Entertainment

  • GSA students hit high note

    GSA students hit high note

    George Stevens Academy’s 6 Blind Mice Jazz Combo won second, competing against teen combos from all over the nation, on Feb. 11 at the 2017 Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival in Boston. Two GSA musicians also landed two of the competition’s four top honors for musicianship. Pianist Yvonne Rogers and drummer Joseph Boulet each received one

  • The Grand invites you to a weekend of murder

    The Grand invites you to a weekend of murder

    ELLSWORTH — Get ready for The Grand’s live theater adaption of Agatha Christie’s most popular whodunit “And Then There Were None” in March by watching some of the best classic mystery/thrillers (and one crazy parody) over “Murder Madness Movie Weekend” Friday-Sunday, March 3-5. “Murder Madness Movie Weekend” will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,

  • “The Jungle Book” to show during school vacation

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand will present a special vacation matinee screening of the new Disney live action hit “The Jungle Book” (featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken) showing daily at 1 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 20, through Friday Feb. 24, for only $1 per person. The film is sponsored by

  • “Pirates of Penzance” dig up comic gold

    “Pirates of Penzance” dig up comic gold

    ELLSWORTH — OK, so there’s a lot — by contemporary sensibilities— of wrong-headed stuff in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “The Pirates of Penzance.” The libretto is full of male chauvinism, ageism, body shaming, not to mention looting and pillaging pirates. But never, before or since, have these out-of-fashion activities — except for pirates, of

  • Say ‘I love you’ with a song

    Say ‘I love you’ with a song

    For $35, Mainely Music Chorus quartet members Eric Stover of Verona Island, Bill Pupkis of Frankfort, Joe Snider of Southwest Harbor and Dan Rhodes of Orland will present a rose and serenade your sweetie with two romantic ballads from the quartet’s extensive repertoire on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, starting at 9 a.m. Members of

  • Where rock ‘n’ roll sprang from focus of talks

    Where rock ‘n’ roll sprang from focus of talks

    ELLSWORTH — John Curtis was interested in rock ‘n’ roll music as a child, but it was not until he started listening to gospel later on that he noticed the two genres shared “tremendous similarities.” Curtis will talk about those similarities in a two-part presentation titled, “The Righteous Roots of Rock & Roll.” The presentations

  • Dynamic trio Decoda to perform

    Dynamic trio Decoda to perform

    BLUE HILL — Decoda, an exciting trio composed of flute, cello and piano, will perform “Folk Song,” a program paying tribute to music and cultures that preceded its musicians, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the First Congregational Church in Blue Hill. Sunday’s program will feature Martinu’s “Variations on a Slovak Theme,” “Four

  • “Pirates of Penzance” on stage at The Grand

    “Pirates of Penzance” on stage at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance” will put into The Grand theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, with subsequent shows at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, and at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Directed by Leslie Michaud, “The Pirates of

  • Shirley Valentine’s Day coming up

    Shirley Valentine’s Day coming up

    BLUE HILL — After years of marriage, 42-year-old Liverpool housewife Shirley Bradshaw often finds herself alone, talking to the kitchen wall as she prepares her husband’s meals. When a friend offers her a trip to Greece, she seizes the chance to rediscover the adventurous Shirley Valentine she once was. That’s the plot of English playwright