FERTILE GROUND 15

Fertile Ground review: Finding their way in the storm

Jamie Rea, Elisha Henig, and Matthew Kerrigan star in The Snowstorm. Photo: GaryNorman

by BRETT CAMPBELL, JAMUNA CHIARINI AND MARIA CHOBAN

Editor’s note:  CoHo ProductionsThe Snowstorm, which closed last weekend after a too-short at Portland’s Coho Theatre, was one of the biggest hits of this year’s Fertile Ground festival, its entire

 

THEATER

Let the ‘Night’ light shine

Kupper (left) and O'Connell: friends to the finish. Photo: Owen Carey

There’s a bad guy, a barging-in stranger, who swings a mean and brutish hammer. There’s a woman of unkempt virtue, which of course means there are men of unkempt virtue, too. Squalor, booze, little dodges and petty thefts, things that …

 
 

MEDIA

Where sound meets vision

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Pick an art form, any art form: Eric Isaacson could give you an enlightening, hilarious impromptu lecture on it. The proprietor of the Mississippi Records store and its accompanying record label is an encyclopedia of cultural knowledge; music, yes, everything …

 

MUSIC

Nordic Voices review: Strange sonic landscapes

Nordic Voices performed at Portland's St. Philip Neri Church. Photo: John Green.

BY ALICE HARDESTY

On February 17, the audience at Portland’s St. Philip Neri Church experienced some sounds that many had probably never heard before, at least not from human voices. In their concert presented by Friends of Chamber Music, the …

 
 

DANCE

OBT slips on the slipper

Xuan Cheng in rehearsal as Cinderella. Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

“Outside girl, go here! Cabriole girl, here’s what I want you to do! Inside girl, where are you?”

Janie Parker, a lithe woman wearing shiny powder-blue tights with a loose black tee-shirt  over them, and pink ballet slippers on her …

 

VISUAL ART

‘Italian Style': How fashion design made it cool to be Italian

Sfilata (fashion show) in Sala
Bianca, 1955, Archivio Giorgini.
Photo by: G.M. Fadigati – Copyright:
Giorgini Archive, Florence.

By SHAWN LEVY

The world of fashion is often considered a frivolity, a trifle, a sideshow of ‘serious’ history. But as evidenced by “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945,” a delightful exhibit on display at the Portland Art Museum until May …

 
 
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