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  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 21 to Feb. 3

    The University of New England pairs photographs and words in "A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers," an exhibition opening this week on the UNE Portland campus. The show features "Heirlooms" and 52 other black-and-white images by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels, each accompanying a ...

  • Out & About: Ossipee Valley Music Festival this weekend

    The last weekend in July is approaching, and since 1999 that’s meant one of our state’s top musical events is happening west of Portland: the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. Originally organized as an all-bluegrass affair, the festival’s over-arching concept has evolved to...

  • Arts Calendar: July 16-29

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 7/24 "Treasure Hunter's Handbook," Lisa Gardner Walsh, reading for children, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ex...

  • Out & About: Musical offerings topped by ‘Rigoletto’

    Musical offerings dominate this week’s picks of the tix, and it’s a diverse lot. The biggest draw will be PORTopera’s upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Artistic director Dona Vaughn has chosen a new look for the famous tale of love and...

  • Arts Calendar: July 9-22

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/12 “Mirror Image” book signing with first-time Maine author, Clinton C. Smith, 1-3 p.m., Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 128 Main St., Freepor...

  • Out & About: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival ready to go

    As mid-July approaches, Maine residents and visitors alike can enjoy the crescendo of our state’s hectic summer schedule of arts and entertainment. During the summer months, most activity takes place outside Portland. In Harrison, the 42nd annual edition of the Sebago-Long Lake Music...

  • Arts Calendar: July 2-15

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Tuesday 7/8 “Euphoria” author discussion with Lily King, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Saturday 7/12

  • Out & About: Powerful musicals in Brunswick, Ogunquit

    July is here, and that means full throttle on the summer schedule of performing arts, with special emphasis this week on our state’s two premier musical theater companies. In Brunswick, Maine State Music Theatre just opened its revival of “Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance.&rdqu...

  • Out & About: Bowdoin International Music Festival turns 50

    Two anchor producers of southern Maine’s busy and eclectic summer season of performing arts are launching their 2014 offerings. The crown jewel of Maine’s classical music festivals turns 50 this year. The Bowdoin International Music Festival, by far the state’s biggest, g...