11.; Gras Party, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 5`Oa>O`bg&^[>]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ 6O\\OT]`R6OZZ>]`bZO\R>]`bbWfQ][) 842-0800 Portland. $15 to $30.; >]`bZO\R#b]!>]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][) &" & Feb. 7 - Peter Frampton, 7:30 p.m., State (888) 512-SHOW &&&# A6=E 4SP%³>SbS`4`O[^b]\%(!^[AbObS Theatre, Portland. $52.65/$79.20. State Feb. 17 - Paula Poundstone, 4SP%³>OcZO>]c\Rab]\S BVSOb`S>]`bZO\R# $#%' AbObS; (800) 745-3000; 8 p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $37.50. &^[8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb!%# bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Cumberland County Civic Center box office 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"#; 646-4526 $ 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]T¿QS Feb. 8 - Kill the Noise, 8 p.m., Port Feb. 17 - Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 4SP%³8]\\g:O\U&^[AbObSBVSOb`S 4SP&³9WZZbVS<]WaS&^[>]`b City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $25. Portland. $25 to $35. Statetheatreportland. >]`bZO\R #b]!#AbObSbVSOb`S^]`bZO\R 1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\Rb] #; (888) 512-SHOW com; (800) 745-3000 Q][)&%"#! >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E Feb. 9 - David Sanborn, 8 p.m., Stone Feb. 21 - Ruth Moody Band, 8 4SP ³@cbV;]]Rg0O\R& 4SP'³2OdWRAO\P]`\&^[Ab]\S Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $65. p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $22.50. ^[8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb # ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR$#; 935-7292; 646-4526 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# $ Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' Feb. 9-12³µ2Wa\Sg]\7QS(B`SOac`S - "Disney on Ice: Treasure Feb. 24 - Sierra Hull, 8 p.m., Stone 4SP "³AWS``O6cZZ&^[Ab]\S 4SP' Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17.50. Trove," Cumberland County Civic Center, ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR%# B`]dS¶1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`; 935-7292 Portland. $15 to $60.; Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' >]`bZO\R#b]$BWQYSb[OabS`Q][); (800) 745-3000 Feb. 24 - The Cottars, 8 p.m., Stone 4SP "³BVS1]bbO`a&^[Ab]\S BVSQWdWQQS\bS`Q][)&%"#! Feb. 10 - Le Vent du Nord, 8 p.m., One Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $17.50. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR%# 4SP³:SDS\bRc<]`R&^[=\S Longfellow Square, Portland. $25/$28.; 935-7292 Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R # &; 761-1757 Feb. 24 - Leon Redbone, 8 p.m., 4SP "³:S]\@SRP]\S&^[ =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% Feb. 11 - "All Together Now" Beatles Tribute 8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb"#b]%&# Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $41.50 to $78.50. 4SP³µ/ZZB]USbVS`<]e¶0SObZSaB`WPcbS; 646-4526 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# $ Feb. 25 - Beausoleil, 8 p.m., One 4SP #³0SOca]ZSWZ&^[=\S Longfellow Square, Portland. $30 to $35. :]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`S>]`bZO\R!b]!#; 761-1757 =\SZ]\UTSZZ]ea_cO`SQ][)%$%#% Feb. 25 - Nit Grit and Two Fresh, 8 p.m., 4SP #³<Wb5`WbO\RBe]4`SaV&^[ Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 to $30. >]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R#b]!; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E Feb. 26 - Suzanne Vega, 8 p.m., Stone 4SP $³AchO\\SDSUO&^[Ab]\S Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $55. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR##; 935-7292 Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' March 1 - Eric Church with Brantley Gilbert ;O`QV³3`WQ1Vc`QVeWbV0`O\bZSg5WZPS`b and Drake White, 7:30 p.m., Cumberland O\R2`OYSEVWbS%(!^[1c[PS`ZO\R County Civic Center, Portland. $34.75 to 1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`>]`bZO\R!"%#b] $42.50.; (800) 745-3000; " #BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#!) 775-3458 %%#!"#& March 1 - Zach Deputy Band, 8 p.m., ;O`QV³HOQV2S^cbg0O\R&^[ Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12b] to $25. >]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R #; (888) 512-SHOW >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][)&&&# A6=E March 2³B`Sb4c`S&^[ - Tret Pure, 8 p.m., ;O`QV Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $21 to $58. 8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb b]#&; 646-4526 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][)$"$"# $ March 3 - Lori McKenna, 8 p.m., Stone ;O`QV!³:]`W;Q9S\\O&^[Ab]\S Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $23. ;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS`0`]e\¿SZR !; 935-7292 Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS`Q][)'!#% ' March 6 - The Black Keys with Arctic ;O`QV$³BVS0ZOQY9SgaeWbV/`QbWQ Monkeys, 7:30 p.m., Cumberland ;]\YSga%(!^[1c[PS`ZO\R County Civic Center, Portland. $45 1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`>]`bZO\R"#; (800) 745-3000; BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#!)

775-3458 %%#!"#& March 8 - Carolina Chocolate Drops, ;O`QV&³1O`]ZW\O1V]Q]ZObS2`]^a 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. $24. &^[Ab`O\RBVSOb`S@]QYZO\R "; 594-0070 @]QYZO\RAb`O\RQ][)#'"% March 9-10 - Carolina Chocolate Drops, ;O`QV'³1O`]ZW\O1V]Q]ZObS2`]^a 8 p.m., Stone Mountain Arts Center, &^[Ab]\S;]c\bOW\/`ba1S\bS` Brownfield. $35. Stonemountainartscenter 0`]e\¿SZR!#Ab]\S[]c\bOW\O`baQS\bS` .com; 935-7292 Q][)'!#% ' March 9 - Jonathan Sarty with The ;O`QV'³8]\ObVO\AO`bgeWbVBVS White Mountain Boys, 8 p.m., Jonathan's, EVWbS;]c\bOW\0]ga&^[8]\ObVO\¸a Ogunquit. $20.; =Uc\_cWb 8]\ObVO\a`SabOc`O\bQ][) 646-4526 $"$"# $ March 15 - Kung Fu with Flat Nose Diesel ;O`QV#³9c\U4ceWbV4ZOb<]aS2WSaSZ Bus, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, Portland. 0ca&^[>]`b1Wbg;caWQ6OZZ>]`bZO\R $10 to $20.; b] >]`bQWbg[caWQVOZZQ][) (888) 512-SHOW &&&# A6=E March 16 - "Stars on Ice," 7:30 p.m., ;O`QV$³µAbO`a]\7QS¶%(!^[ Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`>]`bZO\R $25 to $125.;  #b] #BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 16 - The Head & The Heart, 8 p.m., ;O`QV$³BVS6SORBVS6SO`b&^[ State Theatre, Portland. $18/$20. State AbObSBVSOb`S>]`bZO\R& AbObS; (800) 745-3000; bVSOb`S^]`bZO\RQ][)&%"#!) Cumberland County Civic Center box office 1c[PS`ZO\R1]c\bg1WdWQ1S\bS`P]f]T¿QS March 17 - Stephen Kellogg and The ;O`QV%³AbS^VS\9SZZ]UUO\RBVS Sixers, 8 p.m., Jonathan's, Ogunquit. $30. AWfS`a&^[8]\ObVO\¸a=Uc\_cWb!


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Poco performs on Jan. 12Ob=\S:]\UTSZZ]eA_cO`SW\>]`bZO\R at One Longfellow Square in Portland. >]Q]^S`T]`[a]\8O\ CONCERTS N#/.#%243 TODAY 4/$!9 Alexis P. Suter Band, blues, Unity Centre for the !LEXIS03UTER"AND BLUES 5NITY#ENTREFORTHE Performing Arts. $15. 7:30 0ERFORMING!RTSUNITYMEORGTHEATER p.m. PM Library Coffeehouse in the Picker Room, with ,IBRARY#OFFEEHOUSEINTHE0ICKER2OOM WITH singer-songwriter Peter Herson and Cuzzy's All SINGER SONGWRITER0ETER(ERSONAND#UZZYS!LL Stars, Camden Public Library. $4, $5. 236-3440. 3TARS #AMDEN0UBLIC,IBRARY   7 p.m. PM Maine Steiners, University of Maine a cappella -AINE3TEINERS 5NIVERSITYOF-AINEACAPPELLA group, Marshwood High School (Wesley Kennedy GROUP -ARSHWOOD(IGH3CHOOL7ESLEY+ENNEDY Performing Arts Center), South Berwick. $5 at 0ERFORMING!RTS#ENTER 3OUTH"ERWICKAT door, 7 p.m. DOORMAINESTEINERSCOMPM FRIDAY &2)$!9 Alexis P. Suter Band, blues, One Longfellow !LEXIS03UTER"AND BLUES /NE,ONGFELLOW Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of 3QUARE 0ORTLANDINADVANCEDAYOF show, 8 p.m. SHOWONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOMPM Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, St. Lawrence Arts *ERKSOF'RASS BLUEGRASS 3T,AWRENCE!RTS Center, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of #ENTER 0ORTLANDINADVANCEDAYOF show, 7:30 p.m. SHOWSTLAWRENCEARTSORGPM The Mutineers, electric string band, with Pitch 4HE-UTINEERS ELECTRICSTRINGBAND WITH0ITCH Black Ribbsons, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. "LACK2IBBSONS 4HE(IVE +ENNEBUNK 7 p.m. THEHIVEKENNEBUNKCOMPM SATURDAY 3!452$!9 MissTess and The Bon Ton Parade, modern songs -ISS4ESSAND4HE"ON4ON0ARADE MODERNSONGS with a vintage feel, One Longfellow Square, WITHAVINTAGEFEEL /NE,ONGFELLOW3QUARE Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 0ORTLANDINADVANCEDAYOFSHOW 8 p.m. ONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOMPM Wry Climate, indie rock, CD-release show with 7RY#LIMATE INDIEROCK #$ RELEASESHOWWITH The Milkman's Union, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & 4HE-ILKMANS5NION &RONTIER#AFE #INEMA Gallery, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 day of 'ALLERY "RUNSWICKINADVANCEDAYOF show, 7:30 p.m. SHOWEXPLOREFRONTIERCOMPM January Dam Jam IV, featuring Racky Thomas; *ANUARY$AM*AM)6 FEATURING2ACKY4HOMAS benefit for blues music scholarship; Damariscotta BENElTFORBLUESMUSICSCHOLARSHIP$AMARISCOTTA American Legion Post #42. $10; $5 students. 841!MERICAN,EGION0OSTSTUDENTS 1461. 3 to 8 p.m. TOPM Cinder Conk, originals and Balkan music, First #INDER#ONK ORIGINALSAND"ALKANMUSIC &IRST Congregational Church, New Gloucester. $10; $5 #ONGREGATIONAL#HURCH .EW'LOUCESTER for seniors and children. 926-3260. 7:30 p.m. FORSENIORSANDCHILDREN PM Mousam River Ramblers, bluegrass, folk and rock, -OUSAM2IVER2AMBLERS BLUEGRASS FOLKANDROCK The Hive, Kennebunk. 4HE(IVE +ENNEBUNKTHEHIVEKENNEBUNKCOM $6. 7 p.m. PM SUNDAY 35.$!9 Family Folk Festival, with The Gawler Family and &AMILY&OLK&ESTIVAL WITH4HE'AWLER&AMILYAND The Boardmans, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; 4HE"OARDMANS *EWETT!UDITORIUM !UGUSTA $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. 621FORSTUDENTSFREEFORAGESANDUNDER 3551. 2 p.m. (Rate date is Jan. 15). PM2ATEDATEIS*AN  Bluegrass Jam Session, unplugged string "LUEGRASS*AM3ESSION UNPLUGGEDSTRING instruments only, Roost Function Hall, Buxton. $5; INSTRUMENTSONLY 2OOST&UNCTION(ALL "UXTON free for kids with adult. 799-1232. 1 to 6 p.m. FREEFORKIDSWITHADULT TOPM Student Ensemble Shows, American roots music 3TUDENT%NSEMBLE3HOWS !MERICANROOTSMUSIC by student performers, One Longfellow Square, BYSTUDENTPERFORMERS /NE,ONGFELLOW3QUARE

Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show; $15 0ORTLANDINADVANCEDAYOFSHOW family, 7 p.m. FAMILYONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOMPM MONDAY -/.$!9 Dave Pietro and NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble, $AVE0IETROAND.957AYNE3HORTER%NSEMBLE jazz, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, JAZZ ,EURA(ILL%ASTMAN0ERFORMING!RTS#ENTER Fryeburg. $10; $5 for seniors and youths under &RYEBURGFORSENIORSANDYOUTHSUNDER 18. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m.  PM TUESDAY 45%3$!9 Novel Jazz Septet, "Duke Ellington & Billy .OVEL*AZZ3EPTET h$UKE%LLINGTON"ILLY Strayhorn: Sacred & Secular A Life Mix," Husson 3TRAYHORN3ACRED3ECULARn!,IFE-IX v(USSON University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $10. 9425NIVERSITY'RACIE4HEATRE "ANGOR 6781, Ext. 114. 7 p.m.  %XTPM WEDNESDAY 7%$.%3$!9 Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, with -AINE3ONGWRITERS!SSOCIATION3HOWCASE WITH Bass Box, Rob Cimitile, John Hasnip and Robby "ASS"OX 2OB#IMITILE *OHN(ASNIPAND2OBBY Simpson, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5; 3IMPSON /NE,ONGFELLOW3QUARE 0ORTLAND tickets at the door, 7 p.m. TICKETSATTHEDOORONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOMPM

JAN. 12 *!. Poco, acoustic country rock, One Longfellow 0OCO ACOUSTICCOUNTRYROCK /NE,ONGFELLOW Square, Portland. $35. 3QUARE 0ORTLANDONELONGFELLOWSQUARECOM 8 p.m. PM

COMEDY N#/-%$9 Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, /PEN-IC#OMEDY.IGHT  PLUS3LAINTE Portland, 8 p.m. today and 0ORTLANDSLAINTEWINEBARCOMPMTODAYAND Jan. 12. *AN Ray Harrington, with guests, 18-plus; Comedy 2AY(ARRINGTON WITHGUESTS  PLUS#OMEDY Connection, Portland. $15. 8 #ONNECTION 0ORTLANDMAINECOMEDYCOM p.m. Friday and Saturday. PM&RIDAYAND3ATURDAY "Superhero," live stand-up show by Harvie filmed h3UPERHERO vLIVESTAND UPSHOWBY(ARVIElLMED for TV special, Portland Stage Company. Sold out. FOR46SPECIAL 0ORTLAND3TAGE#OMPANY3OLDOUT 7 p.m. Saturday. IANHARVIECOMTICKETSPM3ATURDAY The B-Rad Comedy Blowout Tour, DVD-release 4HE" 2AD#OMEDY"LOWOUT4OUR $6$ RELEASE party and comedy show featuring Comic B-Rad, PARTYANDCOMEDYSHOWFEATURING#OMIC" 2AD Mike Bunker, Paul Hunt and James Spizuoco; -IKE"UNKER 0AUL(UNTAND*AMES3PIZUOCO Lucid Stage, Portland. $12. 8 p.m. ,UCID3TAGE 0ORTLANDLUCIDSTAGECOMPM Jan. 12. *AN

BARS/CLUBS N"!23#,5"3 TODAY 4/$!9 Brendan Asquith, singer-songwriter, Blue, "RENDAN!SQUITH SINGER SONGWRITER "LUE Portland. Donation, 8 p.m. 0ORTLAND$ONATIONPORTCITYBLUECOMPM Geoff Zimmerman and Pete Miller, urban folk, 'EOFF:IMMERMANAND0ETE-ILLER URBANFOLK Blue, Portland. Donation, 10 "LUE 0ORTLAND$ONATIONPORTCITYBLUECOM p.m. PM Poke Chop &The Other White Meat, open blues 0OKE#HOP4HE/THER7HITE-EAT OPENBLUES jam, The Cage, Lewiston. 783-0668. 8 p.m. JAM 4HE#AGE ,EWISTON PM Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21"AND"EYOND$ESCRIPTION JAM BANDCOVERS 

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*USTIN7ALTON ROADSONGS !NDYS/LD0ORT0UB Justin Walton, road songs, Andy's O l d Port Pub, Portland, 8:30 p.m. 0ORTLANDANDYSOLDPORTPUBCOMPM Eric Ott, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. %RIC/TT SINGERSONGWRITER "LUE 0ORTLAND Donation. 6 p.m. PORTCITYBLUECOM$ONATIONPM )AN%THAN ACOUSTICDOUBLE NECKGUITARIST "LUE Ian Ethan, acoustic double-neck guitarist, Blue, Portland, 8 p.m. 0ORTLANDPORTCITYBLUECOMPM Eric Winter Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. %RIC7INTER1UARTET JAZZ "LUE 0ORTLAND 10 p.m. PORTCITYBLUECOMPM 4ONE+INGS SOUL JAZZANDBLUES "IG%ASY Tone Kings, soul, jazz and blues, Big Easy, Portland, 9 p.m. 0ORTLANDBIGEASYPORTLANDCOMPM Kilcollins Band, pop/rock covers, RiRa, Portland. +ILCOLLINS"AND POPROCKCOVERS 2I2A 0ORTLAND 10 p.m. RIRACOMPM (OT#LUBDE-ONDE GYPSYJAZZANDSWING 'INGKO Hot Club de Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland, 9 p.m. "LUE*AZZ#LUB 0ORTLANDGINGKOBLUECOMPM Matt Meyer and The Gumption Junction, old-timey -ATT-EYERAND4HE'UMPTION*UNCTION OLD TIMEY Americana, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland, thedo !MERICANA $OGlSH"ARAND'RILLE 0ORTLANDTHEDO 8 p.m. GlSHBARANDGRILLECOMPM Filthy Still, punk-country, with Yankee Cockfight &ILTHY3TILL PUNK COUNTRY WITH9ANKEE#OCKlGHT and Down to the Well, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, AND$OWNTOTHE7ELL  PLUS'ENOS2OCK#LUB Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. 0ORTLAND PM

