Entertainment

  • Lunafest arriving at The Grand April 27

    ELLSWORTH — A traveling film festival that “connects women, their stories and their causes through film” is coming to The Grand next week. Lunafest will hit the screen at The Grand on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Established 17 years ago by Luna, the makers of the whole nutrition bar for women, the film

  • “Fiddler on the Roof” opens this weekend

    “Fiddler on the Roof” opens this weekend

    BLUE HILL — In celebration of its 45th season, New Surry Theatre is bringing the hit Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” to the Blue Hill stage. The timeless musical is a salute to the troupe’s founder and retiring artistic director Bill Raiten, who staged “Fiddler” as his first local production back in 1972. For

  • BSO serves up rich spring banquet

    BSO serves up rich spring banquet

    ORONO — In what has become a standard feature of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s programming, Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance, No. 1” served as a fanfare for Sunday afternoon’s concert, settling audience members into their seats and warming them up for what followed. To call the piece “familiar” is an understatement, with its trio section

  • Theater names new producing director

    Theater names new producing director

    BLUE HILL — Johannah Blackman has been named producing director and an Artistic Direction Committee has been formed to lead New Surry Theatre into the future. In its 45th season, New Surry Theatre is at a major juncture with the retirement of founder Bill Raiten as artistic director this year. Raiten will continue to head

  • BSO to feature Sorrento-based opera singer

    BSO to feature Sorrento-based opera singer

    SORRENTO — Isaac Bray has come a long way from a somewhat shy child whose music teachers encouraged his gift of singing that led to performing operas and other musical works on stages across the country. On Sunday, April 9, the Sorrento resident will take the stage with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at the

  • EHS cast duels with rules at the vocal jazz fest

    EHS cast duels with rules at the vocal jazz fest

    MILLINOCKET — Maine teens dazzled the audience Friday-Saturday, transporting them back in time, to the American Revolution, the Scottish Highlands and — even down Hancock Point — at the Maine Music Educators Association’s 2017 Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival held at Stearns High School. So Orono High School’s gold medal-win for its mesmerizing production “Home,”

  • Schoodic Arts to host state’s best short films

    Schoodic Arts to host state’s best short films

    WINTER HARBOR — Adventuress, a recently restored Bermudian schooner designed and built by Fife and Son in Fairlie, Scotland, in 1924, is the focus of “Bringing Boats to Life,” which is one of 14 films featured in the 2017 Maine Short Film Festival. “Bringing Boats to Life,” a joint production by Brooklin filmmaker Steve Stone

  • Gold medal performances

    Gold medal performances

    George Stevens Academy’s “Serious” Jazz Band and its 6 Blind Mice jazz combo garnered gold medals for their performances Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, at the Maine Music Educators Association’s State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at Nokomis High School in Newport. Musician Yvonne Rogers won the Dale Huff Award for Combo while the Dale Huff Award