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Posted August 3, 2006

A festive Yard

The Yard presents its second week of their all-new YARD ARTS! Festival of Dance, Theater, Music and Film, complete with poetry and comedy. Stan Strickland, a popular jazz sax and flute player with a long connection to the Island, will perform "Coming up for Air - An autojazzography" at the Yard grounds on Thursday, August 3 through Saturday, August 5. On Sunday, August 6, Yard artists will dance at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs for the Art in a Day family event. Other events at the Yard include Tuesday's family dance party, hosted by Broadway star Yvonne Marceau and Wednesday's comedy show, "The god Show," with New York City comedian Reno.

Ticket prices for the events range from $15 to $100, and for all events, the Yard offers a limited number of lower priced Under 30 tickets. For more information, call Anna Kukowski at 508-645-9662 or e-mail her at admin@dancetheyard.org.

Master of music

Charlie Zahm is a well-known artist on the Celtic music circuit and is also a sought-after performer of 18th- and 19th-century North American music. A baritone, Charlie will be performing at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs this Saturday, Aug. 5. He appears regularly on television shows, concert and festival stages, and even on cruises. His recent CD is titled "Among the Heather."

Scottish and Civil War music with Charlie Zahm, Saturday, Aug. 5, 8 pm. Tabernacle. Tickets are $10 and are available on www.mvcma.org, at the door, or at several Island locations. For more information, call 508-693-0525.

Island folks on screen

Next weekend, the Katharine Cornell Theatre is hosting Three Vineyard Voices Documentary Films by oral historian Linsey Lee. "A Person of Color - An Oak Bluffs Childhood" features Dean K. Denniston Sr. Next up is "We Bootleggers - We was not what you would call the Sunday school types," which features Craig Kingsbury. The last film, featuring Dorothy Brickman, is "An Islander through and through of the American Jewish Faith." The event is co-sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society.

Three Vineyard Voices Documentary Films by Linsey Lee. Saturday, Aug. 12 (note change of date), 8 pm. Katharine Cornell Theatre, Vineyard Haven. Members $6, non-members $8. For more information, call Leigh Cameron at 508-627-4441 ext. 123.