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  • Arts Calendar: May 27 to June 9

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Wescustago Youth Chorale, auditioning new singers in early June, by appointment, 846-0705, wescustago.wordpress.com. Books/Authors Sunday 5/31

  • Dishin' That: Tips for getting tips

    With Memorial Day Weekend fresh on our minds, so begins the shoulder season, bringing steadily increasing hospitality business to southern Maine. It’s a short period where business starts to pick up as folks From Away make day-trips with the windows down, and locals venture out in fl...

  • Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 82...

  • Dishin' That: A graduation day to remember (for all the wrong reasons)

    Last weekend was a mixed bag for a specific demographic of diners and the restaurants that served them. Marked with celebratory pomp, and extenuating circumstances, college graduations bring on their own craziness, added to the special sauce of multi-generational occasions. A precursor to ...

  • Arts Calendar: May 13-26

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 5/13 "The Negotiator," discussion with author and former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, sponsored by the Portland Regional Chamber, 5 p.m., $10, Hannaford Hall, Universi...

  • Out & About: Midcoast Symphony debuts new piano concerto

    Southern Maine’s arts and entertainment calendar boasts a variety of interesting offerings this weekend. The most significant happens in Lewiston and Topsham this Saturday and Sunday, as the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 25th season with the world premiere of a specially c...

  • Dishin' That: The mother of all restaurant days

    “Don’t spend money on flowers for Mother’s Day this year,” I told my college-age daughters, Number One and Carlykardashian. “Number One, you’re graduating from college next weekend, and CK, you’re schlepping home more clothes than Macy’s has on the ...

  • Arts Calendar: May 6-19

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 5/8 "The Night the Sky Turned Red," discussion with local author Allan Levinsky, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlib...

  • Out & About: Portland Ovations rocks out with ‘Mamma Mia!’

    Mid-May marks the end of the 2014-2015 season for Portland Ovations, and the 84-year-old arts presenter will rock out in style with two performances of its finale: the national touring production of “Mamma Mia!” on May 13-14. Based on the music and stylings of ABBA and woven ar...

  • Dishin' That: Restaurant policy a Rocky Mountain low

    Not too long ago, I came upon a tipping practice that landed in the front of the already overstuffed “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up" file. Located in the Riverwalk area of downtown Pueblo, Colorado, the Rio Bistro restaurant is a lovely, independently owned and operated gem surr...