Entertainment

  • The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    The Grand turns 80 in style and in song

    ELLSWORTH — Like any dowager turning 80, The Grand is planning to celebrate its birthday in style. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, the Ellsworth performance venue will host a concert by another octogenarian, singer-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey. The concert “was Noel’s idea, I believe, to tie the two 80 years together,” Stookey’s publicist Joyce Hall

  • BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    BSO, soloists deliver moving, memorable concert

    Review ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra opened its 123rd season Sunday afternoon with a concert of works by Bernstein, Ravel and Sibelius. Music Director and conductor Lucas Richman remarked that this was probably the first time a BSO performance had begun with the strumming of an electric guitar — the introductory chord of “Simple

  • Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    Schubert and Dvorak on tap at free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Selections from Schubert and Dvorak will be served up by the Forelle Trio at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute’s Midday Concert at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Admission is free. Formed last year, the trio includes violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip

  • BSO to salute Leonard Bernstein

    BSO to salute Leonard Bernstein

    ORONO — Alon Goldstein, considered one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. as part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s first 2018-2019 season concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Collins Center for the Arts. Opening the concert, French-born mezzo soprano Joëlle Morris

  • Grand joins global audience to pick top short film

    Grand joins global audience to pick top short film

    ELLSWORTH — More than 100,000 movie-goers in over 300 cities spanning six continents will vote starting Thursday, Sept. 27, and in the following days for their favorite of the nine short films picked from 1,565 entries in the 2018 Manhattan Film Festival. In its 21st year, the festival gets going at The Grand — among

  • “Lobster War” among films at maritime festival

    “Lobster War” among films at maritime festival

    BUCKSPORT — Award-winning Boston filmmaker and journalist David Schwab Abel’s documentary “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” is among more than a dozen films showing on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30, at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. In its third year, the International Maritime Film Festival’s Grand Prize for Feature Films went to

  • “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman are hard acts to follow. But A.J. Mooney and Alekzander Sayers, who play the iconic roles of cougar housewife Mrs. Robinson and rudderless, young college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the Penobscot Theatre Company’s production of “The Graduate,” do their damndest to put their own mark on these characters.

  • Blue Hill Bach wins funds for “Dido and Aeneas” staging

    Blue Hill Bach wins funds for “Dido and Aeneas” staging

    BLUE HILL — The Maine Arts Commission recently awarded a $2,300 project grant to Blue Hill Bach to cover the cost of its standing-room-only production of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The chamber opera was performed last July at David’s Folly Farm in Brooksville. Part of the 2018 Blue Hill Bach Festival, the “Dido and