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SUNDAY 35.$!9 Kevin Attra and Ronda Dale, singer-songwriters, +EVIN!TTRAAND2ONDA$ALE SINGER SONGWRITERS Andy's O l d Port Pub, Portland. 5:30 p.m. !NDYS/LD0ORT0UB 0ORTLANDPM Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry 2HYTHMIC#YPHER OPENMICOFSPOKEN WORDPOETRY with live music, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828WITHLIVEMUSIC  PLUS3LAINTE 0ORTLAND 0900. 8 p.m. PM John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmen, jazz *OHN,INSCOTTAND4HE-AINESTREAM*AZZMEN JAZZ jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. JAM 4HE,OCAL"UZZ #APE%LIZABETH$ONATION 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CAPELOCALBUZZCOMAMTOPM Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, 4RADITIONAL)RISH3ESSION )RISHMUSIC "LUE Portland, 9:30 p.m. 0ORTLANDPORTCITYBLUECOMPM The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and 4HE#OUCH OPENMICWITHHOST*OHN.ELSAND guest artist Andrew Yankowsky, Empire Dine and GUESTARTIST!NDREW9ANKOWSKY %MPIRE$INEAND Dance, Portland, 8:30 p.m. $ANCE 0ORTLANDPORTLANDEMPIRECOMPM MONDAY -/.$!9 Butcher Boy and The Cowboy Band, indie rock, "UTCHER"OYAND4HE#OWBOY"AND INDIEROCK tour kickoff show, The Oak and the Ax, TOURKICKOFFSHOW 4HE/AKANDTHE!X Biddeford. $7. "IDDEFORDTHEOAKANDTHEAXBLOGSPOTCOM 8 p.m. PM Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy's Old Port Pub, /PEN-ICWITH!LEC7ALL !NDYS/LD0ORT0UB Portland, 7 p.m. 0ORTLANDANDYSOLDPORTPUBCOMPM TUESDAY 45%3$!9 Tyler Lienhardt and Jake Hoffman, old country 4YLER,IENHARDTAND*AKE(OFFMAN OLDCOUNTRY and bluegrass, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. ANDBLUEGRASS !NDYS/LD0ORT0UB 0ORTLAND 6 p.m. ANDYSOLDPORTPUBCOMPM Karaoke Night w i t h DJ Ponyfarm, 21-plus; Slainte, +ARAOKE.IGHTWITH$*0ONYFARM  PLUS3LAINTE

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How bad of a year was it for movies? "T As )PXCBEPGBZFBSXBTJUGPSNPWJFT late as August, I was wondering if there MBUFBT"VHVTU *XBTXPOEFSJOHJGUIFSF would be enough films to fill a 10-best XPVMECFFOPVHImMNTUPmMMBCFTU list. Then came the fall movie season and MJTU5IFODBNFUIFGBMMNPWJFTFBTPOBOE everything changed. FWFSZUIJOHDIBOHFE Overall, 2011 will be remembered as a 0WFSBMM XJMMCFSFNFNCFSFEBTB mediocre year for cinema. But the bright NFEJPDSFZFBSGPSDJOFNB#VUUIFCSJHIU spots burned really, really bright. TQPUTCVSOFESFBMMZ SFBMMZCSJHIU Here is a list of the 10 best films I saw )FSFJTBMJTUPGUIFCFTUmMNT*TBX this year, with some honorable menUIJTZFBS XJUITPNFIPOPSBCMFNFO tions. (A side note: Kenneth Lonergan's UJPOT "TJEFOPUF,FOOFUI-POFSHBOT "Margaret," which features a formii.BSHBSFU wXIJDIGFBUVSFTBGPSNJ dable performance by Anna Paquin as a EBCMFQFSGPSNBODFCZ"OOB1BRVJOBTB teenager whose life is changed by a bus UFFOBHFSXIPTFMJGFJTDIBOHFECZBCVT accident, would have been high on my list BDDJEFOU XPVMEIBWFCFFOIJHIPONZMJTU if distributor Fox Searchlight had opened JGEJTUSJCVUPS'PY4FBSDIMJHIUIBEPQFOFE the film in more than a couple of cities or UIFmMNJONPSFUIBOBDPVQMFPGDJUJFTPS released it on DVD. But they didn't.) SFMFBTFEJUPO%7%#VUUIFZEJEOU

1. "MONEYBALL": Director Bennett i.0/&:#"-w%JSFDUPS#FOOFUU Miller used the fact-based of story of .JMMFSVTFEUIFGBDUCBTFEPGTUPSZPG Billy Beane, the Oakland As manager #JMMZ#FBOF UIF0BLMBOE"TNBOBHFS who thought outside the box, to illustrate XIPUIPVHIUPVUTJEFUIFCPY UPJMMVTUSBUF the ways in which every conceivable UIFXBZTJOXIJDIFWFSZDPODFJWBCMF industry has been forced to transform to JOEVTUSZIBTCFFOGPSDFEUPUSBOTGPSNUP survive in the brave new online world. TVSWJWFJOUIFCSBWFOFXPOMJOFXPSME The script, written by the formidable 5IFTDSJQU XSJUUFOCZUIFGPSNJEBCMF duo of Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, EVPPG"BSPO4PSLJOBOE4UFWFO;BJMMJBO  made dry subject matter such as budgetNBEFESZTVCKFDUNBUUFSTVDIBTCVEHFU ary constraints and salary negotiations BSZDPOTUSBJOUTBOETBMBSZOFHPUJBUJPOT utterly absorbing, and the performances VUUFSMZBCTPSCJOH BOEUIFQFSGPSNBODFT by Brad Pitt as Beane and Jonah Hill as CZ#SBE1JUUBT#FBOFBOE+POBI)JMMBT the young statistician who becomes his UIFZPVOHTUBUJTUJDJBOXIPCFDPNFTIJT advisor brought humor and warmth to BEWJTPSCSPVHIUIVNPSBOEXBSNUIUP

what should have been a somewhat dull XIBUTIPVMEIBWFCFFOBTPNFXIBUEVMM movie. Instead, "Moneyball" was funny, NPWJF*OTUFBE i.POFZCBMMwXBTGVOOZ  thrilling, illuminating and affecting. Like UISJMMJOH JMMVNJOBUJOHBOEBGGFDUJOH-JLF the best sports movies, it transcended its UIFCFTUTQPSUTNPWJFT JUUSBOTDFOEFEJUT genre to become a resonant commentary HFOSFUPCFDPNFBSFTPOBOUDPNNFOUBSZ on contemporary culture. (A bonus: Some PODPOUFNQPSBSZDVMUVSF "CPOVT4PNF of the most exciting baseball games I've PGUIFNPTUFYDJUJOHCBTFCBMMHBNFT*WF ever seen in a film, and baseball usually FWFSTFFOJOBmMN BOECBTFCBMMVTVBMMZ puts me to sleep.) QVUTNFUPTMFFQ

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4. "THE TREE OF LIFE": The most i5)&53&&0'-*'&w5IFNPTU audacious - and beautiful - movie of the BVEBDJPVToBOECFBVUJGVMoNPWJFPGUIF year, the story of a family in 1950s Texas ZFBS UIFTUPSZPGBGBNJMZJOT5FYBT seen primarily through the eyes of three TFFOQSJNBSJMZUISPVHIUIFFZFTPGUISFF brothers. Director Terrence Malick CSPUIFST%JSFDUPS5FSSFODF.BMJDL captures the essence of childhood - the DBQUVSFTUIFFTTFODFPGDIJMEIPPEoUIF sights and sounds and memories and feelTJHIUTBOETPVOETBOENFNPSJFTBOEGFFM ings - like no other filmmaker before, but JOHToMJLFOPPUIFSmMNNBLFSCFGPSF CVU his vision is expansive enough to include IJTWJTJPOJTFYQBOTJWFFOPVHIUPJODMVEF a flashback to the Big Bang, conversaBnBTICBDLUPUIF#JH#BOH DPOWFSTB tions with God and an interlude involving UJPOTXJUI(PEBOEBOJOUFSMVEFJOWPMWJOH Please see 2011, Page E26 Gc\Xj\j\\ GX^\<)-

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Adv. Tix on Sale CONTRABAND Adv. Tix on Sale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN REAL D 3D - EVENT PRICING WAR HORSE (PG-13) (1235 350 430) 700 745 won the Indie Soap of the Week award three of the 10 weeks we were up on there, and we just received a glowing review.” We Love Soaps has also nominated “Ragged Isle” for seven awards (including Best Drama Series, Best Ensemble, Best Writing, Cinematography and more), and the show is also nominated in their Top 20 Web Series of the Year poll. That’s where you come in. Unlike “Ragged Isle’s” other seven nominations, which are decided by industry professionals, the fans will decide who gets the top prize in this category. And while Dodd is excited at the prospect of winning it all, he’s grateful for the attention his show, and his cast, have already received. “We wanted to represent Maine in a good way; Maine isn’t normally known for this,” he said. “Just the nominations that we got are sort of saying, ‘Hey, man – ev-

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ainers support their filmmakers. Talking to aspiring directors around the state, that theme is a constant. People are eager to donate money, time, locations, chow and good will when fellow Mainers are trying to make their cinematic dreams a reality. And now all it’ll take is a click of the mouse. When last we checked in with Barry Dodd, creator of the Maine Web series “Ragged Isle,” he and his intrepid crew had just completed filming their first season of the “Twin Peaks”esque tale of a young newspaper photographer uncovering a tiny Maine island’s deep, dark secrets. He was exhausted and largely broke – and wondering what was in store for the film’s future. A lot, as it turns out. Since premiering on YouTube and the “Ragged Isle” website (, the series has become something of a major player in the (admittedly under-the radar) webseries community. “It’s been super far beyond anything we had planned on as far as the response,” says Dodd. That response was helped enormously by the podcast Indie Intertube (, which championed the show after Dodd sent them a video, resulting in international attention. “People in Ireland and the U.K. started contacting us,” he said. “(Indie Intertube) became awesome friends of ours; we owe those two ladies a lot.” From there, “Ragged Isle” became a favorite of another influential website, We Love Soaps ( “Of all places!” exclaims Dodd. “Actually, they don’t cover just soap operas necessarily – they have a big focus on all independent online series as well. We sent them a link, and things sort of took off. ‘Ragged Isle’

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Unrated extended cut, extended flashback dates, deleted scenes, gag reel. “HIGHER GROUND” (R, 109 minutes): “Higher Ground” is refreshingly free of proselytizing; however, it isn’t a story of faith but of faithlessness. First-time director Vera Farmiga, who also plays the heroine, Corinne, brings an actor’s sensitivity to her behind-the-camera work. The cast (including Joshua Leonard as Corinne’s earnestly uncurious Christian husband, Dagmara Dominczyck as her earthy best friend and Bill Irwin as the pastor of their hippie-meets-bornagain sect) is uniformly solid. But despite all its honesty, the film ultimately feels like a bit of a cop-out. Corinne’s faith, which swings from doubt to surety after her infant daughter is rescued from a bus accident, and then back to doubt again when tragedy strikes another loved one, is shown as something fickle and insubstantial. Late in the story, Corinne meets a hunky, worldly mailman (Sean Mahon) who hints that there may be more to life: books! romance! In that sense, Corinne does, in fact, seem to reach higher ground. Contains sexual dialogue and images and some obscenity. DVD extras: Commentary by Farmiga, Leonard and producer Renn Hawkey; deleted scenes, Los Angeles Film Festival Q & A, making-of featurette. ALSO: “There Be Dragons,” “1911,” “The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption,” “Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season” (HBO), “Answer This!,” “Doctor Who: The Android Invasion” and “Doctor Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs” (both BBC/Warner), “Diary of a Single Mom,” “A Mile in His Shoes,” “Sinners and Saints,” “NOVA: Iceman Murder Mystery” and “NOVA: Deadliest Volcanoes” (both PBS), “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Series 2, Season 1,” “An Idiot Abroad,” “Columbo: Mystery Movie Collection 1994-2003” (Universal, three-disc set), “Dennis the Menace Season Four (1962-63)” (Shout! Factory, five-disc set), “Hawaii Five-0: The 12th and Final Season (1979-80)” (CBS Home Entertainment/ Paramount Home Entertainment, five-disc set), “The Station Agent” and “The Garfield Show: Dinosaurs and Other Animal Adventures.” – The Washington Post

