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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 28-June 10

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/28 Brooke Carlton and Brend...

  • Arts Calendar: May 21 to June 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of ...

  • Out & About: Singer-songwriters change directions

    A pair of singer-songwriters who are following new muses and changing directions dominate the upcoming performing arts calendar. Box office-wise, the biggest concert will be Ray LaMontagne’s May 27 appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. He’s launching a summer tour i...

  • Out & About: Concerts with many strings attached

    Three string ensembles in two vastly different genres are the top items on this weekend’s A&E bill of fare. Let’s start with the DaPonte String Quartet, a topnotch classical ensemble based in the Midcoast region that will be playing a program of music from Vienna in four di...

  • Arts Calendar: May 14-27

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/16 “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” book signing with David Sibley, 5-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. ...

  • Out & About: Theatrical farce, a variety of music

    Leave 'em laughing is a tried-and-true maxim of show business. This month it’s the exit strategy as The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn wraps up its 2013-2014 season with “Moonlight & Magnolias,” a very funny farce that runs through this weekend. Music for many tast...

  • Arts Calendar: May 7-20

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 5/7 “Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West,” author talk, Judith Nies, noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portl...

  • Out & About: Remembering the Beatles, baseball's black slugger

    The top events on the upcoming arts and entertainment calendar have a distinctly retrospective aspect. Fifty years ago America was experiencing the peak of Beatlemania, sparked by the first U.S. appearances of the sensationally popular rock-and-roll foursome from Britain. The Portland Symp...