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.
  • Viewpoint: George Demas: The gift goes on

    By Nan Lincoln In a rather oblique way, George Demas, who died this past February, confirmed I had made the right decision almost 50 years ago when I first moved to Mount Desert Island as a year rounder with my toddler son. I’d been living at my mother’s home in suburban Boston, waiting for my

  • COA’s founding faculty member retires

    COA’s founding faculty member retires

    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 he gives the impression of being fully engaged by the query. He leans back in his chair to ponder his

  • Musical is freakishly fun!

    Musical is freakishly fun!

    BAR HARBOR — Something new and freakishly fun has come this way! The Acadia Community Theater launched its terrific new show this past weekend on the Higgins Demas stage at Mount Desert Island High School. The show was the Broadway musical version of the film “Freaky Friday,” in which a battling mother and teenage daughter

  • MDI show choir is best in Maine

    MDI show choir is best in Maine

    FAIRFIELD — Mount Desert Island schools brought home some precious metals from the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival, held at Lawrence High School in Fairfield, this past weekend. As ever, Bronwyn Kortge’s MDIHS Mixed Choir blew away the competition in Division One with their stunning performance of “Requiem,” an amalgam of more than a century

  • ACT freaks out with new show

    ACT freaks out with new show

    There are many reasons to cheer the arrival of Acadia Community Theater’s (ACT) annual spring musical, which opens on the Mount Desert Island High School Higgins Demas stage, Friday, April 5. For one thing it’s the ACT spring musical; winter is over! Yay! For another, it’s a new show. Whoopee! “Freaky Friday,” based on the

  • ‘Thugs’ is runner-up at regional drama fest

    ‘Thugs’ is runner-up at regional drama fest

    BAR HARBOR — The good news is that Mount Desert Island High School put on a near-perfect production of Adam Bock’s thought-provoking, one-act play “Thugs” at the Eastern Regional Maine Drama Festival, which was held at the high school this past weekend. The not-so-good news is that they lost the first place crown that they’ve

  • MDIHS show choir, strikes gold, again! Island schools shine at Jazz Fest

    MDIHS show choir, strikes gold, again! Island schools shine at Jazz Fest

    ELLSWORTH — Once again, Mount Desert Island High School delivered the gold standard in show choir performances at the regional Maine Vocal Jazz Festival, held last Friday in Ellsworth. Bronwyn Kortge and student Caroline Graber’s adaption of liturgical choral pieces combined with largely student-designed choreography and some thrilling, heart-pounding accompaniment from the pit orchestra, directed

  • MDI Drama takes on workplace bullying

    MDI Drama takes on workplace bullying

    BAR HARBOR — “Remember Baby Jessica?” asks Mount Desert Island High School drama teacher Casey Rush. “It was maybe the first time the whole world became personally involved in a news story, as it happened, that had nothing to do with them.” He is referring to the toddler who, back in the 80s, fell into