Articles by Francis Flisiuk

 
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Musicians riff to pay the bills

on April 14, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
Singers and musicians whose passion is pouring hours of practice and rehearsal into honing a musical craft, are finding plenty of ways to make money that go beyond just playing gigs. Landing gigs and performing at esteemed venues is near the end of the long road to making it big …
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Sign of the rhymes: Poetry serves as a medium for change

on April 07, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
Poetry reading has evolved from coffeehouses and dusty leather bound books into packed bars, snapping fingers and vocal performance pieces with powerful messages. No longer is poetry culture limited by cliche love stories, strict organization and clever rhymes. Poetry in today’s age, specifically slam poetry, has developed into an artistic …
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Campbell brothers shoot for big screens

on March 10, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Siblings Thomas and Peter Campbell, emerging filmmakers and theatre and music majors at USM, are ready to see their work on national and international screens, after winning several awards, including “Best Film,” during Portland’s 48 Hour Film Project last year . The brothers made their winning eight-minute film as part …
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A student’s guide to Maine Restaurant Week

on March 03, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
The 6th annual Maine Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to break free from the doldrums of frequenting the same eateries and explore new flavors  at an especially  discounted  price. Over 90 restaurants all over the state are offering new 3-course dinners for either $25, $35, or $45 and lunches …
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Dark comedic musical written by Holocaust survior has english world premiere at USM

on Feb. 24, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
The USM Department of Theatre is debuting the English language world premiere of In the Underworld, a darkly comedic musical written by the French ethnologist Germaine Tillion who secretly wrote the three-act script while imprisoned at the Nazi all women’s concentration camp of Ravensbrück in northern Germany. The operetta was …
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Finding love in the digital age

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
Can apps like Tinder spark an off screen romance? Whether we care to admit it or not, technology is changing every aspect of our 21st century world and, of course, dating and relationships are not exempt. Single people in the digital age have numerous tools at their disposal for finding …
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Album Review: Along the Way

on Feb. 09, 2014, at 9:11 p.m.
Mark McGuire has had a busy year. After splitting up with the electronic band Emeralds and signing on to the Dead Oceans label, McGuire has managed to keep up an impressive creative pace with the release of what may be his most ambitious work yet. His EP, entitled Along the …
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National Album Review: “The Age of Reason” by Gramatik

on Feb. 03, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
The Age of Reason defies standards in electronic music albums featuring 15 dynamic tracks that are rich in innovation and variety. The Slovenian born DJ Gramatik, whose real name is Denis Jasarevic, has been busy creating his own record label Lowtemp and crafting this gem of an album that’s been …
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Solidarity through literary arts: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts on display in London, Cairo and USM

on Feb. 01, 2014, at 10:19 p.m.
Seven years after a car bomb exploded in Iraq, killing 30 people, wounding over 100 and destroying the entire perimeter of Al-Mutanabbi street the cultural epicenter of Baghdad, a powerful art exhibition has arrived at USM entitled Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here that displays the significance of what happened on that …
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Arts & Culture Recommends: the Portland Comedy Showcase

on Jan. 27, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
A Wednesday night at Bull Feeney’s on Fore street helps you realize that Portland has more to offer than just its restaurants, breweries and music events. It also has a thriving comedy scene. Some of the most successful comedians from all over New England gather at the Irish pub every …
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Protected: Faculty artists lead students by example

on Jan. 27, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
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Alumni artists return for campus exhibition

on Jan. 20, 2014, at 8:23 p.m.
A new semester has begun and with it an opportunity to enjoy art from former students with a new exhibition in the AREA Gallery of the Woodbury campus center entitled Transitions: Juried Art Alumni. It opened last Thursday to a reception of students, professors and alumni artists. The gallery is …
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Portland catches a case of those winter brews

on Dec. 09, 2013, at 12:50 a.m.
Although we haven’t seen any significant snowfall yet in Portland, we’ve definitely felt the cold chill of the season. While many warm up with a hot cocoa or peppermint coffee, others choose to celebrate with the return of another seasonal beverage––Maine winter beers. This time of the year, Portland’s bars …
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USM’s 14th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Show And Competition Photos

on Dec. 02, 2013, at 3:22 p.m.
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USM’s 14th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Show And Competition Photos

on Dec. 02, 2013, at 3:11 p.m.
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USM’s 14th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Show

on Dec. 02, 2013, at 2:46 p.m.
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Arts & Culture Recommends: “Circus in the Streets” on First Friday

on Dec. 01, 2013, at 10:42 p.m.
First Friday Art Walk is going to be different this December, circus acts different. Plans for the monthly event include a debut performance by world renowned performers from the Circus Conservatory of America an organization founded to make Portland Maine the first city in the nation to host a dedicated …
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Top winter destinations

on Dec. 01, 2013, at 10:21 p.m.
The days are getting colder and before you know it, winter will be here. With the end of fall sports and the semester drawing to a close, wouldn’t now be the best time to just sleep the days away? Then again, why sleep when you can take advantage of winter …
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Top 12 Portland Twitter Accounts That Matter

on Nov. 11, 2013, at 9:47 p.m.
There are many ways to use Twitter. Some use it to catch up with friends, while others follow news and events, and unfortunately, there are also some that just post follow trains and hashtags. If you’re looking to avoid users that just flood your feed with Justin Bieber quotes and …
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Artist brings Katahdin to Portland

on Nov. 11, 2013, at 7:50 p.m.
At almost 250 miles away, it’s easy for people in Portland to feel a bit removed from Mount Katahdin, the natural glory that is our state’s highest peak. But now the community can get a unique perspective of the mountain with just a quick trip to Glickman Library. Portland-based artist …
 
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