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  • Out & About: Midcoast Symphony debuts new piano concerto

    Southern Maine’s arts and entertainment calendar boasts a variety of interesting offerings this weekend. The most significant happens in Lewiston and Topsham this Saturday and Sunday, as the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 25th season with the world premiere of a specially c...

  • Dishin' That: The mother of all restaurant days

    “Don’t spend money on flowers for Mother’s Day this year,” I told my college-age daughters, Number One and Carlykardashian. “Number One, you’re graduating from college next weekend, and CK, you’re schlepping home more clothes than Macy’s has on the ...

  • Arts Calendar: May 6-19

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 5/8 "The Night the Sky Turned Red," discussion with local author Allan Levinsky, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlib...

  • Out & About: Portland Ovations rocks out with ‘Mamma Mia!’

    Mid-May marks the end of the 2014-2015 season for Portland Ovations, and the 84-year-old arts presenter will rock out in style with two performances of its finale: the national touring production of “Mamma Mia!” on May 13-14. Based on the music and stylings of ABBA and woven ar...

  • Dishin' That: Restaurant policy a Rocky Mountain low

    Not too long ago, I came upon a tipping practice that landed in the front of the already overstuffed “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up" file. Located in the Riverwalk area of downtown Pueblo, Colorado, the Rio Bistro restaurant is a lovely, independently owned and operated gem surr...

  • Livingston Taylor returning to Bath arts center

    BATH — Forty-five years after releasing his first album, Livingston Taylor is still going strong, and planning to bring his creative energy to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The May 2 show at 804 Washington St., which starts at 7:30 p...

  • Arts Calendar: April 29 to May 12

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Thursday 4/30 "Age of Exploration," readings by local poet Christopher Seid, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmeh...

  • Out & About: PSO celebrates 90th with retro flourish

    As the calendar inexorably marches toward the midpoint of spring, many of southern Maine’s arts and entertainment producers and presenters are wrapping up their fall-winter-spring seasons. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is bowing goodbye on its 90th anniversary season with a retrosp...

  • Dishin' That: More from Pandora's restaurant toy box

    Never has a topic garnered so much interest from all corners of this column’s readership. Everyone, it seems, has a horrifying or heart-warming story around the multi-faceted phenomena of children in restaurants. A few of you, citing examples at length, chastised parents and blamed t...

  • Arts Calendar: April 22 to May 5

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 4/22 "Closer All the Time," Brown Bag Lecture with author Jim Nichols, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Tue...