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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...

  • Out & About: Oratorio Chorale does Shakespeare

    Diversity of concept and execution are the hallmarks of three musical programs on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar. On Friday, The The Band Band takes the stage at One Longfellow Square in Portland. As implied by the name, this is a tribute ensemble that aims to recreate the mu...

  • Arts Calendar: March 5-18

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 3/11 “Another City Upon a Hill” author talk with Joe Conforti, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, $5, $3 for member...

  • Out & About: Cumberland County Civic Center concerts return with The Avett Brothers

    Maybe it’s the biggest news of the winter. The Cumberland County Civic Center, recently reopened after a major renovation, is back in the concert business. Two roots bands with national followings, The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, will take the stage March 3 as the CCCC reasse...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 26-March 11

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/26 “The Contest” author talk with James Hurley, noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Tuesday...

  • Bath theater battles winter blues with 'Cabin Fevah Relievah'

    BATH — The weather outside may be frightful, but it should be delightful inside the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 22. That's when the Studio Theatre of Bath is presenting "Cabin Fevah Relievah," an evening of song, dance, comedy, improvisation and drama, to chase the...

  • Out & About: 'Into the Woods' is topnotch community theater

    It’s not hard to pick this week’s top item on the arts and entertainment calendar. Lyric Music Theater, a community company that has been producing musicals in southern Maine since 1952, has mounted an outstanding production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 19-March 4

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 2/26 “The Contest” author talk with James Hurley, noon-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

  • Out & About: Kargul-Lantz duo in romantic concert

    Friday is Valentine’s Day, and a pair of Maine’s top classical musicians have a very intriguing concert planned for the date. Pianist Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz will present a concert titled “To Clara, With Love,” which explores the passionate relationship betwee...