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"WAR HORSE" (PG-13) (2:26) Stars Jeremy Irvine, ÂľE/@6=@A3Âś>5! ( $AbO`a8S`S[g7`dW\S Peter Mullan and Emily Watson. Directed by Steven >SbS`;cZZO\O\R3[WZgEOba]\2W`SQbSRPgAbSdS\ Spielberg. Set during World War I in Europe, a young A^WSZPS`UASbRc`W\UE]`ZREO`7W\3c`]^SOg]c\U man meets and trains a horse. The pair are forced to [O\[SSbaO\Rb`OW\aOV]`aSBVS^OW`O`ST]`QSRb] part, and the film follows the horse's journey as he ^O`bO\RbVSÂżZ[T]ZZ]eabVSV]`aS¸aX]c`\SgOaVS moves through the war and the lives he touches along []dSabV`]cUVbVSeO`O\RbVSZWdSaVSb]cQVSaOZ]\U "TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY" (R) (2:07) Stars Gary ÂľB7<93@B/7:=@A=:273@A>GÂś@ (%AbO`a5O`g the way. bVSeOg Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. Directed by Tomas =ZR[O\1]ZW\4W`bVO\RB][6O`Rg2W`SQbSRPgB][Oa "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN" (R) (2:00) Stars Michelle Âľ;GE339E7B6;/@7:G<Âś@ (AbO`a;WQVSZZS Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\RB]ROgESR Alfredson. In 1970s England, the head of MI6 dispatches /ZT`SRa]\7\'%a3\UZO\RbVSVSOR]T;7$RWa^ObQVSa Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. EWZZWO[a3RRWS@SR[Og\SO\R9S\\SbV0`O\OUV 3:30, 6:30, 9:25; Cinemagic Grand (South 12:30, (!!(!$(!'( #)1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV a spy to meet with a Hungarian general, but something Oa^gb][SSbeWbVO6c\UO`WO\US\S`OZPcba][SbVW\U Paramount Pictures >O`O[]c\b>WQbc`Sa 2W`SQbSRPgAW[]\1c`bWa/RO^bSRT`][bVS[S[]W`a Directed by Simon Curtis. Adapted from the memoirs Portland) Today 3, 6:30, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:30,4:45, 8; >]`bZO\RB]ROg!$(!'("4`WESR(!"("#&) goes wrong and the general dies before he can reveal U]Sae`]\UO\RbVSUS\S`OZRWSaPST]`SVSQO\`SdSOZ S u z a n C r o w l e y in "The Devil Inside." of Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, AchO\1`]eZSgW\ÂľBVS2SdWZ7\aWRSÂś ]T1]ZW\1ZO`YO\S[^Z]gSS]TAW`:Oc`S\QS=ZWdWS` Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:25, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30; 1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR ( #!(!$(!'(!) the information. Veteran agent George Smiley is called bVSW\T]`[ObW]\DSbS`O\OUS\b5S]`USA[WZSgWaQOZZSR about the tense interaction between Olivier and OP]cbbVSbS\aSW\bS`OQbW]\PSbeSS\=ZWdWS`O\R Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:40, 3, 6:30,9:40 Fri1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg("!$(!'("4`W back from forced retirement to find a mole and stop POQYT`][T]`QSR`SbW`S[S\bb]Âż\RO[]ZSO\Rab]^ Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50, AV]eW\UOb(1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg(# Marilyn Monroe during production of "The Prince and ;O`WZg\;]\`]SRc`W\U^`]RcQbW]\]TÂľBVS>`W\QSO\R Wed 11:50, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40; Brunswick 10 Today 12:35, ESR(#!($(!'(")0`c\aeWQYB]ROg (!# the flow of British secrets to the Russians. bVSĂ&#x20AC;]e]T0`WbWaVaSQ`Sbab]bVS@caaWO\a 2:10, 4:30 ("(! the Showgirl." bVSAV]eUW`ZÂś 3:50,4:30, 7, 7:45 Fri-Wed 12:50, 4:10, 6:40, 7:40, 9:50; !(#"(!%%("#4`WESR (#"($("%("'(#) Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:15,4, =^S\W\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\R4`WESR(#" Showing at: Nickelodeon Today 12:40, 5, 7:15, AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\B]ROg ("2:50, (##%(# Windham 5 Star Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Sat 12:45, 3:50, EW\RVO[#AbO`4`W!(#$("#'(!#AOb ("#!(# 6:50, 9:30; Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sat 1:30,4, $(#'(!)3dS\W\UabO`0`c\aeWQY4`WAOb(!" "THE DARKEST HOUR" (PG-13) (1:29) Stars Emile ÂľB632/@93AB6=C@Âś>5!( 'AbO`a3[WZS 9:40 Fri-Wed 12:40, 5,7:15, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook '("4`WESR ("#%(#'(")1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]Y 6:45, 9:35 Sun 12:45 3:50, 6:45 Mon-Tues 3:50, 6:45 $("#'(!#Ac\ ("#!(#$("#;]\BcSa!(#$("# 6:30,9 Mon-Wed 1:30,4, 6:30; Cinemagic Westbrook $(!';]\ESR(!"$(!)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]Y Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael 6W`aQV=ZWdWOBVW`ZPg;Of;W\UVSZZOO\R@OQVOSZ Today 11:40, 2,4:30, 7:20,10 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2,"("% 4:40, 7 B]ROg(" "(!%( 4`WESR(" Wed 12:45,3:50, 6:45; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Thurs ESR ("#!(#$("#)<]`RWQO4`SS^]`b4`WBVc`a Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 4`WESR ( !(!$("'(! Taylor. Directed by Chris Gorak. Set in Moscow, five BOgZ]`2W`SQbSRPg1V`Wa5]`OYASbW\;]aQ]eÂżdS 6:20, 9:20; Falmouth 10 Fri 4:30, 7:45 Sat12:15, (#!(3:20, $( '( )4OZ[]cbV4`W"(!%("#AOb young people find themselves stranded and fighting to g]c\U^S]^ZSÂż\RbVS[aSZdSaab`O\RSRO\RÂżUVbW\Ub] "NEW YEAR'S EVE" (PG-13) (1:48) Stars Sarah Jessica Sun 1:20, 4:30, 7:45 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:45 Âľ<3EG3/@¸A3D3Âś>5!("&AbO`aAO`OV8SaaWQO "THE DEVIL INSIDE" (R) Stars Fernanda Andrade, ÂľB6323D7:7<A723Âś@AbO`a4S`\O\RO/\R`ORS Ac\( "(!%("#;]\ESR"(!%("# survive in the wake of an alien attack on the planet's ac`dWdSW\bVSeOYS]TO\OZWS\ObbOQY]\bVS^ZO\Sb¸a Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. Directed by >O`YS`8SaaWQO0WSZO\R/aVb]\9cbQVS`2W`SQbSRPg Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth. Directed by Wil- ^]eS`ac^^Zg AW[]\?cO`bS`[O\O\R3dO\6SZ[cbV2W`SQbSRPgEWZ power supply. Garry Marshall. Several couples and singles find love, 5O``g;O`aVOZZASdS`OZQ]c^ZSaO\RaW\UZSaÂż\RZ]dS liam Brent Bell. A woman becomes involved in a series ZWO[0`S\b0SZZ/e][O\PSQ][SaW\d]ZdSRW\OaS`WSa "WE BOUGHT A ZOO" (PG-13) (2:04) Stars Matt ÂľE30=C56B/H==Âś>5! ("AbO`a;Obb Showing at: Windham 5 Star Today 4:15, 7:10 Fri-Sat AV]eW\UOb(EW\RVO[#AbO`B]ROg"(#%(4`WAOb forgiveness and second chances on a magical night in T]`UWdS\SaaO\RaSQ]\RQVO\QSa]\O[OUWQOZ\WUVbW\ of unauthorized exorcisms in Italy during her mission ]Tc\OcbV]`WhSRSf]`QWa[aW\7bOZgRc`W\UVS`[WaaW]\ Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. 2O[]\AQO`ZSbb8]VO\aa]\O\RBV][Oa6ORS\1Vc`QV 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:20, (3D), '(#)1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR (  2:25 ( #!2 New York New Year's Eve. <SeG]`YÂł<SeGSO`¸a3dS to discover what happened to her mother, who allegb]RWaQ]dS`eVObVO^^S\SRb]VS`[]bVS`eV]OZZSU Directed by Cameron Crowe. Following his wife's death, 4:30 (3D), 7 (3D), 9; Cinemagic Westbrook (all 3D) 2W`SQbSRPg1O[S`]\1`]eS4]ZZ]eW\UVWaeWTS¸aRSObV "(!!2%!2')1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YOZZ!2 Showing at: Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) AV]eW\UOb(1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\R edly murdered three people during her own exorcism. SRZg[c`RS`SRbV`SS^S]^ZSRc`W\UVS`]e\Sf]`QWa[ a father and his two children decide to make a fresh Today 11:30,1:50,4:20, 7, 9:20 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:20, OTObVS`O\RVWabe]QVWZR`S\RSQWRSb][OYSOT`SaV B]ROg(!(#"( %'( 4`WESR ( !(  Today 6:50, 9:40; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:15, B]ROg$(#'(")1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR (# Opening at: Brunswick 10 Fri-Wed 1:35,3:45, 7:30,10; $(#'( =^S\W\UOb(0`c\aeWQY4`WESR(!#!("#%(!) start by buying property in the country. That land also 6:50, 9:20; Brunswick 10 Today (all 3D) 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, )0`c\aeWQYB]ROgOZZ!2( "( %(! abO`bPgPcgW\U^`]^S`bgW\bVSQ]c\b`gBVObZO\ROZa] 2:45, 6:45,9:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 7:20,10 ("#$("#'(#)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg%(  Falmouth 10 Fri 4:50, 7:30,10 Sat 2,"(#%(!Ac\ 4:50, 7:30,10 Sun 4OZ[]cbV4`W"(#%(!AOb happens to include an old wildlife park with many 9:50 Fri-Tues 7:20, 9:45; Falmouth 10 (all 3D) Fri-Sat '(#4`WBcSa%( '("#)4OZ[]cbVOZZ!24`WAOb VO^^S\ab]W\QZcRSO\]ZReWZRZWTS^O`YeWbV[O\g Fri-Wed 2,"("%( 4:40, 7:20; Falmouth 10 Fri-Sat 9:30 Sun4`WESR )4OZ[]cbV4`WAOb'(!Ac\ 2,4:50,7:30 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand "(#%(!;]\ESR"(#%(!)1W\S[OUWQ5`O\R animals still living there. 9:45 Sun-Wed 7:15 '("#Ac\ESR%(# O\W[OZaabWZZZWdW\UbVS`S Wed 6:55 ESR$(## (South Portland) 11:30,1:50,4:10, 7:20,9:30; Cinemagic A]cbV>]`bZO\R(!(#"(%( '(!)1W\S[OUWQ Showing at: Windham 5 Star Today 4:10,6:55 Fri AV]eW\UOb(EW\RVO[#AbO`B]ROg"($(##4`W Saco Fri-Wed 12, 2:10,4:15,7,9:10; Cinemagic WestAOQ]4`WESR ("(#%'()1W\S[OUWQESab "THE DESCENDANTS" (R) (1:55) Stars George ÂľB6323A13<2/<BAÂś@(##AbO`a5S]`US 4:10, 6:55, 9:30 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:30 Sun 1:20, "($(##'(!AOb( "($(##'(!Ac\(  "SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS" ÂľA63@:=196=:;3A(/5/;3=4A6/2=EAÂś brook Fri-Wed 11:50, 2,"( 4:20, 7, 9:20 P`]]Y4`WESR(# %'(  Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller. Directed 1Z]]\SgAVOWZS\SE]]RZSgO\R/[O`O;WZZS`2W`SQbSR 4:10, 6:55 Mon-Tues 4:10, 6:55 Wed 1:20,4:10, 6:55; "($(##;]\BcSa"($(##ESR( "($(##) (PG-13) (2:09) Stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, >5! ('AbO`a@]PS`b2]e\Sg8`8cRS:Oe by Alexander Payne. A Hawaiian land baron tries to rePg/ZSfO\RS`>Og\S/6OeOWWO\ZO\RPO`]\b`WSab]`S Nordica (Freeport) Today 1,4, 6:50, 9:50 Fri-Wed 4, 9; <]`RWQO4`SS^]`bB]ROg"$(#'(#4`WESR"') Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. 8O`SR6O``Wa@OQVSZ;Q/RO[aO\R<]][W@O^OQS connect with his two daughters after his wife's boating Q]\\SQbeWbVVWabe]ROcUVbS`aOTbS`VWaeWTS¸aP]ObW\U Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 1:40, 1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\RB]ROgESR(" Directed by Guy Ritchie. Austria's crown prince is found 2W`SQbSRPg5cg@WbQVWS/cab`WO¸aQ`]e\^`W\QSWaT]c\R accident leaves her on life support. OQQWRS\bZSOdSaVS`]\ZWTSac^^]`b 4:20, 7:15,10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12:30,3:15, "( %(#)1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR (!!(# dead and Holmes believes the crime is a piece of a RSORO\R6]Z[SaPSZWSdSabVSQ`W[SWaO^WSQS]TO Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:10, AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\RB]ROg( 6:45, 9:25; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 12,!($(" 3:10, 6:40, $("#'( #)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg * * * * * * * larger puzzle designed by his nemisis, the evil genius ZO`US`^chhZSRSaWU\SRPgVWa\S[WaWabVSSdWZUS\Wca 4, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1:30,4:20, 7, 9:35; Cinemagic "$(#'(!4`WESR(!"( %'(!#)1W\S[OUWQ 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:10, 6:40, 9:30; Brunswick 10 Today '(!4`WESR (!($("'(!)0`c\aeWQYB]ROg Moriarty. ;]`WO`bg Westbrook Today 12:20, 3, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:20, 3, "THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN" (PG) (1:47) Stars ESabP`]]YB]ROg ( !$(#'(!4`WESR ( ! 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:25, 6:50, 9:40; ÂľB63/2D3<BC@3A=4B7<B7<Âś>5("%AbO`a  ("!("$("'(!#4`WESR(!"( #$(#'(") Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\RB]ROgESR 6:50, 9:40 Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig. Directed $(#'(" Falmouth 10 Fri 4:05, 7, 9:50 Sat 1:15,4:05, 7, 9:50 Sun 8O[WS0SZZ/\RgAS`YWaO\R2O\WSZ1`OWU2W`SQbSR 4OZ[]cbV4`W"(#%'(#AOb(#"(#%'(#Ac\ 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20; Windham 5 Star Today 3:55, 6:45 !(#$("'( )EW\RVO[#AbO`B]ROg!(##$("# by Steven Spielberg. Tintin, a young reporter, and his 1:15,4:05, 7 Mon-Wed 4:05, 7 PgAbSdS\A^WSZPS`UBW\bW\Og]c\U`S^]`bS`O\RVWa (#"(#%;]\ESR"(#% Fri 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 Sat 1, 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 Sun 1, 3:55, 4`W!(##$("#'("AOb!(##$("#'("Ac\!(## faithful dog Snowy set off on a treasure hunt for a "THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO" (R) (2:38) ÂľB6357@:E7B6B632@/5=<B/BB==Âś@ (!& TOWbVTcZR]UA\]egaSb]TT]\Ob`SOac`SVc\bT]`O 6:45 Mon-Tues 3:55, 6:45 Wed 1, 3:55, 6:45; Nordica $("#;]\BcSa!(##$("#ESR!(##$("#)<]`RWQO sunken ship. The pair are kidnapped and turned over to AbO`a2O\WSZ1`OWU@]]\Sg;O`OAbSZZO\AYO`aUO`RO\R Stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard and ac\YS\aVW^BVS^OW`O`SYWR\O^^SRO\Rbc`\SR]dS`b] "YOUNG ADULT" (R) (1:34) Stars Charlize Theron, ÂľG=C<5/2C:BÂś@(!"AbO`a1VO`ZWhSBVS`]\ (Freeport) Today-Wed 1:15,4:15,7:10,10; Cinemagic 4`SS^]`bB]ROgESR(#"(#%()1W\S[OUWQ Captain Haddock, who is also looking for the treasure. Robin Wright. Directed by David Fincher. A disgraced @]PW\E`WUVb2W`SQbSRPg2OdWR4W\QVS`/RWaU`OQSR 1O^bOW\6ORR]QYeV]WaOZa]Z]]YW\UT]`bVSb`SOac`S Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. Directed by Jason Grand (South Portland) Today-Wed 1:30,4:20,7:10,10; >Ob`WQYEWZa]\O\R>Obb]\=aeOZb2W`SQbSRPg8Oa]\ 5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\RB]ROgESR(!"( %() journalist gets assistance from a computer hacker to Showing at: Windham 5 Star (all 3D) Today 4, 6:50 X]c`\OZWabUSbaOaaWabO\QST`][OQ][^cbS`VOQYS`b] AV]eW\UOb(EW\RVO[#AbO`OZZ!2B]ROg"$(# Reitman. Soon after her divorce, a successful writer Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed 12:20, 3, 3:20, 6:30, @SWb[O\A]]\OTbS`VS`RWd]`QSOacQQSaaTcZe`WbS` 1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROgESR ( !!( $(! unravel a horrific family history while investigating the Fri 4, 6:50, 9:20 Sat 1:15, 4, 6:50, 9:20 Sun 1:15,4, 6:50 c\`OdSZOV]``WÂżQTO[WZgVWab]`geVWZSW\dSabWUObW\UbVS 4`W"$(#'( AOb(#"$(#'( Ac\(#"$(# 6:50, 9:50; Cinemagic Saco Today 12,2:45, 6:45, 7, 9:25, of teen literature returns to her hometown looking to $(#'(#)1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROg ("#$("#%'( # ]TbSS\ZWbS`Obc`S`Sbc`\ab]VS`V][Sb]e\Z]]YW\Ub] disappearance of a woman who went missing 40 years Mon-Tues 4,6:50 Wed 1:15,4,6:50; Cinemagic Grand RWaO^^SO`O\QS]TOe][O\eV]eS\b[WaaW\U"gSO`a 9:45 Fri-Wed 12, 2:45, 6:45, 9:25; Brunswick 10 Today ;]\BcSa"$(#ESR(#"$(#)1W\S[OUWQ5`O\R rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now `SYW\RZSO`][O\QSeWbVVS`SfP]gT`WS\ReV]Wa\]e '("#4`WESR  ("#$("#'( #)0`c\aeWQYB]ROg ago. (South Portland) Today 2!2"(!!2%(!2 (3D), 4:30 (3D), 7:10 (3D), OU] A]cbV>]`bZO\RB]ROg 1:10,4, 6:50, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4, 7:10,10; Falmouth married with kids. [O``WSReWbVYWRa ("$(#'("4`WESR("%()4OZ[]cbV 9:40 (3D) Fri-Wed 11:30 (3D), 2,4:30 (3D), 7:10 (3D), Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today-Wed AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\RB]ROgESR '("!24`WESR(!!2 "(!!2%(!2 10 Fri 4, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 1:10,4, 6:50, 9:40 Sun 4, 6:50 Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Today 1:40,4:45, AV]eW\UOb(<WQYSZ]RS]\>]`bZO\RB]ROg(""("# 4`W"$(#'("AOb("$(#'("Ac\"$(# 9:40 (3D); Cinemagic Westbrook Today-Wed (all 3D) 4:15, 7:45; Windham 5 Star Today 3:45, 7:30 Fri 12:50, (#"(#%("#)EW\RVO[#AbO`B]ROg!("#%(!4`W '("!2)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROgESROZZ!2 Mon-Wed 4, 6:50 7:30,9:50 Fri-Wed 2:50; Eveningstar (Brunswick) Today %(!'(#4`WESR (#)3dS\W\UabO`0`c\aeWQYB]ROg ;]\ESR"$(# 11:40, 2:10,4:40,7:20,10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sat 12:40, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sun 12:40, (" ("("%( )1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR  !(!$(!'(!AOb ("!(!$(!'(!Ac\ (" 1:30,3:45,6,8:15; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 4:20, (!!("#$&(#)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg"(  (IMAX 3D), 12:10, (IMAX 3D), 2:30,4:50, 7:15, 9:35; 3:30, 6:30 Mon-Tues 3:30, 6:30 Wed 12:40, 3:30, 6:30; !(!$(!;]\BcSa!(!$(!ESR ("!(!$(!) 7;/F!2 ( 2:20 ( 7;/F!2 (!"(#%(#'(!#) 7:10, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12,10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1" ÂľB63BE7:756BA/5/(0@3/97<52/E<Âł>/@BÂś %('(#4`WESR )1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR Nordica (Freeport) (all 3D) Today-Wed 12:45, 3:15, 6:30, 1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV>]`bZO\RB]ROg!$(! Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Today 3,6:30, <]`RWQO4`SS^]`bOZZ!2B]ROgESR ("#!(#$(! 7:10,9:20 (PG-13) (1:57) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson >5!(#%AbO`a9`WabS\AbSeO`b@]PS`b>ObbW\a]\ %('(  9:10; Brunswick 10 Today 1,1:30 (3D), 3:30, 4:20 (3D), 9:50 Fri-Wed 1,4:40, 8; Cinemagic Westbrook Today '(#4`WESR"("&)1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg '()0`c\aeWQYB]ROg(!!2!(!"( !2 and Taylor Lautner. Directed by Bill Condon. 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AV]eW\UOb(EW\RVO[#AbO`B]ROg#%(#4`W"(! ^WQYaT]`bVSPSab]TbVS^OabgSO` Fan voting began (at 'BOWPUJOHCFHBO BUXFMPWFTPBQTOFU  7:15 Sat-Sun 1:30,4:30, 7:15 Mon-Tues 4:30, 7:15 Wed "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL" (PG-13) Âľ;7AA7=<7;>=AA70:3(56=AB>@=B=1=:Âś>5! %(#AObAc\(!"(!%(#;]\BcSa"(!%(#ESR On Thursday, it's W e r n e r Herzog's =\BVc`aROgWb¸aES`\S`6S`h]U¸a on Jan. 1, and ends on Feb. 13. PO+BO BOEFOETPO'FC 1:30,4:30, 7:15; Nordica (Freeport) Today 12:15,2:30, Stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula (2:13) (!AbO`aB][1`cWaS8S`S[g@S\\S`O\R>OcZO (!"(!%(#)<]`RWQO4`SS^]`bB]ROg (# (! dazzling d o c u m e n t a r y of the ancient ROhhZW\UR]Qc[S\bO`g]TbVSO\QWS\b "OEBGUFSUIBU And after that? 4:45, 7, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1,6:50; Cinemagic Grand (South Patton. Directed by Brad Bird. The agency Ethan Hunt >Obb]\2W`SQbSRPg0`OR0W`RBVSOUS\Qg3bVO\6c\b "("#%'(!4`WESR$(#)1W\S[OUWQ5`O\RA]cbV cave p a i n t i n g s in C h a u v e t Cave, i8FTIPUTFBTPOTUXPBOEUISFFUPHFUIFS "We shot seasons two and three together QOdS^OW\bW\UaW\1VOcdSb1OdS Portland) Today 2,4:20, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Wed 11:40, 2, works for is shut down when it's implicated in the e]`YaT]`WaaVcbR]e\eVS\Wb¸aW[^ZWQObSRW\bVS >]`bZO\RB]ROg "( $(#'(4`WESR(" France, "Cave o f F o r g o t t e n Dreams." 4`O\QSÂľ1OdS]T4]`U]bbS\2`SO[aÂś UIJTQBTUTVNNFS wTBJE%PEE iBOEFWFSZ this past summer," said Dodd, "and every4:20, 6:50, 9:10; Cinemagic Westbrook Today 11:50,12, bombing of the Kremlin, causing Hunt and his team to P][PW\U]TbVS9`S[ZW\QOcaW\U6c\bO\RVWabSO[b] "( $(#'()1W\S[OUWQESabP`]]YB]ROg(#  S aturday brings the cinematic AObc`ROgP`W\UabVSQW\S[ObWQ UIJOHJTCJHHFSBOEIPQFGVMMZCFUUFSw 2, 2:10,4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:10, 4:20, 7:10, go rogue to clear their organization's name. thing is bigger and hopefully better." 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" in t h e d o c u m e n t a r y "I B]ROg ( (!!(!(!$("%'("4`WESR %(#'( AOb(""("%(#'( Ac\(""("%(# OeOYS\W\U-ÂśW\bVSR]Qc[S\bO`gÂľ7 premiere there starting in the spring. QSFNJFSFUIFSFTUBSUJOHJOUIFTQSJOH Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:05 3:10, 3:30, 6:40, 7,10; Cinemagic Saco Today-Wed 12,!(!(!$("%)1W\S[OUWQAOQ]B]ROgESR ;]\ESR"("%(# A m . " A n d o n W e d n e s d a y , it's "Toast," /[Âś/\R]\ESR\SaROgWb¸aÂľB]OabÂś "The stakes were raised enormously i5IFTUBLFTXFSFSBJTFEFOPSNPVTMZ 3, 4:40 (IMAX), 6:30, 7:30 (IMAX), 9:15,10:15 12:10, (!"("7;/F$(!%(!7;/F'(#(# t h e a u t o b i o g r a p h i c a l tale o f f o o d bVSOcb]PW]U`O^VWQOZbOZS]TT]]R this summer because of the response we UIJTTVNNFSCFDBVTFPGUIFSFTQPOTFXF (IMAX); Nordica (Freeport) Today-Wed 12:30, 3:30, "ARTHUR CHRISTMAS" (PG) (1:27) Stars James McA- 7;/F)<]`RWQO4`SS^]`bB]ROgESR (!!(! Âľ/@B6C@16@7AB;/AÂś>5( %AbO`a8O[Sa;Q/ w r i t e r Nigel Slater's g a s t r o n o m i c a l l y e`WbS`<WUSZAZObS`¸aUOab`]\][WQOZZg received," said Dodd. 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Lucid Stage in Portland. Gage and cast -VDJE4UBHFJO1PSUMBOE(BHFBOEDBTU members will engage the audience in NFNCFSTXJMMFOHBHFUIFBVEJFODFJO talk-back sessions after the plays. UBMLCBDLTFTTJPOTBGUFSUIFQMBZT Borden (1860-1927) was accused of #PSEFO  XBTBDDVTFEPG killing her father and stepmother with LJMMJOHIFSGBUIFSBOETUFQNPUIFSXJUI a hatchet at their home in Fall River, BIBUDIFUBUUIFJSIPNFJO'BMM3JWFS  Mass., in 1892. The case drew interna.BTT JO5IFDBTFESFXJOUFSOB tional attention and turned Borden into UJPOBMBUUFOUJPOBOEUVSOFE#PSEFOJOUP an infamous figure. She was acquitted, BOJOGBNPVTmHVSF4IFXBTBDRVJUUFE  but was presumed guilty by the public CVUXBTQSFTVNFEHVJMUZCZUIFQVCMJD for the rest of her life - and thereafter. GPSUIFSFTUPGIFSMJGFoBOEUIFSFBGUFS Various theories have been floated 7BSJPVTUIFPSJFTIBWFCFFOnPBUFE over the years, including a popular one PWFSUIFZFBST JODMVEJOHBQPQVMBSPOF that presumes the maid, Bridget SulUIBUQSFTVNFTUIFNBJE #SJEHFU4VM livan, committed the murders. That's MJWBO DPNNJUUFEUIFNVSEFST5IBUT a line of thinking to which Gage subBMJOFPGUIJOLJOHUPXIJDI(BHFTVC scribes. "The maid clearly did it," she TDSJCFTi5IFNBJEDMFBSMZEJEJU wTIF said. TBJE A lesbian playwright and historian with "MFTCJBOQMBZXSJHIUBOEIJTUPSJBOXJUI a national reputation, Gage has been BOBUJPOBMSFQVUBUJPO (BHFIBTCFFO interested in Borden for many years. JOUFSFTUFEJO#PSEFOGPSNBOZZFBST Because so much of Borden's life was #FDBVTFTPNVDIPG#PSEFOTMJGFXBT Please see BORDEN, PageE30 Gc\Xj\j\\0=@23<GX^\<*'

