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The Cottagers turn 60 in style

For those familiar with Oak Bluffs, the forest-green trimmed, white two-story house on 57 Pequot Ave. is as much a landmark as Union Chapel...

Tony Award-Winning Play ‘RED’ hits the Vineyard Playhouse

In “RED,” the newest play at the Vineyard Playhouse, the boss man meets the young intern, and we instantly know this will be the...

Arlo Guthrie performs solo at the Tabernacle

When your dad is Woody Guthrie, folk hero composer of “This Land Is Your Land” and your living room is filled every night with...

‘We Minstrels 3’ concert explores the multiverse of music

Musical ensembles come about a little bit the way love affairs arise: equal sprinkles of happenstance, desire, and a match created by inexplicable magic,...

Lights! Celebrities! Cool stuff to bid on!

When you buy a house on Martha’s Vineyard, you’re on tap for charity auctions. My beloved ex-husband, TV comedy writer Marty Nadler, and I...

‘Lilac Girls’ is ‘Gone With the Wind’ for WWII

Martha Hall Kelly’s “Lilac Girls,” the first novel this 59-year-old advertising copywriter ever tapped out on her laptop, was published by Ballantine Books last...

Broadway musical sings and spells fun at the PAC

Audiences love scary stories, and what on this doggone planet is scarier than spelling bees? On one hand, you have a microphone thrust in...

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a romping rom-com at the Tisbury Amphitheater

For his comedies, William Shakespeare must have had a checklist close by:Mistaken identity: check!An evil bastard (literally a bastard): check!A bunch of witty wordplay:...

How hard could it be to solve a 100-year-old murder mystery?

It was a dark and stormy night.Naw, it was a hot night, July 10, 1916, when a 36-year-old woman named Henrietta McLeod, originally of...

Girls goof off at Featherstone’s ‘Broad Humor’ event

Girls are funny. This is no longer a debatable issue. We used to concede, yeah, a few girls are funny. Phyllis Diller, Valerie Harper,...

‘Crumbs From the Table of Joy’ hits the stage at the Vineyard Playhouse

The best plays are about families falling apart. One could call it dysfunction, but that sounds a tad dry. “Crumbs From the Table of...

Broadway Concert Series hits the Performing Arts Center

Where to begin in this epic adventure? We are about to be deluged with Broadway stars over the course of the summer, one by...

In ‘The Write Prescription,’ Judith Hannan explores writing as therapy

It’s a wonderful coping skill. When bad things happen to good people, we all love stories. That’s what the news is all about, and...

The Hart Haven house tour

We are all agreed, I think, that we may dub an event “annual” when it comes round a second time. Last year a few...

At home with gallery owners David Behnke and Paul Doherty

David Behnke and Paul Doherty have been together as a couple for 32 years. “Thirty-two LONG years,” groans Paul, handsome, with an acting background...

The M.V. Museum celebrates the future with an “Evening of Discovery”

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum, long sited on School Street in Edgartown, formerly and modestly known as a historical society, and soon to be perceived,...

Vineyard pharmacist writes a ’script for the American economy

Dr. Louis W. Piacentini is, hands down, the nicest man on Martha’s Vineyard. You know this if you’ve ever had a chance to speak...

Debut novel ‘Nitro Mountain’ explodes on the literary scene

After you read a few chapters of Tennessee author Lee Clay Johnson’s first novel, “Nitro Mountain,” you might picture him as an old cuss...

Legendary sea serpent returns to Farm Pond

Late in May each year, when the southwest breezes start to warm our waters, creating an eerie chartreuse mist over Farm Pond in Oak...

Oak Bluffs: spring, where are you?

It’s with great sadness that we report that Megan Alley’s husband, Dennis, died this week. Holly Nadler will be writing the Oak Bluffs column...