Entertainment

  • 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”

  • Pittsfield writer wins playwrights’ award

    Pittsfield writer wins playwrights’ award

    WINTER HARBOR — Meetinghouse Theatre Lab has awarded its Maine Playwrights’ Award to Pittsfield writer Kristin Leonard, whose play “Crash” will be performed in a staged reading at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hammond Hall. A former dancer and actress, who studied at New York’s The Juilliard School, Leonard holds a master’s degree

  • GSA musicians chosen for all-state festival

    GSA musicians chosen for all-state festival

    BLUE HILL — For the second year in a row, senior Elana Williamson has been chosen to play vibes in the Music Educators Association’s All State Jazz Festival Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 3-5, at South Portland High School.  Also attending the festival will be senior and drummer Edward Conte and freshman and trumpeter Gabe Hall.

  • Boston’s Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket to rock COA

    Boston’s Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket to rock COA

    BAR HARBOR — Boston funk/hip-hop/jazz ensemble Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket will return to College of the Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 12, for a night of dancing, jamming and fun. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center. Admission is $10 for the general public. Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket

  • Longstanding folk/rock group to perform

    Longstanding folk/rock group to perform

    WINTER HARBOR — The Itinerate Visitors, an acoustic quintet that plays Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and other folk and rock greats, will perform at Schoodic Arts for All’s Last Friday Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Hammond Hall. The group, whose name comes from Harborside back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen

  • Violinist Brandon Aponte featured this weekend on NPR

    Violinist Brandon Aponte featured this weekend on NPR

    BLUE HILL — Seventeen-year-old violinist Brandon Aponte, who is concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra, is among six young classical musicians chosen nationwide to perform on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” program at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. He will play “Méditation” from composer Jules Massenet’s “Thaïs.” The other guest musicians include

  • Old tale, told in new way

    Old tale, told in new way

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a wonderful thing when our friends and neighbors of all ages, spend the time and energy, in this busy time of year, to attend umpteen rehearsals, learn and even write new songs,  memorize dialogue and narration and  overcome stage fright in order to bring a little Christmas cheer to their community. In

  • Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    BLUE HILL — Bronwyn Kortge has become ubiquitous to the music scene of Hancock County. The very moment, perhaps, you are reading this the conductor might be rehearsing the Bagaduce Chorale for its performance of Mozart’s great Mass in C minor this weekend at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at Ellsworth High

  • Bagaduce Chorale concerts scheduled

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will present John Rutter’s dazzling “Mass of the Children” in three upcoming concerts. The chorale will be joined by the Youth Chorus from the Ellsworth Community Music Institute as well as the GEM orchestra, which consists of accomplished student players and their professional mentors. Performances will at the First

  • Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    ELLSWORTH — Few would argue that hearing children sing is just about the most beautiful sound in the world, right up there with hermit thrushes and nightingales. Last week, the Moore Community Center’s halls were ringing with that lovely sound while the ECMI Youth Chorale rehearsed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” which they will