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  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 19 to Dec. 2

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 11/19 "When You Hold a Patient's Hand," reception with author Dr. Stuart Gilbert, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200....

  • Out & About: Jazz profs and piano men

    Diverse brands of popular music continue to top my personal A&E charts this weekend. On Friday, an ensemble of jazz professors from the University of Southern Maine School of Music will hold forth on the Gorham campus. Their show is titled “Not Your Grandfather’s Jazz.&rdqu...

  • Arts Calendar, March 20-April 2

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 3/22 Tom Allen: “Dangerous C...

  • Out & About: 'Time Stands Still' is taut, powerful

    Spring arrives this week with a wide variety of choices in the performing arts. My “must-see” pick for the week is “Time Stands Still,” a taut, powerful drama by Donald Margulies. It was a hit on Broadway and Los Angeles, and is proving equally popular at The Public Theatr...

  • Arts Calendar March 13-26

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 3/13 Marianne Boruch, 7 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, University of...

  • Out & About: Longfellow Chorus and 'Rite of Spring'

    Southern Maine’s arts and entertainment machinery is certainly in high gear this week, with many great events competing for time and attention. Most significant is this weekend’s three-day Longfellow Chorus Festival, which includes a performance of the rarely heard “Hiawa...

  • Top picks: Jewel, Cherish the Ladies

    Female musicians take the top two spots on this week’s picks of the tix. The top act is Jewel, a singer-songwriter who has sold multiple millions of records over the past 18 years. She will play Merrill Auditorium this Sunday.

  • Arts Calendar March 6-19

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 3/6 Teen graphic novel club: "American Born Chinese," 3 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773. Brown Bag L...

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 27 - March 12

    Bonnie Duncan performs "A Squirrel Stole My Underpants," Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mayo Street Arts as part of its Mostly Puppets Festival series running through April. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and may be purchased in advance by calling 615-3609. For a schedule of performances, visit ...

  • Out & About: 'Once Upon a Mattress' in South Portland

    A classic musical comedy from the middle of the 20th century takes center stage this week in the arts and entertainment calendar. Lyric Music Theater’s current community production of “Once Upon a Mattress” is a very funny and very tuneful fairy tale for adults. It’s based...