Entertainment

  • “Tully,” “RGB” among movies to show at Grand

    “Tully,” “RGB” among movies to show at Grand

    ELLSWORTH — “Tully,” a comedy about a mother of three (Charlize Theron), who is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother, and “RGB,” the documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal legacy and her rise as a pop culture icon, are among the movies in The Grand’s weekly CineGrand series

  • Vocalists dominate fair competition

    Vocalists dominate fair competition

    BLUE HILL — Gouldsboro’s Delaney Woodward sang her heart out, winning the first-place prize of $500 at The Grand and the Blue Hill Fair’s joint “Hancock County’s Got Talent!” show staged last Thursday night at the fair. Kiana and Seneca Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth landed second and share a $250 prize while Trudi Clark of Ellsworth

  • Acadia Choral Society invites you to sing

    ELLSWORTH — If you like to sing, the Acadia Choral Society invites you to join the chorus in preparing for its December concerts. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, weekly rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 on Tuesday evenings at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth. Under the direction of Joan Kroehler of Bangor, the

  • Opera House Arts hires new director

    Opera House Arts hires new director

    STONINGTON — Per Janson, co-founder of New York’s The Light Fantastic Theater Co., will become Opera House Arts’ new executive director, on Sept. 24. He succeeds Interim Artistic Director Peter Richards. Janson brings 15 years of experience as a producer, director, actor and educator. Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Light Fantastic stages dynamic productions of

  • First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    WINTER HARBOR — The recent production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” may be the only in history where many of the audience were wearing boat shoes. Some earlier may have been out on the water sailing on Frenchman Bay. While Hammond Hall is a far cry from the MET, the wood-frame landmark’s stage and excellent acoustics

  • Check out the talent

    Check out the talent

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand, Ellsworth’s 1938 Art Deco theater, and the Blue Hill Fair will showcase talented Mainers competing to enter “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” kicking off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Grand. Admission is $10 per person. The first qualifying phase, which is meant to be in good fun, will

  • 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