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  • Arts Calendar: May 20 to June 2

    Greater Portland Auditions/Calls for Art Choral Art Society, holding auditions for its Choral Art Camerata, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27, 5-9 p.m., free, Allen Avenue Unitarian-Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 82...

  • Dishin' That: A graduation day to remember (for all the wrong reasons)

    Last weekend was a mixed bag for a specific demographic of diners and the restaurants that served them. Marked with celebratory pomp, and extenuating circumstances, college graduations bring on their own craziness, added to the special sauce of multi-generational occasions. A precursor to ...

  • 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...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 25 to March 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/25 "What Burns Away," Brown Bag discussion with author Melissa Falcon Field, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portl...

  • Out & About: Lyric Music Theater succeeds with 'How to Succeed ...'

    Nothing succeeds like success. That time-tested adage certainly rings true in South Portland right now with Lyric Music Theater’s midwinter offering. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Frank Loesser’s 1961 Broadway musical that copped seven Tony Awa...

  • Dishin' That: When it comes to tipping, do this, don't do that

    With the exception of credit card statements, the 2014 holiday season is a scant memory. Time has passed, but it’s never too late to honor the annual tradition of sharing the top best and worst tips of the previous year. Here’s what they were, and why, in ascending order: The ...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 18 to March 3

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/18 "The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn," Freeport Historical Society discussion with authors James Myall and Mary Rice-Defosse, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Comm...

  • Dishin' That: What happens in the kitchen doesn't stay there

    To my new readers, and especially to the rabidly faithful old-timers, thank you for your patience as I bit my cuticles working out tedious, yet exciting, business details with The Forecaster. Pumping out four editions weekly, this newspaper group is established, respected and, most importa...

  • Out & About: Americana music galore in Portland

    The musical genre known as Americana dominates this week’s top events. The biggest comes courtesy of Portland Ovations: “Million Dollar Quartet” is a stage dramatization of one of the most extraordinary jam sessions ever held. That happened on Dec. 4, 1956, when Johnny Ca...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 11-24

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/11 "A Year After Henry," Brown Bag discussion with author Cathie Pelletier, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.