Entertainment

  • North Haven Band Puts Into The Maine Grind

    ELLSWORTH — Hearing The Toughcats play “Ball of Wax” is like being on a sailboat, catching a breeze and beating down the bay. The North Haven band’s brisk dispatch of the short, colorful tune sparks the same brief high leaving listeners wanting more. And the trio will deliver more when they perform April 25 at

  • MDI Show Choir Tops At States

    HOULTON—Mount Desert Island High School’s show choir took top honors in their division Saturday at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival at Houlton High School. HOULTON—Mount Desert Island High School’s show choir took top honors in their division Saturday at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival at Houlton High School. The high school show choir

  • Robinson Ballet’s Spring Concert Appeals to All Ages

    ELLSWORTH — Classical ballet is not on the program for the Robinson Ballet’s spring performance at The Grand this weekend. Instead, the combined forces of five choreographers and two guest dancers will take audiences across the dance spectrum during “Robinson Ballet Live 09.” Ian Robinson, son of  Artistic Director Maureen Lynch, will perform pieces by

  • Cadillac Records

    This is a very fine movie: visually luscious and a feast for the ears. Our only complaint is that it’s too ambitious, taking on the task of recounting the golden age of Chicago blues in under two hours.

  • Island Bands Among Best In State Of Maine

    Middle school jazz bands from the Emerson School in Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Elementary School took second and third place, respectively, in their division Saturday at the State Instrumental Middle School Jazz Festival at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport.

  • Island Bands Among Best In State Of Maine

    Middle school jazz bands from the Emerson School in Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Elementary School took second and third place, respectively, in their division Saturday at the State Instrumental Middle School Jazz Festival at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport. The Emerson band, directed by Joe Wainer, performed Clifford Brown’s “Blues Walk,” Herbie Hancock’s

  • Theater Debuts New Marquee

    BAR HARBOR — The historic Art Deco Criterion Theatre will light up the night on Thursday, April 9, when its new marquee is illuminated for the first time. BAR HARBOR — The historic Art Deco Criterion Theatre will light up the night on Thursday, April 9, when its new marquee is illuminated for the first