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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 ...

  • Arts Calendar, May 1-14

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 5/1 William Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, free.

  • Out & About: Maia Sharp, Big Sandy top the bill

    May arrives this week with a plethora of sunshine and flowers, plus an equal bounty of arts and entertainment. A superb singer-songwriter and a leading Americana-rockabilly band are two of the top offerings at Portland’s One Longfellow Square. First up is singer-songwriter Maia Sharp...

  • Arts Calendar, April 24-May 7

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 4/24 Meet the Author: Betty Williams, 6:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 26 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. Thursday 4/25

  • Out & About: ‘The Armed Man’ is powerful new ballet

    This week’s top picks in the performing arts cover a lot of artistic territory: music, musical theater and dance. The latter is represented by Portland Ballet’s powerful new production of “The Armed Man,” a work for chorus, orchestra and dancers that will be presented at M...

  • Arts Calendar, April 17-30

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 4/17 “A Poet’s Sourcebook,” Dawn Potter, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723. Satur...

  • Arts Calendar: April 10-23

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 4/20 Record Store Day, book signing with John Densmore of The Doors, 2 p.m., Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, 775-2126. Film

  • Arts Calendar: April 3-16

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Friday 4/5

  • Out & About: Get ready to be 'Blown Away' in Portland

    As the calendar flips to April an incredibly broad range of musical opportunities beckon concertgoers. The top draw will be a megastar in the Nashville firmament: Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” tour motors into the Cumberland County Civic Center on Tuesday, April 9. ...