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  • Arts Calendar: March 4-17

    Greater Portland Books/Authors Friday 3/6 "Coffee Smuggler," discussion with local author Dave Holman, noon, free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, portlandlibrary.com.

  • Out & About: ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites,’ plus Americana

    “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is a seldom-performed opera that was written about a decade after World War II ended. Using historical events and thematic elements from the French Revolution, coupled with still-fresh memories of the more recent global conflict, French composer Francois ...

  • Out & About: Docu-musicals begin, end seasons

    "Docu-musical” might not be a real word, but it ought to be. It’s a simple, accurate description of a stage musical that tells a real-life story. That’s what’s happening this June, as Maine State Music Theatre and Mad Horse Theatre Company present docu-musicals with...

  • Arts Calendar: June 11-24

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 6/14 The Portland Public Library Bookmobile, 1700 items for all ages, Merrill Memorial Library, 65 Forest Falls, Yarmouth, 846-4763, all day. &ldqu...

  • Arts Calendar: June 4-17

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 6/6 “Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor’s Heart,” Sharon Peters, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98...

  • Arts Calendar: May 28-June 10

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/28 Brooke Carlton and Brend...

  • Arts Calendar: May 21 to June 3

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Annual Book Sale, May 30, 5-7 p.m. and May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, 797-3014. Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of ...

  • Out & About: Singer-songwriters change directions

    A pair of singer-songwriters who are following new muses and changing directions dominate the upcoming performing arts calendar. Box office-wise, the biggest concert will be Ray LaMontagne’s May 27 appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. He’s launching a summer tour i...

  • Out & About: Concerts with many strings attached

    Three string ensembles in two vastly different genres are the top items on this weekend’s A&E bill of fare. Let’s start with the DaPonte String Quartet, a topnotch classical ensemble based in the Midcoast region that will be playing a program of music from Vienna in four di...

  • Arts Calendar: May 14-27

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/16 “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” book signing with David Sibley, 5-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. ...