"AROUND THE HOUSE," an art Âľ/@=C<2B636=CA3ÂśO\O`b show by the Center for aV]ePgbVS1S\bS`T]` Maine Contemporary Art ;OW\S1]\bS[^]`O`g/`b featuring 17 contemporary TSObc`W\U%Q]\bS[^]`O`g Maine photographers, ;OW\S^V]b]U`O^VS`a opens at 5 p.m. Friday ]^S\aOb#^[4`WROg at the Portland Public ObbVS>]`bZO\R>cPZWQ Library. The show is :WP`O`gBVSaV]eWa organized by CMCA ]`UO\WhSRPg1;1/ curator emeritus Bruce Qc`Ob]`S[S`Wbca0`cQS Brown. 0`]e\ WHERE: Lewis Gallery, E63@3(:SeWa5OZZS`g Portland Public Library >]`bZO\R>cPZWQ:WP`O`g WHEN: Opens at 5 p.m. E63<(=^S\aOb#^[ Friday. On view through 4`WROg=\dWSebV`]cUV Jan. 28. 8O\ & HOW MUCH: Free 6=E;C16(4`SS INFO: 7<4=(Q[QO\]e]`U

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TODAY 4/$!9 Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday 0ORTLAND#ONSERVATORYOF-USIC.OONDAY Concert, with Chiharu Naruse, piano, and Robert #ONCERT WITH#HIHARU.ARUSE PIANO AND2OBERT Dan, viola, First Parish Unitarian Universalist $AN VIOLA &IRST0ARISH5NITARIAN5NIVERSALIST Church, Portland. Free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. #HURCH 0ORTLAND&REE PM FRIDAY &2)$!9 Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano Trio #HAMBER-%-USIC3ERIES 3CHUMANN0IANO4RIO and two Delius duos, Freeport Community Center. ANDTWO$ELIUSDUOS &REEPORT#OMMUNITY#ENTER 11 a.m. &REETINYURLCOMCHAMBER-%AM Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano #HAMBER-%-USIC3ERIES 3CHUMANN0IANO Trio and two Delius duos, State Street Church, 4RIOANDTWO$ELIUSDUOS 3TATE3TREET#HURCH Portland. Free. 251-1953. 5 p.m. 0ORTLAND&REE PM SATURDAY 3!452$!9 Chamber ME Music Series, Schumann Piano Trio #HAMBER-%-USIC3ERIES 3CHUMANN0IANO4RIO and two Delius duos, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. ANDTWO$ELIUSDUOS 2IVER4REE!RTS +ENNEBUNK Free. 967-9120. Noon. &REE .OON "An Epiphany Celebration," presented by Choral h!N%PIPHANY#ELEBRATION vPRESENTEDBY#HORAL Art Society, Williston-lmmanuel United Church, !RT3OCIETY 7ILLISTON )MMANUEL5NITED#HURCH Portland. $15. 7:30 p.m. 0ORTLANDCHORALARTORGPM SUNDAY 35.$!9 Blue Hill Concert Association Winter Concert "LUE(ILL#ONCERT!SSOCIATION7INTER#ONCERT Series, Trio Cleonice: Beethoven, Ives and 3ERIES 4RIO#LEONICE"EETHOVEN )VESAND Schubert piano trios, First Congregational Church, 3CHUBERTPIANOTRIOS &IRST#ONGREGATIONAL#HURCH Blue Hill. $30; free for high school students and "LUE(ILLFREEFORHIGHSCHOOLSTUDENTSAND under, 3 p.m. UNDERBLUEHILLCONCERTSORGPM

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ART MUSEUMS N!24-53%5-3 CONTINUING #/.4).5).' Portland Museum of Art: "The Dorothy and 0ORTLAND-USEUMOF!RTh4HE$OROTHYAND Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, (ERBERT6OGEL#OLLECTION&IFTY7ORKSFOR-AINE Part II," work of various media and styles, through 0ART)) vWORKOFVARIOUSMEDIAANDSTYLES THROUGH Jan. 29; "Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews *ANh'ATHER5PTHE&RAGMENTS4HE!NDREWS Shaker Collection," Shaker furniture, printed 3HAKER#OLLECTION v3HAKERFURNITURE PRINTED works, visual art, tools, textiles, and small craft, WORKS VISUALART TOOLS TEXTILES ANDSMALLCRAFT through Feb. 5. THROUGH&EBPORTLANDMUSEUMORG University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: 5NIVERSITYOF.EW%NGLAND!RT'ALLERY 0ORTLAND "Faces of War," photo essay of soldiers in Iraq and h&ACESOF7AR vPHOTOESSAYOFSOLDIERSIN)RAQAND Afghanistan by Jerry Robinov, through Feb. 12. !FGHANISTANBY*ERRY2OBINOV THROUGH&EB UNEEDUARTGALLERYFACESOFWARCFM Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow -AINE(ISTORICAL3OCIETY-USEUM,ONGFELLOW House, Portland: "Dressing Up, Standing Out, (OUSE 0ORTLANDh$RESSING5P 3TANDING/UT Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," &ITTING)N!DORNMENT)DENTITYIN-AINE v artifacts reveal the way Mainers dressed from ARTIFACTSREVEALTHEWAY-AINERSDRESSEDFROM the 18th to 20th centuries, through May 27. THETHTOTHCENTURIES THROUGH-AY MAINEHISTORYORG Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "Barry: The "RICK3TORE-USEUM +ENNEBUNKh"ARRY4HE Art Exhibition," Edith Cleaves Barry's paintings, !RT%XHIBITION v%DITH#LEAVES"ARRYSPAINTINGS sculpture and pen-and-ink drawings, through SCULPTUREANDPEN AND INKDRAWINGS THROUGH Monday. 985-4802. -ONDAY  Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "OWDOIN#OLLEGE-USEUMOF!RT "RUNSWICK "Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the h!LONGTHE9ANGZI2IVER2EGIONAL#ULTUREOFTHE Bronze Age from Hunan," 60 bronze vessels and "RONZE!GEFROM(UNAN vBRONZEVESSELSAND monumental bells cast in southern China between MONUMENTALBELLSCASTINSOUTHERN#HINABETWEEN 1300 B.C.E. and 221 B.C.E., through Sunday; "#%AND"#% THROUGH3UNDAY "Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?", selections of h7HERE(ATH&LEETING"EAUTY&LEDv SELECTIONSOF 19th- and 20th-century art, through Jan. 22; "After TH ANDTH CENTURYART THROUGH*ANh!FTER Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and !TGET4ODD7EBB0HOTOGRAPHS .EW9ORKAND Paris," street photography of Webb, through Jan. 0ARIS vSTREETPHOTOGRAPHYOF7EBB THROUGH*AN 29. BOWDOINEDU Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Port of -AINE-ARITIME-USEUM "ATHh0ORTOF Portland: A Ship-Shaped History," a look at 0ORTLAND!3HIP 3HAPED(ISTORY vALOOKAT Portland's past via the ships that sailed through 0ORTLANDSPASTVIATHESHIPSTHATSAILEDTHROUGH the harbors, the city's shipping and shipTHEHARBORS THECITYSSHIPPINGANDSHIP building industries, and more, through Feb. 14. BUILDINGINDUSTRIES ANDMORE THROUGH&EB MAINEMARITIMEMUSEUMORG

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Young ballerinas at the Jean Wong School of Ballet in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, were photographed by Jannes Marshall. G]c\UPOZZS`W\OaObbVS8SO\E]\UAQV]]Z]T0OZZSbW\?cO``g0Og6]\U9]\UeS`S^V]b]U`O^VSRPg8O[Sa;O`aVOZZ The image is part of the exhibition "Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia" at the Addison Woolley Gallery in Portland. BVSW[OUSWa^O`b]TbVSSfVWPWbW]\µ;OW\S>V]b]U`O^VS`a(3gSa]\/aWO¶ObbVS/RRWa]\E]]ZZSg5OZZS`gW\>]`bZO\R Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Photographs by Sara $YER,IBRARY3ACO-USEUM0HOTOGRAPHSBY3ARA Picard, still-life images in color, black and white, 0ICARD STILL LIFEIMAGESINCOLOR BLACKANDWHITE and sepia, through Jan. 3 1 . 283-3861. ANDSEPIA THROUGH*AN  Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Paul &ARNSWORTH!RT-USEUM 2OCKLAND0AUL

Caponigro, "The Hidden Presence of Places," #APONIGRO h4HE(IDDEN0RESENCEOF0LACES v black-and-white photographs, through Jan. 15; BLACK AND WHITEPHOTOGRAPHS THROUGH*AN "Beyond Rugs!", rug-hooking textile art, through h"EYOND2UGSv RUG HOOKINGTEXTILEART THROUGH Feb. 5. 596-6457. &EB 

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "The 0ENOBSCOT-ARINE-USEUM 3EARSPORTh4HE Circus Comes to Town," Bex Bros. Circus, #IRCUS#OMESTO4OWN v"EX"ROS#IRCUS

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FBTPOT(SJMMFBOE#BSNBZ easons Grille and Bar may CFPWFSMPPLFEBTKVTUBCBS be overlooked as just a bar BUUBDIFEUPBIPUFM CVUJUSF attached to a hotel, but it reBMMZIBTBMPUUPPGGFS ally has a lot to offer. -JLFPOBSFDFOU8FEOFTEBZ  Like on a recent Wednesday XIFONZGSJFOEBOE*DPVME when my friend and I could IBWFTIBSFEBOZCPUUMFPGXJOF have shared any bottle of wine GPSKVTU)PXNBOZQMBDFT for just $15. How many places DBOZPVEPUIBU can you do that? But it was a Wednesday and #VUJUXBTB8FEOFTEBZBOE we weren't in the "bottle of XFXFSFOUJOUIFiCPUUMFPG wine" kind of mood, so the XJOFwLJOEPGNPPE TPUIF bartender pointed us to the CBSUFOEFSQPJOUFEVTUPUIF specialty drink menu. TQFDJBMUZESJOLNFOV A list of six drinks was written "MJTUPGTJYESJOLTXBTXSJUUFO on a large chalkboard, offering POBMBSHFDIBMLCPBSE PGGFSJOH a variety of cocktails between BWBSJFUZPGDPDLUBJMTCFUXFFO $6 and $9. A Pick Me Up Off the BOE"1JDL.F6Q0GGUIF Floor - a mix of vodka, rum, 'MPPSoBNJYPGWPELB SVN  gin, tequila and Monster energy HJO UFRVJMBBOE.POTUFSFOFSHZ drink - was one of her suggesESJOLoXBTPOFPGIFSTVHHFT tions. UJPOT She described it as a Long 4IFEFTDSJCFEJUBTB-POH Island Iced Tea, but with the *TMBOE*DFE5FB CVUXJUIUIF boost of the energy drink mixed CPPTUPGUIFFOFSHZESJOLNJYFE in. It was a tempting suggestion, JO*UXBTBUFNQUJOHTVHHFTUJPO  but I was sure someone would CVU*XBTTVSFTPNFPOFXPVME have to pick me up off the floor IBWFUPQJDLNFVQPGGUIFnPPS if I drank it. JG*ESBOLJU Instead, I ordered a Naughty *OTUFBE *PSEFSFEB/BVHIUZ Mocha. Served in a mar.PDIB4FSWFEJOBNBS tini glass, the combination of UJOJHMBTT UIFDPNCJOBUJPOPG espresso, Pinnacle whipped FTQSFTTP 1JOOBDMFXIJQQFE vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur WPELB (PEJWBDIPDPMBUFMJRVFVS and cream was sure to fulfill BOEDSFBNXBTTVSFUPGVMmMM my never-ending craving for NZOFWFSFOEJOHDSBWJOHGPS chocolate. DIPDPMBUF This particular martini was $9. 5IJTQBSUJDVMBSNBSUJOJXBT Some may consider that steep 4PNFNBZDPOTJEFSUIBUTUFFQ for one drink, but I thought it GPSPOFESJOL CVU*UIPVHIUJU was well worth it, and it was so XBTXFMMXPSUIJU BOEJUXBTTP rich, I don't think I could have SJDI *EPOUUIJOL*DPVMEIBWF had more than one anyway. IBENPSFUIBOPOFBOZXBZ Tucked behind the Howard 5VDLFECFIJOEUIF)PXBSE Johnson just off the turnpike, +PIOTPOKVTUPGGUIFUVSOQJLF  Seasons Grille is a great place 4FBTPOT(SJMMFJTBHSFBUQMBDF


