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I Called Him Morgan
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I Called Him Morgan
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Tues Aug 15 | 7pm
Fri Aug 18 | 7pm
Sat Aug 19 | 3pm
Sun Aug 20 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: I Called Him Morgan Directed by Kasper Collin Cast: Billy Harper, Al Harrison, Albert Tootie Heath Genre: Documentary | Drama 1hr 32mins On a snowy night in... Read More

I Called Him Morgan
Directed by Kasper Collin
Cast: Billy Harper, Al Harrison, Albert Tootie Heath
Genre: Documentary | Drama
1hr 32mins


On a snowy night in February 1972, the 33 year old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans. Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into obscurity. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview. Helen’s revealing audio “testimony” acts as a refrain throughout the film, which draws together a wealth of archival photographs and footage, notable talking heads and incredible jazz music to tell the ill-fated pair’s story. Part true-crime tale, part love story, and an all-out musical treat, I CALLED HIM MORGAN is a stirring tribute to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin (My Name Is Albert Ayler). Featuring cinematography by Oscar-nominated DoP Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival).

 

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Taína Asili
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Taína Asili
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Sat Aug 19 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Get Tickets

Summary: Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, bandleader and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one... Read More

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, bandleader and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Residing in Albany, NY, she performs her social justice songs as a solo artist, and also with her eight-piece band, Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde, performing at venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the globe. Taína Asili’s voice exudes strength of Spirit, filling listeners with the fervor for freedom and inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion. During Taína Asili’s 20-year career of creating music for social change she has toured the country many times, toured Europe from Ireland to Germany, and has performed in Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Taína Asili has performed at many well-known festivals and venues, sharing the stage with renowned artists and activists such as Talib Kweli, Cornel West, Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Tom Morello, Paula Cole, Jello Biafra, and The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars.

 

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Alive and Kicking
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Alive and Kicking
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Tues Aug 22 | 7pm
Fri Aug 25 | 7pm
Sat Aug 26 | 3pm, 7pm
Sun Aug 27 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Alive and Kicking Directed by Susan Glatzer Cast: Mary Murphy, George Gee, Norma Miller Genre: Documentary 1hr 28mins Alive and Kicking is a feature-length... Read More

Alive and Kicking
Directed by Susan Glatzer
Cast: Mary Murphy, George Gee, Norma Miller
Genre: Documentary
1hr 28mins


Alive and Kicking is a feature-length documentary that takes an inside look into the culture of swing dancing and the characters who make it special. We explore the culture surrounding Swing dance from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to the modern day international phenomenon. The film follows the growth of Swing dance from its purely American roots as an art form, to countries all over the world. Alive and Kicking looks at the lives of the Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and why this dance fills them with joy.

 

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The Home Road
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The Home Road
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Thurs Aug 24 | 7:30pm | $10 adv, $12 day of show | Q&A w/director/producer, Tonya Shevenell and film subject, Ray Shevenell | Get Tickets

Summary: The Home Road Directed by Tonya Shevenell Genre: Documentary 1hr 15mins The Home Road is the first documentary project by Portland, Maine based film and marketing... Read More

The Home Road
Directed by Tonya Shevenell
Genre: Documentary
1hr 15mins


The Home Road is the first documentary project by Portland, Maine based film and marketing company, Home Ice Productions, and Tonya Shevenell.


In 1845, 19-year-old Israel Shevenell left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine. He found work as a brick maker and is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler and French voter. In 2015, his 74-year-old great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced the pioneering journey, walking from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford.

 

From director/producer, Tonya Shevenell: The Home Road is inspired by the coming-of-age story of my great-great-great grandfather, Israel Shevenell. I wish I could talk to the 19-year old who set out on foot April 1st, 1845, headed southeast from his home in Compton, Quebec; crossed the border;  trudged through lingering winter snow in New Hampshire's White Mountains and deep mud in the Saco Valley; and arrived at his destination of Biddeford, Maine two weeks later. He earned $12 a month as a brickmaker in this booming coastal town; it was steady work and more money than he could make farming at home. He walked back to Quebec that fall and convinced his family to move to Biddeford with him. Israel became the city's first permanent French-Canadian settler; contributed to its growth and changed the course of Shevenell family history. In 2015, my father, Ray Shevenell, celebrated the 170th anniversary of this pioneering trek by retracing Israel's journey, walking the nearly 200 miles from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford, Maine.


