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  • Out & About: ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and Willie Nelson are top choices

    Fields of goldenrod mark the second full month of the summer, and the seasonal offerings in music and theater continue at a hot pace. The most notable offering in musical theater opened in Ogunquit last week: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” is a dark tragedy base...

  • Out & About: 'Annie,' 'Chicago' top summer-stock choices

    It’s hard to imagine two musicals with more disparate themes and aesthetic values than “Annie” and “Chicago,” this week’s top choices for summer-stock theater. The former show is warm, fuzzy and wonderfully suited for children, while the latter is cold, ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 28 - Aug. 8

    Greater Portland Books, Authors  Wednesday 7/28

  • Eating Well: A do-ahead barbecue feast

    A do-ahead barbecue feast could mean that you cook – and eat – all the food before the guests arrive. But seriously, it just means that you prepare all the food the day before the barbecue. And maybe try a bite of everything to make sure it tastes good. Here...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley, PORTopera and Slaid Cleaves

    For the past decade and a half, two stellar events happen in late July. First up is the annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival, which runs through Sunday on the banks of the Ossipee River in South Hiram. Hosts Raetha Stoddard and Bill Johnson invite several dozen traditional artists to perform alfr...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park by kayak

    Experience one of Maine’s most popular state parks this summer from a little different perspective – from your kayak. If you love viewing osprey, blue herons, and eider ducks you have found the place. Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is famous for the nesting osprey on Googins Is...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 21 - Aug. 1

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Saturday 7/24 Old Port Playhouse Season Auditions, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, $22-$20, 773-0333, oldportpla...

  • The Art Forecast: Homer prints for sale in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The summer celebration of the centennial of Winslow Homer’s life (1836-1910) has focused a lot of attention on Homer’s early career as a graphic artist and illustrator. The Saco Museum has drawn on its own collection and those of the Farnsworth Art Museum, the ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 14 - 25

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Old Port Playhouse Season Auditions, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, $22-$20, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. ...

  • Out & About: 'My Fair Lady' is fairest of all

    Brunswick represents southern Maine’s cultural pivot point, at least as far as this week’s “Out & About” is concerned. At Maine State Music Theatre, the current offering of “My Fair Lady” is a truly memorable theatrical experience. MSMT has mounted a...