Entertainment

  • Screening of Ashley Bryan documentary is March 21

    Screening of Ashley Bryan documentary is March 21

    BLUE HILL — “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” the award-winning documentary about artist/author and storyteller Ashley Bryan who makes his home in the Cranberry Isles, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Sedgwick filmmaker Richard Kane, who produced the film with Brooksville artist Robert

  • Music critic to share passion for Judy Garland

    Music critic to share passion for Judy Garland

    ELLSWORTH — Eighty years ago, a young Judy Garland donned ruby slippers and mesmerized generations of movie-goers as a lost young farm girl named Dorothy singing her way through “The Wizard of Oz.” But, that film was just a tiny piece of Garland’s career. The Minnesota native started performing vaudeville in 1924 at age 2.

  • Jazz guitarist Ryan Blotnick making it from Maine

    Jazz guitarist Ryan Blotnick making it from Maine

    ELLSWORTH — It’s been a busy winter for Ryan Blotnick, a jazz musician and composer based in Southwest Harbor. There was the Sundance Film Festival in late January, which Blotnick attended alongside his brother Robin, one of the producers of the film “Knock Down the House,” a documentary following four women running for Congress in

  • Grand to show “Wizard of Oz” in 3-D

    Grand to show “Wizard of Oz” in 3-D

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand invites the public to see MGM’s beloved musical “The Wizard of Oz — in 3-D!” for only one dollar per person at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. The screening is part of the theater’s 3-D movie series. Released in 1939, “The Wizard of Oz,” based on L. Frank Baum’s classic

  • Troupe to read aloud Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

    Troupe to read aloud Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

    LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts will present an unadorned production of selected poetry readings from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March, 17, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall. Refreshments will be served during intermission. Come join director Wynne Guglielmo and 10 readers to

  • Jamie Calandro brings the joy of jazz to Ellsworth High

    Jamie Calandro brings the joy of jazz to Ellsworth High

    A tall, gangly young man, wearing a rather baggy dark suit and running shoes maneuvers through a forest of music stands at George Stevens Academy, where Maine’s District VI Jazz Festival was being held last week. Despite the suit, Jamie Calandro resembled a marathon runner pacing before a race start, exuding tension and anticipation. In

  • 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