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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...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 18 to March 3

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/18 "The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn," Freeport Historical Society discussion with authors James Myall and Mary Rice-Defosse, 6:30 p.m., free, Freeport Comm...

  • Dishin' That: What happens in the kitchen doesn't stay there

    To my new readers, and especially to the rabidly faithful old-timers, thank you for your patience as I bit my cuticles working out tedious, yet exciting, business details with The Forecaster. Pumping out four editions weekly, this newspaper group is established, respected and, most importa...

  • Out & About: Americana music galore in Portland

    The musical genre known as Americana dominates this week’s top events. The biggest comes courtesy of Portland Ovations: “Million Dollar Quartet” is a stage dramatization of one of the most extraordinary jam sessions ever held. That happened on Dec. 4, 1956, when Johnny Ca...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 11-24

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 2/11 "A Year After Henry," Brown Bag discussion with author Cathie Pelletier, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

  • Out & About: Romantic music, heroic music, harmonica music

    There’s plenty of music scheduled over the next wintry week in Portland. Portland Symphony Orchestra continues its three-year series of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies on Sunday and Tuesday, performing No. 3, subtitled “Heroic.” If Valentine’s Da...

  • Arts Calendar: Feb. 4-17

    "Clean Fridge – Moving Day," by Sarah Szwajkos, is one of the images PhoPa Gallery is displaying as part of its "Inside/Out" exhibition, which opened last week. The show, featuring photography of Jeffery Becton, Thomas Birtwistle and Szwajkos, depicts interior spaces and objects that refere...

  • Out & About: Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Portland

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has been a fixture of New Orleans culture for more than half a century, will play in Portland on Feb. 11.

  • Arts Calendar: Jan. 28 to Feb. 10

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Wednesday 1/28 "A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams," Brown Bag discussion with editor Margaret Hogan, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monume...