Martin Sexton Rocks Chop For Friends of mvyradio

Genre-blending folkster Martin Sexton will play his only Vineyard concert this summer on Wednesday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the waterfront East Chop Beach Club, to benefit, Friends of mvyradio.

Vineyard old boy Danny Kortchmar produced Mr. Sexton’s 1998 major label debut on Atlantic Records, The American. Mr. Sexton formed his own label shortly after, releasing many awardwinning records including the original live album, Solo, which won last year’s Independent Music Award for Best Live Performance Album.

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Bevy of Bands in Kahoots for Concert

Bevy of Bands in Kahoots for Concert

The popular Vineyard band Kahoots will headline a summer music festival at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 3 on the center’s outdoor stage in Oak Bluffs. Titled The Best Festival, there will also be performances by Apollo Sunshine, Pierre, Belle and the Bees, Dukes County Love Affair and Colin Ruel.

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Paddy Keenan is Pipin’ Hot

Paddy Keenan is Pipin‘ Hot

Go Gaelic or go home this Saturday when Paddy Keenan takes the stage at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Mr. Keenan has been described as the Jimi Hendrix of the uillean pipes. John Coltrane also comes to mind. But both comparisons, impressive as they are, pale in light of his actual accomplishment. He was a founding member of the Bothy Band.

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Six-Piece (With Sax) Plays Blues, Rock with Mr. Boch

Boston-based blues rock outfit Ernie and the Automatics will perform at Nectar’s on July 8. The show is a benefit for the Island Affordable Housing Fund in partnership with the Music Drives Foundation, headed up by the band’s guitarist Ernie Boch.

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Still On a Mission from God

Still On a Mission from God

Missing your soul men? Well, weep no longer because the Official Blues Brothers Revue will be rocking the pews at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs this Thursday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m.

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Art and Music

Art and Music

You know it’s summer in Edgartown when you hear the music ringing out from the porch of the Eisenhauer Gallery. This is the gallery’s 10th year, and it continues its summer concert series with the Mike Benjamin Band’s return to the courtyard on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Practicing Arts Alchemy at the Yard

Practicing Arts Alchemy at the Yard

What do you get when you cross the bad boy of downtown dance with Carmen Miranda, Lenny Bruce, and a whole bunch of hard working bodies? Another tour de force show from the Yard, of course. This weekend the artistic love child of Patricia Hoffbauer and Mark Dendy, entitled Para-dice, pushes the boundaries of dance, theatre and performance.

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Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays

The jazz, funk and blues guitar of Jon Zeeman and Friends will kick off Musical Mondays at Featherstone Center for the Arts on June 28.

It’s BYO lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket to the greens of the arts campus on Barnes Road, not far from the blinker in Oak Bluffs, each Monday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults or $5 with Our Island Club card; children are free.

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The Pews are Alive

The Pews Are Alive . . .

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Tisbury Gets Irish On With Celebration of James Joyce

Tisbury becomes Dublin on Wednesday night as Arts and Society — which organizes what is apparently the oldest continuous celebration of Bloomsday on the planet — presents its 32nd annual Bloomsday Celebration of Music and Drama based on the texts of James Joyce.

The program is on June 16, at 8 p.m. at Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. All tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door.

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