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  • Bath theater company brings 'Hair' to Topsham

    BATH — A musical that arguably helped change many people's views about the Vietnam War and the flower-power generation did just that for Thom Watson. Watson – a former state representative who is directing

  • Arts Calendar: April 16-29

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 4/19 “Pigs Can’t Swim” author signing with Helen Peppe, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659. ...

  • Out & About: Classical piano, classically inspired jazz

    Portland Ovations, which has been presenting stellar touring acts since 1931, is hosting two of the most intriguing concerts on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar this weekend. First up is this Saturday, when French-Canadian classical pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs an ecl...

  • Out & About: 'Death by Design': Lively, hilarious comedy in Portland

    With Groundhog Day now past, we’re on the down-slope of winter. What better way to accelerate the ride toward spring than a rollicking good comedy? That’s what “Death by Design” is all about: a wonderfully funny comedy – with a murder thrown into the mix.

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 6 - Feb. 19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/6 Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Life Among Giants,” Bill Roorbach, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. ...

  • Arts Calendar Jan. 30 - Feb. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 1/31 Brown Bag Lecture Series: "The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

  • Out & About: Brown, BAND Band, Beachams and Beethoven

    The second letter of the alphabet provides the common theme for four of this week’s picks of the tix. Otherwise, it’s a fairly disparate lineup. Fiddler Erica Brown is riding at the top of the Pine Tree State’s traditional music scene these days. The Maine Arts Commission...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 23 to Feb. 4

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Books & Authors Wednesday 1/23 Brown Bag Lecture Series: Duane Robert Pierson, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, P...

  • Out & About: Tip-top music for late January

    With the calendar approaching the end of January, the seasonal slowdown in the performing arts has pretty much ended, with most of southern Maine’s performers, producers and presenters returning to local stages with a variety of tip-top offerings.

  • Arts Calendar Jan. 16-29

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Musica de Filia, auditions for several all-female choirs, Jan. 2-22, 550 Forest Ave., Portland, 807-2158. Books & Authors Friday 1/18