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  • Arts Calendar: July 1-14

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 7/1 "The Half Brother," Brown Bag Lecture with author Holly LeCraw, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: Musicals focus on fascinating fictional females

    This weeks’s top picks of the tix are two popular Broadway musicals that focus on a pair of female nightclub performers. Both are fictitious, but they’re fascinating characters. In Brunswick, “Sister Act” is a recent Broadway show that revolves around the story of a...

  • Eating Well: Southern Italian cooking with A16

    The “A16: Food + Wine” cookbook (Ten Speed Press, 2008) is named for a 6-year-old restaurant in the marina neighborhood of San Francisco. The A16 restaurant, in turn, is named for an east-to-west highway in southern Italy that runs from Naples in Campania to Canosa in Puglia. If the b... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 27 - Nov. 7

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Monday 11/1

  • Out & About: Powerful plays, plus music and dance

    It’s hard to imagine two plays so diametrically opposite in tone and message than “August: Osage County” and “Indoor/Outdoor.” The first is a disturbing drama about disintegrating family relationships, while the other is a cute romantic romp with a cheerfully offbeat...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 20 - 31

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, submit work of 1 or 2 relative colors, monochromatic, in theme of "Color My World." Works in any suitable subject and displayable media will be hung after Thanksgiving. Conta...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 13 - 24

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, submit work of 1 or 2 relative colors, monochromatic, in theme of "Color My World." Works in any suitable subject and displayable media will be hung after Thanksgiving. Contact...

  • Out & About: Cosby at Merrill, big weekend at One Longfellow Square

    A multiple Grammy- and multiple Emmy-winning comedian and several award-winning musicians are the top acts in Portland this weekend. Portland Ovations hosts comedian Bill Cosby, the much-loved star of television and concert halls, for two shows on Saturday. It’s a big musical ... 1

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath

    If you are looking for an October walk in a beautiful forest setting, with outstanding water views, peace and quiet, then consider a visit to the Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath. We recently enjoyed a three-hour afternoon walk following the blue-blazed Whiskeag Trail north toward Thorne Head...

  • Out & About: Fiddle phenom, jazz master, dance band visit Portland

    Portland music aficionados can look forward to a diverse group of visiting artists. Topping the list is Eileen Ivers, an Irish-American fiddling phenom who plays this Saturday and Sunday as the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s featured guest artist. These two concerts open the PSO&rsquo... 1