This walk is the foundation for The Home Road documentary film. Layered over this adventure are narrations, oral histories and interviews, photos and film, and stories; exploring the themes of migration, movement and "home".

 

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Band Aid
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Band Aid
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 29 | 7pm
Thurs Aug 31 | 7pm
Fri Sept 1 | 7pm
Sat Sept 2 | 3pm
Sun Sept 3 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Band Aid Directed by Zoe Lister-Jones Cast: Brooklyn Decker, Jamie Chung, Erinn Hayes Genre: Comedy 1hr 31mins NR (Language/content advisory)   Band Aid, the... Read More

Band Aid
Directed by Zoe Lister-Jones
Cast: Brooklyn Decker, Jamie Chung, Erinn Hayes
Genre: Comedy
1hr 31mins
NR (Language/content advisory)

 

Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot.

 

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Live in the Lounge with v i n y l j u n k y
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Live in the Lounge with v i n y l j u n k y
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Wed Aug 30 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us every Wednesday this summer for live music in our lounge. Featured acts include Dos Canosos, Choro Louco, String Tide, v i n y l j u n k y, and the Scolded... Read More

Join us every Wednesday this summer for live music in our lounge. Featured acts include Dos Canosos, Choro Louco, String Tide, v i n y l j u n k y, and the Scolded Dogs. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


v i n y l j u n k y
v i n y l j u n k y , the analog evangelist known to others as David Kowalski, is both a collector and purveyor of rare vinyl records.  As owner/curator of vinyljunkyrecords, a popular micro-record shop in the Fort Andross complex, he dutifully serves up the Midcoast region with fresh musical finds in all genres from around the globe. In his LitL DJ sets, he spins real vinyl only…no MP3 mouse clicks up in here! Just the magic of needle-to-the-groove to make your body move! Deep funk and soul from any and everywhere will be whirled from the stacks of wax accumulated in his decades of crate digging. Be prepared to relax and unwind while the music puts a wiggle-double-wiggle in your behind!


WARNING: uncontrolled gyrations are likely to occur.


Caroline Cotter and Friends
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Caroline Cotter and Friends
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Sat Sept 2 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Get Tickets

Summary: With a captivating  soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter ’s music takes you all over the world:  from a Parisian salon, through the... Read More

With a captivating  soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s music takes you all over the world:  from a Parisian salon, through the hills of Colorado, to the coast of Maine, to the side of a campfire, and into the depths of the human heart.


Since her 2015 release Dreaming as I Do reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts, Caroline has played over 400 shows from Maine to California, Florida to Alaska, Spain to The Netherlands. In 2016 alone, Caroline performed over 225 shows in 41 states and 7 countries; festivals in Florida, New York, Boston, and Barcelona, opened for Loudon Wainwright III in Oregon and David Wilcox in Ohio. Caroline is currently working on recording another album that is set to release later this year.

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Emily Mure's songwriting has been recognized in prestigious national competitions (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival) and has been featured on networks including NBC, ABC and PBS.  The honesty and vulnerability in Emily’s music will make you “want to go off into a quiet place and to be sure you capture each and every note” (No Depression).

 

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Songsmith Sara Trunzo writes the quirks and wisdom of rural northerners – particularly young women – in a fresh and un-romantic voice. While mainstream country music pines over southern red dirt, Sara draws on a decade of running a food bank farm where she helped get local produce into the hands of rural Mainers living in poverty. Her time in the farm fields, fishing boats, community meetings, and food pantry warehouses of Maine add wrinkles to her characters and place to their places. Drawing influence from songwriters like Darrell Scott, Mary Gauthier, and Robert Hunter- she mines the untold story from the unlikely narrator. Sara plays music in Maine with The Dog Hounds and William Joseph Jiordan. In the south, Britton Patrick Morgan and Casey Lambert. Her debut EP ’thanks birdie’ came out in July 2017 and is currently available at www.saratrunzo.com, major digital download sites, and at her shows. She lives in Nashville, TN and Unity, ME.