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and dominated my taste buds. BOEEPNJOBUFENZUBTUFCVET Similarly, the pepperoni suf4JNJMBSMZ UIFQFQQFSPOJTVG fered from a certain blandness, GFSFEGSPNBDFSUBJOCMBOEOFTT  but that likely had more to do CVUUIBUMJLFMZIBENPSFUPEP with the explosion of tastes the XJUIUIFFYQMPTJPOPGUBTUFTUIF other pieces achieved and less PUIFSQJFDFTBDIJFWFEBOEMFTT to do with the pepperoni itself. UPEPXJUIUIFQFQQFSPOJJUTFMG The pepperoni also suffered 5IFQFQQFSPOJBMTPTVGGFSFE from a bit of grease, which GSPNBCJUPGHSFBTF XIJDI dripped from the dimpled crust ESJQQFEGSPNUIFEJNQMFEDSVTU and gathered on my plate BOEHBUIFSFEPONZQMBUF below. CFMPX Roma is set toward the back 3PNBJTTFUUPXBSEUIFCBDL of 10 Exchange St., so it's hard PG&YDIBOHF4U TPJUTIBSE to notice from the street. Had UPOPUJDFGSPNUIFTUSFFU)BE a friend not recommended it, I BGSJFOEOPUSFDPNNFOEFEJU * might not have found it at all. NJHIUOPUIBWFGPVOEJUBUBMM It is a very casual and small *UJTBWFSZDBTVBMBOETNBMM space, with just a few round TQBDF XJUIKVTUBGFXSPVOE tables. UBCMFT

SEASONS GRILLE & BAR J<8JFEJ>I@CC<98I WHERE: Howard Johnson E63@3(6]eO`R8]V\a]\ Plaza Hotel, 155 Riverside St., >ZOhO6]bSZ##@WdS`aWRSAb Portland >]`bZO\R PHONE: 775-6538 >6=<3(%%#$#!& E30A7B3(aSOa]\aU`WZZSQ][ WEBSITE: 6=C@A("b]^[;]\ROg HOURS: 4 to 10 p.m. Monday bV`]cUVBVc`aROgO\R through Thursday and "^[b][WR\WUVb4`WROg 4 p.m. to midnight Friday O\RAObc`ROgeWbVP`c\QV]\ and Saturday, with brunch on Ac\ROg Sunday >/@97<5(>O`YW\UZ]b PARKING: Parking lot A13<3(/_cWSbQOacOZPO`T]` SCENE: A quiet, casual bar for `SZOfW\U relaxing GUILTY PLEASURE: T r y a P i c k Me 5C7:BG>:3/AC@3(B`gO>WQY;S Photos by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer >V]b]aPg5]`R]\1VWP`]aYWAbOTT>V]b]U`O^VS` Up Off the Floor - there's a C^=TTbVS4Z]]`³bVS`S¸aO Bartender Laura Lunn serves a beer to Brian Batchelder as Mike Verville, left, and Peter Hoglund `SOa]\bVSg^ZOQSObe]R`W\Y 0O`bS\RS`:Oc`O:c\\aS`dSaOPSS`b]0`WO\0ObQVSZRS`Oa;WYSDS`dWZZSZSTbO\R>SbS`6]UZc\R reason they place a two-drink enjoy the fun and friendly service at Seasons Grille & Bar. Above right, Lunn pours a nnartini. S\X]gbVSTc\O\RT`WS\RZgaS`dWQSObASOa]\a5`WZZS0O`/P]dS`WUVb:c\\^]c`aO[O`bW\W limit on it. ZW[Wb]\Wb

for people staying in the hotel. GPSQFPQMFTUBZJOHJOUIFIPUFM There were only a few people 5IFSFXFSFPOMZBGFXQFPQMF in the bar as my friend and I JOUIFCBSBTNZGSJFOEBOE* sipped our drinks. Some enjoyed TJQQFEPVSESJOLT4PNFFOKPZFE a table by the small fireplace, BUBCMFCZUIFTNBMMmSFQMBDF  while one man sat at the other XIJMFPOFNBOTBUBUUIFPUIFS end of the bar. FOEPGUIFCBS But with something sched#VUXJUITPNFUIJOHTDIFE uled Monday through Saturday VMFE.POEBZUISPVHI4BUVSEBZ nights, it's not just for hotel OJHIUT JUTOPUKVTUGPSIPUFM guests. HVFTUT *OBEEJUJPOUPUIFi8JOF/PU In addition to the "Wine Not

You order at the counter, and :PVPSEFSBUUIFDPVOUFS BOE the food is served on paper UIFGPPEJTTFSWFEPOQBQFS plates with plastic utensils. QMBUFTXJUIQMBTUJDVUFOTJMT We sampled the pizza with our 8FTBNQMFEUIFQJ[[BXJUIPVS eyes, ordered at the counter FZFT PSEFSFEBUUIFDPVOUFS and grabbed drinks from a BOEHSBCCFEESJOLTGSPNB cooler. DPPMFS The rest of the menu includes 5IFSFTUPGUIFNFOVJODMVEFT standard Italian fare: Hot subs TUBOEBSE*UBMJBOGBSF)PUTVCT (meatball, eggplant, chicken NFBUCBMM FHHQMBOU DIJDLFO and sausage parmigiana, each BOETBVTBHFQBSNJHJBOB FBDI $6.99), calzones for $7.99, wraps  DBM[POFTGPS XSBQT and salads. BOETBMBET Pizza is available by the slice 1J[[BJTBWBJMBCMFCZUIFTMJDF or by the pie. PSCZUIFQJF We were in and out in less 8FXFSFJOBOEPVUJOMFTT than 40 minutes. The service UIBONJOVUFT5IFTFSWJDF was efficient and friendly, and XBTFGmDJFOUBOEGSJFOEMZ BOE the overall vibe of the experiUIFPWFSBMMWJCFPGUIFFYQFSJ ence felt positive. FODFGFMUQPTJUJWF The staff of GO anonymously samples BVSabOTT]T5=O\]\g[]caZgaO[^ZSa meals for about $7. [SOZaT]`OP]cb%

Wednesday," there's "Margarita 8FEOFTEBZ wUIFSFTi.BSHBSJUB Monday" and 20 percent off .POEBZwBOEQFSDFOUPGG dinner on Tuesdays with your EJOOFSPO5VFTEBZTXJUIZPVS business card. CVTJOFTTDBSE Then there's potential for a 5IFOUIFSFTQPUFOUJBMGPSB good party with trivia at 7 p.m. HPPEQBSUZXJUIUSJWJBBUQN on Thursdays, live music every PO5IVSTEBZT MJWFNVTJDFWFSZ Friday, and karaoke at 8:30 p.m. 'SJEBZ BOELBSBPLFBUQN Saturdays. 4BUVSEBZT For the traveler or local on a 'PSUIFUSBWFMFSPSMPDBMPOB budget, there's also happy hour CVEHFU UIFSFTBMTPIBQQZIPVS from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through GSPNUPQN.POEBZUISPVHI


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ART GALLERIES N!24'!,,%2)%3 OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS /0%.).'32%#%04)/.3 "Maine Photographers: Eyes on Asia," h-AINE0HOTOGRAPHERS%YESON!SIA v 45 photos by eight photographers PHOTOSBYEIGHTPHOTOGRAPHERS of China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, OF#HINA (ONG+ONG )NDIA *APAN South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, 3OUTH+OREA 4HAILANDAND6IETNAM Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. !DDISON7OOLLEY'ALLERY 0ORTLAND Opening ADDISONWOOLLEYCOM/PENING

Friday, offering half-price wings 'SJEBZ PGGFSJOHIBMGQSJDFXJOHT and flatbread as well as $2.25 BOEnBUCSFBEBTXFMMBT Bud Light or the draft of the #VE-JHIUPSUIFESBGUPGUIF day. On that particular day, the EBZ0OUIBUQBSUJDVMBSEBZ UIF special was Harpoon IPA. TQFDJBMXBT)BSQPPO*1" I'm someone who appreciates *NTPNFPOFXIPBQQSFDJBUFT a good cocktail with brunch, BHPPEDPDLUBJMXJUICSVODI  and Seasons Grille also accomBOE4FBTPOT(SJMMFBMTPBDDPN modates that. On Sundays, they NPEBUFTUIBU0O4VOEBZT UIFZ serve up eggs and bacon with a TFSWFVQFHHTBOECBDPOXJUIB twist that's more than just your UXJTUUIBUTNPSFUIBOKVTUZPVS classic mimosa or Bloody Mary. DMBTTJDNJNPTBPS#MPPEZ.BSZ

reception, 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through RECEPTION TOPMTODAY4HROUGH March 3 1 . -ARCH Winter Show, paintings, sculptures, 7INTER3HOW PAINTINGS SCULPTURES prints, photographs and mixed media PRINTS PHOTOGRAPHSANDMIXEDMEDIA presented by Ogunquit Art Association PRESENTEDBY/GUNQUIT!RT!SSOCIATION and York Library; York Public Library. AND9ORK,IBRARY9ORK0UBLIC,IBRARY 363-2818. Opens today. Through March  /PENSTODAY4HROUGH-ARCH 3.  "L'Avventura: Chronicling Amy's (mis) h,!VVENTURA#HRONICLING!MYSMIS Adventures in Italia and Elsewhere," !DVENTURESIN)TALIAAND%LSEWHERE v text and images by Amy Miller, North TEXTANDIMAGESBY!MY-ILLER .ORTH Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), 9ARMOUTH!CADEMY#URTIS'ALLERY Yarmouth. 847-5423. Opens today. 9ARMOUTH /PENSTODAY Through Feb. 17. 4HROUGH&EB Brunswick High School Art Exhibit, "RUNSWICK(IGH3CHOOL!RT%XHIBIT Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. 729-8033. 4HORNTON/AKS "RUNSWICK  Opening reception, 4 to 5:30 p.m. /PENINGRECEPTION TOPM today. Through Feb. 3. TODAY4HROUGH&EB First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and &IRST&RIDAY!RT7ALK GALLERIESAND museums open for free, downtown MUSEUMSOPENFORFREE DOWNTOWN Portland, 5 to 8 0ORTLANDlRSTFRIDAYARTWALKCOMTO p.m. Friday. PM&RIDAY "Reflection, Revelation, Resolution," h2EmECTION 2EVELATION 2ESOLUTION v dance images by painter Lori Austill and DANCEIMAGESBYPAINTER,ORI!USTILLAND photographer Arthur Fink, Harmon's & PHOTOGRAPHER!RTHUR&INK (ARMONS

There's Hair of the Chihuahua, 5IFSFT)BJSPGUIF$IJIVBIVB  a tequila drink with orange juice BUFRVJMBESJOLXJUIPSBOHFKVJDF and a few splashes of Tabasco BOEBGFXTQMBTIFTPG5BCBTDP sauce, and a Pick Me Up, a reTBVDF BOEB1JDL.F6Q BSF freshing gin cocktail with mint GSFTIJOHHJODPDLUBJMXJUINJOU syrup and club soda. TZSVQBOEDMVCTPEB I'll have to go back some Sun*MMIBWFUPHPCBDLTPNF4VO day and try one of those as well. EBZBOEUSZPOFPGUIPTFBTXFMM Emma Bouthillette is a freelance writer 3[[O0]cbVWZZSbbSWaOT`SSZO\QSe`WbS` who lives in Biddeford. eV]ZWdSaW\0WRRST]`R

Barton's Gallery, Portland. 774-5946. "ARTONS'ALLERY 0ORTLAND  Opens Friday. Through Jan. 3 1 . /PENS&RIDAY4HROUGH*AN "Around the House," Center for Maine h!ROUNDTHE(OUSE v#ENTERFOR-AINE Contemporary Art exhibition featuring #ONTEMPORARY!RTEXHIBITIONFEATURING 17 Maine photographers, Portland -AINEPHOTOGRAPHERS 0ORTLAND Public Library (Lewis Gallery). 2360UBLIC,IBRARY,EWIS'ALLERY  2875. Opens Friday. Through Jan. 28. /PENS&RIDAY4HROUGH*AN "Tireless Device: A Living Paper Dress," h4IRELESS$EVICE!,IVING0APER$RESS v performance and design by Maria Paz PERFORMANCEANDDESIGNBY-ARIA0AZ Garaloces, all ages; Space, Portland. 'ARALOCES ALLAGES3PACE 0ORTLAND Free, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. &REESPACEORGTOPM&RIDAY "MECA Painters 10 Years Later," 10th h-%#!0AINTERS9EARS,ATER vTH annual exhibit by MECA painting ANNUALEXHIBITBY-%#!PAINTING majors 10 years after graduation, June MAJORSYEARSAFTERGRADUATION *UNE Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. &ITZPATRICK'ALLERYAT-%#! 0ORTLAND 699-5083. Reception, 5 to 8 p.m.  2ECEPTION TOPM Friday. Through Jan. 2 1 . &RIDAY4HROUGH*AN " M o r e Than a Rap Sheet: The Real h-ORE4HANA2AP3HEET4HE2EAL Stories of Incarcerated W o m e n , " 3TORIESOF)NCARCERATED7OMEN v photographs and poems presented PHOTOGRAPHSANDPOEMSPRESENTED by Family Crisis Services, Freeport BY&AMILY#RISIS3ERVICES &REEPORT Community Library, #OMMUNITY,IBRARYFAMILYCRISISORG Opening reception, 1 p.m. Saturday. /PENINGRECEPTION PM3ATURDAY

