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Paperboys Deliver Tonight at Battle Point

Tonight, August 12, you can enjoy the slightly moistened grass on the Observatory lawn at Battle Point while listening to The Paperboys in concert. This is another concert in the Bainbridge Island Parks’ Sounds of Summer series. The Paperboys are not all boys, and they have just about nothing to do with paper. They hail…

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West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit The Trevor Project, a California-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ…

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Matuto at Battle Point Tonight: Raucous, Danceable Forró and Bluegrass

At tonight’s (July 29) plein air concert at Battle Point Park, the band Matuto will serve up some Brazilian style forró mixed with American bluegrass. Matuto started with the collaboration of guitarist Clay Ross who received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking forró accordionist Rob Curto who performed together in Recife in 2009. They were joined…

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After 45 Years, Island Photographer Reunites with Mad Dogs, Englishmen in Concert and Rolling Stone

Linda Wolf, a Bainbridge writer and photographer, has had more than her share of success. She is the founder of Teen Talking Circles, was a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, helped found Women in Photography International, co-authored three photography books, made the video montage I Am a Full Woman, was a featured photographer in 24 Hours…

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What Happened to the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival?

Wondering about the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival? The annual late July event that drew large crowds from across Kitsap and Seattle as well as enthusiastic Island locals for all-day music, food, and family fun never made it past the early planning stages this year. According to former organizer Norman Johnson, he attempted to pass on the…

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Sounds of Summer Concert This Wednesday Gets a Little Bit Country

The Bainbridge Island Park District is continuing its Sounds of Summer tradition of free Wednesday night concerts in the park, this season with all performances on the mobile stage at Battle Point Park. This week husband and wife duo Cloverdayle will serve up country stylings. Originating from the Pacific Northwest, in 2008 the couple launched their…

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Listening’ to Music Not Possible in a Bar

I am hoping that some of your readers will be able to help me settle a “discussion” that has been happening in my household since going to see, and not hear, the band St. Paul de Vence at the Treehouse Cafe last Saturday night. Not just Saturday night but on several occasions lately, I have gone…

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BHS Musicians Win at District Contest, Head to State

by Christine Brown Bainbridge High School (BHS) students competed in the Olympic Educators Music Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble district competition at Central Kitsap High School on February 20. This year, three individuals and two ensembles from Bainbridge won their division and qualified to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble competition on April 24-25…

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Bainbridge Musician Returns Home for Benefit Concert After Devastating Fire

Bainbridge-bred musician Andrew Joslyn and his partner Susy Sun lost their beloved cat Mendelssohn and almost all of their possessions in a Seattle apartment fire on January 4th. The fire, which was caused by an electrical wiring problem, happened when Joslyn and Sun were out of town. Destroyed in the fire were a collection of music…

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BPA Production Adds New Side to ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

“Side by Side by Sondheim” is a musical revue that was created when actor-singer Dame Cleo Laine and her musician husband John Dankworth asked actor and singer David Kernan to put together a show for a benefit for a local theater company they owned. Kernan and director Ned Sherrin decided to use Stephen Sondheim material for the…

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Caspar Babypants Landing at Spacecraft Sunday (Audio Interview)

In anticipation of his Bainbridge concert Sunday night, Chris Ballew, a.k.a. Caspar Babypants, took a few minutes out of his day to speak with Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry and Dylan Lehotsky. Ballew, cofounder of The Presidents of the United States of America, launched his alterego Caspar in 2009 and embarked on a whole new episode of…

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Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band has just returned from the Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade and Field Show Competition, widely regarded as the state’s unofficial championship for Marching Bands, as first-place winners in Division A. The November 8 win is the second victory in 3 years for the BHS band (in 2013, it “only” finished…

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Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry Interviews Local Band Lemolo—Preview of Friday’s Concert

Lemolo is called a “band” but usually it’s been made up only of Poulsbo native and founder Meagan Grandall. Despite its small size, the band has a big, lush pop sound. Critics agree. Lemolo’s first album, The Kaleidoscope, was included in KEXP’s “Top Listener Voted Albums of 2012″ list, was a number-one best-seller at Sonic Boom…

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Letter to the Editor: Preview of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Season Opener

November marks the beginning of my fourth season as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and it is my pleasure to return to the podium as your conductor and musical guide. Together we have explored jewels of the orchestra repertory as well as works by lesser-known and emerging composers. This season we have four…

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BHS Band Marches Away from Peninsula Classic with Top Honors

The 2014 Peninsula Classic, the early-season competition for marching bands across Washington, was held in Silverdale this year, on September 27. So the Bainbridge High School Marching Band didn’t have to travel far to pick up three top honors. The Spartans finished first in the A division and 3rd overall at the competition. The band’s…

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Bainbridge Crowdsourced ‘Girl in a Tree’ Music Video Goes Live (w/ Video)

With collaborative contributions from Bainbridge Islanders young and old(er), Leif Utne has created a music video of his song “Girl in a Tree,” inspired by the recent tree sitting by Chiara D’Angelo. The music video protests the clearing of 830 trees by Visconsi Companies to build a mall at the corner of Highway 305 and…

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Update: Visconsi Protest Song Going Viral; How You Can Help Make the Video

Updated at 3:38 p.m., September 4: The deadline to submit video clips has been extended to 6 p.m. Friday, September 5. Bainbridge Island resident Leif Utne, a musician and journalist formerly with Utne Reader, has written and recorded “Girl in a Tree,” a song inspired by the recent tree sitting by 19-year-old Chiara D’Angelo that…

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Listen to Two Island Teen Virtuosos: Catherine Edwards and Sophia Stoyanovich

Catherine Edwards who graduated from Bainbridge High School in June, is a cellist. Sophia Stoyanovich, another BHS June graduate, is a violinist already enjoying a successful career in music. In these two podcasts from Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, Bainbridge High School Radio Club members Hayden Tutty and Ryan Cox interview their fellow students about their music…

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Seven BHS Band Members Represent Northwest in World Marching Band Championships

by Sarah Lane and Kristen Wiggins Drum Corps International, a.k.a. “Marching Music’s Major League,” is an International Drum and Bugle Corps group consisting of 22 World Class Corps and 25 Open Class Corps. Two of the World Class Corps represent the Northwest: the Seattle Cascades and the Oregon Crusaders (out of Portland). Between the two there are…

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Wednesday Concert: Battle Point Goes a Little Bit Country with Jessica Lynne

Although she grew up in Denmark and now calls Seattle her home, Jessica Lynne is all country. She’s just getting going with her career—she released a four-song album in 2011 and a single in 2013, and she took the honors as Washington State winner in the Texaco Country Showdown, also in 2013. Earlier this year she…

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