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Songwriters on Stage - Season Premiere
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Songwriters on Stage - Season Premiere
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Wed Sept 6 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three... Read More

Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three seasoned performers and an emerging songwriter to kick the evening off. It's an opportunity for listeners to discover new music or come hear local favorites in one of the best listening rooms in Maine. The season Premiere September concert will feature all seasoned performers: Ben Hunsberger, Mehuman Jonson, Robby Simpson, and Laurie Jones.

 

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INSPIRED: ONE LOVE
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INSPIRED: ONE LOVE
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Thurs Sept 7 | 7pm | $15 in advance*, $20 day of show* | Get Tickets

Summary: To Live For (tolivefor.org) and EmpowerME (empowerme2.org) are honored and excited to announce our next live show, INSPIRED: ONE LOVE, an evening of inspiring music... Read More

To Live For (tolivefor.org) and EmpowerME (empowerme2.org) are honored and excited to announce our next live show, INSPIRED: ONE LOVE, an evening of inspiring music and storytelling.


We will be hosting an amazing and inspirational musician and storyteller, LT Smooth, who lives on the Big Island (Hawaii) of Hawaii. We listened to LT Smooth perform at Huggo's on the Beach in Kona, HI, and then we had the pleasure to meet with LT for a few hours after his performance. LT's story is powerful. His music is uplifting. Hi vibe is one of healing, hope, and love.


Briefly, LT overcame youthful tragedy and incredible odds to become the musician, story teller, husband, father, community leader, and inspirational leader who he is today. He has released numerous albums as well as played alongside some of our world's leading musicians on the big stage and in front of many world leaders. Despite his success, LT has never forgotten where he came from and how music was a major factor in still being alive today. He spends significant time each year visiting prisons and schools to bring hope and inspiration to youth around the globe.


In honor and gratitude for what music has meant to LT, he is now building the Heart of Music Academy, which will be a place of free music for children from around the world who may be struggling or seeking a way to connect with their own heart and with a renewed hope.


We are equally honored to bring back to the INSPIRED stage, two local musicians, Jackie Ellsworth and Chris Kemp White for our September 7th show. Our first INSPIRED show was such a positive event thanks, in part, to Jackie and Chris' singing, we felt called to connect the vibe of our original April show with this second show on September 7th.


Jackie Ellsworth
Jackie Ellsworth is an 9th grader at North Yarmouth Academy.  She has been singing and doing theater since she was five years old. She has performed at Maine State Music theater and in many school and community productions. She was the Youth Vocal Winner for two years in a row at Midcoast Maine's Got Talent.  She also loves dancing and is an avid soccer player.


Chris Kemp White
Maine musician Chris Kemp White has been making music in and around Portland for more than twenty years. After performing almost exclusively with bands, Chris is writing, arranging and recording solo material. Chriss songs explore both spiritual and everyday themes of love, loss and longing. Chris released a four-song E.P., his first solo endeavor, in June 2016. In October 2016, he partnered with niche record label Leesta Vall Records out of Brooklyn, New York to release a two-song single featuring Its Never the Right Time and companion B-side Youre Coming Home, only available on 7 vinyl. A social studies teacher with Maine Connections Academy in South Portland, he enjoys sharing his favorite music with his students, and they keep him abreast of new artists and trends. Chris cherishes time with his wife, two children and their dog, Ida.


The Frontier shares a similar vision as To Live For, and that is connecting people and their talents across the globe. We are delighted to be hosting INSPIRED at The Frontier again! You may know that The Frontier theater has a limited number of seats, so we highly encourage you to purchase tickets ahead of time for our September 7th show. We also encourage you to make reservations for dinner prior to the show!