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No one likes a public restroom. However, /PPOFMJLFTBQVCMJDSFTUSPPN)PXFWFS  imagine using the ladies room all your life JNBHJOFVTJOHUIFMBEJFTSPPNBMMZPVSMJGF and suddenly shifting to the men's. BOETVEEFOMZTIJGUJOHUPUIFNFOT 5IJTJTKVTUPOFPGUIFVOVTVBMGBDFUTPG This is just one of the unusual facets of transgender comedian and Maine native USBOTHFOEFSDPNFEJBOBOE.BJOFOBUJWF Ian Harvie's life that he'll share with the *BO)BSWJFTMJGFUIBUIFMMTIBSFXJUIUIF audience during his stand-up comedy BVEJFODFEVSJOHIJTTUBOEVQDPNFEZ show Saturday at Portland Stage. TIPX4BUVSEBZBU1PSUMBOE4UBHF "I want to confirm it for all the ladies out i*XBOUUPDPOmSNJUGPSBMMUIFMBEJFTPVU there - it is far grosser in the men's room UIFSFoJUJTGBSHSPTTFSJOUIFNFOTSPPN than the ladies room," Harvie said. "WomUIBOUIFMBEJFTSPPN w)BSWJFTBJEi8PN en in the ladies room are so quiet. Women FOJOUIFMBEJFTSPPNBSFTPRVJFU8PNFO will never number two in the ladies room. XJMMOFWFSOVNCFSUXPJOUIFMBEJFTSPPN Guys are just gross. I now know what a (VZTBSFKVTUHSPTT*OPXLOPXXIBUB man noise is, and if you want to know what NBOOPJTFJT BOEJGZPVXBOUUPLOPXXIBU it is, you have to come to the show" JUJT ZPVIBWFUPDPNFUPUIFTIPXw The performance, which will include 5IFQFSGPSNBODF XIJDIXJMMJODMVEF guest appearances by Margaret Cho, HVFTUBQQFBSBODFTCZ.BSHBSFU$IP  Selena Luna and Christine O'Leary is set 4FMFOB-VOBBOE$ISJTUJOF0-FBSZ JTTFU to be filmed and turned into a TV special UPCFmMNFEBOEUVSOFEJOUPB57TQFDJBM called "Super Hero." DBMMFEi4VQFS)FSPw "Most everyone these days, even the big i.PTUFWFSZPOFUIFTFEBZT FWFOUIFCJH comics, they produce their own comedy DPNJDT UIFZQSPEVDFUIFJSPXODPNFEZ specials and sell them to networks," said TQFDJBMTBOETFMMUIFNUPOFUXPSLT wTBJE Harvie, who grew up in Maine and now )BSWJF XIPHSFXVQJO.BJOFBOEOPX lives in Los Angeles. "A network isn't goMJWFTJO-PT"OHFMFTi"OFUXPSLJTOUHP ing to pay you to do it, so you produce an JOHUPQBZZPVUPEPJU TPZPVQSPEVDFBO independent comedy film and then you JOEFQFOEFOUDPNFEZmMNBOEUIFOZPV sell it to a network." TFMMJUUPBOFUXPSLw He has his sights set on Showtime, but )FIBTIJTTJHIUTTFUPO4IPXUJNF CVU HBO and Comedy Central are also on his )#0BOE$PNFEZ$FOUSBMBSFBMTPPOIJT pitch list. QJUDIMJTU Audience members will have to sign "VEJFODFNFNCFSTXJMMIBWFUPTJHO release forms, because shots of their SFMFBTFGPSNT CFDBVTFTIPUTPGUIFJS reactions will be a key part of the edited SFBDUJPOTXJMMCFBLFZQBSUPGUIFFEJUFE video. The film will be directed by Liam K. WJEFP5IFmMNXJMMCFEJSFDUFECZ-JBN, Sullivan, with Cho as executive producer. 4VMMJWBO XJUI$IPBTFYFDVUJWFQSPEVDFS Harvie got his start in the business 10 )BSWJFHPUIJTTUBSUJOUIFCVTJOFTT years ago in Portland, where he took a ZFBSTBHPJO1PSUMBOE XIFSFIFUPPLB comedy writing class with Tim Ferrell at DPNFEZXSJUJOHDMBTTXJUI5JN'FSSFMMBU The Comedy Connection. 5IF$PNFEZ$POOFDUJPO "I don't do drugs or drink anymore," he i*EPOUEPESVHTPSESJOLBOZNPSF wIF said, "but stand-up was the best high I'd TBJE iCVUTUBOEVQXBTUIFCFTUIJHI*E ever had." FWFSIBEw He quickly realized that stand-up com)FRVJDLMZSFBMJ[FEUIBUTUBOEVQDPN edy was his passion. However, he was FEZXBTIJTQBTTJPO)PXFWFS IFXBT unsure about his material. VOTVSFBCPVUIJTNBUFSJBM "I was already a year into recognizing I i*XBTBMSFBEZBZFBSJOUPSFDPHOJ[JOH* was transgender," Harvie said. "I was out XBTUSBOTHFOEFS w)BSWJFTBJEi*XBTPVU to my family and friends. I told (Ferrell), UPNZGBNJMZBOEGSJFOET*UPME 'FSSFMM  'I'm afraid I'll be eaten alive on stage if I A*NBGSBJE*MMCFFBUFOBMJWFPOTUBHFJG* tell them who I am.' He said, 'The audiUFMMUIFNXIP*BN)FTBJE A5IFBVEJ ence will feed off you. As long as it's your FODFXJMMGFFEPGGZPV"TMPOHBTJUTZPVS story, it can't be wrong.' " TUPSZ JUDBOUCFXSPOHw The advice gave him the confidence to 5IFBEWJDFHBWFIJNUIFDPOmEFODFUP use the unique material from his own life VTFUIFVOJRVFNBUFSJBMGSPNIJTPXOMJGF in his routine. JOIJTSPVUJOF Four years ago, Harvie moved to Los 'PVSZFBSTBHP )BSWJFNPWFEUP-PT Angeles to pursue his career. One of the "OHFMFTUPQVSTVFIJTDBSFFS0OFPGUIF first people he met was Cho, and has since mSTUQFPQMFIFNFUXBT$IP BOEIBTTJODF toured the world with her. Last summer, UPVSFEUIFXPSMEXJUIIFS-BTUTVNNFS  he organized a comedy festival in Bethel, IFPSHBOJ[FEBDPNFEZGFTUJWBMJO#FUIFM  and will do the same this year. BOEXJMMEPUIFTBNFUIJTZFBS The stage set for the "Super Hero" show 5IFTUBHFTFUGPSUIFi4VQFS)FSPwTIPX is being created by L.L. Bean photo stylist JTCFJOHDSFBUFECZ--#FBOQIPUPTUZMJTU Mahlia Carey, and will feature materials .BIMJB$BSFZ BOEXJMMGFBUVSFNBUFSJBMT borrowed from the Architectural Salvage CPSSPXFEGSPNUIF"SDIJUFDUVSBM4BMWBHF showroom. TIPXSPPN Expect the two-hour show to cover a lot &YQFDUUIFUXPIPVSTIPXUPDPWFSBMPU of ground. PGHSPVOE "I talk about family, I talk about my prei*UBMLBCPVUGBNJMZ *UBMLBCPVUNZQSF vious substance abuse, I talk about sex, WJPVTTVCTUBODFBCVTF *UBMLBCPVUTFY  I talk a little about my own personal poli*UBMLBMJUUMFBCPVUNZPXOQFSTPOBMQPMJ tics," Harvie said. ".. .I've used humor to UJDT w)BSWJFTBJEiy*WFVTFEIVNPSUP walk through my transitional process. BeXBMLUISPVHINZUSBOTJUJPOBMQSPDFTT#F

7beOa\¸bOZeOgaa]Pcb\]e7O\6O`dWSQO\ It wasn't always so, but now Ian Harvie can laugh at his story, and make others laugh, too. ZOcUVObVWaab]`gO\R[OYS]bVS`aZOcUVb]]

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Get outta town 5Sb]cbbOb]e\ 8O\ Jan. 12³@SPSZcbW]\eWbVBVS5`]cQVO\R - Rebelution with The Grouch and >S^:]dS&^[6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ Pep Love, 8 p.m., House of Blues, Boston. $20 to $29.50.;  b] '#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 18 - Anthony Green, 7 p .m., Paradise 8O\&³/\bV]\g5`SS\%^[>O`ORWaS Rock Club, Boston. $20.; @]QY1ZcP0]ab]\ BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 19 - "Disney on Ice: 100 Years 8O\'³µ2Wa\Sg]\7QS(GSO`a of Magic," 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless ]T;OUWQ¶%^[DS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa Arena, Manchester, N.H. $63 to $79.50. /`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6$!b]%'#; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Jan. 20 - Adam Carolla, 8 p.m., House of 8O\ ³/RO[1O`]ZZO&^[6]caS]T Blues, Boston. $25 to $45.; 0ZcSa0]ab]\ #b]"#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 21 - Marc Cohn, 7:30 p.m., Somerville 8O\ ³;O`Q1]V\%(!^[A][S`dWZZS Theatre, Somerville, Mass. $29.50. BVSOb`SA][S`dWZZS;Oaa '#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Jan. 22³@]PS`b3O`Z9SS\%^[@]gOZS - Robert Earl Keen, 7 p.m., Royale, 8O\ Boston. $30.50.; 0]ab]\!#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 22³2@C5A$(!^[>O`ORWaS - D.R.U.G.S., 6:30 p.m., Paradise 8O\ Rock Club, Boston. $20.; @]QY1ZcP0]ab]\ BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 24 - Kelly Clarkson, 7:30 p.m., Verizon 8O\ "³9SZZg1ZO`Ya]\%(!^[DS`Wh]\ Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. $35.50 to EW`SZSaa/`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6!##b] $55.50.; (800) 745-3000 ###:WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Jan. 26 - Kelly Clarkson, 7:30 p.m., Citi 8O\ $³9SZZg1ZO`Ya]\%(!^[1WbW Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, >S`T]`[W\U/`ba1S\bS`EO\UBVSOb`S Boston. $39.50 to $79.50.; 0]ab]\!'#b]%'#1WbWQS\bS`]`U) &$$!"&'%!& (866) 348-9738 8O\ $³1O`]ZW\O1V]Q]ZObS2`]^a%(! Jan. 26 - Carolina Chocolate Drops, 7:30 ^[BVS;caWQ6OZZ>]`ba[]cbV<6' p.m., The Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. $19 b] "BVS[caWQVOZZ]`U)$!"!$ " to $24.; (603) 436-2400 Jan. 27 - Lenny Kravitz, 8 p.m., Citi 8O\ %³:S\\g9`OdWbh&^[1WbW Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, >S`T]`[W\U/`ba1S\bS`EO\UBVSOb`S Boston. $35 to $65.; 0]ab]\!#b]$#1WbWQS\bS`]`U) &$$!"&'%!& (866) 348-9738 8O\ &³B]]Z&^[B25O`RS\0]ab]\ Jan. 28 - Tool, 8 p.m., TD Garden, Boston. "#b]%#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) $45 to $75.; &%"#! (800) 745-3000 Jan. 28 - Green Day's "American Idiot" 8O\ &³5`SS\2Og¸aµ/[S`WQO\7RW]b¶ (musical), 8 p.m., Boston Opera House. [caWQOZ&^[0]ab]\=^S`O6]caS $42.05 to $116.15.; " #b]$#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Jan. 28 - Big Head Todd & The Monsters, 8O\ &³0WU6SORB]RRBVS;]\abS`a 7 p.m., House of Blues, Boston. $25 to $35. %^[6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ #b]!#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Feb. 1 - COF Barstool Blackout Tour, 8 4SP³1=40O`ab]]Z0ZOQY]cbB]c`& p.m., House of Blues, Boston. $20 to $30. ^[6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ b]!; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Feb. 1 - Rise Against, A Day to Remember 4SP³@WaS/UOW\ab/2Ogb]@S[S[PS` and The Menzingers, 7:30 p.m., Tsongas O\RBVS;S\hW\US`a%(!^[Ba]\UOa Center, Lowell, Mass. $35 to $39.50. 1S\bS`:]eSZZ;Oaa!#b]!'#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Feb. 3 - Jack's Mannequin, 8 p.m., 4SP!³8OQY¸a;O\\S_cW\&^[ House of Blues, Boston. $28 to $39.50. 6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ &b]!'#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Feb. 7 - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe 4SP%³9O`Z2S\a]\¸aBW\gC\WdS`aS Presents "Sticky Fingers," 8 p.m., Royale >`SaS\baµAbWQYg4W\US`a¶&^[@]gOZS Boston. $25.15.; 0]ab]\ ##BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Feb. 8 - This Will Destroy You and A Far 4SP&³BVWaEWZZ2Sab`]gG]cO\R/4O` Cry, 8 p.m., Royale Boston. $20.05 to 1`g&^[@]gOZS0]ab]\ #b] $23.10.; (800) 745-3000  !BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Feb. 9 - George Clinton, 8 p.m., Wilbur 4SP'³5S]`US1ZW\b]\&^[EWZPc` Theatre, Boston. $39.40/$46.55. BVSOb`S0]ab]\!'""$##; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Feb. 9 - Tea Leaf Green, 9 p.m., 4SP'³BSO:SOT5`SS\'^[ Paradise Rock Club, Boston. $16.50/$18. >O`ORWaS@]QY1ZcP0]ab]\$#&; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Feb. 11 - SOJA, 7 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 4SP³A=8/%^[>O`ORWaS@]QY1ZcP Boston. $26.50.; 0]ab]\ $#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! Feb. 16 - Miranda Lambert, 7:30 p.m., 4SP$³;W`O\RO:O[PS`b%(!^[ Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. $35.35 to ;cZZW\a1S\bS`/[VS`ab;Oaa!#!#b] Please see TIX, Page E29 Gc\Xj\j\\B7FGX^\<)0

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N"%.%&)43 BENEFITS Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert, solo 2ICHARD.ICKERSON3CHOLARSHIP#ONCERT SOLO 7INDHAM(IGH3CHOOLCHORALPERFORMERSAND Windham High School choral performers and other musical groups, benefits Windham High OTHERMUSICALGROUPS BENElTS7INDHAM(IGH senior pursuing college music studies, Windham SENIORPURSUINGCOLLEGEMUSICSTUDIES 7INDHAM Performing Arts Center (high school). 892-4461. 7 0ERFORMING!RTS#ENTERHIGHSCHOOL   PM3ATURDAY p.m. Saturday.

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SPECIAL EVENTS N30%#)!,%6%.43 "Deck the Halls: The Carols of Christmas," h$ECKTHE(ALLS4HE#AROLSOF#HRISTMAS v holiday celebration, Victoria Mansion, Portland. HOLIDAYCELEBRATION 6ICTORIA-ANSION 0ORTLAND $15; $13.50 for seniors; $5 for ages 6 to 1 7. FORSENIORSFORAGESTO Today to Sunday. VICTORIAMANSIONORG4ODAYTO3UNDAY "A Wine Walk in the Old Port: Italian Reds," h!7INE7ALKINTHE/LD0ORT)TALIAN2EDS v sommelier Erica Archer leads walking wine-tasting SOMMELIER%RICA!RCHERLEADSWALKINGWINE TASTING tour of four Wharf Street-area restaurants, 21-plus; TOUROFFOUR7HARF3TREET AREARESTAURANTS  PLUS The Farmer's Table, Portland. $40. 619-4630. 3 to 4HE&ARMERS4ABLE 0ORTLAND TO 5 p.m. Saturday. PM3ATURDAY Live in HD: Berlin Philharmonic, screening ,IVEIN($"ERLIN0HILHARMONIC SCREENING of classical music concert, Lincoln Theater, OFCLASSICALMUSICCONCERT ,INCOLN4HEATER Damariscotta. $17. 563-3424.2 p.m. Sunday. $AMARISCOTTA PM3UNDAY Bath Antiques Show, with 50 dealers, Bath Middle "ATH!NTIQUES3HOW WITHDEALERS "ATH-IDDLE School. $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 3CHOOL AMTOPM3UNDAY Beer vs. Wine Pairings Dinner, pan-steamed "EERVS7INE0AIRINGS$INNER PAN STEAMED mussels, short-rib potpie, chicken and dumplings, MUSSELS SHORT RIBPOTPIE CHICKENANDDUMPLINGS lobster risotto and apple tatin, The Inn at LOBSTERRISOTTOANDAPPLETATIN 4HE)NNAT Brunswick Station, Brunswick. $42. 837-6565. 6 "RUNSWICK3TATION "RUNSWICK  p.m. Tuesday. PM4UESDAY Hansel and Gretel Day, Teen Reader's Theatre (ANSELAND'RETEL$AY 4EEN2EADERS4HEATRE production of "Hansel and Gretel" with PRODUCTIONOFh(ANSELAND'RETELvWITH gingerbread house making, Bangor Public Library. GINGERBREADHOUSEMAKING "ANGOR0UBLIC,IBRARY Free. 947-8336, Ext. Ill. 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. &REE  %XTTOPM7EDNESDAY

FILMS N&),-3 "Eames: The Architect and Painter," h%AMES4HE!RCHITECTAND0AINTER v documentary, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $8.50; DOCUMENTARY 3TRAND4HEATRE 2OCKLAND $7 for Farnsworth Art Museum members. FOR&ARNSWORTH!RT-USEUMMEMBERS 8 p.m. Friday. FARNSWORTHMUSEUMORGEDUCATIONPM&RIDAY "Fargo" (1996), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. h&ARGOv 3KIDOMPHA,IBRARY $AMARISCOTTA Free. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday. &REE PM-ONDAY "Dragonslayer," biopic of skateboard punk Josh h$RAGONSLAYER vBIOPICOFSKATEBOARDPUNK*OSH "Skreech" Sandoval, Space, Portland. $7; $5 for h3KREECHv3ANDOVAL 3PACE 0ORTLANDFOR Space members, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 3PACEMEMBERSSPACEORGPM4UESDAY "Sweeney Todd" (2007), Dunaway Center, h3WEENEY4ODDv $UNAWAY#ENTER Ogunquit. Free. 646-7055. 7 p.m. Wednesday. /GUNQUIT&REE PM7EDNESDAY

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Charlotte Bacon, author of "The Twisted Thread" #HARLOTTE"ACON AUTHOROFh4HE4WISTED4HREADv and "Lessons From a Year in Bali," Falmouth ANDh,ESSONS&ROMA9EARIN"ALI v&ALMOUTH Memorial Library. 781-2351. Noon Tuesday. -EMORIAL,IBRARY .OON4UESDAY Onscreen Author Lecture Series: Tim O'Brien, /NSCREEN!UTHOR,ECTURE3ERIES4IM/"RIEN author of "TheThings He Carried," Leura Hill AUTHOROFh4HE4HINGS(E#ARRIED v,EURA(ILL Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $7 %ASTMAN0ERFORMING!RTS#ENTER &RYEBURG BOOKS/AUTHORS N"//+3!54(/23 for seniors; $5 for students. 935-9232. 7:30 p.m. FORSENIORSFORSTUDENTS PM Wednesday. 7EDNESDAY Robert Klose, teacher and author of "The 2OBERT+LOSE TEACHERANDAUTHOROFh4HE Carla Maria Sullwold, author of "Raising Rufus: #ARLA-ARIA3ULLWOLD AUTHOROFh2AISING2UFUS Three-Legged Woman and Other Excursions in 4HREE ,EGGED7OMANAND/THER%XCURSIONSIN A Maine Love Story," Curtis Memorial Library, Teaching," Rockland Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 !-AINE,OVE3TORY v#URTIS-EMORIAL,IBRARY 4EACHING v2OCKLAND,IBRARY&REE  Brunswick. 725-5242. 7 p.m. Jan. 12. "RUNSWICK PM*AN p.m. today. PMTODAY

