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  • Out & About: Opera arias, musical theater and bluegrass music

    As the middle of summer arrives in Maine, the state's many seasonal arts and entertainment activities are in full flower. One of Maine's biggest events happens July 30, when PortOpera celebrates its 15th anniversary with a grand concert of favorite arias. There's a fine choice ...

  • Eating Well: Devouring 'A Taste of It All'

    "A Taste of It All: Celebrating the Mood of Food" is likely to become Maine's – and maybe the country's – new favorite cookbook. Georgia Manzo Joachim, of Millinocket, author, photographer and publisher of "A Taste of It All," was, until recently when her job mi... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 22 - Aug. 2

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: Bluegrass and blues in Brunswick and Portland

    The hard-driving sounds of banjos, mandolins and other acoustic string instruments will blend with the "high lonesome tenor" voices in Brunswick for three days this weekend and July 23 in Portland. The traditional sound of bluegrass music returns to the Pine Tree State at ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mai...

  • Out & About: Country, classical and jazz music festivals

    Summer music festivals are as much a part of the Maine scene as clambakes and schooners, and three of them lead this week's A&E calendar. Let's start the weekend with country music. Stonehedge, an indoor/outdoor events venue in West Gray, hosts its annual Country Fest Friday through...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 8 - 19

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: ‘Who could ask for anything more?’

    We may be suffering through a plague of soggy weather, but Maine's straw hat theater season is sailing along quite nicely this July. Two excellent summer shows opened last week in Brunswick and Arundel. Tops by all measures is the fully professional production of "Crazy For You... 2

  • The Art Forecast: Artists on holiday at Portland Museum of Art

    When painter Jamie Wyeth was asked to write the catalog introduction to "Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England," his initial response was, "I'm the wrong person; I hate art colonies and wouldn't be caught dead working in one." Then he realized that Monh...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring the Libby River Farm Preserve in Scarborough

    July is a great month for enjoying wildflowers and birds. The Libby River Farm Preserve offers a profusion of both, all contained within the 0.6-mile Lucy R. Sprague Memorial Trail. If you love the vivid red and black colors of red-winged blackbirds and the blue sheen of tree swallows, ...