Vineyard Dance

Vineyard Dance

Vineyard Dance begins their fall classes on Monday, Oct. 1, at Nathan Mayhew Seminars on North William street in Vineyard Haven.

Classes for adults and teens are offered in modern dance, modern jazz, ballet and floorbarre.

Younger students may enroll in creative movement, modern dance and ballet.

Call 508-693-2257 for more information.

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Harpists Break Out of Parlor For Foot-Stompin’ Celtic Show

Masters of the Celtic harp Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson will play a concert — and offer a music therapy workshop centered on the small harp — next weekend at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

Both events are on Saturday, Sept. 29 — the concert is at 8 p.m. and Mr. Jackson’s workshop is at 4 p.m.

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Sleeper Hit of Summer Music, Ballyhoo Heads for Squid Row
Julia Rappaport

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, Islanders are reclaiming Circuit avenue parking spots, swimming at Squibnocket and finally savoring the Menemsha sunset. Brad Tucker, front man for the Island band Ballyhoo, the sleeper hit of the summer music scene, is thrilled Vineyarders are taking back the Island. Mr. Tucker and his band mates have spent Sunday evenings since June playing free music down at the docks in Menemsha. The seasonal slowdown allows them to get back to what they really love doing — playing low-key music for their friends and family, the Islanders.

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Classical Class

Classical Class

Love concert music but hate compositions written in the 20th century? Perhaps you’ve listened to the wrong pieces. Experience the best of the 20th century in a six-week course with musicologist Charles Blank, open to all ages. It begins Sept. 17 at the Tisbury Senior Center.

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Film Captures Choreographer’s Bravado With Mr. Baryshnikov

Lucinda Childs, a pioneer of post-modern dance and a Vineyard resident, is the subject of a documentary screening free at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Capawock Theatre on Main street in Vineyard Haven.

The 53-minute documentary was made in 2006 by Patrick Bensard of the Cinematheque de la Danse in Paris. It includes rehearsals, performances and interviews in London, New York and Paris with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Philip Glass, Anna Kisselgoff, Yvonne Rainer, Susan Sontag and Robert Wilson.

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Chilmark Concert

Chilmark Concert

Don’t miss the last summer concert and community hymn sing: join Lia Kahler, some of her students and fellow Methodist musicians on tonight, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Chilmark Community Church.

The concert and sing will be followed by refreshments in the community room. Proceeds from the freewill offering will be used to help replace the music and instruments destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and to help replenish the Island Food Pantry for next winter. For details, call 508-645-3325.

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Phil DaRosa Celebrates Better Days at Outerland

Celebrate the release of the Phil daRosa Band’s debut album Better Days with an all-ages party tonight, Friday, Sept. 7, at Outerland at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Tickets are $10; doors open at 9 p.m.

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Island Musicians Invited To Play Mainland Festivals

Three Falmouth Academy students from Martha’s Vineyard have earned places in competitive, high school music festivals — the Senior Southeast District Music Festival, which will be January 9-10 at Brockton High School, and the Cape and Islands Music Festival to be held February at Barnstable High School.

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Island Students Selected For Elite Music Festivals

Several high school musicians auditioned for two off-Island festivals recently. All were selected for the All Cape and Islands Festival: chorus members Zach Rabin, Rosie Bick, Hannah Marlin, Emma Frizzell and Sidra Dumont, and string players Shaelah Huntington, Bethany Pennington, Anna Yukevich and Willoughby Smith.

Sidra Dumont and Bethany Pennington also were chosen for the Southeast Festival.

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Music and Poetry

Music and Poetry

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