Entertainment

  • Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Guitarist and singer Robert Cray was back home in California last week, getting a few days off before resuming a tour that will bring him to the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, Oct. 3. So what does the five-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee do when

  • New film chronicles the 1947 Fire

    New film chronicles the 1947 Fire

    BAR HARBOR — A new film, documenting one of the most pivotal moments in Mount Desert Island history, will premiere at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Criterion Theatre. The Bar Harbor Historical Society will present “The Fire of 1947,” directed by Southwest Harbor filmmaker Peter Logue and produced by Kim Swan of

  • Artist Ashley Bryan celebrated in film

    Artist Ashley Bryan celebrated in film

    ELLSWORTH — “I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan,” Sedgwick filmmaker Richard Kane’s 2016 film about Little Cranberry Island’s 94-year-old creative wonder Ashley Bryan, will be shown at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at The Grand. Bryan’s breadth of life works ranges widely from award-winning picture books to puppets and stained glass windows made

  • Ventriloquist Andy Gross to grace The Grand

    Ventriloquist Andy Gross to grace The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Los Angeles comedian, magician and ventriloquist Andy Gross, known for his “SplitMan” act in which he walks as a man cut in half holding the lower part of his body, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at The Grand. Gross, who did his “SplitMan” routine on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

  • “Our Town” production to feature many locals

    “Our Town” production to feature many locals

    ELLSWORTH — When “Our Town” is performed at The Grand later this fall, it will be both a production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play and a reflection of the greater Ellsworth community because of who is in the cast. “I really wanted to embrace the community so people would see people in the

  • East Los Angeles’ Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    East Los Angeles’ Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Saxophonist and keyboard player Steve Berlin was working in Los Angeles with The Blasters when the relatively unknown band Los Lobos was their opening act at the legendary club Whiskey A Go Go. For The Blasters, led by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, the early-80s gig was their debut on a major