Entertainment

  • Play is “delightfully disturbing”

    Play is “delightfully disturbing”

    That’s how Chicago playwright and director Mary Zimmerman’s 2004 play “The Secret in the Wings” has been described. Directed by Jasmine Ireland, Ellsworth High School is staging the dreamlike play as its entry in the 2018 Maine Drama Festival’s eastern regional competition being held Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at Mount Desert Island High School. (Left to

  • District VI school productions’ delight audience

    District VI school productions’ delight audience

    ELLSWORTH — Area high school and middle school students sang and danced their hearts out last Friday at the Maine Music Educators Association’s District VI Regional Vocal Jazz Festival at Ellsworth High School. They also won the hearts of the day’s audiences with performances that ran the gamut from classic jazz, rock and pop standards

  • Prize-winning quartet to usher in spring

    Prize-winning quartet to usher in spring

    ELLSWORTH — A young, prize-winning string quartet, which has been in residence at Boston’s New England Conservatory, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The concert is the finale to the finale to the Blue Hill Concert Association’s 40th anniversary season. The Omer Quartet’s members

  • Historical figures brought to life on stage

    Historical figures brought to life on stage

    STONINGTON — The Stonington Public Library’s annual cemetery tour, honoring the lives and stories of remarkable island individuals who remain a vibrant presence through their past contributions, will be brought to life on stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Stonington Opera House. Called “Gone but Not Forgotten,” the production will feature

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Feb. 26

    ELLSWORTH — A violin and guitar duo featuring Richard Hsu (violin) and Kevin Morse (classical guitar) will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This free, professional concert is being sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the

  • Four’s a charm

    Four’s a charm

    BLUE HILL — The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the current Blodgett Quartet in-Residence at Harvard University, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. Hosted by the Blue Hill Concert Association, the quartet is known for its luminous sound,

  • New Surry Theatre to stage romantic comedy

    New Surry Theatre to stage romantic comedy

    BLUE HILL — Join New Surry Theatre starting next week for a celebration of love with John Patrick Shanley’s quirky romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar,” opening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. Directed by Rebecca Poole, “Outside Mullingar” is set in Ireland and was a Tony Award nominee for