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  • Arts Calendar: July 23 to Aug. 5

    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: 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Eating Well: Devouring 'A Taste of It All'

    "A Taste of It All: Celebrating the Mood of Food" is likely to become Maine's – and maybe the country's – new favorite cookbook. Georgia Manzo Joachim, of Millinocket, author, photographer and publisher of "A Taste of It All," was, until recently when her job mi... 1

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 22 - Aug. 2

    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 www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: Bluegrass and blues in Brunswick and Portland

    The hard-driving sounds of banjos, mandolins and other acoustic string instruments will blend with the "high lonesome tenor" voices in Brunswick for three days this weekend and July 23 in Portland. The traditional sound of bluegrass music returns to the Pine Tree State at ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

    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 www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mai...

  • Out & About: Country, classical and jazz music festivals

    Summer music festivals are as much a part of the Maine scene as clambakes and schooners, and three of them lead this week's A&E calendar. Let's start the weekend with country music. Stonehedge, an indoor/outdoor events venue in West Gray, hosts its annual Country Fest Friday through...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 8 - 19

    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 www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: ‘Who could ask for anything more?’

    We may be suffering through a plague of soggy weather, but Maine's straw hat theater season is sailing along quite nicely this July. Two excellent summer shows opened last week in Brunswick and Arundel. Tops by all measures is the fully professional production of "Crazy For You... 2