Irish Music Masters Make Return to Katharine Cornell

Karan Casey and John Doyle return to the Island to launch the 2010 music series at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

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Island Voices Join in Song: All-Church Choir Concert

Voices will rise to the rafters of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, at the second Annual All Church Choir concert Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Church choirs from all over the Island, including the Faith Community Singers, the Federated Church Choir, the Good Shepherd Parish Women’s Choir, the Grace Church Choir, and the United Methodist Choir, will come together for one night.

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Caribbean Night Dance

Caribbean Night Dance

Drag that summer wardrobe out from under the bed and get on your flip-flops, because this Saturday, Feb. 13, is Caribbean Night at the Chilmark Community Center from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The Smokin’ Flamingos will provide the music for the evening, while partygoers enjoy dancing, beer, wine and dessert. Raffles and auctions, both live and silent, add to the fun. Admission is $15, and all proceeds benefit the Chilmark School.

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Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

Valentine’s Haiti Benefit

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Guitar Poems at Che’s

Guitar Poems at Che’s

Dan Waters, former West Tisbury poet laureate, guitarist, writer and all-around nice guy, will perform his guitar poems at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Che’s Lounge in Vineyard Haven, a part of the ongoing Island Voices poetry series.

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In Rent, High School Students Tackle a Grittier Kind of Musical
Jonah Lipsky

It’s six days before opening night of the Vineyard’s first production of Rent — that’s about 8,000 minutes, for fans of the Broadway musical’s company song Seasons of Love, which poses the question, how do you measure a year, and answers it with the surprisingly catchy refrain, “five-hundred, twenty-five-thousand, six-hundred minutes..”

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One Night, Three Acts, Eight Bucks

One Night, Three Acts, Eight Bucks

The Island is home to a lot of talent, but if you aren’t much of a barfly, you’d think homegrown musicians fly south for the winter. Tonight at 7 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Society will turn their chapel into a dancefloor.

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Hebrew Center Streaming Live Civil Rights Concert

In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement in honor of black history month will be live-streamed on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, courtesy of the social action committee and the program committee.

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Chappy Musician Makes Hay With Musical Take on The Raven
Nicole Galland

There are many iconic Vineyard lifestyles available for the dreaming, but Kevin Keady is living what might be the most romantic of them all: he is a singer-songwriter (his band, the Cattle Drivers, has a cult following here) whose dayjob is a farmhand on Chappaquidick. Yes, really.

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Musical by Kids, For Kids: Bears Beware This Weekend

The musical play Bears Beware — Goldilocks Is in Your Town answers the question “What kind of world is it were little girls break into houses that bears own?”

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