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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700,

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Out & About: Music festivals, concerts galore

    Music festivals and concerts abound throughout the Maine summer, and a bumper crop in a variety of styles is coming up soon. The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival runs July 14-15 in Brunswick. The promoters bill it as New England’s most important Celtic musical event of the summer....

  • Arts Calendar: July 4-15

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Poetry contest, open to Falmouth-area poets, $1,000 grand prize, July 31 deadline, Monday 7/9 "Joseph and the Amazi...

  • Out & About: Musicals that morphed from movies

    Elle Woods, her dog Bruiser and lawyer Emmet Forrest are three of the central characters in “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” which runs through July 14 at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. The actors are Alex Ellis, left, Chico and Chuck Ragsdale.

  • Arts Calendar: June 27- July 8

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Saturday 6/30 Casting call for feature film "Blue Potato," 9 a.m.-5 p.m., come prepared with photo, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford St., 974-4163. Books...

  • New festival joins Portland performing arts scene

    PORTLAND — A new festival launches in the city's Arts District this Thursday, headlined by Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and Eepybird, the performance art duo made famous by their

  • Out & About: Violinist Midori headlines Bowdoin festival

    Maine’s biggest classical music festival swings into high gear next week with one of the world’s superstar violinists topping the bill: Midori plays two concerts, July 1-2, at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick. Hot Tuna, the long-running duo comprising Jorma...

  • Arts Calendar: June 20

    Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Mad Horse Theater Company needs crafters and other vendors for the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day on June 23 at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Cost for a table is $25. For more inf...

  • Out & About: Woody Guthrie recalled in centennial tribute

    American folk singer Woody Guthrie was born a century ago in Oklahoma, but the geographic span of his music ranged from California and the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast. Guthrie sang about common people, and his dozens of popular tunes have left a lasting mark on our culture. This Fr...