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  • Arts Calendar: Dec. 17-30

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Thursday 12/18 "Answers to Questions Nobody was Askin,'" reading with author Tim Sample, 6:30 p.m., free, Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland, 747-4232...

  • Out & About: Kotzschmar, Cornils return

    As Christmas relentlessly approaches, there are still a few remaining concerts that celebrate the holiday. Tops in my opinion is “Christmas With Cornils,” an annual production of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. Cornils, who is celebrating his 25th year as the instrument&rs...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 13 - May 24

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Monday 5/18 Portland's Choral Art Society Auditions, for CAS Singers and CAS Camerata, 5:30-9 p.m. May 18, tenors and basses; 7-9 p.m. May 25, open audition, ...

  • Out & About: 2 great concerts, 1 classic Broadway musical

    Two of southern Maine's finest community-based musical ensembles wrap up their 2008-2009 seasons this weekend with concerts north of Portland. And both programs will be presented twice. The Oratorio Chorale tackles Franz Joseph Haydn's monumental "The Seasons" in Topsham o...

  • Eating Well: Inside Bittman's 'Food Matters'

    Mark Bittman, cookbook author, ood columnist for The New York Times and star of the 2005 television series "Bittman Takes on America's Chefs," is a self-taught cook who teaches us how to cook simply and to feed ourselves well in his latest book, "Food Matters: A Guide to Consciou...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: May 6 - May 17

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Saturday 5/9 Portland Ballet is seeking submissions from local choreographers for the eighth annual Portland Dances! - New Works Showcase, held Aug. ...

  • Out & About: 'Best of Broadway' is best weekend choice

    The fall-winter-spring seasons for most of southern Maine's performing arts producers and presenters have either closed or are wrapping up right now. Among them is The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn, which opened the last production of its 2008-2009 subscription season last weekend. "La...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring Blackstrap Hill Preserve in Falmouth

    This is a wonderful time of year to be in the woods. Spring wildflowers are starting to appear in earnest, with new ones blossoming each week throughout May. One of the outstanding places to go to enjoy the bounty of spring is the Blackstrap Hill Preserve in Falmouth. Like a hike in...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: April 29-May 9

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Friday 5/1 Nominations for Portland Poet Laureate, accepted through May 1, nomination forms at Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, or Dennis Camire, bioluminescing@yahoo.com.

  • Out & About: Music and drama from diverse cultures

    The weather is heating up as we hit the midpoint of spring; ditto the pace of arts and entertainment. This week's picks of the tix number five quality acts representing diverse countries and cultures. Let's start in Berlin in 1929, the setting for "Cabaret," the celebrated 1967 Broad... 1