• Museum shows off its dance moves

    Museum shows off its dance moves video

    TREMONT — The arts group behind the tongue-in-cheek Gott’s Store commercial is at it again, this time with a dance video produced for the Seal Cove Auto Museum. The Barn Arts Collective, formerly the Mohawk Arts Collective, worked with museum staff to make a three-and-a-half-minute video that the Tremont institution has entered in a Museum

  • MDI High to present play

    MDI High to present play

    BAR HARBOR — Five women gather at an old-fashioned chrome and Formica soda fountain counter. As they sip their sodas or spoon up another mouthful of hot fudge sundae, they reminisce about their high school days 20 years before and their shared passion for the hot new actor James Dean. In fact, they are all

  • Community sing will feature African songs

    BAR HARBOR — Joyful Noise: Community Singing on MDI welcomes everyone to a special all-island sing featuring songs from Africa. The Sunday, May 3, event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Eden Parish House in Salisbury Cove on the Old Bar Harbor Road. Regulars and newcomers alike are invited to gather from all

  • Musicians welcome to join youth orchestra

    Musicians welcome to join youth orchestra

    ELLSWORTH — TEMPO, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians, is accepting new musicians for the spring session, which begins on Saturday, April 4. Currently comprised of 35 high school and middle school instrumentalists from Benedicta to Mount Desert Island and Searsport to Gouldsboro, TEMPO welcomes new and returning members to weekly Saturday morning

  • ACT presents ‘Joseph’

    ACT presents ‘Joseph’ gallery

    BAR HARBOR — The air will fill with song for two consecutive weekends this month as Acadia Community Theater puts on their spring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The play, told entirely through musical numbers, comprises a cast of nearly 40 men, women and children from the Mount Desert Island community. “This

  • MDI High show choir best in Maine

    MDI High show choir best in Maine

    MILLINOCKET — Bronwyn Kortge’s show choir from Mount Desert High School has done it again. For the umpteenth year, they have brought home the title of Division I state champions from the State Vocal Jazz competitions. This year, they took top honors Saturday night with their stunning performance of “The Machine.” And once again, this

  • Show Choir Extravaganza tonight!

    Show Choir Extravaganza tonight!

    This weekend, for the first time in several years the finals of the Vocal Jazz Festival will not be held locally, at Ellsworth High, but a good two hours away in Millinocket. This means a lot of folks won’t get to see the competition. However they will have an opportunity, this week, to see the

  • Middle school bands win honors at states

    NEWPORT — The Mount Desert Elementary Jazz Band took top honors Saturday in its division at the state middle school jazz festival at Nokomis High School in Newport. Judges awarded the 22-piece Mount Desert band first place in Division IV for its performances of “God Bless the Child,” “A Nasty Bit of Blues” and “La

  • ‘The Dancers’ earns praise but no trophy

    ‘The Dancers’ earns praise but no trophy

    MILLINOCKET — The Mount Desert Island High School one act entry at the State Drama Festival, “The Dancers,” came in a disappointing sixth place with the festival judges here this past weekend. Still, two MDI High actors, Mary Paola and Griffin Graves, brought home well-deserved All Festival Cast honors. Jacob Sanner and Max Corman were

  • Dance concert benefits former dancer

    Dance concert benefits former dancer

    Chelsea Libitzki is literally standing tall these days. Those who associate the Libitzki name with dance – from adorable little pot-bellied tots in sparkly leotards shuffling shyly across the stage while squinting past the spotlights to see their parents, to lovely young women like Chelsea herself, executing graceful pirouettes en pointe, arabesques and jetés –