Entertainment

  • Patsy pays visit to grand ol’ Grand

    Patsy pays visit to grand ol’ Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Patsy Cline lovers will want to get themselves to The Grand next weekend to see one of the five final performances of its fine production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” for a great nostalgia-filled night out. First of all, hurrah to The Grand and its new director, Nick Turner, for producing

  • Opera House Arts to stage “The Tempest” outdoors

    Opera House Arts to stage “The Tempest” outdoors

    STONINGTON — Three summers ago, director Peter Richards used Ames Farm’s magnificent landscape to transport audiences to 19th-century Russia with his much praised production of “The Seagull.” This summer, the saltwater farm and the Deer Island Thorofare is the setting for William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” The seaside space will be “full of noises, sounds and

  • 195th Army Band to perform free concert

    195th Army Band to perform free concert

    ELLSWORTH — The 195th Army Band will perform a free concert on Friday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand. The band, which is based in Bangor, has a performance repertoire ranging from military marches to significant wind band works. Band members also perform compositions by area composers. The concert band maintains an active

  • The Grand pays tribute to Patsy Cline

    The Grand pays tribute to Patsy Cline

    ELLSWORTH — One of the highest compliments Nick Turner ever received for a show was an angry letter. The handwritten note (“it was a long letter!” says Turner) came from a woman who had seen a Patsy Cline show produced by Turner at a dinner theater he ran with his wife in Denver. “She said

  • Civil War film at Alamo Theatre

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine State Archives, producer Dan Lambert and the Alamo Theatre are co-hosting the premiere showing of “Forlorn Hope,” Lambert’s documentary film recounting the charge of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment at Petersburg, Va., on June 18, 1864. The half-hour documentary will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Alamo, home of

  • Vocalist Theresa Thomason to grace Pops concert

    Vocalist Theresa Thomason to grace Pops concert

    BLUE HILL — Jazz and gospel vocalist Theresa Thomason, who has performed for more than 20 years at the Paul Winter Consort’s Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and Grammy Award-winning pianist Paul Sullivan will headline the 28th annual Blue Hill Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on

  • Grand features films worth a night out or matinee

    Grand features films worth a night out or matinee

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand’s Weekly CineGrand series — a series of the best of the recent films, many of which are recent Oscar or Golden Globe winners and nominees — will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, with “Downsizing” written and directed by Alexander Payne

  • “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    BLUE HILL — Well, they pulled it off. Pulled it all off. An intrepid ensemble of New Surry Theatre actresses have bared all the past two weekends — physically and emotionally — to perform in a funny, poignant production of Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls.” This engaging adaption of the movie of the same name, staged