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  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 13-26

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 8/16 "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," Donn Fendler, book talk and signing on 75th anniversary, 2-4 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portlan...

  • Out & About: Amy Black, Heather Pierson top musical choices

    Two interesting singer-songwriters are visiting Portland this Friday, performing only a few blocks apart on Congress Street. Amy Black is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Yes, the Muscle Shoals of F.A.M.E. fame. Nowadays Black is from Boston, and she’s currently touring with a tribute ac...

  • Arts Calendar: Aug. 6-19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 8/16 "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," Donn Fendler, book talk and signing on 75th anniversary, 2-4 p.m., free, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portlan...

  • The Art Forecast: Colby College Museum's Langlais a must-see

    WATERVILLE — Bernard Langlais, on view at Colby College Museum of Art through Jan. 4, 2015, is not just the most important exhibition of the Maine summer art season, it is one of the best exhibitions of Maine art in years. Colby curator Hannah Blunt has given Langlais something every...

  • Out & About: Music, theater, ballet are top picks

    Southern Maine’s arts and entertainment calendar remains crowded with events in various genres as we pass the midpoint of summer. Last weekend the Ogunquit Playhouse opened “Mary Poppins,” the middle offering of its five-show season. Ogunquit’s production boasts som...

  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/1 "Sing to Me and I Will Hear You – A Love Story," Elaine McGillicuddy, author's discussion, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 ...

  • Out & About: Festivals near seasonal finales

    Two of Maine’s signature music festivals are approaching their seasonal climaxes. In urbane Brunswick, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will wrap up on Aug. 8. This weekend’s offerings include a festival-within-a-festival that’s wholly devoted to contemporary art music.