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Vineyard life according to Marty Nadler

"I'm a Vineyard addict," confessed Marty Nadler at the start of his comedy show, Very Vineyard, at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs last Saturday.

Two evenings with “Othello” and experts at Featherstone

For the last two years Boston's Actor's Shakespeare Project has been voted Best Theater Company by the Boston Phoenix.

London’s Balletboyz at The Yard

Incorporating a mix of dance and video into their performances, as well as a mix of dance styles, London's Balletboyz make serious dance about as accessible as it gets, without at all compromising the art form.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: a comedic experience

Those precocious kids we love to hate are played for laughs as they reveal an arsenal of emotional damage in Island Theatre Workshop's (ITW) production of the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Fame: SRO at Jabberwocky

The playful 1980s came alive over the weekend as about 70 campers, counselors, and staff members of Vineyard Haven's Camp Jabberwocky took the stage to present an exuberant, if not exactly faithful to the original, version of the classic movie "Fame.

Joanna Rush comes to The Yard

A new one-woman show, playing at The Yard this weekend, details its author's journey from devout Catholic to chorus girl to successful actress, dancer, and writer.

College troubadours land at Featherstone

A very talented band of troubadours has landed on Martha's Vineyard briefly to stage an original outdoor show before heading on to New York City's Fringe Festival.

Stan Strickland, Joel Harrison to play at Ocean Club

Longtime friends, jazz musicians Stan Strickland and Joel Harrison, have been playing the occasional gig on the Vineyard since the early 80s.

The FARM Institute hosts Meals in the Meadow fundraiser

Watching a mid-July sunset, enjoying healthy gourmet food prepared by many of the Island's best chefs, and dancing to Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish under the stars — all this amid acres of farmland and a handful of contented barnyard critters.

Amy Brenneman performs at The Yard

This weekend, Amy Brenneman, of television and movie fame, and longtime collaborator Sabrina Peck, will present an original work, "Mouth Wide Open," based on writings of Ms.

A peak into The Yard’s 2010 season

For most of its 40-year existence, The Yard in Chilmark has been dedicated to dance with a two-fold agenda: fostering national talent in the world of dance through residencies, and bringing world class original performances to Island audiences.

Still standing after all these years

Ten days ago, 167 students graduated from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) in the commencement ceremony at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.

Part of the family

Some Fresh Air Fund kids break new ground the minute they leave the city, often for the first time.

Island interior decorators go with the flow

Home design can be a good barometer of lifestyle changes.

Restaurants Support Island Art

Not all great local art is to be found in Vineyard galleries.

Q & A

I always have a theme and we try to match the artist to the gallery show.

Vineyard Playhouse Coffeehouse

This weekend the Vineyard Playhouse will play host to a couple of very talented and engaging female singer/songwriters, one — an import from Boston — on the forefront of the folk rock circuit and the other, an Island girl who is poised to make her mark on the scene with the release of a powerful debut CD.

An angel from West Tisbury

This past winter Pam McCormick of West Tisbury identified a need on the Island.

Island Theatre Workshop’s “The Summoning of Everyman”

The medieval morality play "The Summoning of Everyman" is uniquely suited to its venue, St.