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  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    Forget the oompahs and hear what a tuba can really do

    Everybody knows what a tuba is. As usual, everyone is wrong. There is no clear definition of the instrument, and there are more than a dozen that have been given the name. Wagner invented two of them so he could have an eight-voice bass choir. Despite the children’s book ”Tubby the Tuba,” there aren’t many […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2010
    LONGFELLOW

    Honan channels the worst poet ever in Portland Stage’s ‘Real McGonagall’

    Portland actor Mark Honan stars in the Portland Stage Company production of ”The Real McGonagall,” on stage in the studio theater beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. The one-man show was to have opened last week, but Honan took ill and opening night was postponed. Honan portrays Sir William Topaz McGonagall, who on the eve of […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    I’ll have the chilly

    Warm-hearted Mainers brave icy waters to raise money for Camp Sunshine.

  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    Maine State: Transition and a fond farewell

    BRUNSWICK – The curtain rises on the Maine State Music Theatre summer season in four months, and Steven Peterson is ready. He’s lined up the shows and hired the directors, and is making casting decisions about the season-opening production of ”Always … Patsy Cline,” scheduled to open June 9. Before then, there are a million […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2010

    Signings, etc.

    DWAYNE RAYMOND

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