Entertainment

  • Monteux School has a new director

    Monteux School has a new director

    HANCOCK — The Monteux School and Music Festival earlier this summer concluded its 75th season and its first under Executive Director Marc Thayer, who took over from longtime director Ron Schwizer in May. “It goes by so quickly,” Thayer said of his first summer in Hancock. A violinist by training, he serves during the remainder

  • New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    Review STONINGTON — Anyone who has not been to Stonington lately, now is a good time to go. The drive is lovely, especially when you cross the handsome bridge spanning Eggemoggin Reach, and pass through Deer Isle village, with its tidy cottages, art galleries and filigreed coastline and come to Stonington itself. Overlooking the town

  • Blue Hill playwright weaves addiction tale

    Blue Hill playwright weaves addiction tale

    TREMONT — Hancock County theatergoers know Patrick Harris of Blue Hill from roles he has played at the New Surry Theatre, The Grand and elsewhere. This past winter he wrote his first play, “An Intervention.” It will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor. The play

  • Do you have talent? Want to win $500?

    Do you have talent? Want to win $500?

    ELLSWORTH — Do you have talent? Are you interested in a chance to win up to $500? Come to The Grand on Aug. 23 and showcase your skills as a contestant on “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” The contest is open to anyone over 10 years old performing any type of act: vocal, comedy (non-vulgar),

  • Music festival to stage “The Magic Flute”

    Music festival to stage “The Magic Flute”

    WINTER HARBOR — The Winter Harbor Music Festival, now in its 10th year, will for the first time feature a full opera — Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” — as part of its summer program Aug. 12-19. The opera opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Hammond Hall. For years, the Winter Harbor Festival’s Executive

  • “Winnie the Pooh” cast charms audience

    “Winnie the Pooh” cast charms audience

    ELLSWORTH — The familiar tune of the “Winnie the Pooh Song” filled The Grand Friday night as children’s soft voices hummed “Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood.” The music intensified, signaling the “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS” cast to pour onto the stage singing and dancing. Directed by Tyler Costigan, the musical theater adaption drawn

  • Local, professional talent to fuse at jazz fest

    Local, professional talent to fuse at jazz fest

    STONINGTON — In the summer of 2016, drummer Joseph Boulet of Blue Hill just wanted to make sure he didn’t “sound like trash” in front of Dafnis Prieto — the Cuban-American bandleader, MacArthur Genius Fellow and Grammy nominee whose group headlined the Deer Isle Jazz Festival that year. Boulet and a few of his fellow