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  • Arts Calendar: July 29 to Aug. 11

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 7/31 "Blessed With a Brain Tumor," discussion with local author Will Pyre, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.c...

  • Out & About: Get a ticket to 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'

    Musical theater is one of my passions in life, and seldom has this passion been more perfectly satisfied than with Ogunquit Playhouse’s current offering. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is belly-busting funny and the music is brilliantly melodic and witty. Two of Maine&rsqu...

  • 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,

  • 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...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: June 23 - July 4

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art  Wednesday 6/23 North Atlantic Figure Skating Club Auditions, 2010-2011 Nor’Easters Synchronized Skating Teams, 6:10-7:10 p.m. youth an... 1

  • 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...