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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Dishin' That: Restaurant salaries follow a closely guarded recipe

    A reader in Durham emailed her Rubik's Cube of a question at a most serendipitous time. “My friend’s son cooks at a high-end restaurant, and after five years there, he makes all of $12 an hour. How is it fair that the waitresses earn $350 a shift? Cooking the food is certainly ...

  • Arts Calendar: June 24 to July 7

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Saturday 6/27 "New Growth: Portraits of Six Maine Organic Farms," reading by author Peter Felsenthal, 2 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Por...

  • Out & About: New era at Bowdoin International Music Festival

    The pace of the summer arts and entertainment season continues to quicken this week, with an abundance of music and theater. Perhaps the biggest story of the summer is the dawn of a new era at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick. After half a century at the helm, founding...

  • Dishin' That: When it rains on Father's Day it pours dining drama

    Dreamy Father’s Day plans held by many well-deserving guys went down the drain this year. For some, mid-morning tee-times didn’t happen. For others, the boat was wet, but never saw the open lake. Outdoor grilling of massive T-bones, and cold beer chugging opportunities were eit...

  • Arts Calendar: June 17-30

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Saturday 6/20 "Lizzie Borden on Trial," reading by local author Joseph Conforti, 2 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 747-4232, lett...

  • Out & About: Festivals feature music, theater

    It’s festival time in southern Maine, as two summer celebrations of performing arts will open within the week. PortFringe is a nine-day festival for aspiring playwrights and up-and-coming performance artists. It takes place June 20-28 in four Portland venues along Congress Street.

  • Dishin' That: The money may be easy, but will it last?

    This time of year, topics of college graduations and part-time summer jobs are tossed about in the same conversations. Even the smart/lucky/well-connected grads who were hired at campus job fairs, or recruited because of an occupational specialty, are hanging around and working locally. Fo...

  • Arts Calendar: June 10-23

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 6/12 "Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession," discussion with local author Lisa A. Phillips, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8...