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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...

  • Arts Calendar: July 9-22

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/12 “Mirror Image” book signing with first-time Maine author, Clinton C. Smith, 1-3 p.m., Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 128 Main St., Freepor...

  • Out & About: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival ready to go

    As mid-July approaches, Maine residents and visitors alike can enjoy the crescendo of our state’s hectic summer schedule of arts and entertainment. During the summer months, most activity takes place outside Portland. In Harrison, the 42nd annual edition of the Sebago-Long Lake Music...

  • Arts Calendar: July 2-15

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 7/8 “Euphoria” author discussion with Lily King, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Saturday 7/12

  • Out & About: Powerful musicals in Brunswick, Ogunquit

    July is here, and that means full throttle on the summer schedule of performing arts, with special emphasis this week on our state’s two premier musical theater companies. In Brunswick, Maine State Music Theatre just opened its revival of “Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance.&rdqu...

  • Out & About: Bowdoin International Music Festival turns 50

    Two anchor producers of southern Maine’s busy and eclectic summer season of performing arts are launching their 2014 offerings. The crown jewel of Maine’s classical music festivals turns 50 this year. The Bowdoin International Music Festival, by far the state’s biggest, g...

  • Arts Calendar: June 25-July 8

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Monday 6/30 “Voyage of Albatross” with author Judith Silva, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. Calls f...

  • Out & About: Maine Festival of American Music

    Maine has a very busy summer of classical music festivals, and the first of them opens June 25. The Maine Festival of American Music is in its ninth year, hosted by the Portland String Quartet. The setting is iconically American: The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. In kee...

  • Arts Calendar: June 18-July 1

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Library Book Sale, Friends of Scarborough Library, June 20 and 21 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 22, 1-5 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723. Wednesday 6/...