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  • Arts Calendar: July 29 to Aug. 11

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 7/31 "Blessed With a Brain Tumor," discussion with local author Will Pyre, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Get a ticket to 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

    Musical theater is one of my passions in life, and seldom has this passion been more perfectly satisfied than with Ogunquit Playhouse’s current offering. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is belly-busting funny and the music is brilliantly melodic and witty. Two of Maine&rsqu...

  • Dishin' That: Feeding the young and the restless

    Sidetracked by the hoopla at Marcy’s Diner, this overdue list of where a 7-year-old From Away might like to dine is reader-driven. The suggestions also allow me to respond to a question (see below) that’s stuck in my craw. 1 — “Smitty’s Cinema in Windham,...

  • Dishin' That: What would Natalie do at Marcy's Diner?

    Timing is everything. With tourist season in full swing, my Blue-eyed Yankees Fan volunteered me to whip up a list of close-to-Portland activities for a 7-year-old kid From Away. Last week’s column asked readers for dining recommendations. Follow-up reporting on those recommen...

  • Arts Calendar: July 22 to Aug. 4

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/29 "Land of Horses," book talk and signing with author Chris Lombard, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportli...

  • Out & About: Masterpieces of musical theater: ‘Music Man,' ‘Tosca’

    As the middle of the summer approaches, a wealth of possibilities beckon in the performing arts. The hottest tickets are for a pair of masterpieces of two different branches of the musical stage. American musical theater is represented by one of Broadway’s enduring romantic tuners, M...

  • Arts Calendar: July 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Monday 7/20 "The Fisherman," discussion with author Vaughn Hardhacker, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary....

  • Out & About: Focus on 2 Brunswick music festivals

    Alfresco bluegrass has long been part of Maine’s summer arts scene, and the genre’s defining pick and twang will be heard this weekend in Brunswick. Located on a campground in the rural southern sector of town, the White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival is a two-day affair that primar...

  • Dishin' That: The 7-year(-old) itch and how to scratch it

    Even though he’s From Away, my Blue-Eyed Yankees Fan fancies himself a member of the Greater Portland Welcome Wagon. “Yeah, my girl lives up in Portland,” he’ll say whenever Maine is mentioned, regardless of the context. “She’s like a restaurant and bar ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 8-21

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 7/10 "Winning the Losing Battle," discussion with local author Erica Bartlett, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portland...