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  • '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: Laura Kargul, Mandy Patinkin top choices

    As Columbus Day passes, so does the peak of southern Maine’s foliage season. But the arts and entertainment season remains at its peak, with excellent offerings in music and dance. Classical pianist Laura Kargul, a longtime favorite of mine and many others, will hold her almost-annua...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 16-22

    Greater Portland Arts Bulletin Saturday 10/19 Maine Artisan Group Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, 712-2788. Books & Authors

  • Out & About: ‘Buddy’ rocks Ogunquit

    Oh boy! Summer may be gone, but Ogunquit Playhouse keeps on rocking. The folks at the venerable playhouse are emphatically stretching the concept of summer theater. They opened the final show of their 81st season last week with a sensationally good production of “Buddy,” the bi...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 9-22

    Greater Portland Arts Bulletin Saturday 10/19 Maine Artisan Group Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, 712-2788. Books & Authors

  • Out & About: PSO Pops opens with Gershwin-Porter tribute

    Last weekend the Portland Symphony Orchestra launched its 2013-2014 classical season. This weekend the PSO starts up its Pops season with two performances of a program that pays tribute to two of Broadway's greatest composers: George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Maestro Robert Moody has hired a pair...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 2-15

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Read to a Service Dog, begins Monday Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m., continues every 1st and 3rd Monday, The Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, sign-up required. S...

  • Out & About: ‘Legally Blonde,’ Orli Shaham open seasons

    The sun has just entered its six-month passage below the celestial equator, marking the astronomical start of fall. Concurrently, several of the region’s major arts producers have entered their fall-winter-spring seasons. In South Portland, Lyric Music Theater is off to a sensational...

  • Arts calendar: Sept. 25- Oct. 8

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 9/26 “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, discussion, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-47...