‘Fly’ playwrights score another hit with ‘Satchel Paige’

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” Satchel Paige, one of the most famous players in baseball’s Negro leagues, is responsible for the above quote. Often repeated, it is included in the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s latest production. While baseball hall-of-famer Paige has been relegated these […]

Oak Bluffs illuminated

The annual Grand Illumination Night takes place in Oak Bluffs tonight, Wednesday, August 20, at the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Campground. After a community sing and band performance in the Tabernacle that starts at 7:30 pm, take a stroll among gingerbread cottages that will be adorned with vibrant Chinese and Japanese lanterns for the occasion. […]

‘Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela’ to screen at Oak Bluffs Library’

The Martha’s Vineyard Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History presents a documentary film, “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela,” on Tuesday, August 19 at the Oak Bluffs Library. “An important documentary,” wrote the New York Times of the film that has won Best Documentary at the Pan African Film […]

Street Light Art: A performance art event on Saturday

This Saturday, August 16, at sunset, two widely respected Vineyard artists will combine their talents with technology to create a unique performance art event on the beach at the Edgartown Lighthouse at the end of North Water Street. Traeger di Pietro and Kenneth Vincent, friends and fellow Island painters, plan to share their creative vision, […]

National Humanities Medal winner to screen new film at Tabernacle

On August 18 at 7:30 pm, documentarian Stanley Nelson, who Islanders may be familiar with for his personal retrospective of Oak Bluffs, “A Place of Our Own,” will be joined at the Tabernacle by PBS journalist Gwen Ifill for a screening and discussion of his motion picture “Freedom Summer.” A Vineyard summer resident, Mr. Nelson […]

‘Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing’ next at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

The third play of the 2014 Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse season opens with two preview nights, August 14 and 15, with the official New England Premiere opening night on Saturday, August 16. “Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing,” written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan and directed by Mr. Khan, runs Wednesdays through Saturdays through […]