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Lifestyle

  • Portland Museum of Art's most unconventional biennial

    A conventional biennial is an open, juried exhibition to which artists are invited to submit art created within the past two years to be judged by a panel of distinguished art-world jurors. In this sense, the 2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial follows convention. Some 970 artists...

  • 2 Broadway shows, plus ballet, oratorio

    This week's picks of the tix include two popular Broadway shows, a famous classical ballet and a celebrated Biblical oratorio. The biggest of the Broadway shows is the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," one of the most successful tuners of contemporary t... 1

  • What's 'A Picture's Worth' doing in Falmouth?

    FALMOUTH — A Route 1shopping center seems an unlikely place to discover one of the best Maine photography shows in recent history, but that's just what "A Picture's Worth" is.

  • Love lessons, acrobats and more

    As harsh winter yields to sweet spring this Friday, love is in the air at The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn. "The 13th of Paris," the company's current offering, provides comic lessons in romance and more, and audiences are invited to sit in, chuckle and chortle.

  • Fried rice: Hearty, simple, satisfying

    Mark Bittman got me thinking about making fried rice.

  • Top musical offering: Cape Breton fiddler MacMaster

    The astronomical calendar indicates that we've reached the final full week of winter, while the arts and entertainment calendar indicates a variety of music that's suitable for all seasons.

  • Snowshoeing the Calderwood Tree Farm trails in Freeport

        It is back to Freeport this month for exploration of another exceptional Freeport Conservation Trust project: the Calderwood Tree Farm loop trails. This winter we have been trying to be a little greener and have been seeking out recreational opportunities n...

  • Perfect dinner for a snowy day

    Whenever we have a cold snowy day, I might enjoy speeding downhill on my ancient Flexible Flyer or skating until the twilight turns the sky pink and the snow blue, but my favorite snowy day activity is creating a comforting dinner, something simple and warm to contrast with the outdoor snow and...

  • Saint Patrick's Day brings Irish music to area

    Saint Patrick's Day is looming on the calendar, and two quality Irish acts are heading into Portland.

  • Offbeat musicals break familiar Broadway mold

    Boy meets girl, etc. Thus begins the commonplace story line that underlies many of the most popular Broadway musicals. But two decidedly offbeat shows in the Portland area this weekend break the stereotypical romantic mold in many ways, and both won a slew of Tony Awards.