Entertainment

  • All-female mariachi band has a message

    All-female mariachi band has a message

    ELLSWORTH — In a time of much division on the politics of immigration, Veronica Robles has a message of love and unity. She just happens to deliver it wearing a bright red sombrero and singing mariachi music with a band of women behind her. Robles and her all-female mariachi band visited Ellsworth on Tuesday, July

  • Noel Paul Stookey performs at Good Life Center

    Noel Paul Stookey performs at Good Life Center

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center hosted an evening with singer and songwriter Noel Paul Stookey July 16. The former Peter, Paul and Mary musician entertained a packed house at Forest Farm on Cape Rosier. Stookey sang songs from his four-song compact disc titled “summerfallwinterspring,” which was released last year. The musician interspersed his music

  • Chorale marks 50 years with powerful program

    BAR HARBOR — For most folks, the highlights of summertime fun on Mount Desert Island are outdoorsy delights such as hikes in Acadia National Park, boating in Frenchman Bay or the Western Way, swimming at Long Pond, Echo Lake or, for the very brave, Sand Beach. A game of golf, perhaps, or tennis match. But,

  • Chris Brubeck trio to play benefit concert

    Chris Brubeck trio to play benefit concert

    DEER ISLE — Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians: Peter “Madcat” Ruth (harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion, vocals), Joel Brown (folk and classical acoustic guitar, vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano, vocals). The trio, whose members’ musical roots go back decades, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

  • Pilobolus Dance Theater founder to perform at Fort Knox July 25

    Pilobolus Dance Theater founder to perform at Fort Knox July 25

    BROOKSVILLE — Known for her non-traditional, outside-of-the-box artistic works, choreographer Alison Chase will share her genre-bending work with several communities this summer. Alison Chase/Performance will present two programs as part of “Under the Tent” this July — a family-friendly matinee medley featuring: “Monkey and the White Bone Demon,” “Femme Noir,” “Tsu-ku-tsu” and the premiere of

  • Blue Hill Bach Festival to open with “Dido and Aeneas”

    Blue Hill Bach Festival to open with “Dido and Aeneas”

    BLUE HILL — Henry Purcell’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas,” will kick off the eighth Blue Hill Bach Festival at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at David’s Folly Farm in Brooksville. Catharine Cloutier is Dido while Jacob Cooper plays Aeneas in the Baroque opera being staged inside the barn. The rustic interior will be transformed

  • Opera house going strong for over a century

    Opera house going strong for over a century

    STONINGTON — Over a century ago, the words “Opera House” stood out in giant capital letters on the side of a large green building on Main Street. In the days before a bridge connected Deer Isle to the mainland, the billboard of sorts served to lure passenger vessels venturing from the south to the port

  • One piano, four hands

    One piano, four hands

    Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth, whom The New Yorker magazine described as an “unabashed swinger who can light up a room with his rhythmic panache,” and Japanese pianist Eri Yamamoto, considered one of the freshest, innovators in the jazz world, will grace Stonington’s gWatson Gallery at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Celebrating its