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Posted April 6, 2006

New look for new station
Martha's Vineyard Community Radio, WVVY 93.7, has a new logo thanks to Kathy Tackabury who won the radio's logo design contest.

The all-volunteer station is half way to its fundraising goal for a summer web cast launch and hopes to be broadcasting on the FM dial by this fall.

In July the station will hold an art auction. Artists who submit work to the auction may choose to donate a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of their work to the station.

Another event (date TBA) will be a lecture by Amy Goodman, anchor of the Pacifica News program "Democracy Now."

For more information, visit the radio station web site at www.wvvy.org.

Choir crosses the pond
The Federated Church choir is readying for a late April trip to Scotland, Wales, and England for four performances. Under the direction of Peter Boak, the choir will sing at Morningside Parish Church in Edinburgh, Scotland; St. Mary's Church in Caernarfon, Wales; St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England; and Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England.

The choir is looking forward to the trip eagerly, especially the chance to perform for people who take their religious music very seriously.

New season begins for Irish music
A new season of traditional music at the Katharine Cornell Theatre begins on Friday, April 7, with the trio of Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely, and Paul Meehan. The three are members of the band Lunasa.

Kevin Crawford, a flute, whistle and bodhran player, was Irish Echo Musician of the Year in 2000 and has two solo albums. Cillian Vallely is a uilleann pipe and low whistle player and a prominent figure in Irish music. Paul Meehan is a guitarist and banjo player whose self-titled debut album in 2005 mixed Irish music with jazz and classical.

Irish music concert, Friday, April 7, 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring St., Vineyard Haven. Tickets $15, or $10 for children under 12. Visit www.kctconcerts.com for more information. Call 508-693-6996 for reservations.

Bank on Bradlee
Graeme Bradlee will be showing his metal sculpture at the Bank of Martha's Vineyard on South Road in Chilmark. The show runs through April 21 and features a mix of abstract work as well as his popular fish designs.