Entertainment

  • “Little Mermaid” makes a big splash

    “Little Mermaid” makes a big splash

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School Mad Jesters takes its audience on a deep-sea dive with its musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” which opened last weekend and will continue this coming weekend. No scuba gear or snorkels were necessary for us to experience the enchantment of King Triton (a regal Nick Hansen) and

  • Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed

    Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed

    BLUE HILL — For many music lovers, the holidays are not complete without George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” The composer’s masterwork will fill cathedrals and concert halls around the globe this holiday season. Carrying on the tradition, Blue Hill Bach’s 20-member choir and soloists will perform Handel’s oratorio at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at

  • Holiday shows, concerts of all kinds abound

    Holiday shows, concerts of all kinds abound

    More music is associated with Christmas than with any other holiday. That’s not surprising since carols heralding the season date back at least to the 13th century. What is surprising is the variety of the music, which ranges from the spiritual majesty of Handel’s “Messiah” to the secular silliness of Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed

  • “Little Mermaid” movie-goers invited to sing along

    “Little Mermaid” movie-goers invited to sing along

    ELLSWORTH — Meet Ariel, the fun-loving mermaid, sneaky sea witch Ursula, reggae-singing Sebastian and other characters who will greet movie-goers at the screening of Disney Pictures’ “The Little Mermaid” on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. at The Grand. The cast from Ellsworth High School Show Choir’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” will be

  • Proto-punk rocker Jonathan Richman to play The Grand

    Proto-punk rocker Jonathan Richman to play The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Proto-punk rocker Jonathan Richman, whose 1976 hit “Roadrunner” has been pitched three times to become Massachusetts’ State Rock Song, will take the stage with drummer Tommy Larkins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at The Grand. Raised in Natick, Mass., and inspired by the Velvet Underground, Richman formed and was the frontman/songwriter