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  • 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...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 14 - 25

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Old Port Playhouse Season Auditions, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, $22-$20, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. ...

  • Out & About: 'My Fair Lady' is fairest of all

    Brunswick represents southern Maine’s cultural pivot point, at least as far as this week’s “Out & About” is concerned. At Maine State Music Theatre, the current offering of “My Fair Lady” is a truly memorable theatrical experience. MSMT has mounted a...

  • Out & About: 'The Sound of Music' resounds at Ogunquit

    The Fourth of July is behind us and Maine’s long-awaited summer has truly arrived. The same goes for our state’s summer arts and entertainment; the calendar is chock-full of wonderful offerings. My top pick is “The Sound of Music,” the renowned Broadway musical that...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 7 - 18

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Old Port Playhouse Season Auditions, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, July 24, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, $22-$20, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

  • Festivals, celebrations feature Dead, living musicians

    As the calendar turns to July, the pace and intensity of Maine’s many music festivals turns up a notch. Grabbing the most media attention is this weekend’s inaugural Nateva Festival in Oxford, which will be headlined by Further, the latest incarnation of the surviving members o... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 30 - July 11

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Books, Authors  Wednesday 6/30 Dyke Hendrickson, author of "Franco-Americans of Maine," 7 p.m., ...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Higgins Mountain Preserve in Georgetown

    Sometimes you want to be in the mountains and at the shore at the same time. If you do not have the time to drive up to the Camden Hills or Acadia National Park, then 40-acre Higgins Mountain Preserve in Georgetown is a fun alternative. A half-mile loop trail traverses quickly up through a...

  • Out & About: Catch the 1st wave of summer music festivals

    Summer music festivals and seasonal concert series have been part of Maine’s cultural landscape for many years; there are now about two dozen. The first festivals of the 2010 season open within the week. One of the newest is produced by the Portland Conservatory of Music. PCM’s...