Entertainment

  • All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    All-Bach concert to salute the composer

    BLUE HILL — In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday, Blue Hill Bach will present the composer’s “Musical Offering” (BWV 1079) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. Harpsichordist and organist Daniel Pyle will be joined by flutist Catherine Bull, violinists Anatole Wieck and Ryu Mitsuhashi,

  • EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    EHS show choir puts on “The Greatest Showman”

    ELLSWORTH — The regional vocal jazz and show choir competitions, which will be held on Friday, March 1, at Ellsworth High School, have often been described as a circus. The crowds, the colorful costumes, the dance, the razzle-dazzle and such help create that atmosphere. But this year the EHS show choir will make that description

  • Have a ‘Grand Night at the Oscars’

    Have a ‘Grand Night at the Oscars’

    ELLSWORTH — Can you imagine seeing Lady Gaga live and up close performing “Shallow” from the third remake of “A Star is Born” or hearing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings sing “When a Cowboy Trades His spurs for Wings” from the Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”? That’s the experience The Grand aims to

  • Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    Dynamic ensemble to grace church

    BLUE HILL — The Tesla Quartet, named after the Serbian physicist and inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla, will express its innovative spirit when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The string ensemble, which released its first album “Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky” earlier this year,

  • LEW-dicrous movie

    LEW-dicrous movie

    True to that memorable line, 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeffrey Bridges as Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, is a truly ludicrous film that lives on and will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. In the Coen Brothers’ cult

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Feb. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Classical guitarist Kevin Morse and trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This free, professional concert is presented by Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The theme is romance, since the concert is so close to Valentine’s Day. The program

  • Island women to speak out about their lives

    Island women to speak out about their lives

    STONINGTON — “Standing up and speaking out” is the theme of Opera House Arts’ popular evening of women’s storytelling, “Island Women Speak,” featuring seven island women ages 20 to 85,  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Stonington Opera House. The women will tell their stories live from the stage. Debbie Weil is directing

  • Comic opera pokes fun at politics, privilege

    Comic opera pokes fun at politics, privilege

    ELLSWORTH — For several decades now, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine has been providing theater-goers with the musical equivalent of comfort food to help see us through the dreary mid-winter months. And really what could be more delicious in this season of hard-packed snow and treacherous ice than to enjoy our friends and