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(800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 17 - Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., ;O`QV%Âł6O`ZS[5Z]PSb`]bbS`a%^[ Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. DS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa/`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6 $27 to $138.35.;  %b]!&!#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 22 Âł2`2]U&^[6]caS]T0ZcSa - Dr. Dog, 8 p.m., House of Blues, ;O`QV Boston. $22.50 to $35.; 0]ab]\ #b]!#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 23 - Kathy Griffin, 10 p.m., Wilbur ;O`QV !Âł9ObVg5`WTÂż\^[EWZPc` Theatre, Boston. $59.25 to $81.75. BVSOb`S0]ab]\#' #b]&%#; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! March 24 - Martin Sexton, 8 p.m., House of ;O`QV "Âł;O`bW\ASfb]\&^[6]caS]T Blues, Boston. $25 to $35.; 0ZcSa0]ab]\ #b]!#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 27 - Kasabian, 8 p.m., House of ;O`QV %Âł9OaOPWO\&^[6]caS]T Blues, Boston. $23 to $25.; 0ZcSa0]ab]\ !b] #:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 31 - Harlem Globetrotters, 2^[ p.m. ;O`QV!Âł6O`ZS[5Z]PSb`]bbS`a March 31, TD Garden, Boston. $35.25 to ;O`QV!B25O`RS\0]ab]\!# #b] $178.45.; (800) 745-3000 %&"#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! April 5,6 - Furthur, 7:30 p.m., Citi /^`WZ#$Âł4c`bVc`%(!^[1WbW Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, >S`T]`[W\U/`ba1S\bS`EO\UBVSOb`S Boston. $49.50 to $59.50.; 0]ab]\"'#b]#'#1WbWQS\bS`]`U) (866) 348-9738 &$$!"&'%!& April 27%Âł1`SSR&^[=`^VSc[BVSOb`S - Creed, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, /^`WZ Boston. $35 to $75.; 0]ab]\!#b]%#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! April 28&Âł5`SU:OYS&^[EWZPc` - Greg Lake, 8 p.m., Wilbur /^`WZ Theatre, Boston. $57.70/$72.70. BVSOb`S0]ab]\#%%% %; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! April 28&Âł7[OUW\ObW]\;]dS`a(!^[ - Imagination Movers, 1:30 p.m., /^`WZ

March 1 - Pat Green, 8 p.m., House of Blues, ;O`QVÂł>Ob5`SS\&^[6]caS]T0ZcSa Boston. $25.; 0]ab]\ #:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! March 2Âł[]S&^[6]caS]T0ZcSa - moe., 8 p.m., House of Blues, ;O`QV :fek`el\[]ifd>OUS3 & Boston. $30 to $45.; 0]ab]\!b]"#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) $61.35.; (800) 745-3000 (800) 745-3000 &%"#! $!#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! Feb. 16 - Jonny Lang, 7:30 p.m., The March 3 - Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., ;O`QV!Âł0WUBW[S@caV%^[ 4SP$Âł8]\\g:O\U%(!^[BVS Agganis Arena, Boston. $34 to $54.40. Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. $49 to $62. /UUO\Wa/`S\O0]ab]\!"b]#"" ;caWQ6OZZ>]`ba[]cbV<6"'b]$; (800) 745-3000; (603) 436-2400 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! BVS[caWQVOZZ]`U)$!"!$ " March 6 - Kaiser Chiefs, 8 p.m., House of Feb. 23 - Blake Shelton, 7:30 p.m., DCU ;O`QV$Âł9OWaS`1VWSTa&^[6]caS]T 4SP !Âł0ZOYSAVSZb]\%(!^[21C Blues, Boston. $25.; Center, Worcester, Mass. $38.40 to $63.85. 0ZcSa0]ab]\ #:WdS\ObW]\Q][) 1S\bS`E]`QSabS`;Oaa!&"b]$!&# (800) 745-3000; (800) 745-3000 &%"#! BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! March 9 - The Saw Doctors, 8 p.m., Feb. 24 - The Temptations, 8 p.m., The ;O`QV'ÂłBVSAOe2]Qb]`a&^[ 4SP "ÂłBVSBS[^bObW]\a&^[BVS House of Blues, Boston. $29.50/$45. Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. $44 to $52. 6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ '#"# ;caWQ6OZZ>]`ba[]cbV<6""b]#; (800) 745-3000; (603) 436-2400 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! BVS[caWQVOZZ]`U)$!"!$ " March 9 - Celtic Woman, 8 p.m., Citi Feb. 26 - Steel Pulse, Galactic and The ;O`QV'Âł1SZbWQE][O\&^[1WbW 4SP $ÂłAbSSZ>cZaS5OZOQbWQO\RBVS Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, Soul Rebels, 8 p.m., House of Blues, Boston. >S`T]`[W\U/`ba1S\bS`EO\UBVSOb`S A]cZ@SPSZa&^[6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\ Boston. $39.50 to $79.50.; to $35.; 0]ab]\!'#b]%'#1WbWQS\bS`]`U) $27.50 %#b]!#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (866) 348-9738 (800) 745-3000 &$$!"&'%!& &%"#! March 10 - Dropkick Murphys, 7 p.m., Feb. 26 - Harlem Globetrotters, 2^[ p.m., ;O`QVÂł2`]^YWQY;c`^Vga%^[ 4SP $Âł6O`ZS[5Z]PSb`]bbS`a Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. $30 to ;]VSUO\Ac\/`S\OC\QOadWZZS1]\\ 21C1S\bS`E]`QSabS`;Oaa!b] $34.10.; (800) 745-3000 $143.20.; !"BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! "! BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 March 10 - Sandra Bernhard, 8 p.m., The ;O`QVÂłAO\R`O0S`\VO`R&^[BVS &%"#! Feb. 28 - No Antidote Tour with Two Fresh ;caWQ6OZZ>]`ba[]cbV<6# Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. $52b]#& to $58. 4SP &Âł<]/\bWR]bSB]c`eWbVBe]4`SaV and Nit Grit, 8 p.m., Paradise Rock Club,; (603) 436-2400 BVS[caWQVOZZ]`U)$!"!$ " O\R<Wb5`Wb&^[>O`ORWaS@]QY1ZcP Boston. $20.; March 15-16 - Dropkick Murphys, 7 p.m., ;O`QV#$Âł2`]^YWQY;c`^Vga%^[ 0]ab]\ BWQYSb[OabS`Q][) (800) 745-3000 House of Blues, Boston. $32.50 to $60. 6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\! #b]$ &%"#! Feb. 29 - August Burns Red with; (800) 745-3000 4SP 'Âł/cUcab0c`\a@SReWbV :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! Silverstein, Texas in July and The Breather, March 16 - Celtic Woman, 7:30 p.m., AWZdS`abSW\BSfOaW\8cZgO\RBVS0`SObVS` ;O`QV$Âł1SZbWQE][O\%(!^[ 7:15 p.m., House of Blues, Boston. $20. Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. %(#^[6]caS]T0ZcSa0]ab]\  DS`Wh]\EW`SZSaa/`S\O;O\QVSabS`<6; (800) 745-3000 $43.50 to $59.; :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! "!#b]#'BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)

Swing Dance, live music by Delta Knights, 3WING$ANCE LIVEMUSICBY$ELTA+NIGHTS Deering Grange Hall, Portland. $10. 653-5012. $EERING'RANGE(ALL 0ORTLAND  Lessons at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Friday. ,ESSONSATPM DANCEATPM&RIDAY Contra Dance, live music with caller Maggie #ONTRA$ANCE LIVEMUSICWITHCALLER-AGGIE Robinson, bring clean non-street shoes for 2OBINSON BRINGCLEANNON STREETSHOESFOR dancing, Falmouth Congregational Church. $5 to DANCING &ALMOUTH#ONGREGATIONAL#HURCHTO $10; free for children under 5. 358-9354. 7:15 FREEFORCHILDRENUNDER  p.m. Saturday. PM3ATURDAY "Dance the Holidays Away," music by Soundwavz h$ANCETHE(OLIDAYS!WAY vMUSICBY3OUNDWAVZ

Dance Bance, performances and mini-lessons $ANCE"ANCE PERFORMANCESANDMINI LESSONS in fusion belly dance and salsa, Tony Dance and INFUSIONBELLYDANCEANDSALSA 4ONY$ANCEAND Fitness Studio, West Bath. $15.272-1375. 7:30 to &ITNESS3TUDIO 7EST"ATH TO 10:30 p.m. Saturday. PM3ATURDAY

PRO SPORTS N02/30/243 Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix 0ORTLAND0IRATES !(,AFlLIATEOFTHE0HOENIX Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, #OYOTES #UMBERLAND#OUNTY#IVIC#ENTER Portland. $12 to $20. Vs. 0ORTLANDTOPORTLANDPIRATESCOM6S Bridgeport, 7 p.m. Saturday. "RIDGEPORT PM3ATURDAY

Orpheum Theatre, Boston. $32.70/$43.25. =`^VSc[BVSOb`S0]ab]\! %"! #; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! April 29'³@O[[abSW\&^[21C - Rammstein, 8 p.m., DCU /^`WZ Center, Worcester, Mass. $76.95 to $92.85. 1S\bS`E]`QSabS`;Oaa%$'#b]' &#; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! May 5 - Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. May 5, ;Og#³:ORg/\bSPSZZc[%^[;Og# DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. $66.65 to 21C1S\bS`E]`QSabS`;Oaa$$$#b] $87.20.; (800) 745-3000 &% BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! May 6 - Andrew Bird, 8 p.m., House of ;Og$³/\R`Se0W`R&^[6]caS]T Blues, Boston. $35 to $45.; 0ZcSa0]ab]\!#b]"#:WdS\ObW]\Q][) (800) 745-3000 &%"#! May 8 - Erik Larson, 7:30 p.m., The ;Og&³3`WY:O`a]\%(!^[BVS Music Hall, Portsmouth, N.H. $13. ;caWQ6OZZ>]`ba[]cbV<6!; (603) 436-2400 BVS[caWQVOZZ]`U)$!"!$ " June 2 ³µ2Wa\Sg¸a0SOcbgO\RbVS0SOab¶ - "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 8c\S 8 p.m., Boston Opera House. $42.60 to &^[0]ab]\=^S`O6]caS" $b] $126.85.; (800) 745-3000  $&#BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! June 10 - Yanni, 7:30 p.m., Bank of 8c\S³GO\\W%(!^[0O\Y]T America Pavilion, Boston. $35 to $150. /[S`WQO>OdWZW]\0]ab]\!#b]#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! June 15 - Foster the People with 8c\S#³4]abS`bVS>S]^ZSeWbV Tokyo Police Club, 7:30 p.m., Bank of B]Yg]>]ZWQS1ZcP%(!^[0O\Y]T America Pavilion, Boston. $30 to $34.50. /[S`WQO>OdWZW]\0]ab]\!b]!"#; (800) 745-3000 :WdS\ObW]\Q][)&%"#! June 23!³<SWZ2WO[]\R&^[B2 - Neil Diamond, 8 p.m., TD 8c\S Garden, Boston. $68.40 to $134.75. 5O`RS\0]ab]\$&"b]!"%#; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#! July 29-30 - Coldplay, 7 p.m., TD 8cZg '!³1]ZR^ZOg%^[B2 Garden, Boston. $62.75 to $129.65. 5O`RS\0]ab]\$ %#b] '$#; (800) 745-3000 BWQYSb[OabS`Q][)&%"#!

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Continued from Page E25 :fek`el\[]ifd>OUS3 # Through Jan. 3 1 . 4HROUGH*AN "Forgotten Transport," photos of old h&ORGOTTEN4RANSPORT vPHOTOSOFOLD abandoned vehicles by Jonathan M. Dunitz, ABANDONEDVEHICLESBY*ONATHAN-$UNITZ Blue, Portland, Opening "LUE 0ORTLANDPORTCITYBLUECOM/PENING reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Through Jan. RECEPTION TOPM3ATURDAY4HROUGH*AN 31. 

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veiled in mystery and open to speculaWFJMFEJONZTUFSZBOEPQFOUPTQFDVMB tion, she decided to tell these stories UJPO TIFEFDJEFEUPUFMMUIFTFTUPSJFT through the voices of those around her. UISPVHIUIFWPJDFTPGUIPTFBSPVOEIFS In "Lace Curtain Irish," Poirier plays *Oi-BDF$VSUBJO*SJTI w1PJSJFSQMBZT the role of Sullivan. Poirier debuted this UIFSPMFPG4VMMJWBO1PJSJFSEFCVUFEUIJT piece in an Off-Off Broadway Festival in QJFDFJOBO0GG0GG#SPBEXBZ'FTUJWBMJO New York City, and will give it its Portland /FX:PSL$JUZ BOEXJMMHJWFJUJUT1PSUMBOE premiere at "Axed!" QSFNJFSFBUi"YFEw "The Greatest Actress Who Ever Lived" i5IF(SFBUFTU"DUSFTT8IP&WFS-JWFEw also got its premiere in New York at the BMTPHPUJUTQSFNJFSFJO/FX:PSLBUUIF Fresh Fruit LGBT Festival. It offers Ball, 'SFTI'SVJU-(#5'FTUJWBM*UPGGFST#BMM  in the role of O'Neil, the opportunity to JOUIFSPMFPG0/FJM UIFPQQPSUVOJUZUP step away from the classical work of TUFQBXBZGSPNUIFDMBTTJDBMXPSLPG Shakespeare for which she is best known 4IBLFTQFBSFGPSXIJDITIFJTCFTULOPXO locally. In this show, she spars with a MPDBMMZ*OUIJTTIPX TIFTQBSTXJUIB tabloid reporter played by Lord. UBCMPJESFQPSUFSQMBZFECZ-PSE

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on natural forms, which determine both POOBUVSBMGPSNT XIJDIEFUFSNJOFCPUI the metaphorical aspect and the physiUIFNFUBQIPSJDBMBTQFDUBOEUIFQIZTJ cal structure of my constructions. These DBMTUSVDUVSFPGNZDPOTUSVDUJPOT5IFTF are mostly meant to be worn on the body, BSFNPTUMZNFBOUUPCFXPSOPOUIFCPEZ  becoming 'narrative sculptures' or 'living CFDPNJOHAOBSSBUJWFTDVMQUVSFTPSAMJWJOH installations' activated by a wearer." JOTUBMMBUJPOTBDUJWBUFECZBXFBSFSw That's simple enough. 5IBUTTJNQMFFOPVHI About as simple as a pair of Jimmy "CPVUBTTJNQMFBTBQBJSPG+JNNZ Choo kiln crystal-covered mesh and $IPPLJMODSZTUBMDPWFSFENFTIBOE suede ankle boots. At least for those of us TVFEFBOLMFCPPUT"UMFBTUGPSUIPTFPGVT


@= >F "AXED!" two one-act plays by µ/F32¶be]]\SOQb^ZOgaPg Carolyn Gage 1O`]Zg\5OUS WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; E63<(&^[4`WROgO\RAObc`ROg) 2^[Ac\ROg p.m. Sunday WHERE: Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., E63@3(:cQWRAbOUS '0OfbS`0ZdR Portland >]`bZO\R HOW MUCH: $12; $10 for students 6=E;C16( )T]`abcRS\ba and seniors O\RaS\W]`a 7<4=(&''!''!)ZcQWRabOUSQ][ INFO: 899-3993;

Collectively, both plays give Poirier and $PMMFDUJWFMZ CPUIQMBZTHJWF1PJSJFSBOE Ball the chance to flex in roles that are #BMMUIFDIBODFUPnFYJOSPMFTUIBUBSF well-suited for their talents, said Gage. XFMMTVJUFEGPSUIFJSUBMFOUT TBJE(BHF "I think this is really interesting work i*UIJOLUIJTJTSFBMMZJOUFSFTUJOHXPSL for two women who are no longer playing GPSUXPXPNFOXIPBSFOPMPOHFSQMBZJOH ingenue roles," she said. "Denise and JOHFOVFSPMFT wTIFTBJEi%FOJTFBOE Karen deserve powerful work for women. ,BSFOEFTFSWFQPXFSGVMXPSLGPSXPNFO

not well-versed in the merging of art and OPUXFMMWFSTFEJOUIFNFSHJOHPGBSUBOE fashion. GBTIJPO Garaloces is originally from Buenos (BSBMPDFTJTPSJHJOBMMZGSPN#VFOPT Aires, Argentina, but has been living and "JSFT "SHFOUJOB CVUIBTCFFOMJWJOHBOE working in Portland for the past couple of XPSLJOHJO1PSUMBOEGPSUIFQBTUDPVQMFPG years. She's worked in theater and studZFBST4IFTXPSLFEJOUIFBUFSBOETUVE ied voice, so adding sound to her paper JFEWPJDF TPBEEJOHTPVOEUPIFSQBQFS dress makes sense for her. ESFTTNBLFTTFOTFGPSIFS During the show at Space, Garaloces %VSJOHUIFTIPXBU4QBDF (BSBMPDFT said Hoerschelmenn will be in control TBJE)PFSTDIFMNFOOXJMMCFJODPOUSPM of a net of LED lights inside the dress PGBOFUPG-&%MJHIUTJOTJEFUIFESFTT so she can light up the dress, and her TPTIFDBOMJHIUVQUIFESFTT BOEIFS surroundings, in various ways at various TVSSPVOEJOHT JOWBSJPVTXBZTBUWBSJPVT times. UJNFT Garaloces made another paper dress (BSBMPDFTNBEFBOPUIFSQBQFSESFTT

