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  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Arts Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 12

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/1 "Sing to Me and I Will Hear You – A Love Story," Elaine McGillicuddy, author's discussion, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 ...

  • Out & About: Variety of concert choices this weekend

    Lots of concerts are scheduled in southern Maine for early December. Some have a Christmas theme, while others do not. Starting with the “not” category, the DaPonte String Quartet will play the second program in its fall-winter-spring series this weekend in several cities and t...

  • Arts Calendar: Dec 4-17

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 12/7 Winter Book Sale sponsored by the Falmouth Memorial Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. “Knitting ...

  • From Brunswick to Big Apple: A musician's rise to fame

    PORTLAND — It's been a busy year for Aly Spaltro. Having released her first studio album through a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based record label earlier this year, the Brunswick-raised musician has spent most of 2013 playing dozens of shows across North America and Europe. Throughout...

  • Out & About: Give thanks for One Longfellow Square

    It’s the season to give thanks for our many blessings. For music lovers in southern Maine, Portland’s One Longfellow Square is one of the most prominent of those many blessings. A few months ago the nonprofit arts venue was on the verge of folding due to financial pressures, but OLS r...

  • Arts Calendar: Nov. 27-Dec. 10

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 11/30 Authors and guest booksellers signing and talks, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045. Monday...

  • Out & About: Music old and modern

    Past and present genres of music are intriguingly juxtaposed in Portland this weekend, with an interesting variety of styles in a diversity of settings. The top draw will be the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Baroque concert, which includes some of the oldest and loveliest music in th...

  • Arts Calendar- Nov. 20-Dec. 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 11/23 “Seven Women In Maine” signing by Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books, 50 Market St., South Portland, 799-2659.

  • Out & About: New comedy, new jazz, new director

    The element of newness powers all of this week’s top picks of the tix. Topping the list is the Maine premiere of “The Grand Manner,” the most recent effort by celebrated American playwright A.R. Gurney, who has crafted a number of wonderful comedies in the classic mold. Portland...