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  • Arts Calendar: April 23-May 6

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/2 Meet the Author, Lily King, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. Monday 5/5 “R...

  • 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

  • Out & About: Portland Chamber Music Festival features 2 Mainers

    Earlier sunsets and fields aglow with goldenrods signal the beginning of the end of the summer arts and entertainment season. But there's still plenty of A&E to come, with August highlighted by a pair of very similar annual chamber music festivals in Portland and Damariscotta. The s...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring mysterious Malaga Island in Phippsburg

    Step back a century, and explore a beautiful island in the far eastern reaches of Casco Bay. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust acquired 42-acre Malaga Island in 2001. Over the last few years they have created a one-mile loop trail around the spruce- and fir-forested island. Today the only obvious sign...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 5 - 16

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Art Call for Assorted Tapestries, for The Long Island Dodwell Gallery fall exhibit, local artists can submit 1-3 pieces of hand made fabric arts, including wall hangings, furniture cove...

  • 'Waterproof' poems seek to inspire, uplift Portland pedestrians

    PORTLAND — Pedestrians walking along Congress Street in the East End can now find the musings of Maine's poet laureate, Betsy Sholl, encased in Plexiglas outside the main entrance of the St. Lawrence Arts Center. "Love Song with Departure" is the inaugural poem in the ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 29 - Aug. 9

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at, or Joelle,

  • After the layoff: Impatience can prove costly

    Throughout my working life, I've been proud to know that a portion of my state tax dollars helps subsidize programs designed to help people who can't always help themselves. Admittedly, I never thought I'd be one of them. Life on the unemployment line today is far d... 1

  • Out & About: Bowdoin festival, 'Guys and Dolls,' Baez provide mid-summer magic

    This weekend we flip the calendar to August, roughly marking the summer's halfway point. And the seasonal schedule of arts and entertainment just keeps on rolling. Bowdoin International Music Festival continues in high gear. This weekend's most salient feature is the celebration of the 80th birt...

  • Out & About: Opera arias, musical theater and bluegrass music

    As the middle of summer arrives in Maine, the state's many seasonal arts and entertainment activities are in full flower. One of Maine's biggest events happens July 30, when PortOpera celebrates its 15th anniversary with a grand concert of favorite arias. There's a fine choice ...