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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Dishin' That: Don't let the job interview eat you up

    There’s been much rambling here recently on the do’s and dont’s of landing and/or keeping a restaurant job. Chiming in with their own suggestions, a few hospitality brothers and sisters made good points through email. Further brainstorming with my Restaurant Creative Cons...

  • Out & About: Summer-stock theater season opens

    The summer solstice may be a couple of weeks away, but Maine’s 2015 season of straw-hat theater is already flowering. The 2015 season will include a number of traditional Broadway favorites plus a slew of recent shows. In Brunswick, Maine State Music Theatre just opened a wonderfully...

  • Arts Calendar: June 3-16

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 6/10 "The Mountaintop School for Dogs," discussion with author Ellen Cooney, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freep...

  • Dishin' That: If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right

    In one crucial week, the numerous front-of-house job postings on Craigslist have dwindled and most positions have been filled. There’s still a place in Old Orchard Beach looking for an “Attractive Jello-shot girl. No experience necessary,” but unless a recent new hire is ...

  • 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 ...