Thursday, June 20, 2013
Award-winning actor, songwriter, and producer Keith Carradine will be honored at the 2013 Maine International Film Festival with the Mid-Life Achievement Award in July.
Nordica Homestead Museum, Holley Road, has opened for the season. Museum is the birthplace of internationally-famed opera diva Lillian Nordica. Included is the collection are costumes, concert gowns, stage jewelry, paintings, and much more. One recent acquisition is Madame Nordica's personal operatic score of Wagner's Lohengrin. It contains her hand-written notes as she was coached for the role of Elsa by Wagner's widow, Cosima, daughter of Franz Liszt. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Group tours can be arranged by calling 778-2042. Admission cost $2.
It's always fun discovering new acts, especially ones from our own state. Such is the case with the quintet of Griffin Sherry (guitar and vocals), Max Davis (banjo and vocals), Matt Young (harmonica and mandolin), Matt Baker (mandolin) and Sean McCarthy (bass and vocals) better known as The Ghost of Paul Revere. This Portland-based group will perform at Mainely Brews Saturday and, to that end, a phoner was arranged with McCarthy to learn a little more about the band.
Times are good for Friday
7-8:30 p.m.: Rock on the River -- The Boneheads, Riverfront Boardwalk, Hallowell
A rainy Memorial Day weekend didn't dampen our spirits, probably because we had a comfortable room right on the harbor, three great restaurants to try and a host of shops and galleries to explore.
Every film critic/reviewer has a soft spot in his heart for movies like Shawn Levy's "The Internship." It's like a vacation from the work of having to sit up and pay attention to the detail in serious, important films. "The Internship" is the movie version of bowling. There's nothing to think about. You get the right shoes, the rules are set in concrete, you have beer and pizza while watching the smart-ass guys make all the gutter balls. It's just fun. "The Internship" is fun ... kind of.
Times are good for Friday through Thursday, June 19