Saturday, December 3, 2022

Music

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

A man and his music

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There are certain songs that open floodgates of memories — no matter what decade you grew up in. For me, Don McLean's “Vincent” sets off an internal slideshow with a preteen me singing my...

‘Something for everyone’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series continues through the summer season with a number of national touring artists coming to music venues across the Island. From Grammy Award winners to the best regional acts around,...

Finger-pickin’ good

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Talking with musician Jim Kweskin is a bit like getting a history lesson in Americana music. Kweskin founded the 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, and...

Going for Baroque

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Listen carefully and you might hear the sigh of relief and another one of happiness from residents and visitors alike when they learn that the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) is in full...

Wired for sound

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Along with the major acts coming to play at Beach Road Weekend, there are other national touring acts that will hit Island stages this summer — especially at the Loft. Owned by Island restaurateur...

An Island anthem

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There are few images more representative of the unique natural beauty and spirit of Martha’s Vineyard than the sun setting on a group of anglers trying their luck at Tashmoo before the sun dips...

All the right notes

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While Veterans Park will be filled with at least 10,000 music lovers at Beach Road Weekend later this summer, some of us also enjoy the MV Concert Series experience. These concerts take place at...

Vineyard voices

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After 18 months of not singing together, the Island Community Chorus is ready to perform its first holiday concert since 2019. The chorus is currently smaller with 60 to 70 members, about 30 fewer...

Sol y Canto comes to the M.V. Film Center

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This summer is a time for celebration, and Sol y Canto’s upcoming performance at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center provides the perfect opportunity on Thursday, July 29. The Pan-Latin ensemble is led by Puerto...

Photos: ‘Cold Hands, Warm Heart’

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The Island Community Chorus presented its annual holiday concert over the weekend. This year's theme was "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." The choir is directed by Peter Boak with accompanist Garrett Brown. Over 150 Islanders...

Season’s streamings

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Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing Crosby and Tchaikovsky, maybe you’re all warmed up and ready...