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‘The music of friends’

This year’s Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society’s (MVCMS) Thanksgiving concert has a new date, a new place, and an innovative seating arrangement. But it...

Fall for Felix Neck

What comes next on Thanksgiving weekend after turkey, pumpkin pie, and football? It’s the Felix Neck Fall Festival, of course!For many families, nature lovers,...

Master of balance

Feeling a little tipsy, but you’ve only been drinking herbal tea? Choosing an indoor snooze over an outdoor hike because you’re afraid you could...

Lessons in needlework

Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven always shines, with its two tall Tiffany windows and smaller windows honoring historic African American clergy, and its...

Stocking up

“Making good, healthy food available for people who need it is our mission,” declared Margaret Hannemann, the Island Food Pantry’s coordinator. Hannemann took over...

True life

Plucked from the morning papers and nightly news comes “The Room Where I Was Held” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. The tense and chilling...

‘Chilmark’ hits close to home

Most everyone here has heard tales of the deaf community that lived in Chilmark decades ago. For many, the thought of that close-knit haven...

And a-one, and a-two …

For all its glitter and excitement, the Illumination Night sing-along is but one of the Tabernacle’s beloved Community Sings, which attract Campground residents, other...

Coming up in August

After launching its 48th summer season with a jam-packed July calendar, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) wraps up its annual concert festival...

Coming of age

Ready for some time travel? “Angela’s Mixtape,” on stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, transports audiences back several decades to a moment in history...

‘Passionata’ is no shrinking violet

The Vineyard Playhouse, director MJ Bruder Munafo, and playwright Gwyn McAllister are celebrating the beginning of summer in style — romantic, witty, English style...

Honoring the past, looking to the future

Sodden skies on May 20 did nothing to dampen the spirit that filled Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven that morning. Worshippers celebrated not...

Memorial music

When planning for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll probably remember the charcoal, fishing poles, and dinner reservations, but don’t forget the chamber music! The Martha’s...

Passing the torch

“I was always meant to be a teacher. I enjoyed performing when I did it, but I’m much more comfortable carrying on the teaching...

Minnesingers past and present come together for 50th anniversary

It’s a grand weekend for singing, and dancing too, as the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Minnesingers, joined by some 100 musical alumni, present...

‘The Last Pig’ has farmer rethinking his perception of pigs

Let’s face it: Pigs have an abysmal reputation. They are maligned for being dirty, messy, fat, gluttonous, dumb, and downright … piggy. Their very...

Island Community Chorus weekend performances feature Vivaldi

After our cold and stormy winter and early April snow, there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a jubilant burst of music....

History and harmony

There is a dramatic moment of hushed, expectant silence at the start of every performance of Handel’s “Messiah” when the conductor takes the podium,...

Fall fun at Felix Neck

Festivals come and festivals go, and on this Island there’s a new one popping up behind every pumpkin or hay wagon. But the Felix...

A musical feast

 For many Islanders and visitors, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) Thanksgiving Concert is as much a part of the festive holiday...