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  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 19 to Dec. 2

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 11/19 "When You Hold a Patient's Hand," reception with author Dr. Stuart Gilbert, 7-8:30 p.m., free, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200....

  • Out & About: Jazz profs and piano men

    Diverse brands of popular music continue to top my personal A&E charts this weekend. On Friday, an ensemble of jazz professors from the University of Southern Maine School of Music will hold forth on the Gorham campus. Their show is titled “Not Your Grandfather’s Jazz.&rdqu...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 9 - 20

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Thursday 9/10 Open Auditions for The Nutcracker, a Maine State Ballet performance, 4-4:45 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15-6 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30-7:15 p.m. ages 11-12, $10 audition fee, girls should wear ballet s...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 2 - 13

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Eating Well: Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

    They're back. Tomatoes. Real tomatoes. Spicy, sweet, tart, tangy, juicy, red, home-grown summer tomatoes are waiting for us to take up our knives and forks – or linguine or baguettes – and dig in.

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 26 - Sept. 6

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Theater Forecast: Daily downpours in Ogunquit

    With a moniker like The Forecaster, you ought to see forecasts on this page, at least occasionally. So let's try two. Weather forecast: Expect daily downpours through Sept. 12 in Ogunquit. Business forecast: Expect sold-out houses through Sept. 12 for Ogunquit Playhouse's latest offering, a splendid...

  • After the layoff: Birth of a son, rebirth of a career

    On Sunday, June 14, after nine long months of waiting and worrying – especially knowing we've got a child on the way and I'm still out of work – my wife, Ali, gave birth to our second son, Will. A beautiful moment for sure, but it was also unexpectedly short-lived. ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: Aug. 19 - 30

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for their annual Maine Playwrights Festival and Phyzgig vaudeville festival, Phyzgig application deadline is Sept. 15, 'playwright' full-length script deadline, Sept. 1; on...

  • Out & About: A week to enjoy theater, appreciate dance

    Straw-hat theater and a modern dance showcase are the top picks of the tix this week. Tops is "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. It's a new title for MSMT – its third new title this season. "Altar Boyz" is another interesting new title. In ...