They are in their prime as actresses, and 5IFZBSFJOUIFJSQSJNFBTBDUSFTTFT BOE this work is perfect for them." UIJTXPSLJTQFSGFDUGPSUIFNw Filmmakers as famous as Alfred Hitch'JMNNBLFSTBTGBNPVTBT"MGSFE)JUDI cock have explored the Borden case, and DPDLIBWFFYQMPSFEUIF#PSEFODBTF BOE many plays have been written about her NBOZQMBZTIBWFCFFOXSJUUFOBCPVUIFS over the years. PWFSUIFZFBST (BHFJTIBQQZUPKPJOUIFSBOLT Gage is happy to join the ranks. i*UTFYDJUJOHUPMPPLBUUIJTTVCKFDUBOE "It's exciting to look at this subject and UIFIJTUPSJDBMGBDUTPG'BMM3JWFSBOEUIF the historical facts of Fall River and the XJMEJOUFSQSFUBUJPOTUIBUXFIBWFTFFO wild interpretations that we have seen PWFSUIFZFBST wTIFTBJEi5IFTFBSF over the years," she said. "These are two very different plays about a related UXPWFSZEJGGFSFOUQMBZTBCPVUBSFMBUFE subject. One is gripping and intense, and TVCKFDU0OFJTHSJQQJOHBOEJOUFOTF BOE the other is fun and romantic. UIFPUIFSJTGVOBOESPNBOUJD i*UTIPVMECFBHSFBUFWFOJOHPGUIFBUFSw "It should be a great evening of theater." Staff Writer Bob Keyes can be contacted at 791-6457 AbOTTE`WbS`0]P9SgSaQO\PSQ]\bOQbSROb%'$"#% or: ]`( bkeyes@pressherald. com PYSgSa.^`SaaVS`OZRQ][ Twitter: pphkeyes BeWbbS`(^^VYSgSa

using the same method for display at an VTJOHUIFTBNFNFUIPEGPSEJTQMBZBUBO art event called "Sacred & Profane" on BSUFWFOUDBMMFEi4BDSFE1SPGBOFwPO Peaks Island in October. 1FBLT*TMBOEJO0DUPCFS As for wearing the dress, well, it's prob"TGPSXFBSJOHUIFESFTT XFMM JUTQSPC ably too late in the season for white. GaBCMZUPPMBUFJOUIFTFBTPOGPSXIJUF(B raloces says she doesn't wear the dress SBMPDFTTBZTTIFEPFTOUXFBSUIFESFTT herself, although she may cast herself IFSTFMG BMUIPVHITIFNBZDBTUIFSTFMG as the "performer" in one of her paper BTUIFiQFSGPSNFSwJOPOFPGIFSQBQFS dress shows in the future. ESFTTTIPXTJOUIFGVUVSF After all, who wouldn't want a dress you "GUFSBMM XIPXPVMEOUXBOUBESFTTZPV could hold a conversation with? DPVMEIPMEBDPOWFSTBUJPOXJUI Staff Writer Ray Routhier can be contacted at 791AbOTTE`WbS`@Og@]cbVWS`QO\PSQ]\bOQbSROb%' 6454 or at: $"#"]`Ob( rrouthier@pressherald. com ``]cbVWS`.^`SaaVS`OZRQ][

#/.4).5).' CONTINUING Zero Station Art, Design and Framing, :ERO3TATION!RT $ESIGNAND&RAMING 0ORTLANDh.EWAND2ECENT0HOTOGRAPHSvBY Portland: "New and Recent Photographs" by Thomas Birtwistle, Cole Caswell and Bryan 4HOMAS"IRTWISTLE #OLE#ASWELLAND"RYAN Graf, through Feb. 1. 'RAF THROUGH&EBZEROSTATIONCOM Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music #OLEMAN"URKE'ALLERYAT0ORT#ITY-USIC Hall, Portland: "Bad Seed #3," work byJT (ALL 0ORTLANDh"AD3EED vWORKBY*4 Gibson, through Jan. 25. 'IBSON THROUGH*ANCOLEMANBURKECOM Gleason Fine Art, Portland: "Eye Catchers," 'LEASON&INE!RT 0ORTLANDh%YE#ATCHERS v artwork to please the eye and tickle the ARTWORKTOPLEASETHEEYEANDTICKLETHE senses, through Jan. 30. 699-5599. SENSES THROUGH*AN  Green Hand Bookshop, Portland: "In the 'REEN(AND"OOKSHOP 0ORTLANDh)NTHE Forest by the Sea," paintings by Jada Fitch, &ORESTBYTHE3EA vPAINTINGSBY*ADA&ITCH through Jan. 30. 450-6695. THROUGH*AN  Fore Street Gallery, Portland: "New Work," &ORE3TREET'ALLERY 0ORTLANDh.EW7ORK v paintings by Paul Black, through Saturday. PAINTINGSBY0AUL"LACK THROUGH3ATURDAY 874-8084.   South Portland Public Library: 3OUTH0ORTLAND0UBLIC,IBRARY "Seascapes," photographic prints by h3EASCAPES vPHOTOGRAPHICPRINTSBY photographer John Bald, through Jan. 28. PHOTOGRAPHER*OHN"ALD THROUGH*AN SOUTHPORTLANDLIBRARYCOM The Royal Bean, Yarmouth: Artisans 4HE2OYAL"EAN 9ARMOUTH!RTISANS collective mixed-media show and sale, COLLECTIVEMIXED MEDIASHOWANDSALE through Jan. 3 1 . 846-7967. THROUGH*AN  3 1 7 Main Street Community Music Center, -AIN3TREET#OMMUNITY-USIC#ENTER Yarmouth: Michele A. Caron, paintings in 9ARMOUTH-ICHELE!#ARON PAINTINGSIN gouache, egg tempera and sign lettering GOUACHE EGGTEMPERAANDSIGNLETTERING enamels, through Jan. 13. ENAMELS THROUGH*ANMAINSTORG Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth: "Maine -ERRILL-EMORIAL,IBRARY 9ARMOUTHh-AINE Past and Present," graphite drawings by Tony 0ASTAND0RESENT vGRAPHITEDRAWINGSBY4ONY Lisa, through Sunday, ,ISA THROUGH3UNDAYYARMOUTHLIBRARYORG Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), #OLEMAN"URKE'ALLERY&ORT!NDROSS Brunswick: "Multiples," group exhibi"RUNSWICKh-ULTIPLES vGROUPEXHIBI tion with Mildred Johnson, George Mason TIONWITH-ILDRED*OHNSON 'EORGE-ASON and Isabelle Pelissier, through Feb. 1. AND)SABELLE0ELISSIER THROUGH&EB COLEMANBURKECOM University of New England Campus Center, 5NIVERSITYOF.EW%NGLAND#AMPUS#ENTER Biddeford: Charles Thompson, en plein air "IDDEFORD#HARLES4HOMPSON ENPLEINAIR paintings celebrating nature, through Jan. 15. PAINTINGSCELEBRATINGNATURE THROUGH*AN UNEEDU Red Door Pottery Studio, Kittery: "Focus on 2ED$OOR0OTTERY3TUDIO +ITTERYh&OCUSON India," photos by Lawrence Elbroch, through )NDIA vPHOTOSBY,AWRENCE%LBROCH THROUGH Feb. 1.439-5671. &EB  Fryeburg Academy (Palmina F. and Stephen &RYEBURG!CADEMY0ALMINA&AND3TEPHEN S. Pace Galleries of Art): "John Hultberg 30ACE'ALLERIESOF!RT h*OHN(ULTBERG and Monhegan Island: The Man, the AND-ONHEGAN)SLAND4HE-AN THE Place and His Dreams," through Jan. 2 1 . 0LACEAND(IS$REAMS vTHROUGH*AN FRYEBURGACADEMYORG Monkitree, Gardiner: "Beast in Show," -ONKITREE 'ARDINERh"EASTIN3HOW v benefit for area animal organizations by BENElTFORAREAANIMALORGANIZATIONSBY artists Susan Mathias and Nancy McGinnis, ARTISTS3USAN-ATHIASAND.ANCY-C'INNIS through Jan. 16. 512-4679. THROUGH*AN  Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, #ENTERFOR&URNITURE#RAFTSMANSHIP Rockport: "Maine Wood 2012," 2OCKPORTh-AINE7OOD v biennial juried exhibition of outstanding BIENNIALJURIEDEXHIBITIONOFOUTSTANDING Maine woodworkers, through Feb. 3. -AINEWOODWORKERS THROUGH&EB WOODSCHOOLORG Archipelago, Rockland: "All Things Bright !RCHIPELAGO 2OCKLANDh!LL4HINGS"RIGHT and Beautiful," diverse works of four Maine AND"EAUTIFUL vDIVERSEWORKSOFFOUR-AINE artists, through March 16. 596-0701. ARTISTS THROUGH-ARCH  L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston: "Precious ,!!RTS'ALLERY ,EWISTONh0RECIOUS Things," multiple artists, through Saturday. 4HINGS vMULTIPLEARTISTS THROUGH3ATURDAY 576-4805.   Harlow Gallery, Hallowell: Members' (ARLOW'ALLERY (ALLOWELL-EMBERS invitational, through Jan. 14. 622-3813. INVITATIONAL THROUGH*AN  Finance Authority of Maine, Augusta: &INANCE!UTHORITYOF-AINE !UGUSTA J. Donna Asmussen, watercolors and *$ONNA!SMUSSEN WATERCOLORSAND printmaking, through Friday, PRINTMAKING THROUGH&RIDAYFAMEMAINECOM Bangor Public Library: Barbara Wood "ANGOR0UBLIC,IBRARY"ARBARA7OOD Brookings, "Seasons of Life," oils and "ROOKINGS h3EASONSOF,IFE vOILSAND watercolors, plus minimal abstract paintings WATERCOLORS PLUSMINIMALABSTRACTPAINTINGS by Michael Anthony Higgins, through Jan. BY-ICHAEL!NTHONY(IGGINS THROUGH*AN 31.947-8336.  

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Continued from Page E13 :fek`el\[]ifd>OUS3! +VOF BOEUIFFYUJODUTUBOEVQDPNJDTPG (June 8) and the extinct stand-up comics of i*DF"HFw +VMZ  "Ice Age" (July 13). "OEUIPTFi"NFSJDBO1JFwLJET8IZ XIZ  And those "American Pie" kids. Why, why, more "American Pie" ("American Reunion," NPSFi"NFSJDBO1JFw i"NFSJDBO3FVOJPO w April 6)? "QSJM

"Finding Nemo," "Star Wars: The Phantom i'JOEJOH/FNP wi4UBS8BST5IF1IBOUPN Menace" and "Beauty and the Beast" return .FOBDFwBOEi#FBVUZBOEUIF#FBTUwSFUVSO - in 3-D. oJO% Remakes?i+VEHF%SFEEw i%SFEE w4FQU  "Judge Dredd" ("Dredd," Sept. 21), 3FNBLFT i5PUBM3FDBMMw "VH BOEFWFO4QJEFS.BO "Total Recall" (Aug. 3) and even Spider-Man ("The Amazing Spider-Man," July 3). i5IF"NB[JOH4QJEFS.BO w+VMZ  We have dueling Snow Whites ("Mirror Mir8FIBWFEVFMJOH4OPX8IJUFT i.JSSPS.JS ror," Mar. 16; "Snow White and the Huntsman," SPS w.BSi4OPX8IJUFBOEUIF)VOUTNBO w June 1), dueling Abe Lincolns (Spielberg's +VOF EVFMJOH"CF-JODPMOT 4QJFMCFSHT "Lincoln" in December and "Abraham Lincoln: i-JODPMOwJO%FDFNCFSBOEi"CSBIBN-JODPMO Vampire Hunter," June 22). and more serial 7BNQJSF)VOUFS w+VOF BOENPSFTFSJBM killers, zombies and Jason Statham and Adam LJMMFST [PNCJFTBOE+BTPO4UBUIBNBOE"EBN Sandier movies than you can shake a disdainful 4BOEMFSNPWJFTUIBOZPVDBOTIBLFBEJTEBJOGVM stick at. TUJDLBU But there are promising titles mixed in with #VUUIFSFBSFQSPNJTJOHUJUMFTNJYFEJOXJUI the overly familiar, the franchised and the UIFPWFSMZGBNJMJBS UIFGSBODIJTFEBOEUIF feeble. GFFCMF "Haywire" (Jan. 20): Will the possibly-retiri)BZXJSFw +BO 8JMMUIFQPTTJCMZSFUJS ing-soon Steven Soderbergh make a movie star JOHTPPO4UFWFO4PEFSCFSHINBLFBNPWJFTUBS out of mixed martial artist Gina Carano? PVUPGNJYFENBSUJBMBSUJTU(JOB$BSBOP "This Means War" (Feb. 17): Reese Witheri5IJT.FBOT8BSw 'FC 3FFTF8JUIFS spoon two-timing secret agents Chris Pine and TQPPOUXPUJNJOHTFDSFUBHFOUT$ISJT1JOFBOE Tom Hardy. The trailers to this are hilarious. 5PN)BSEZ5IFUSBJMFSTUPUIJTBSFIJMBSJPVT "The Raven" (Mar. 9): John Cusack as Edi5IF3BWFOw .BS +PIO$VTBDLBT&E gar Allen Poe, hunting a killer who is inspired HBS"MMFO1PF IVOUJOHBLJMMFSXIPJTJOTQJSFE by his stories. When did he find time to drink CZIJTTUPSJFT8IFOEJEIFmOEUJNFUPESJOL himself to death? IJNTFMGUPEFBUI "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (Mar. 9): i4BMNPO'JTIJOHJOUIF:FNFOw .BS  Ewan McGregor is a fisheries expert trying to &XBO.D(SFHPSJTBmTIFSJFTFYQFSUUSZJOHUP help an Arab sheik blow his cash on creating a IFMQBO"SBCTIFJLCMPXIJTDBTIPODSFBUJOHB fly fishing mecca (ahem) in the desert. nZmTIJOHNFDDB BIFN JOUIFEFTFSU "The Hunger Games" (Mar. 23): This sci-fi i5IF)VOHFS(BNFTw .BS 5IJTTDJm adaptation of a popular series of books is being BEBQUBUJPOPGBQPQVMBSTFSJFTPGCPPLTJTCFJOH hyped as the teen audience replacement for IZQFEBTUIFUFFOBVEJFODFSFQMBDFNFOUGPS "Twilight." Or it could be "Logan's Run: The i5XJMJHIUw0SJUDPVMECFi-PHBOT3VO5IF Next Generation." /FYU(FOFSBUJPOw "Wettest County" (April 20): Shia LaBeouf i8FUUFTU$PVOUZw "QSJM 4IJB-B#FPVG tucked into an all-star cast in the middle of UVDLFEJOUPBOBMMTUBSDBTUJOUIFNJEEMFPG a West Virginia moonshining war during the B8FTU7JSHJOJBNPPOTIJOJOHXBSEVSJOHUIF Depression. This one sells itself. %FQSFTTJPO5IJTPOFTFMMTJUTFMG "The Dark Knight Rises" (July 20): The i5IF%BSL,OJHIU3JTFTw +VMZ 5IF trailers suggest that this will tap into the world USBJMFSTTVHHFTUUIBUUIJTXJMMUBQJOUPUIFXPSME Zeitgeist, with the villains out for payback from [FJUHFJTU XJUIUIFWJMMBJOTPVUGPSQBZCBDLGSPN the 1 percent - people like Bruce Wayne. UIFQFSDFOUoQFPQMFMJLF#SVDF8BZOF "Frankenweenie" (Oct. 5): Tim Burton i'SBOLFOXFFOJFw 0DU 5JN#VSUPO revisits one of the short films that gave him a SFWJTJUTPOFPGUIFTIPSUmMNTUIBUHBWFIJNB feature film career, about a mad scientist lad GFBUVSFmMNDBSFFS BCPVUBNBETDJFOUJTUMBE named Vincent who brings his weiner dog back OBNFE7JODFOUXIPCSJOHTIJTXFJOFSEPHCBDL to life - Frankenstein fashion. UPMJGFo'SBOLFOTUFJOGBTIJPO "The Gangster Squad" (Oct. 20): Sean Penn, i5IF(BOHTUFS4RVBEw 0DU 4FBO1FOO  Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and &NNB4UPOF 3ZBO(PTMJOH /JDL/PMUFBOE Josh Brolin star in this drama about the efforts +PTI#SPMJOTUBSJOUIJTESBNBBCPVUUIFFGGPSUT - legal and otherwise - that the LAPD went oMFHBMBOEPUIFSXJTFoUIBUUIF-"1%XFOU through to keep the mob out of 1940s and '50s UISPVHIUPLFFQUIFNPCPVUPGTBOET Los Angeles. -PT"OHFMFT "47 Ronin" (Nov. 21): Keanu Reeves suri3POJOw /PW ,FBOV3FFWFTTVS rounded by Japanese actors, all of them playSPVOEFECZ+BQBOFTFBDUPST BMMPGUIFNQMBZ ing vengeful samurai? 8FIBWF(05UPTFFUIJT We have GOT to see this. JOHWFOHFGVMTBNVSBJ "Les Miserables" (Dec. 7): Hugh Jackman i-FT.JTFSBCMFTw %FD )VHI+BDLNBO vs. Russell Crowe in a sing off, the musical WT3VTTFMM$SPXFJOBTJOHPGG UIFNVTJDBM based on Victor Hugo's epic of poverty, class, CBTFEPO7JDUPS)VHPTFQJDPGQPWFSUZ DMBTT  revenge and big red flags. 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