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World Music Band Matuto Plays Wednesday at Battle Point Park

Missed last week’s kick-off Wednesday Concert in the Park? The good news is that this Wednesday you can catch (for free) the Pan-American music of Matuto, described as “joyous, ebullient” by the Chicago Tribune. Guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto put their musical talents together to earn a prestigious Fulbright grant to travel to Brazil,…

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KIDiMu + BIMA = Family Art Day

Next Saturday, July 19,  the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are joining forces to make a new event: Family Art Day. The event welcomes visitors to both museums at no charge and links the two spaces with music, entertainment, hands-on art activities, and artist demos in the plaza between….

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Wednesday Concerts in the Parks Kicks off This Week with Pearl Django

Our summer season of free Wednesday evening concerts starts tomorrow, July 9, from 7 to 8:30 at Battle Point Park. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec District, concerts will be every Wednesday at Battle Point Park through August 20. Seattle-based gypsy jazz band Pearl Django will get the music flowing this week with its…

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Summer Studio Tour

Hey, Musicians and Artists! Studio Tour Needs You

The 31st BI Winter Studio Tour isn’t until December 5-7, but it’s time for artists and musicians to apply. When it comes to artwork, the Studio Tour is seeking “professional work, designed and crafted by the artist, with original designs, and quality craftsmanship.” Artwork should portray the “hand and spirit of the artist.” Tour organizers…

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Sophia Stoyanovich

New BHS Grad & Violin Virtuoso Sophia Stoyanovich Performs on the Rock This Weekend

Islander Sophia Stoyanovich has already enjoyed a full, successful career, and she just graduated from high school this month. You have a chance to hear this star violinist on the rock when she performs at the St. Cecilia Recital Series this Sunday, June 29. Stoyanovich started playing at 6 years old. She debuted with the Bremerton…

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The Bee Eaters

The Bee Eaters Return to Their Roots, Bainbridge, for a Concert

Simon Chrisman, a hammer dulcimer player who grew up on Bainbridge, and fiddlers Tristan and Tashina Clarridge are The Bee Eaters, a band that got its start on The Rock seven years ago. Now they’re coming back for a concert at Grace Episcopal Church on May 9, and the band’s new album is called OddFellows Road, named after the…

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Okee Dokee Brothers

Grammy-Winning Okee Dokee Bros. Coming to Bloedel

The Okee Dokee Brothers, a nature-loving, American folk music-playing duo, won the 2012 Grammy in the category of Best Children’s Music Album for their album Can You Canoe? These Grammy winners are coming to Bainbridge May 3 for a concert at The Bloedel Reserve. Can You Canoe? tells the story of the Okee Dokee Brothers,…

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Ben Taylor

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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Rhinemaiden

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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