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  • Out & About: Portland Ovations presents 'Memphis,' 'Swan Lake'

    There’s a wealth of topnotch choices in the performing arts this late winter weekend and a bit beyond. Portland Ovations has two of the most anticipated offerings of its 2014-2015 season coming up in quick succession. First is “Memphis,” a national tour of the recent Broa...

  • Maine Jewish Film Festival returns for 18th year

    PORTLAND — This year's Maine Jewish Film Festival, from March 14-21, features 23 movies, including comedies, dramas, edgy documentaries, a French film noir and even a documentary starring "the Israeli Bruce Springsteen." The festival, now in its 18th year, is bringing movies to ...

  • Dishin' That: The dessert-ordering debate rages on

    Dessert is one of the few places where the average diner is torn, and the reasons for not indulging in "a little something" are as plentiful as the reasons for doing so. Special occasions or otherwise, dessert is an opportune place to pad guest checks and winter-weary bottoms. Simply put, ...

  • Arts Calendar: March 4-17

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 3/6 "Coffee Smuggler," discussion with local author Dave Holman, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites,’ plus Americana

    “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is a seldom-performed opera that was written about a decade after World War II ended. Using historical events and thematic elements from the French Revolution, coupled with still-fresh memories of the more recent global conflict, French composer Francois ...

  • Dishin' That: Ordering sideways: Meet some of the crew

    Even though menu selection is at your own discretion, isn’t it sticker-shocking when dining a la carte? Not sure? Try doing it with someone who takes the art of the Early Bird Special to a master’s level. Someone who perceives little glass dishes of Grapenut pudding or red Jell...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 25 to March 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/25 "What Burns Away," Brown Bag discussion with author Melissa Falcon Field, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portl...

  • Out & About: Lyric Music Theater succeeds with 'How to Succeed ...'

    Nothing succeeds like success. That time-tested adage certainly rings true in South Portland right now with Lyric Music Theater’s midwinter offering. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Frank Loesser’s 1961 Broadway musical that copped seven Tony Awa...

  • Dishin' That: When it comes to tipping, do this, don't do that

    With the exception of credit card statements, the 2014 holiday season is a scant memory. Time has passed, but it’s never too late to honor the annual tradition of sharing the top best and worst tips of the previous year. Here’s what they were, and why, in ascending order: The ...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 18 to March 3

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/18 "The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn," Freeport Historical Society discussion with authors James Myall and Mary Rice-Defosse, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Comm...