Entertainment

  • Students sang, danced their hearts out at state vocal fest

    Students sang, danced their hearts out at state vocal fest

    MILLINOCKET — Joyous, funny, touching and thought-provoking characterized the nearly 30 middle and high school performances last weekend at the Maine Music Educators Association’s 2018 Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival held at Stearns Junior/Senior High School in Millinocket. Hosted by the Maine Music Educators Association, the festival’s Division 1 State Champion was the Mount Desert

  • American Pickers scouting for locations

    American Pickers scouting for locations

    ELLSWORTH — Got a barn full of dusty treasures or an attic that hasn’t been cleaned out since the McKinley administration? “American Pickers” is looking for you. The hit History Channel show starring antique buyers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz is returning to Maine and looking for private collections to “pick.” The show follows Wolfe

  • Ellsworth, MDI high schools win state drama fest

    Ellsworth, MDI high schools win state drama fest

    ELLSWORTH — For the first time in history, Ellsworth High School’s Mad Jesters troupe won the Maine Drama Festival’s Class B title after performing the one-act play “The Secret in the Wings” at the state final held last Saturday at Oceanside High School in Rockland. Mount Desert Island High School was awarded the Class A

  • Bagaduce Music Library has new director

    Bagaduce Music Library has new director

    BLUE HILL — Teresa Myrwang Holum, who previously served as development director for Colorado’s Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, has taken over as executive director of the Bagaduce Music Lending Library. She succeeds Martina Herries, who recently retired. Holum brings considerable expertise in marketing and related events planning having worked in the corporate marketing office for Hilton

  • Acclaimed quartet to offer outreach program

    ELLSWORTH — The Omer Quartet, an award-winning string ensemble currently in residence at the University of Maryland, will offer a free educational outreach performance at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 2 in the “Razumovsky Quartet” cycle will be performed. All

  • Bach’s birthday concert this weekend

    Bach’s birthday concert this weekend

    BLUE HILL — Bach’s 333rd birthday will be fittingly celebrated with organist Jonathan Dimmock and the Blue Hill Bach Chorus performing selections of the composer’s “Clavierübung III” at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. The concert also commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Presented by Blue Hill

  • Ellsworth, MDI, Bucksport take firsts at one-acts

    Ellsworth, MDI, Bucksport take firsts at one-acts

    Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island high schools were all top winners, taking home three Class A and B first-place trophies for their respective one-act performances at the 2018 Maine Drama Festival’s regional competitions held last weekend at MDIHS and Camden. EHS and Bucksport will go on to compete at the Class B finals March