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Arts Beat: Classic jazz by the Yoko Miwa Trio at the Tisbury Water Works

If you enjoy hearing classic jazz in a bucolic setting, you’ll want to take in the Yoko Miwa Trio on Sunday, Sept. 15, at...

Arts Beat: Teaching choreography can be a conundrum

As director of the World Choreography Institute, I am often asked if choreography can be taught. My answer is an emphatic “maybe.” Nature versus nurture...

M.V. Airport Business Park

Defining the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Business Park is tricky. It has 101 leaseholding businesses, is located on airport land, has two parcels that are...

Arts Beat: Political comedian Scott Blakeman delivers facts with laughs.

Scott Blakeman is a gentleman comic. With his wry, thinking-person’s “contemporary Jewish humor,” he’s built a decades-long career as a standup, commentator, and teacher.Blakeman...

Arts Beat: Public Theater comes to the Island

The Public Theater has returned to the Vineyard Arts Project for its annual residency. During the week, playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza and director Candis Jones...

Priest playwright tackles the big question onstage at the M.V. Playhouse

Great theater is built upon conflict, often finding its inspiration in current political issues. Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” was based on a play...

Peter Halperin embraces his musical side

Peter Halperin is a romantic. Not the first thing that comes to mind when describing a shrink known for a specialty in integrating psychiatric...

Arts Beat: Island time for NYC’s Rosie’s Theater Kids

Rosie’s Theater Kids, a nonprofit arts-in-education program in New York City, has returned to the Island for their sixth consecutive summer. Thirty-three high schoolers...

Arts Beat: Weekly thoughts from the inside

Generally speaking, people don’t cheer, yell, laugh, and scream with delight at dance concerts. Come to think of it, the crowd does tend to...

Arts Beat: Weekly Thoughts From the Inside

“Vibrant. Exuberant. High-energy. Full of surprises.” A great sports team? The latest Lady Gaga video? A luscious sunset? Nope. It’s how Louisa Gould, Martha’s...

Body, mind, spirit

Valerie Sonnenthal is a curious soul, a deep thinker, and a creative artist. She’s explored movement, music, theater, photography, and yoga for years. Active in...

Arts Beat: David Sedaris from the sublime to the ridiculous

David Sedaris has a sublime appreciation of the ridiculous. If you ask me, he’s playing the lead role in his own personal theater of...

Morse Arts, Inc.

One company, two owners, and three galleries add up to a Martha’s Vineyard business long at the forefront of the Island’s fine arts scene....

Arts Beat: Actors talking Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, opened last Thursday, and runs through August 11. You should go. Here’s why.It’s a...

Festival in the Circle

The 13th annual Native American Artisans Festival, sponsored by the Aquinnah Cultural Center, is happening Saturday, July 20, from 11 am to 4 pm...

Taylor-made

You may think of Kate Taylor as the singing sister in the musical Taylor family, sibling to Hugh, Livingston, and James. Or you may...

Arts Beat: Durang à la Chekhov brings comedy with an edge to the Playhouse

Christopher Durang is a Tony awardwinning playwright. He’s erudite. He writes sparkling dialogue. He knows his theater. He explores complex themes. And his plays...

Arts Beat: Weekly thoughts from the Inside

Dancer, choreographer, company director, and feminist agitator Ashley Bouder joined Balanchine’s New York City Ballet in 2000 at the age of 17. A principal...

Arts Beat: Weekly thoughts from the Inside

As a lifelong dance professional, I’m often told by fellow attendees after seeing a piece of choreography (my own or other choreographers’), “I don’t...

Arts Beat: ‘Dear Elizabeth’

A New York City friend of mine once said he chose the movies, plays, dances, or music he was going to see based on...