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  • The Art Forecast: Colby College Museum's Langlais a must-see

    WATERVILLE — Bernard Langlais, on view at Colby College Museum of Art through Jan. 4, 2015, is not just the most important exhibition of the Maine summer art season, it is one of the best exhibitions of Maine art in years. Colby curator Hannah Blunt has given Langlais something every...

  • Out & About: Music, theater, ballet are top picks

    Southern Maine’s arts and entertainment calendar remains crowded with events in various genres as we pass the midpoint of summer. Last weekend the Ogunquit Playhouse opened “Mary Poppins,” the middle offering of its five-show season. Ogunquit’s production boasts som...

  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/1 "Sing to Me and I Will Hear You – A Love Story," Elaine McGillicuddy, author's discussion, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 ...

  • Out & About: Festivals near seasonal finales

    Two of Maine’s signature music festivals are approaching their seasonal climaxes. In urbane Brunswick, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will wrap up on Aug. 8. This weekend’s offerings include a festival-within-a-festival that’s wholly devoted to contemporary art music.

  • Arts Calendar: July 23 to Aug. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley Music Festival this weekend

    The last weekend in July is approaching, and since 1999 that’s meant one of our state’s top musical events is happening west of Portland: the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Originally organized as an all-bluegrass affair, the festival’s over-arching concept has evolved to...

  • Arts Calendar: July 16-29

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Musical offerings topped by ‘Rigoletto’

    Musical offerings dominate this week’s picks of the tix, and it’s a diverse lot. The biggest draw will be PORTopera’s upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Artistic director Dona Vaughn has chosen a new look for the famous tale of love and...

  • Arts Calendar: July 9-22

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/12 “Mirror Image” book signing with first-time Maine author, Clinton C. Smith, 1-3 p.m., Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 128 Main St., Freepor...