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.
  • Class is over

    Class is over

    BAR HARBOR — Bill Carpenter leans into a question a student has asked in his history class at College of the Atlantic. Perhaps it’s to hear better — he is after all pushing 80 — but the creative writing gives the impression of being fully engaged by the query. He leans back in his chair,

  • A big success

    A big success

    BLUE HILL — They may be little, but they are mighty. That is an apt description of the women in the Louisa May Alcott story about the March sisters. Mighty also is a good adjective for the women who play those roles in New Surry Theatre’s production of “Little Women,” which opened last weekend at

  • Grand’s “Wizard of Oz”  cast delivers a hit

    Grand’s “Wizard of Oz” cast delivers a hit

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” which opened last weekend, has put the fine old theater back on track of presenting excellently cast, produced, directed and performed musicals. While there have been elements of all these qualities in recent past productions, it has been a while since they all have come

  • Grand returns to land of Oz in April

    Grand returns to land of Oz in April

    ELLSWORTH — Never mind Captain Marvel. A real life marvel, right here in Hancock County, is Leslie Michaud. This theatrical superhero has, for many years, entertained us on stage at The Grand and other theaters as an actor and singer. Who can forget her Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast”? Or her many Gilbert

  • EHS among top winners at state drama fest

    EHS among top winners at state drama fest

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School went all out to host Maine’s Class B Maine Drama Festival finale this past weekend with a wide variety of one-act plays performed by some seriously talented young actors from 10 Maine high schools. Lisbon High School students went home with the gold for their stunning “Scenes from the White

  • 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