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Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA

A photographic story of music
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 6, 2009
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 “ALO & The Stones,” n.d., gelatin silver print, Portland Museum of Art. Private Collection.
By Philip Townsend (England, born 1940).
Read Ian Paige's review of the exhibit. 

 

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