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  • GSA ensembles headed to state jazz finals

    GSA ensembles headed to state jazz finals

    BLUE HILL — All four of George Stevens Academy’s jazz combos and its jazz band will compete at the state finals March 15-16 after earning 1 ratings Feb. 27 at the District VI High School Instrumental Jazz Festival hosted by GSA. Besides GSA, jazz bands and combos from Brewer, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and

  • Show choirs shine at regional festival

    Show choirs shine at regional festival

    ELLSWORTH — Once again the perfect cure for the winter blahs arrived right on schedule, last Friday, when area high school and middle school show choirs turned up to wow audiences with their talent and enthusiasm at Maine’s District VI Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival held at Ellsworth High School. EHS’s rollicking, rip-roaring performance

  • Young, celebrated ensemble to grace Blue Hill

    Young, celebrated ensemble to grace Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The acclaimed, Los Angeles-based Calidore String Quartet, which won the $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 International Chamber Music Competition, will perform composer Caroline Shaw’s minuet “Entr’acte” and “First Essay: Nimrod” as well as works by Haydn and Beethoven at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the First Congregational Church of

  • All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    BLUE HILL — In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday, Blue Hill Bach will present the composer’s “Musical Offering” (BWV 1079) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. Harpsichordist and organist Daniel Pyle will be joined by flutist Catherine Bull, violinists Anatole Wieck and Ryu Mitsuhashi,

  • EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    ELLSWORTH — The regional vocal jazz and show choir competitions, which will be held on Friday, March 1, at Ellsworth High School, have often been described as a circus. The crowds, the colorful costumes, the dance, the razzle-dazzle and such help create that atmosphere. But this year the EHS show choir will make that description

  • Have a ‘Grand Night at the Oscars’

    Have a ‘Grand Night at the Oscars’

    ELLSWORTH — Can you imagine seeing Lady Gaga live and up close performing “Shallow” from the third remake of “A Star is Born” or hearing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings sing “When a Cowboy Trades His spurs for Wings” from the Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”? That’s the experience The Grand aims to