Entertainment

  • Blue Hill School Forges Letter, Video Exchange With Africa

    BLUE HILL — When Blue Hill Consolidated School chose Africa as its yearlong theme, students explored ways to bring alive and learn more than just facts about the distant continent. “We were looking for ways to make real connections to that continent,” said Beth Jackson, Blue Consolidated School’s librarian. Students began with writing letters to

  • GSA Wins At Maine State Jazz Festival

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the seventh year in a row, George Stevens Academy’s Jazz Band won the state championship in its division last Saturday at the Maine State Jazz festival held at South Portland High School. In Division III, GSA’s Jazz Band was awarded a final score of 94.8 points, edging out jazz bands from Houlton High School and Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. GSA vibraphonist Grace Bell and drummer Sam Eleyreceived top musician awards for playing in their respective divisions.

  • GSA Wins At Maine State Jazz Festival

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the seventh year in a row, George Stevens Academy’s Jazz Band won the state championship in its division last Saturday at the Maine State Jazz festival held at South Portland High School. In Division III, GSA’s Jazz Band was awarded a final score of 94.8 points, edging out jazz bands from

  • Performing Arts Teacher Heals from Heart Attack

    ELLSWORTH — Recently on impulse, Rebecca Wright bought a motivational wood sign that says “It’s Never Too Late to Live Happily Ever After” at a gift shop in Presque Isle. Ellsworth High School’s longtime show choir director now suspects the memento was a sign. “Technically, I was dead,” Wright recounted, eyes glistening, last Thursday. Wright

  • Film Showing of “Death in Gaza”

    BLUE HILL — Peninsula Peace & Justice will hold a showing of the film “Death in Gaza” on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Library. In spring 2003, award-winning filmmaker James Miller and reporter Saira Shah, set out to take a firsthand look at the culture of hate that permeates the