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An Interview with Ben Taylor (Son of James & Carly)

Ben Taylor was generous enough to take time out from a busy tour to talk to Inside Bainbridge before his concert tomorrow night, March 15, at Grace Church on Bainbridge Island. The concert will raise funds for the Odyssey School garden. It was a distinct pleasure to speak with Mr. Taylor. JH: Ben, thanks so…

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How a ‘Middle-Aged Groupie Mom’ Got Ben Taylor (Son of James & Carly) to Perform on Bainbridge

Self-described “middle-aged groupie mom” and Bainbridge Islander Susan Harman Bass has been a fan of Ben Taylor since the start of his career as a singer songwriter some 15 years ago. Harman Bass, whose sister and brother-in-law live on Martha’s Vineyard, long-time home of the Taylors and Simons, started visiting that island some 20 years…

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BHS Band Has a Blast at Regionals; Will Send Eight to State

by Julie Hall and Christine Brown On Saturday, February 22, the Bainbridge High School (BHS) band had an impressive showing at the regional Solo & Ensemble contest, which was held at Central Kitsap High School. All contestants are rated I-V based on their performances, with an I being superior and a V being poor. BHS…

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Pete Seeger

For Pete’s Sake

Yesterday, January 27, Pete Seeger died at 94. RIP, Pete, and thank you. Enjoy the videos. Photo by William Wallace.

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Christopher Son Richardson

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Announces the 2014 Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner

Lake Forest Park’s Christopher Son Richardson who is only 15, is the winner of this year’s Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition. He won by performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54, 1st movement at the November 17 contest held at BPA. Jennifer Chong earned second place for her performance of Grieg’s Piano…

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Spartan Marching Band Ends Season on a High Note at Veterans Day Parade & Competition

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge High School (BHS) Marching Band finished their season with their best performances yet—2nd place in the field competition and 2nd place in the parade competition. The Spartans marched in Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th. The parade, the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi,…

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Spartan Marching Band Carries a Tune at Festival of the Bands

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge Island High School Spartan Marching Band competed in the Puget Sound Festival of Bands last Saturday, October 26, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Twenty-two Washington and Oregon bands participated, and the Spartan Marching Band placed 4th in their division with their Star Trek medley, arranged by and adapted for marching band by…

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BHS Band at Peninsula Classic

Spartan Band Stands Up to the Rain and Competition at Weekend Peninsula Classic

by Christine Brown On Saturday, September 28, the Bainbridge High School Marching Band competed against bands from around the state in the Peninsula Classic Marching Band Competition at Silverdale Stadium. The Spartans persevered through torrential rain and high winds to place 3rd in their division. Out on the blustery field, band director Chris Thomas led…

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Island Music Guild Throws Open Its Doors Saturday: Find out What It Can Do for You

Think of the Island Music Guild’s Open House this Saturday, September 14, as a window-shopping spree in which you get to examine the wide range of musical offerings all at once. In addition to attending the formal presentations, you can meet with IMG teachers to discuss lesson options, try out instruments in the IMG Petting…

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Wednesday concert at Battle Point Park

Photos of the Day: Sweet Summer Eve at Battle Point Park

A happy crowd kicked up its heels to the Latin/Cuban grooves of our own Grupo Meridional at Battle Point Park last night, August 21. Bainbridge Island photographer Paul Brians captured the beauty of the late summer evening. This is the last of the 2013 Wednesday Concert series sponsored by the Bainbridge Park District. But wait!…

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Bloedel Celebrates 25 Years with Picnic and Concert

The Bloedel Reserve invites members and the public alike to enjoy a first at the garden: outdoor picnicking. Visitors are encouraged to pack a meal and dine on the Visitor’s Center lawn overlooking Puget Sound while enjoying live music, games, beer and wine for purchase, and complimentary ice cream. To kick off the evening, young jazz…

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Derek Bischoff

Musician Jherek Bischoff Returns Home from World Tour for One Night at BPA

Jherek Bischoff is a Bainbridge-raised musician who has hit the big time. Now he’s coming back with pals to visit, for a single night’s performance at BPA this Friday, August 16. Bischoff recently released his first album, Composed, which features David Byrne and Caetano Veloso among a number of other world-class musicians. A composer who…

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Seattle Opera’s “Ring” Rhinemaidens Get Island Fit

Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde, the three Rhinemaidens created by Wagner to propel forward the plot in his four-opera Ring Cycle, are unintentionally responsible for a lot of chaos in the operas—and in works subsequent to them. (For example, I think they can legitimately be blamed for J. R. R. Tolkien’s power-boosting ring and the troubles brought…

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Boingo Overboard: What Else to Do on the Boat (w/ ’80s Party Playlist)

After I asked for feedback about your experiences with Boingo Wireless internet service on our Washington State Ferries, without exception you expressed what I’ll politely call dissatisfaction. Many of you responded to my inquiries in various forums, and some of you suggested better things to do than “to put your face in a device” on…

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Bainbridge Bluegrass Fest 2013 Photo Gallery

Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park was the site of yet another beautiful day of music at the annual Bluegrass Festival Saturday, July 27. Organizers don’t have numbers yet, but they say it was the most well-attended yet of the lively summer event. Here are photo highlights.   Photos by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane.

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Summertime Frolic in the Parks with Wednesday Concerts, Friday Movies, and Shakespeare

The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District makes our great parks even better in the summer with free concerts, free movies, and free Shakespeare. Concerts Each Wednesday through August 21, the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District turns up the heat at one of the Island’s parks with a summer concert, featuring a…

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Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival

Get Ready for the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival: Sneak Preview

The 7th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for July 27, a mere three weeks away. The festival, which is held each year at Battle Point Park, will feature seven bluegrass bands of national and regional repute. This year it’s going old style, with bands deeply rooted ion the old-time Appalachian sound. Anchoring the day’s…

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Symphony Winds up Its Season and Celebrates 40 This Weekend with Special Program

This weekend’s (May 31-June 2) two Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra performances are the last of the season, and they commemorate BSO’s 40th anniversary with a varied program including the world premiere of Left Brain, Right Brain, which was commissioned from composer Brett Kroening, and performance by violinist Marianne Martinoli, winner of the BSO’s 2013 Young Artist Competition. Kroening’s…

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Summer Januaries

Summer Januaries Return to NW, at Farmer’s Market This Saturday

The Summer Januaries sounds like what we like to call June around here, but it’s actually the name of the Seattle-based and unquestionably adorable fiddle-guitar duo Sean Michael Robinson and Rachel Erin Sage. They’ve been on tour for nine months but are now back in the Northwest, and their first back-home show will be on Bainbridge,…

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BHS Band Toots Its Own Horn(s) at State, Takes First in High Sax

by BHS Band Director Chris Thomas On April 26-27, several Bainbridge High School students traveled to Ellensburg to participate in our State’s Solo & Ensemble chamber music competition. To qualify for this competition, each student had already earned a first-place finish at the regional competition in March. In all, the competition started with over 12,000…

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