Articles by: Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
  • Jamie Calandro brings the joy of jazz to Ellsworth High

    Jamie Calandro brings the joy of jazz to Ellsworth High

    A tall, gangly young man, wearing a rather baggy dark suit and running shoes maneuvers through a forest of music stands at George Stevens Academy, where Maine’s District VI Jazz Festival was being held last week. Despite the suit, Jamie Calandro resembled a marathon runner pacing before a race start, exuding tension and anticipation. In

  • Show choirs shine at regional festival

    Show choirs shine at regional festival

    ELLSWORTH — Once again the perfect cure for the winter blahs arrived right on schedule, last Friday, when area high school and middle school show choirs turned up to wow audiences with their talent and enthusiasm at Maine’s District VI Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival held at Ellsworth High School. EHS’s rollicking, rip-roaring performance

  • 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

  • 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

  • BSO brings January joy

    BSO brings January joy

      ORONO — Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s members appear in local halls and churches from time to time like stray egrets, accompanying various chorale concerts and theatrical productions with their violins, woodwinds, brasses and timpani. But it is another thing altogether to see and hear their lovely song in their natural habitat.Last weekend I had such

  • Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    BLUE HILL — Ever innovative, the New Surry Theatre is trying something new in its mission to stage top-notch theatrical entertainment for the greater Hancock County community and train new directors to continue the company’s legacy of excellence. In recent weeks at the Town Hall Theater, where the Neil Simon comedy “Last of the Red