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  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 19 to Dec. 2

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 11/19 "When You Hold a Patient's Hand," reception with author Dr. Stuart Gilbert, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200....

  • Out & About: Jazz profs and piano men

    Diverse brands of popular music continue to top my personal A&E charts this weekend. On Friday, an ensemble of jazz professors from the University of Southern Maine School of Music will hold forth on the Gorham campus. Their show is titled “Not Your Grandfather’s Jazz.&rdqu...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 15-28

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 10/17 "The Lost Child," discussion with poet Wes McNair, 6:30 p.m., free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. Saturd...

  • Out & About: Laura Kargul’s 25th anniversary concert

    For classical music lovers like myself, one of the first dates that gets circled on calendars every autumn is Laura Kargul’s solo piano recital at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. This Friday’s concert is extra special, marking her 25th year at the school. Known as an...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 8-21

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 10/8 "Deadly Hypocrisy," reading by author Gar Roper, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307.

  • Out & About: 'The Rainmaker' leads deluge of events

    There’s a veritable flood of fine offerings from many different lands in the performing arts this mid-October, so many that it’s impossible to deal with more than a handful in this space. Tops in my opinion is “The Rainmaker,” a powerful American romantic comedy tha...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 1-14

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art The Boy Singers of Maine, open house and auditions, 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-6354, boysingersofmain...

  • Out & About: Saltwater Music Festival moves to Portland

    Portland has a new music festival, and it’s debuting this weekend. Maine’s Celtic heritage will be showcased as the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival moves into downtown Portland for three days of performances in multiple venues. First Fridays normally focus on the visual arts, b...

  • Arts Calendar: Sept. 24 to Oct. 7

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art The Boy Singers of Maine, open house and auditions, 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, and 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, St. Mary's Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 797-6354, boysingersofmain...

  • Out & About: Kotzschmar returns to Portland, 'Avenue Q' entertains in South Portland

    Portland’s leading claim to international musical fame is the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, a behemoth among instruments that has been a centerpiece of the city’s cultural life since 1912. Two years ago – immediately following its centennial celebration – the organ ...