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  • Livingston Taylor returning to Bath arts center

    BATH — Forty-five years after releasing his first album, Livingston Taylor is still going strong, and planning to bring his creative energy to the Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday. The May 2 show at 804 Washington St., which starts at 7:30 p...

  • Arts Calendar: April 29 to May 12

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Thursday 4/30 "Age of Exploration," readings by local poet Christopher Seid, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259, yarmouthmeh...

  • Dishin' That: Can I get a hand?

    For reasons mostly to do with nature, and the polar opposite of nurture, I am down for the count. Benched on the sidelines (which is better than being beached like a whale), I'm punched out indefinitely. As nasty arm, wrist and hand injuries wreak havoc on my professional existence, I year...

  • Out & About: Music from multiple sources and inspirations

    A big week for music is shaping up in southern Maine, with an interesting variety of performances of works from multiple sources and inspirations. Most intriguing is Saturday’s concert by the Orchestra of the Longfellow Chorus, under the direction of Charles Kaufmann. Titled “M...

  • Arts Calendar: March 11-24

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 3/13 "True North: Tice's Story," discussion with local author Mark Leslie, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Portland Ovations presents 'Memphis,' 'Swan Lake'

    There’s a wealth of topnotch choices in the performing arts this late winter weekend and a bit beyond. Portland Ovations has two of the most anticipated offerings of its 2014-2015 season coming up in quick succession. First is “Memphis,” a national tour of the recent Broa...

  • Maine Jewish Film Festival returns for 18th year

    PORTLAND — This year's Maine Jewish Film Festival, from March 14-21, features 23 movies, including comedies, dramas, edgy documentaries, a French film noir and even a documentary starring "the Israeli Bruce Springsteen." The festival, now in its 18th year, is bringing movies to ...

  • Dishin' That: The dessert-ordering debate rages on

    Dessert is one of the few places where the average diner is torn, and the reasons for not indulging in "a little something" are as plentiful as the reasons for doing so. Special occasions or otherwise, dessert is an opportune place to pad guest checks and winter-weary bottoms. Simply put, ...

  • Arts Calendar: March 4-17

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 3/6 "Coffee Smuggler," discussion with local author Dave Holman, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites,’ plus Americana

    “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is a seldom-performed opera that was written about a decade after World War II ended. Using historical events and thematic elements from the French Revolution, coupled with still-fresh memories of the more recent global conflict, French composer Francois ...