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  • Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 82...

  • Dishin' That: A graduation day to remember (for all the wrong reasons)

    Last weekend was a mixed bag for a specific demographic of diners and the restaurants that served them. Marked with celebratory pomp, and extenuating circumstances, college graduations bring on their own craziness, added to the special sauce of multi-generational occasions. A precursor to ...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 11-24

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 12/11 An Evening of Storytelling with MOOSE, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, $5 donation. Sunday 12/15

  • The Art Forecast: Cape Elizabeth artist chef balances painting, cuisine at Spread in Portland

    PORTLAND — A lot of artists I know are good cooks. Some of them have even cooked professionally. Fresco artist Barbara Sullivan used to cook at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ceramic artist Paul Heroux was once the chef at No Tomatoes in Auburn, and painter Jaap Helder...

  • 'It's pure entertainment': Freeport Players pay homage to radio's bygone era

    FREEPORT — The stories, songs and gags of the golden age of radio will take center stage this weekend when the Freeport Community Players perform their 10th annual “WFCP Home Time Radio Hour” in the performing arts center at Freeport High School. The variety show, which f...

  • Out & About: Variety of concert choices this weekend

    Lots of concerts are scheduled in southern Maine for early December. Some have a Christmas theme, while others do not. Starting with the “not” category, the DaPonte String Quartet will play the second program in its fall-winter-spring series this weekend in several cities and t...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec 4-17

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 12/7 Winter Book Sale sponsored by the Falmouth Memorial Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. “Knitting ...

  • From Brunswick to Big Apple: A musician's rise to fame

    PORTLAND — It's been a busy year for Aly Spaltro. Having released her first studio album through a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based record label earlier this year, the Brunswick-raised musician has spent most of 2013 playing dozens of shows across North America and Europe. Throughout...

  • Out & About: Give thanks for One Longfellow Square

    It’s the season to give thanks for our many blessings. For music lovers in southern Maine, Portland’s One Longfellow Square is one of the most prominent of those many blessings. A few months ago the nonprofit arts venue was on the verge of folding due to financial pressures, but OLS r...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 27-Dec. 10

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 11/30 Authors and guest booksellers signing and talks, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045. Monday...