Entertainment

  • George Stevens to stage Cole Porter classic “Anything Goes”

    George Stevens to stage Cole Porter classic “Anything Goes”

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy’s theater students and their director Moira McMahon are turning disappointment into something delightful and perhaps even “delovely” with their upcoming production of Cole Porter’s classic musical “Anything Goes.” Initially they had pinned their hopes on performing “Grease.” Well, at least the students had — McMahon admits she has resisted

  • The Great Fire of ’47 relived in film

    The Great Fire of ’47 relived in film

    ELLSWORTH — Most folks who have lived on Mount Desert Island for the past 70 years have a tale to tell of the Great Fire of ’47. Even those who came on the scene 10 or even 20 years later often recall seeing the devastation it wreaked; how roads leading to and from Bar Harbor—

  • New Surry Theatre to stage one-act festival

    New Surry Theatre to stage one-act festival

    BLUE HILL — On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, New Surry Theatre is offering up some comic relief to end the work week in the form of social satirist, actress, playwright and screenwriter Elaine May’s one-act play “The Way of All Fish” at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. “The

  • Longtime concert series brightens winter season

    Longtime concert series brightens winter season

    BLUE HILL — In 1978, concert pianist Masanobu Ikemiya, cellist George Sopkin and violinist and conductor Pierre Monteux played a recital together. Led by Dottie Hayes, the concert moved a group of music lovers to form the Blue Hill Concert Association and the concert series held during the winter season. Established in 1902, the Kneisel

  • BSO’s vivid “Symphonie Fantastique” a triumph

    BSO’s vivid “Symphonie Fantastique” a triumph

    ORONO — It seemed few could resist the promise of pre-Halloween “macabre masterpieces” and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s 122nd season’s opening concert was packed Sunday at the Collins Center for the Arts. The Symphony delivered a concert of program music —music that evokes images or events through an extra-musical narrative — fit for the season.

  • Lamoine troupe to stage “The Dining Room”

    Lamoine troupe to stage “The Dining Room”

    LAMOINE — Everyone likely knows that old saying “If only these walls could talk.” Well, it appears that playwright A.R. Gurney has based his play “The Dining Room” on just that premise. It also appears to be the perfect vehicle for Lamoine Community Arts’ seasoned ensemble of actors to take on for its annual autumn

  • BSO serves up darker side of classical music

    BSO serves up darker side of classical music

    ORONO — Macabre characterizes works by Berlioz, Liszt and Mussorgsky that form the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween-inspired season opener at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Collins Center for the Arts. From the movie “Fantasia,” Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” is drawn from a ghoulish Russian legend depicting the witches’ Sabbath on

  • Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Guitarist and singer Robert Cray was back home in California last week, getting a few days off before resuming a tour that will bring him to the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, Oct. 3. So what does the five-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee do when