Entertainment

  • Benefit concert in Blue Hill Oct. 27

    BLUE HILL — On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill will be hosting a benefit concert for the Dolly Fisher Fund featuring The Loose Cannon Jug Band. The band plays a range of traditional jug band music and early blues from the 1920s and 1930s, along with some

  • The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    ELLSWORTH — Like any dowager turning 80, The Grand is planning to celebrate its birthday in style. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, the Ellsworth performance venue will host a concert by another octogenarian, singer-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey. The concert “was Noel’s idea, I believe, to tie the two 80 years together,” Stookey’s publicist Joyce Hall

  • BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    Review ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra opened its 123rd season Sunday afternoon with a concert of works by Bernstein, Ravel and Sibelius. Music Director and conductor Lucas Richman remarked that this was probably the first time a BSO performance had begun with the strumming of an electric guitar — the introductory chord of “Simple

  • Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Selections from Schubert and Dvorak will be served up by the Forelle Trio at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s Midday Concert at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Admission is free. Formed last year, the trio includes violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip

  • BSO to salute Leonard Bernstein

    BSO to salute Leonard Bernstein

    ORONO — Alon Goldstein, considered one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. as part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s first 2018-2019 season concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Collins Center for the Arts. Opening the concert, French-born mezzo soprano Joëlle Morris

  • Grand joins global audience to pick top short film

    Grand joins global audience to pick top short film

    ELLSWORTH — More than 100,000 movie-goers in over 300 cities spanning six continents will vote starting Thursday, Sept. 27, and in the following days for their favorite of the nine short films picked from 1,565 entries in the 2018 Manhattan Film Festival. In its 21st year, the festival gets going at The Grand — among

  • “Lobster War” among films at maritime festival

    “Lobster War” among films at maritime festival

    BUCKSPORT — Award-winning Boston filmmaker and journalist David Schwab Abel’s documentary “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” is among more than a dozen films showing on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30, at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. In its third year, the International Maritime Film Festival’s Grand Prize for Feature Films went to