Ageless as the Music He Performs
Louisa Hufstader

The golden era of reggae and rock-steady gleamed again for two hours at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center August 13, when Toots & the Maytals delighted their audience with a concert featuring many Jamaican hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Mavis Staples Still a Force On Stage and Everywhere
Louisa Hufstader

With a lifetime of musical activism and nonviolent resistance behind her, Mavis Staples still sings for peace and justice.

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Music at Salt

John Zannini is holding a benefit photography and music extravaganza at Salt, on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven, the weekend of August 10 through 12.

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Chamber Music Gala Is Boffo!
Louisa Hufstader

At most Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society concerts, human voices are only heard introducing the music and cheering the performances.

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Not Just Spring Peepers, These Pinkletinks Know All the Chords
Noah Asimow
Although the band doesn’t have quite the national following of Kid Rock, they Pinkletinks have become a big hit on the Vineyard over the past few years.
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Patty Griffin Rises Again With New Take on Music and Touring
Holly Gleason

Patty Griffin has built a life of traveling the world and singing her carefully framed miniatures. Three decades into her career, the woman regarded as an “artist’s artist” realized things needed to change.

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Free and Outdoors Creates Perfect Harmony
Louisa Hufstader

Open-air music is happening all over Martha’s Vineyard, just about every night of the week and usually for free..

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Chamber Music Society Brings the Brass for Season Opener
Louisa Hufstader
The Chamber Music Society opened its summer season last night at the Old Whaling Church with the Infinity Brass quintet.
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Mavericks Bring the Heat, Swing and Depth
Holly Gleason
The Mavericks arrive on the Vineyard this week to play at the Performing Arts Center. “There are 12 of us,” said lead singer Raul Malo. “Eight onstage, four to keep us together, and 30 pieces of luggage.”
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“One of Benton Harmonica Boys” Is Here for Visit
Vineyard Gazette
He was walking along the state road with his wife up in West Tisbury. He carried a suitcase, and, although he did not actually wiggle his thumb, he looked hopefully back at the car.
 
His name is Manuel Tolegian of New York city, artist and former student of Thomas H. Benton, summer resident of Chilmark. When he was picked up by the Gazette reporter, he looked slightly warm but grateful, animated and eager. He has a thin, aesthetic face and long, slender hands.
 
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