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  • Out & About: Festivals mark end-of-summer A&E season

    The roadside ferns are turning brown, sumac bushes are turning red and the shadows at five o’clock are getting quite long. Those are among the telltale signs that mark the end of the summer season. On the performing arts calendar, a pair of festivals mark the end of the summer. Bigge...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 21-Sept. 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 8/22 David Little, author of “Art of Katahdin,” 7 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, free. Tuesday 8...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 14-27

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 8/15 Gail Rowe, author of “The Roots of a Family,” 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660. El...

  • Out & About: Musical theater rules in mid-August

    Three choices on the musical theater menu are the top picks of the tix this mid-August week. Maine State Music Theatre is wrapping up its 2013 season with “Mary Poppins,” the stage version of the celebrated 1964 Disney film. “Mary Poppins” was a big hit on Broadway,...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 7-20

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/9 Susan Lebel Young, author of “Food Fix,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723, free. Tues...

  • Out & About: Musical theater, music festivals, ballet beckon

    As we approach the middle of August, summer stock musical theater continues at a torrid pace, but the classical music festival season gradually draws to a close. Ogunquit Playhouse is offering an outstanding production of the earliest collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice:...

  • Arts Calendar: July 31 to Aug. 13

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 7/31 Phillip Hoose, author of “Moonbird: A year on the wind with the great survivor B95,” 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 20 Library Drive, Fr...

  • Out & About: Music festivals coming, going

    It’s a time for arrivals and departures at this midpoint of summer, at least when summer is charted on the arts and entertainment calendar. On the arrivals board, Portland Chamber Music Festival, one of the Port City’s top summertime happenings for the past 19 years, will crank...

  • Out & About: Must-see musical at Maine State Music Theatre

    The golden age of American musical theater produced a score of masterpieces that never cease to fascinate and entertain. One of these is “Gypsy,” the biggest hit from 1959. “Gypsy” pushes many emotional buttons on many levels, and Maine State Music Theatre is curren...

  • Arts Calendar, July 24-Aug. 6

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Meet the Authors: Maine books for kids, 1-2 p.m., Saturdays in July, Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. Wednesday 7/24 Christina Ba...