Friday, August 19, 2022

West Tisbury Bell Choir performs on Chappy ferry

The West Tisbury Handbell Choir boarded the Chappy Ferry, the On Time, last Friday evening for Bells On Time: A Floating Concert.

To a Lady with Attitude

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this half-built nest on Crystal Lake.

Cruising with Cruz: John Cruz plays on Alabama

The iconography and beauty of the Black Dog tall ships Shenandoah and Alabama might be familiar sights in the Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Funny girl: Anne Beatts comes to The Yard

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The Emmy-winning writer is in her California kitchen, and we can hear dishes clattering through the phone as she cleans her kitchen and talks about her upcoming visit to the Vineyard.

Openings

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West Tisbury Library, 4 pm, Reception.

Dave Brubeck takes five for the Y

Hundreds of the Vineyard's best-heeled residents gathered before sunset in Katama Sunday evening to watch jazz great Dave Brubeck tickle the ivories.

Glances

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Photographer Karen Gourley Lehman, a longtime summer resident and teacher at Marblehead High School, is teaching at Featherstone Center for the Arts' Photography Exploration Camp, a program designed for children ages 11 and older.

The Flying Elbows release new CD Pokedelic

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Decades ago on the Vineyard, before there was a distinction between "old" and "new" Ag Halls — back when the Agricultural Fair lasted only three days and was held at the West Tisbury Grange — each day culminated at sunset with the Fiddle Contest.

“The Western Front”

Each of the three films presented this week by Island film societies address issues of manhood, although from very different perspectives.

Two evenings with “Othello” and experts at Featherstone

For the last two years Boston's Actor's Shakespeare Project has been voted Best Theater Company by the Boston Phoenix.

Wampum: History, tradition, art

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In the past handful of decades, wampum has emerged on the Vineyard as a staple of up-Island culture and fashion.

Stan Murphy

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One of the subjects that almost always guarantees animated discussions and the exchange of interesting information without the falling into the heated I'm- right-you're-wrong debates — is art.

A party at Sense of Wonder

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Sense of Wonder, the creative seven-week children's camp in Vineyard Haven, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on August 13.

London’s Balletboyz at The Yard

Incorporating a mix of dance and video into their performances, as well as a mix of dance styles, London's Balletboyz make serious dance about as accessible as it gets, without at all compromising the art form.

Zablotny print being auctioned

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It is the perfect meeting of music and the visual arts.

Shopping for the one who has it all

Have you ever run across that person who has everything? That person, may be even family, who you have to buy a present for? What do you do? You want it to be meaningful, fun, enjoyable, and at least something they will use.

Possible Dreams this Monday, August 2

Dreaming is free, but if you want to make one of your far-fetched wishes come true — say, rehashing the plot of "Jaws" with Richard Dreyfuss over dinner — it should cost you, and help others, too.

How do you deal with people who want to haggle?

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Stefanie Wolf, jeweler/owner Stefanie Wolf Designs: Some of the other artisans and I were just talking about this.

Glances

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Celebrating its 20th year on the Vineyard, The John Stobart Gallery on North Summer Street in Edgartown, will host an reception for painters John Stobart and Bert Wright.