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  • Bath theater company brings 'Hair' to Topsham

    BATH — A musical that arguably helped change many people's views about the Vietnam War and the flower-power generation did just that for Thom Watson. Watson – a former state representative who is directing

  • Arts Calendar: April 16-29

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 4/19 “Pigs Can’t Swim” author signing with Helen Peppe, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659. ...

  • Out & About: Big musical weekend in Portland

    There are plenty of concert choices this weekend in Portland. First up is singer-songwriter John Gorka, an exemplar of the New Folk movement, who will play Friday at One Longfellow Square. Three topnotch offerings compete on Saturday. Portland Symphony Orchestra will play a Pops pro...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 23-Nov. 5

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 10/24 “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm” talk with Barbara Walsh, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Driv...

  • Out & About: Violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh visits PSO

    In the two decades that I’ve been writing this column, I can’t remember a spate of classical music performances equal to what’s coming up over the next week. Top billing goes to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, which will play one of the most popular violin concertos of t...

  • Out & About: Laura Kargul, Mandy Patinkin top choices

    As Columbus Day passes, so does the peak of southern Maine’s foliage season. But the arts and entertainment season remains at its peak, with excellent offerings in music and dance. Classical pianist Laura Kargul, a longtime favorite of mine and many others, will hold her almost-annua...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 16-22

    Greater Portland Arts Bulletin Saturday 10/19 Maine Artisan Group Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, 712-2788. Books & Authors

  • Out & About: ‘Buddy’ rocks Ogunquit

    Oh boy! Summer may be gone, but Ogunquit Playhouse keeps on rocking. The folks at the venerable playhouse are emphatically stretching the concept of summer theater. They opened the final show of their 81st season last week with a sensationally good production of “Buddy,” the bi...

  • Arts Calendar: Oct. 9-22

    Greater Portland Arts Bulletin Saturday 10/19 Maine Artisan Group Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Falmouth American Legion Hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth, 712-2788. Books & Authors

  • Out & About: PSO Pops opens with Gershwin-Porter tribute

    Last weekend the Portland Symphony Orchestra launched its 2013-2014 classical season. This weekend the PSO starts up its Pops season with two performances of a program that pays tribute to two of Broadway's greatest composers: George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Maestro Robert Moody has hired a pair...