Entertainment

  • G&S does a Yeoman’s job

    G&S does a Yeoman’s job

    There were plenty of fine performances by the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine last weekend during the group’s staging of “Yeoman of the Guard” at the Grand Auditorium. The unusually melancholy story – but still infused with the signature G&S wit – unfolded before a stolid and solid looking prison tower in London, where

  • Stanley film latest to profile Maine icons

    Stanley film latest to profile Maine icons

    “Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood,” the latest documentary from Jeff Dobbs Productions, had its premiere Saturday at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The film gives an extensive look into the life of the Southwest Harbor boatbuilder, musician and historian through archival photographs and interviews with Stanley, his friends, family and others. The film is

  • Play captures life closer to home

    Play captures life closer to home

    ELLSWORTH — It’s hard to imagine what sort of shared interest a former Martha Graham dancer from New York, and a self-described third-generation Bar Harbor carpenter might have in common. But the willowy and stylish Carol Korty and the whiskery, flannel and jeans-clad Brent Hutchins remind us that we should never make assumptions about people

  • MDI musicians at Berklee jazz fest

    MDI musicians at Berklee jazz fest

    For the past three months, musicians at Mount Desert Island High School have been rehearsing in anticipation of the school’s first trip to the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston in more than a decade. A winter storm Friday conspired to dash the students’ hopes of participating in what is arguably the most prestigious

  • Ralph Stanley documentary to debut

    Ralph Stanley documentary to debut

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Ralph Stanley: An Eye for Wood,” a new movie from Jeff Dobbs Productions, will debut at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3 and 5 p.m. Both screenings are by reservation only. Writers, photographers and Ralph Stanley himself have been telling stories and showing photographs illustrating his life

  • ‘Strange Eyes’ premieres on world stage

    ‘Strange Eyes’ premieres on world stage

    BAR HARBOR — An offbeat feature film created and produced on Mount Desert Island in 2013 premieres on an international stage this week. “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes,” which was created by College of the Atlantic film professor Nancy Andrews, is part of this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival in The Netherlands. The fever-dream

  • Uncommon fun at the Common Good

    Uncommon fun at the Common Good

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Anyone who hasn’t checked out the goings on at the Common Good Café yet this winter should think about a trip to Seawall some upcoming Saturday, Sunday or Thursday. On Thursdays, soup is served from 12-2 p.m., on Sundays it’s popovers from 9 a.m. to noon, and on Saturdays, well that’s when

  • MDI’s Man in Black is back

    MDI’s Man in Black is back

    Danny Harper, Mount Desert Island’s Backside’s man in black, is back with a CD of original music that he says is his best effort to date. “I’ve never been more excited about what I’ve done,” Harper said. Released a week ago, “For the Love of Country” is a 12-song mix that mines many of the