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  • 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 ...

  • Dishin' That: Ordering sideways: Meet some of the crew

    Even though menu selection is at your own discretion, isn’t it sticker-shocking when dining a la carte? Not sure? Try doing it with someone who takes the art of the Early Bird Special to a master’s level. Someone who perceives little glass dishes of Grapenut pudding or red Jell...

  • Out & About: Acrobats and Irish groups provide eclectic options

    Chinese acrobats, Irish music and more Eclecticism of entertainment choices is the key concept governing this week’s top picks in the performing arts. In terms of vibrant energy and athleticism, nothing will beat the Golden Dragon Acrobats this Friday. The t...

  • Arts Calendar March 7-18

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for submissions for "Paint for Preservation 2012," its annual juried wet paint auction. Deadline for submissions is March 28; samples sh...

  • Out & About: Choral music, musical theater

    Choral music and musical theater dominate this week’s picks of the tix. On the musical side of the ledger, Canada’s top choral ensemble is visiting Portland on Sunday. The Vancouver Chamber Choir is about 40 years old and has won many awards and released about 40 records and CD...

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 29-Mar. 11

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for submissions for "Paint for Preservation 2012," its annual juried wet paint auction. Deadline for submissions is March 28; samples sh...

  • Out & About: Hats off to the King of Swing

    There’s quite a wide range of very interesting music available this weekend and the coming week in a territory that spans Portland to Brunswick. The interesting music starts Friday at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, where Henry Lebedinsky will play an all-Russian program on the clavich...

  • Arts Calendar Feb. 22-Mar. 4

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for submissions for "Paint for Preservation 2012," its annual juried wet paint auction. Deadline for submissions is March 28; samples sh...

  • Dining Dish: Maine Restaurant Week and much more

    Maine Restaurant Week kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Portland Harbor Hotel with a cocktail- and dessert-making competition from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person...

  • Out & About: Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm to release new CD

    The upcoming week’s music calendar seems to be dominated by exotic fare, even when the performers are locals. The parade starts Friday in Portland, when Primo Cubano, Maine’s own Cuban Son-and-Salsa band, plays One Longfellow Square. Top event of the weekend, also at One Longfe...