Bilingual Puppets

Bilingual Puppets

Bella’s Musical Puppet Show presents Arakataka’s Chorus Band/Coral do Arakataka, where everyone is invited to join in singing the American and Brazilian folk songs, on Sunday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the makeshift theatre in a warehouse behind 56/58 Main street in Vineyard Haven.

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Dance: Wild, Wonderful and World Class
Wendy Arnell Brophy

“My dad has a barn,” chirped a wide-eyed, hyperactive Mickey Rooney. “And my mom can sew the costumes,” the pigtailed, pinafore-bedecked Judy Garland replied. And off they went, hand in hand, singing and dancing their way across the barnyard.

Well, it was something like that and they didn’t even live on the Vineyard where the performing arts culture has grown and grown. No more drafty barns here and mom can now sit in the audience and not have to sew costumes.

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Musical Auditions

Musical Auditions

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Klezmer Duo With Clout Create Workshop, Concert

The success of the recent music jams hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center have provided proof positive that the Island loves klezmer music. So it makes sense that this weekend, the center will ramp up the game with instruction, dancing and performance, with the guidance and expertise of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, a pair of musicians and teachers of international renown, specializing in klezmer and Yiddish music and dance.

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Three More Shows at Spoon in the Moon

Three More Shows at Spoon in the Moon

Night falls in Tisbury, and the Vineyard Playhouse again becomes the Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse.

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Bands Play On

Bands Play On

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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.

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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.

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Calling All Stations

Calling All Stations

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One Hundred Voices Sing Odes to Spring
Holly Nadler

The sound of 101 trained voices lifted to meet the acoustical splendors of the Whaling Church is one of those pleasures that come along only twice each year — during the Christmas holidays and over a weekend each spring. Last Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Vineyarders took advantage of this offering.

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