*Proceeds from this event and related fundraising will go directly to the Heart of Music Academy so attending this show will make a difference around the globe. That is what To Live For, EmpowerME, and LT are all about. Please join us!

 

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Ted DeMille and Old Eleven
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Ted DeMille and Old Eleven
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Sat Sept 9 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Get Tickets

Summary: Old Eleven is a contemporary American string band who share original and traditional songs and tunes with respect, integrity, and vitality. Eli Gilbert, Ted DeMille,... Read More

Old Eleven is a contemporary American string band who share original and traditional songs and tunes with respect, integrity, and vitality. Eli Gilbert, Ted DeMille, Taylor Smith, Lincoln Meyers, and Chris Dombrowski combine to present the best in acoustic music drawn from the rich old traditions of the Appalachian mountains presented with a new and ultimately listenable flavor, a perfect companion to the timeless quality of Ted DeMille's originals. Tune in your dial to Old Eleven...

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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill with Zak Trojano
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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill with Zak Trojano
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Fri Sept 15 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Get Tickets

Summary: Zak Trojano is a songwriter and guitarist from Greenfield, MA.  He plays fingerstyle guitar and sings "emotionally complex, classic feeling songs" with a strong... Read More

Zak Trojano is a songwriter and guitarist from Greenfield, MA.  He plays fingerstyle guitar and sings "emotionally complex, classic feeling songs" with a strong baritone voice.

 

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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill composes stirring music steeped in folk, blues, jazz and soul and performs with a “sultry” voice of unexpected power and riveting stage presence. From haunting ballads to charming vignettes to funk grooves, her songs unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix)

 

Sorcha tours nationally solo and as a duo, and regionally with her band ‘Sorcha & The Clearing.’ She is equally at home performing on an acoustic stage, at a roots festival, on a sail boat or in a rock club. She was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2012) and has sung her original songs with The Fogcutters, a contemporary nineteen piece big band from Maine.

 

In addition, Sorcha’s work often connects music and healing and creative learning. She regularly performs for assisted living audiences with a focus on memory care, she works with young moms to write lullabies for their babies as part of the ‘Lullaby Project,’ a Carnegie Hall Musical Connections program, and she co-created a music and literacy program for the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine.

 

Her third studio album of original music, Quiet, was co-produced with Beehive Productions and released in September 2016. Downeast Magazine offers: “It’s refreshing to hear a record devoted to her tranquil side – it only underscores the crazy range of one of Maine’s most versatile troubadours. And there’s nothing quiet about that.”

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Sound Bites: Common Ground
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Sound Bites: Common Ground
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Thurs Sept 21 | 7:30pm | $9 | Get Tickets

Summary: ~Seated event in Frontier's Theater. Some tables will be removed for this event.~   Sound Bites is a new kind of storytelling series delighted to launch... Read More

~Seated event in Frontier's Theater. Some tables will be removed for this event.~

 

Sound Bites is a new kind of storytelling series delighted to launch its second season in collaboration with Frontier and through the generous sponsorship of Allagash Brewing. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions, locals sharing true tales, and audio and media pulled from years of Maine history in the Salt Archive. The fifth installment of the season features a theme centered around Common Ground.


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California Typewriter presented by the Curtis Contemporaries
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California Typewriter presented by the Curtis Contemporaries
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 26 | 7pm | $10 with a portion of the proceeds supporting exhibits and programming in the Collaboratory at Curtis Memorial Library |
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Summary: California Typewriter presented by the Curtis Contemporaries Directed by Doug Nichol Cast: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, and the late Sam Shepard Genre:... Read More

California Typewriter presented by the Curtis Contemporaries
Directed by Doug Nichol
Cast: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, and the late Sam Shepard
Genre: Documentary
1hr 43mins


In this magnificent filmic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, and the late Sam Shepard) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit.

 

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.


A fascinating combination of history and emotional narrative plunges us into the mysterious, bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology faces extinction and delivers a thought provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines.

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