August 18, 2005
Turkish towels. Turkish taffy. Now, Turkish pianist. Refika Elibay was born in Tokat, Turkey with a Tatar heritage. She made her way to America, and now teaches privately at the Bennett Conservatory in Croton, N.Y. She’s been studying piano since she was nine years old.
On Wednesday, August 24, Refika brings her expertise in Bach, Schubert, and Chopin to the Island to perform a benefit concert at Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. The music begins at 8 pm and the $20 admission benefits the Garden State Orchestra. For more information, call 718-424-2062 or 917-597-1004.
Benefit concert for overseas school
Join Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Mike Benjamin Band, Squash Meadow, and DJ Di for a night of great music at the Atlantic Connection on Wednesday, August 24, and to help raise money for a good cause. Island resident Todd Alexander, in conjunction with cambodiaschools.com, is hoping to fund the construction of a school outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. The concert gets rockin’ at 9 pm. Tickets are $20.
Kitty Carlisle Hart at the Playhouse
As part of the Vineyard Playhouse’s popular Monday Night Specials, Kitty Carlisle Hart will perform in “My Life on the Wicked Stage,” which she also wrote. Ms. Carlisle is a veteran singer and actress with credits in film, opera, and television. Her most famous roles were the romantic lead in the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera,” and as a regular panelist in the long-running TV show “To Tell the Truth.” She’s recently appeared in the 1984 revival of “On Your Toes” on Broadway. The show is on Monday, August 22, at 7 pm at the Vineyard Playhouse, 24 Church Street, in Vineyard Haven. Tickets are $50 for all seats. After the show, there will be a brief question and answer session with Ms. Hart and a reception in the lobby. For more info, or to purchase tickets, call 508-696-6300 or visit the theater’s web site at www.vineyardplayhouse.org.