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And on vocals …

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  With the Jeremy Berlin Trio backing them, an A list of Island vocalists will have fun trying out a jazz-style performance at Pathways Arts at the Chilmark Tavern on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7...

A passionate player

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So, let's say you're a musician. You're passionate about what you play, how you play, why you play, and how it makes you feel when you play your music. Let's also say that you...

The Peace Ensemble plays music for the soul

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The all-star lineup of musicians who will be performing at the West Tisbury library on Saturday, Jan. 14, will be offering far more than a concert by world-class musicians. According to a press release,...

Western Mass. takeover at the Ritz

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The Island welcomes Prune, Sun Parade, Ruby Lou, and Lucy, some great bands out of Western Massachusetts, this weekend. The fun starts at 8 pm on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Ritz in Oak...

Rising to the occasion

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“Season’s Greetings! A Holiday Dance Celebration,” performed by over 200 Rise Vineyard Performing Arts students was, once again, a smash hit. The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center was filled with an appreciative audience who...

All that jazz

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Ray Fallon arrived on the Island to teach music at the Tisbury School four years ago, and as much as he enjoyed watching young students take up an instrument for the first time, Fallon...

A seasonal serenade

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A good many people, some 75 in fact, are putting a lot of work into bringing us what is sure to be a great deal of holiday cheer. The Island Community Chorus, founded in...

‘Back and Forth Across the Pond,’ a concert by Music Street musicians

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The West Tisbury library hosts an in-person concert featuring Music Street musicians  on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 pm. Music Street’s fall concert will showcase the great song tradition of Great Britain and America in...

Become part of the story

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It’s the season for things that go bump in the night, but Abby Bender and Jesse Jason and their fabulous fellow performers' revival of “Rizing” is not a thriller in the scary sense of...

Lady power

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Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs was filled with an epic showing of music, food, and art on Oct. 8 for the 2022 celebration of Ladyfest — an all-out bash that recognizes the many amazing...

‘We Still Dance’

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We will all have a chance to see something very special at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 pm. Danza Orgánica and members of the Wampanoag Tribe of...

Music with a mission

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Just in time for her passion project this weekend, Ladyfest, Rose Guerin is releasing a new single, “Stars,” featuring Willy Mason. The music video is eerie and beautiful at the same time, with Guerin...

‘Impossible things are happening every day’

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After a two-year stage hiatus due to COVID, Island Theatre Workshop is turning pumpkins into carriages and mice into noble steeds with the 1957 version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” It’s been an extensive and...

Happy campers

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When Adam Epstein and Innovation Arts and Entertainment first began the M.V. Concert Series in 2016, the goal was to attract great performers into intimate settings, and show folks how special smaller Vineyard venues...

The ‘Real Deal’

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One sunny and fragrant day last spring, Jemima James and I sat out on her back porch in West Tisbury as she talked about the trajectory her career has taken. No less than the Vineyard’s...

The power of poetry

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Love lies at the heart of the play “Burning Patience” (“Ardiente Paciencia”), currently at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. It is the love of the young, smitten mailman Mario for young Beatriz, Beatriz’s mother for...

Going to the Beach

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The Beach Road Weekend Music Festival is finally here, with each day of tunes constituting an all-out bash of big-name performers, notable up-and-coming artists, and more. Workers have been busy turning Veterans Memorial Park in...

Spreading the word

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Over at Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark, back behind a small wooden structure filled with colorful drums, something truly unique is blossoming. What started as a vision in 2019 by Island drummer Rick Bausman...

Lots of laughs

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Charlie Nadler arrived in the world at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on July 11, 1984 — and I can attest to this because I was right in the middle of the action. He was...

‘Standing up taller’

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The MVY Radio Summer Youth Performance Series celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer, with a new venue and a new format. Back in 2013, this event began as a collaboration with Alex’s Place at...