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Circle of friends

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On June 29, acclaimed songwriters and musicians Jemima James, Lilah Larson, Willy Mason, Lexie Roth, Rose Guerin, Phil daRosa, Cliff Eberhardt, Amanda Palmer, Rachel Jayson, and more to be announced will perform at the...

‘Locals’ returns to the Grange

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Creativity and community promise to merge in “Locals,” a two-night mini-festival highlighting Islanders’ diverse talents on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm at the Grange Hall. “Locals” is a chance for...

Aquinnah variety show: Talk of the town

It was a vaudeville village in Aquinnah Saturday evening. The inaugural Aquinnah Variety Show kicked off what is hoped by the organizers, Laura Jordan-Decker and Kate Taylor, will be the first of many to...

‘The Man I Might Have Been’

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On Sunday, May 5, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, Island musician and Woodstove Studios (woodstovestudios.com) founder Peter Halperin will celebrate the release of his first album, “Bring...

This season at the Playhouse

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From an African American neighborhood in 20th century Oak Bluffs to 1800s Colorado Rockies, and with a Black New York City schoolteacher and the British author of “Peter Pan,” the plays and characters in...

Young bands at Pathways

On Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 pm, The L.A.B. and The Divergents bring 90s hip hop, 80s punk, and hardcore punk to PathwaysArts. The L.A.B. is Elliot Berz on vocals and guitar...

Island Community Chorus’ spring concert

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It isn’t every day that a chorus, and a community one at that, gets to work with the composer of the music they are debuting. That is precisely the fortunate position the Island Community...

Collaborative culmination

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A very special event to be hosted by Pathways Arts this weekend is, as of this writing, in the process of percolating in the hive mind of more than a dozen artists working in...

Music for all ages

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“Thalea” comes from the ancient Greek word meaning, among other definitions, to flourish or to blossom, which is exactly what the Thalea String Quartet will help Island students do this week, and help adult...

‘The Forgotten Kingdom’ comes to the Island

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Circuit Arts’ Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is breaking new ground on March 21 at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center with what promises to be a memorable, live, full-length multimedia work. “The Forgotten Kingdom” will...

Wicked, but it’s oh, so good

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If you want to laugh, cry, sigh, or grin, this year’s 10th-anniversary edition of the “Wicked Good Musical Revue” is for you. I spoke with founding director Molly Conole and musical director David Behnke, and...

Love is complicated in ‘Twelfth Night’

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Love was in the air … actually, it was all over the stage, in the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s splendid contemporary musical rendition of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” by British actor-playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, with...

Two keeping tempo

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Pianists Molly Sturges and Lisa Weiss will perform — very closely — at their Feb. 24 concert, “One Piano, Four Hands” at the Edgartown library. As the term suggests, in four-hand piano compositions, the two...

Off-season dancing and music gets us moving

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As a child, I loved to dance. I took ballet lessons for a while, but quit because I was afraid of the dance instructor who taught the older students, one room over. He had...

The curtain calls

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Even if you never dreamed of appearing before the footlights, “Theater Fun for Adults” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is the place to be on Thursday nights from 5 to 6:30 pm. Thirteen of...

Dynamic music duo

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The musical duo of baritone David Behnke and pianist David Rhoderick are at it again. On Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3 pm, they will be performing Franz Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin” (the Beautiful Miller...

Humor is medicine

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I often hear people say that we could all use a little humor in our lives, especially in this day and age. But I disagree. I suspect we’ve always needed humor, no matter what...

The year in music

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It was an amazing year for music on the Island. Pathways Arts began its off-season with an A list group of Island vocalists. Backed by the Jeremy Berlin Trio, some unexpected vocals were performed...

Onstage in 2023

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Despite some minor hitches (well, if you can call the AC conking out in August a minor hitch), the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse managed to present a full season of theater this past summer. In the...

Tiny Tim saves the day

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The Oak Bluffs Public Library staff brought down the house with their performances of Doris Baizley’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The staff’s adaptation followed the general story line, with a few...