February 6, 2009
What: USM’s community radio station WMPG (90.9 and 104.1 FM) and the USM Portland Events Board present “The WMPG Thursday Night Film Festival.”
When: Thursday nights at 7 p.m., through Thursday, March 12 (except February 19 and March 26)
Where: USM’s Gerald E. Talbot Lecture Hall, Portland.
Cost: $5 Public, free to USM students, tickets available at the door.
For complete description of each film, go to http://www.wmpg.org.
For more information, contact Station Manager Jim Rand at (207) 780-4424, e-mail email@example.com
Feb. 12 – “Tom Dowd: Language of Music” profiles the extraordinary life and legendary work of music producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd.
Feb. 26 – “Always For Pleasure” (1978) is an intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest.
Mar. 5 – “Devil Got My Woman” and “Legends of Country Blues Guitar: Vol. 3” “Devil Got My Woman” (Newport Jazz Festival 1966) captures the blues experience in its first and truest milieu, one in which African-American men and women drink, dance, and share their troubles and triumphs.
“Legends of Country Blues Guitar: Vol. 3” shows how John Jackson, Pink Anderson, Rev. Gary Davis and Josh White manifest different aspects of the rich Piedmont ragtime/blues tradition.
Mar. 12 – “Hated GG Allin” finished just before GG Allin’s demise, chronicles his life in unflinching fashion, never turning from the on-or-off stage havoc GG Allin created to challenge a nation of non-believers.
WMPG broadcasts at 90.9 and 104.1 FM and at http://www.wmpg.org from studios located at USM, Portland. WMPG’s shows are produced by volunteers from the community and the university. People wishing to support USM’s community radio station should call 207-780-4916 or send donations to WMPG, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers its 10,000 plus students more than 115 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.