• Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    BLUE HILL — The Tesla Quartet, named after the Serbian physicist and inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla, will express its innovative spirit when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The string ensemble, which released its first album “Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky” earlier this year,

  • LEW-dicrous movie

    LEW-dicrous movie

    True to that memorable line, 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeffrey Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, is a truly ludicrous film that lives on and will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. In the Coen Brothers’ cult

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Feb. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Classical guitarist Kevin Morse and trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This free, professional concert is presented by Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The theme is romance, since the concert is so close to Valentine’s Day. The program

  • Island women to speak out about their lives

    Island women to speak out about their lives

    STONINGTON — “Standing up and speaking out” is the theme of Opera House Arts’ popular evening of women’s storytelling, “Island Women Speak,” featuring seven island women ages 20 to 85,  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Stonington Opera House. The women will tell their stories live from the stage. Debbie Weil is directing

  • Comic opera pokes fun at politics, privilege

    Comic opera pokes fun at politics, privilege

    ELLSWORTH — For several decades now, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine has been providing theater-goers with the musical equivalent of comfort food to help see us through the dreary mid-winter months. And really what could be more delicious in this season of hard-packed snow and treacherous ice than to enjoy our friends and

  • Jazz combo places third at Berklee festival

    Jazz combo places third at Berklee festival

    BLUE HILL —George Stevens Academy’s combo Jam Bake placed third last Saturday at Berklee College of Music’s annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston. The festival is the largest of its kind in the United States, drawing more than 200 high school jazz ensembles. “It’s an exhilarating moment as a music educator anytime you

  • BSO brings January joy

    BSO brings January joy

      ORONO — Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s members appear in local halls and churches from time to time like stray egrets, accompanying various chorale concerts and theatrical productions with their violins, woodwinds, brasses and timpani. But it is another thing altogether to see and hear their lovely song in their natural habitat.Last weekend I had such