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Creative living

Leah Crosby is a woman of many talents. She is a dancer and a choreographer, a musician and a singer, and now, with her...

Honoring Island veterans

When Dylan Spencer Kenney married a veteran, it opened up a new perspective for her. “I was born and raised in Greenwich Village,” said...

Shakespeare on the Vineyard

For 10 years now, the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse has been offering up a series of dramatic readings called Shakespeare for the Masses. Conceived and...

Cityscapes

“The ’70s were a great time for street photography in New York,” said Ed Grazda as the opener for a talk he presented recently...

Uncomfortable truths

With the issue of racism in America rising to the forefront of the national news, a talk scheduled for this coming weekend could not...

Comfort meets classic

Angela Sison of Conrado fashions describes her design style as “a city-to-beach-inspired curated line of women's essentials.” The designer certainly has a background that...

Literary Waterloos

We all have one: that book — classic or otherwise — that just defeated us. No matter how determined we may have been to...

Water for art

Living on an Island has clearly had an influence on the work of artist Debby Rosenthal. Since switching her medium from pastels to acrylics,...

A New Year, a new you

Winter is a time to a) sit at home and reflect — preferably in front of the TV or computer screen — or b)...

A look at notable exhibits and artists in 2017

The Vineyard art scene is alive and well, as evidenced by the abundance of exciting artists — both nationally known and locally famous —...

Performers from near and far visited in 2017

Theater, dance, and film lovers enjoyed a stellar season of entertainment in 2017. Island organizations brought exciting performers from all around the globe, and...

Welcome 2018: Out with the old in, with the new

This has been a trying and frustrating year for many, and if you're ready to kiss 2017 goodbye with a flourish, there are a...

Finding the fantastic

Cody Jephcote of West Tisbury is an artist of opportunity — not at all in the negative sense of the word. He doesn't seek...

Do you hear what I hear?

Holiday music — you either love it or hate it, but if your sentiments run towards the former, there are plenty of ways to...

Lighting up the night

If you drive through Ocean Park to check out the holiday light display on a weekend evening, you might think there's a serious short-circuit...

How sweet it is

“I’m not sure what it is about islands and fudge shops, but it seems to be a marriage made in confectionary heaven,” says Mike...

Artists and the environment at Sargent Gallery

For her final show of the 2017 season, Saturday, Dec. 16, Megan Sargent of the Sargent Gallery in Aquinnah is spotlighting a few artists...

Art of giving: Louisa Gould Gallery hosts holiday sale

Every holiday season for the past nine years, the Louisa Gould Gallery has hosted a special exhibit offering small, well-priced treasures for art lovers,...

Passion with purpose

When James W. Jennings graduated from high school (with top honors), the headmaster of the boarding school called him a Renaissance man. At this...

Who needs a sleigh?

They may not be your typical elves — not quite the adorable pointy-hat-wearing sprites that you imagine when you picture Santa's workshop — but...