Belly Dance Revue For All Also Has Drums, Capoeira

Vineyard BellyDance and Revue will perform on Friday, May 7, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

The troupe of seven dancers will show a variety of dance styles from the Middle East, and works by numerous choreographers. Guest performers will offer live drumming and jazz singing, salsa, ballroom dancing and the Brazilian art of capoeira.

The troupe includes dancers Suzanna Nickerson, Amy Fournier, Sheila Rayyan, Jamie O’Gorman, Betsy Smith, Rhonda Backus and Pat Szucs. Carol Loud and Sarah Nevin will be providing live music.

Music, Movie, Ideas at Water Festival

With its water-themed issue on the stands, National Geographic will continue to focus on this most precious resource on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend with the launch of the new book Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth’s Most Precious Resource and the premiere of its film Shark Eden. Events on Saturday and Sunday bring world-renowned authors, activists, filmmakers and musicians together for a festival called Water Is Life, cosponsored by the Island nonprofit group World Waterway.

Calling All Stations

Calling All Stations

Sinfonietta Concert

Sinfonietta Concert

The Vineyard Sinfonietta presents a free spring concert on piano and is at 3 p.m. on April 11 at the West Tisbury Congregational Church. The hour-long concert features pianist John Gorman, mezzo soprano Martha Hudson, and the Sinfonietta’s string players, performing music by Bizet, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others. All ages are welcome; donations will be accepted

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

The Vineyard Haven library presents Poetry in Music: a performance featuring the vocal talents of Naomi Arenberg, Stephanie Miele and others, on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The evening’s themes concern nature, love and the sea.

Banjo Jingle Jangle

Banjo Jingle Jangle

Musical Shabbat

Musical Shabbat

All are invited for a special shabbat today, April 2, when Rosalie Gerut, musician, singer, songwriter, cantor, recording producer and director leads a joyful and spiritual musical service at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Center street in Vineyard Haven.

Tuneful Trio to Play Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse

The Vineyard Playhouse will transform into Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse on Friday, April 2, with the assistance of a musical trio whose harmonies and arrangements inject new life into familiar traditional songs.

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone perform both a cappella and with simple accompaniment from guitar and hammered dulcimer. The material is drawn from both contemporary and traditional works from America and the British Isles, with an occasional sea shanty thrown in. Their live performances are engaging for audiences of all ages.

Call to Young Actors: Open Auditions for Imp Musical

Calling kids aged 8 to 18 who can sing and/or act: it’s audition time for the Imp production of Bittersweet, a musical that includes many singing some non-singing roles. Bittersweet is written by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, with lyrics by Ross Mihalko and music by Brian Weiland — the creators of Bears Beware, Goldilocks Is in Your Town; Waking Beauty; Bluebeard; and The Tall Tale Trilogy.

Irish Musicians Return For Show at Katharine Cornell

Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely of the group Lunasa return to the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Their new album, On Common Ground, was named one of the top 10 albums of 2009 by the Irish Echo, which called it “a pinnacle performance from Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford, two uncommonly gifted Irish traditional musicians.”

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