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  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/1 "Sing to Me and I Will Hear You – A Love Story," Elaine McGillicuddy, author's discussion, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: March 31 - April 11

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Call for Art, Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, seeking design submissions for its 2010 holiday card and candle wrap collection; send designs in jpeg format...

  • Out & About: Bluegrass, mandolin meet jazz, classical

    Unconventional collaborations in music and dance underlie several of the top performances during the upcoming week. For starters, Portland Ovations and the Portland Symphony Orchestra are teaming up to bring mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile to the Port City for a pair of appearances this weekend.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: March 24 - April 4

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Call for Art, Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, seeking design submissions for its 2010 holiday card and candle wrap collection; send designs in jpeg format...

  • The Great Outdoors: Hiking Arrowsic's Squirrel Point Lighthouse Trail

    For an outstanding spring hike offering one of the best river views in Maine, consider a walk out to Squirrel Point Lighthouse in Arrowsic on the eastern shore of the Kennebec River. The one-mile trail starts at the end of the Bald Head Road and leads through forest and marsh to the light....

  • Portland Symphony's Moody sees adventure in upcoming season

    PORTLAND — The Portland Symphony Orchestra recently announced the lineup for next season, including several new commissions, genre-bending performances and throwback Pops concerts. "I enjoy a kind of adventure with programming," PSO Music Director Robert Moody said. "Everyone is on a...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: March 17 - 28

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is accepting artist submissions for Paint for Preservation 2010, the juried Wet Paint Auction to be held on Sunday, July 18;  submit...

  • Out & About: Modern dance company prances into Portland

    Portland Ovations continues its string of topnotch offerings with two intriguing programs within the week: a contemporary dance troupe and a showcase for tomorrow’s top classical musicians. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is an African-American group that’s been performing ar...

  • Eating Well: Portuguese kale soup with smoked paprika

    Is spring really here? Should I wear Bean boots or Birkenstocks? Prepare hot soup or an icy Vichyssoise? Signs of spring abound, but warmth comes slowly to the towns and cities surrounding Casco Bay and I’ll keep my Bean boots in the back hall in memory of the surprise ...