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  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 26 to Dec. 9

    Greater Portland Books/Authors "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "A Christmas Memory," costumed reading by local actors, Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $10, children $5, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage ...

  • Out & About: ‘Oliver!’ is classic musical theater

    As we move toward the end of November, the performing arts calendar segues toward Christmas. Let’s start this week’s look at my picks of the tix with two shows that have nothing to do with Christmas, then segue into three that do. “Oliver!” is an exemplar of classic...

  • Out & About: Broadway hit to rock Portland's Merrill Auditorium

    A pair of theatrical productions take center stage on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar. The biggest is one of the top shows in recent Broadway history. “Rock of Ages” is a jukebox musical that has an interesting story line and features rock hits from the 1980s. E...

  • Arts Calendar March 27-April 9

    Greater Portland Auditions & Calls for Art Friday 4/5

  • 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...