Entertainment

  • Budding jazz musicians to compete in Berklee festival

    Budding jazz musicians to compete in Berklee festival

    BLUE HILL — A George Stevens Academy jazz combo will compete at Berklee College of Music’s 50th Berklee High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Boston. Thousands of musicians from 131 schools across the country are expected to participate at the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Jam Bake Combo

  • Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    Beat the chill, have a laugh at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Cabin fever is coming early to those whose spirits have sank, along with the temperature that hovered around 8 and 10 degrees last weekend — not including the wind chill. Take a break and head to The Grand Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, where Trenton Flats Theater Company will perform “Closer To Home, Too!” The

  • Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    By Arnold Berleant Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blue Hill Concert Association will open its 2019 season with Axiom Brass and a program with something to delight everyone at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The Chicago-based quintet consists of Dorival Puccini Jr. and Michael Hawes,

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Jan. 18

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and pianist Anastasia Antonacos will play a free midday concert at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Jasas-Hardel, of Yarmouth, was selected to be a member of the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, which performs chamber music in the White

  • Free midday concert at Moore Center

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and pianist Anastasia Antonacos will play a free midday concert at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Jasas-Hardel, who is from Yarmouth, was selected to be a member of the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, which performs chamber music in

  • Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    BLUE HILL — Ever innovative, the New Surry Theatre is trying something new in its mission to stage top-notch theatrical entertainment for the greater Hancock County community and train new directors to continue the company’s legacy of excellence. In recent weeks at the Town Hall Theater, where the Neil Simon comedy “Last of the Red

  • Chamber duo to perform free concert

    Chamber duo to perform free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Yarmouth violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, a member of the U.S. Marine Band Chamber Orchestra, which performs chamber music at White House functions, and Portland-based pianist Anastasia Antonacos will give a free concert at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Sponsored by Machias Savings Bank, the midday concert

  • Master of suspense celebrated this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — Look for Alfred Hitchcock, who slyly made a fleeting appearance in all his pictures, when three of the late Hollywood director’s best known psychological thrillers screen this weekend at The Grand. Admission costs $5 per person, per movie. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, movie-goers can take in “Dial M for Murder”