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  • Out & About: Portland Ovations hosts 3 acts in 7 days

    The long Christmas-New Year break is over for the national touring acts, and no fewer than three of them are heading into Portland’s Merrill Auditorium...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 11-22

    Greater Portland Auditions Thursday 1/12 New Women’s Chorale, 6-8 p.m. Woodford’s Church, Portland. Sign up at portlandcommunitychorus.org/audition-request-form1.html.  Sight reading is a required. Sunday 1/15 Greater...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 4-15

    Greater Portland Auditions New Women’s Chorale, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4, 5 & 12, Woodford’s Church, Portland. Sign up at portlandcommunitychorus.org/audition-request-form1.html.  Sight reading is a required....

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 28

    Greater Portland Auditions New Women’s Chorale, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4, 5 & 12, Woodford’s Church, Portland. Sign up at portlandcommunitychorus.org/audition-request-form1.html.  Sight reading is a prerequisite....

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 21-31

    Greater Portland Auditions New Women’s Chorale, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4, 5, 12, Woodford’s Church, Portland. Sign up at portlandcommunitychorus.org/audition-request-form1.html.  Sight reading is a prerequisite. Exhibits...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 14-24

    Greater Portland Exhibits Photographer France Shea, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000, zerostation.com,...

  • Out & About: Stocking full of Christmas offerings

    As Dec. 25 approaches, southern Maine’s frenetic pace of Christmas A&E offerings continues, with a slew of quality shows scheduled over the next couple of...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 7-17

    Greater Portland Exhibits Photographer France Shea, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through December. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland,...

  • Out & About: ‘The Magic of Christmas’ returns

    The biggest show of southern Maine’s Christmas A&E season opens this weekend in Portland: “The Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual aural and...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 30-Dec. 10

    Greater Portland Exhibits “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000, zerostation.com, through mid-December. “Picture This: The Art and Workings of Illustration Institute,” Portland...

  • Out & About: Choral celebrations of Christmas

    The first weekend in December marks the second weekend of the long celebration of Christmas in the performing arts. Three such programs are slated between...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 23-Dec. 3

    Greater Portland Exhibits Aldona Shumway, photography, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through November. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000, zerostation.com,...

  • Out & About: ‘Nutcracker’ opens Christmas A&E season

    The day after Thanksgiving marks the traditional beginning of the Christmas season in shopping and performing arts, and there’s certainly plenty of the latter to...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 11-19

    Greater Portland Exhibits Aldona Shumway, photography, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through November. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000, zerostation.com,...

  • Dishin' That: Tough town, tough restaurant manager

    My friend Jacquelyn’s management style was intimidation. The hard line from the diminutive 26-year-old redhead was impressive, considering it was the early 1990s, when political...

  • Out & About: Concerts span a spectrum of genres

    For the second straight week a variety of concerts take top billing on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar. This weekend’s offerings span a spectrum that...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 9-19

    Greater Portland Exhibits Aldona Shumway, photography, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through November. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, 347-7000, zerostation.com,...

  • Out & About: A cornucopia of concerts

    Musical concerts take the top spots in this week’s picks of the tix, and there’s plenty of variety among the choices. Oratorio Chorale is opening...

  • Dishin' That: Right place, right time, relentless sass

    Long ago in a galaxy far, far away (OK, it was Boston in the late 1980s) I had a hospitality industry partner in crime who...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 2-11

    Greater Portland Exhibits Aldona Shumway, photography, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., through November. “Mythic/Poetic,” solo exhibit by Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland,...