Sunday, August 14, 2022

The annual Stars + Stripes Festival marks the Flatbread finale

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July Fourth weekend on Martha’s Vineyard arrives with one of the summer’s most anticipated musical events: the annual Stars + Stripes Festival, on Saturday, July 2, to benefit the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. According to...

Livingston Taylor ‘honored’ to return to Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church

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When audience members file into the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Saturday, July 2, to see singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, they can expect to be met with a performer who “is honored to be...

Harbor View and MVY kick off Summer Porch Concert Series

The Summer Porch Concert Series, hosted by WMVY 88.7 FM on the porch of the Harbor View Hotel, will kick off on Tuesday, July 5, with a live performance by Caroline Sky. These acoustic...

Spirituals Choir sings songs of freedom

The Spirituals Choir, under the direction of Jim Thomas, will give an educational performance of authentic U.S. slave songs (dating from 1619 to 1865) this Saturday, July 2, at the Edgartown library at 2...

Island Community Chorus presents summer concert

The Island Community Chorus, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will give its annual summer concert this Saturday, July 2, at 8 pm at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. This popular Fourth of July...

After a lull, singer Siren Mayhew lures audiences back to Vineyard stages

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Siren Mayhew arrived breathless for her interview, wearing cutoffs, a black T shirt, aviator glasses, and a backwards visor cap. She looked like any other Vineyard girl, fresh from her part-time gardening job. She’d...

Movies and music triumph at the M.V. Film Center

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The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center’s third annual Filmusic Festival opens on a high note Thursday, June 23. The weekend of films and music will start with a classic German silent film, “Varieté,” with music...

Annie Howell’s “Silverfrost” debut is welcome in every season

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Once a week, Annie Howell boards a ferry and travels across Vineyard Sound to attend harp lessons where she is trained in the classical Salzedo method. She was introduced to the harp nearly three...

The songwriting of Kevin Keady conjures up Island imagery

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It's appropriate that the Featherstone Center for the Arts will kick off its summer Musical Mondays series with a performance by folksinger and songwriter Kevin Keady. Not only has Mr. Keady been in the...

The local music lowdown: Outdoor music resurges on Martha’s Vineyard

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Since we heard Flatbread would not reopen this summer, The Times Calendar section has been lamenting the loss of Martha’s Vineyard music venues. There was a time when you could catch big-name acts weekly...

Spindrift Studios presents ‘Simon Says’

At 6 pm on Thursday, June 2, Spindrift Studios will present “Simon Says,” an evening of dance celebrating the music of Paul Simon, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center. The...

Harbor District "Saturday Strolls" begin this week

Weekly “Saturday Strolls” in the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District begin this Saturday, May 28, from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy live music, street entertainment, shopping, and trunk shows, plus food and beverage from...

Vineyard harpist Natalie Lurie goes pro

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“It was love at first sight, I really gravitated towards it,” Natalie Lurie said of her first harp, which she met when she was 7. It was a small lever harp in the window...

Chamber Music Month comes to Edgartown next weekend

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Chamber Music America has designated May as National Chamber Music Month, and organizations across the country are hosting performances and festivals to honor the celebration. Here on Island, our own Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music...

Dance in the season at the ‘Spring Wing Ding’

Support the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School this Saturday, May 21, at the “Spring Wing Ding” dance party and silent auction. The event kicks off at 7 pm at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak...

‘The Gaslight’: A tribute to ‘60s folksingers and their songs

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Three performances of “The Gaslight,” an original musical conceived and produced by MVRHS seniors Darby Patterson and Miles Thornton, took place last weekend on the Performing Arts Center stage. An homage to the folksingers...

Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus prepares for first performance

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Classes are over and the high school’s halls are empty late on Tuesday afternoon when singers begin trooping into the choir room. Taking seats in a circle, the singers dig sheet music out of...

Discover choro music at the West Tisbury library

On Friday, May 13, from 7 to 8 pm, Brazilian music group Choro das Três will perform a family-friendly concert at the West Tisbury library. The instrumental group consists of three sisters and their father, playing...

Have a ‘Big Night Out’ for the Montessori School

The Vineyard Montessori School will hold its largest annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, starting at 7 pm, at Lola’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs. The event is sponsored by the Vineyard Montessori Parent Teacher...

Get jazzed at the Music in the Chapel concert series

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There's a new venue on the Island for music fans. On Sunday, May 1, the historic Unitarian Universalist Church on upper Main Street, Vineyard Haven, will host the second installment of its Music in...