Entertainment

  • Grand’s “Nunsense” production canceled

    Grand’s “Nunsense” production canceled

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand has canceled its production of “Nunsense,” a musical comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s fundraiser to bury their order’s food-poisoned nuns, Tuesday after being notified that a person directly involved in the production had tested positive for COVID-19. All ticket holders will be issued a full refund. Directed by Ashley

  • Musical program to highlight Maine history

    Musical program to highlight Maine history

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Public Library will host the DaPonte String Quartet on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The free concert will take place after hours on the library’s main floor. Masks are required for this event. Registration is recommended to reserve a seat. Registration is available on the library’s website (www.ellsworthlibrary.net/calendar) or by phone

  • Author of rock and roll memoir to speak

    Author of rock and roll memoir to speak

    BLUE HILL — Cultural critic and author Jonathan Taplin, whose career has taken him from rock and roll in the ’60s to technological commentary in the new millennium, will talk about his new memoir, “The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock and Roll Life,” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Bagaduce Music Lending

  • Late lobsterman Andrew Gove’s memoir published

    Late lobsterman Andrew Gove’s memoir published

    STONINGTON — Andrew Gove, a legend along the Maine coast, started writing down his stories more than a decade ago and kept up the work right up until he died at age 90 in June of 2020. Reading “The Life of a Maine Lobsterman: 82 Years on the Water” is like sitting at his kitchen

  • Serve up a slice of summer: Downeast Pie

    Serve up a slice of summer: Downeast Pie

    Special to The Ellsworth American Every November I try at least one new type of pie. This year I attempted mock cherry pie — a dessert that was popular at the end of the 1800s but disappeared in the early 1900s.  I believe the pie lost favor when canned sour cherries became available year-round. Because

  • Schoodic Arts recognizes performing artists for community effort

    Schoodic Arts recognizes performing artists for community effort

      WINTER HARBOR — Powerful, present and proactive. Just listen to Lamoine vocalist/guitarist Gordon Thomas Ward perform his song “How Many More?” online at the 2017 National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by cellist Velleda Miragias, his clear voice and composition’s plain, poignant words ring out

  • Play explores race, family

    BLUE HILL — “Appropriate,” a play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, will be performed on New Surry Theatre’s virtual stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19, and Friday-Saturday, Sept. 25-26. Winner of the 2014-15 Obie Award for Best New American Play, “Appropriate,” Jacobs-Jenkins’ play follows the death of the estranged Lafayette family’s hoarder patriarch.

  • “Downeast Shakes” adds shows

    ELLSWORTH — Sold-out shows have spurred The Grand to extend its “Downeast Shakes!” at the Union River Lobster Pot restaurant. The actors will again present their production, a coastal Maine spin on great scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 2-3. Seating is limited to 40 patrons. Tickets cost $10 per person.