Songs With Staying Power Fill Red Flags
Nick Moorhead

By NICK MOORHEAD

Imagine Tom Petty crossed with Carly Simon and a dash of Jack Johnson and you have Erich Luening, rock artist and well-known Islander. And this weekend he will release Red Flags, his debut solo album. A decade in the making, the CD has a stellar guest list that includes Evan Dando of the Lemonheads, who is also Mr. Luening’s childhood Island friend.

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Chamber Music Society Mixes Classical With Contemporary
Nick Moorhead

By NICK MOORHEAD

Originally designed to be accommodated in a palace chamber, music under the heading of chamber music has over the years moved out of the palaces and into the hearts and minds of the masses. Well, masses may be a slight exaggeration when comparing chamber music lovers to the throngs flocking to Lady Gaga. But gather all the fans and all the audiences of the past few hundred years or so and this specialized art form rises to the top of the music charts.

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The Island’s Got Talent Down to the Fine Arts
Nick Moorhead

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boasts one of the most robust arts department seen outside of a college or graduate arts program. Paul Brissette, chairman of the art, design and technology department, is proud that, at this school, “arts are on an equal par to sports.”

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Kids with Violins

Kids with Violins

It is time for cute kids with violins to hit the stage again. But it’s not just about the look, although it’s tough to beat the sight of more than 200 elementary school students playing their stringed hearts out. The kids have musical talent too, thanks to the strings program orchestrated by Nancy Jephcote.

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You Spin Me Right Round, Baby
Nick Moorhead

Whether playing to a boisterous crowd of hundreds in New York or to a more intimate crowd here on the Vineyard, deejay Josh Tucker knows how to show people a good time.

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Ain’t Whistling Dixie, Irish Sensation Blows into Town

KCT Concerts is whistling an Irish tune to ring in Memorial Day Weekend.

Laurence Nugent, a flute and whistle playing demigod from Ireland, kicks off the summer season.

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Musical Maestro to Give Biblical Oratorio Lecture

On Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center will present Howard Frazin’s oratorio, The Voice of Isaac, as a retelling of the Abraham and Isaac story, from Isaac’s perspective.

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Always Thought That I’d See You Again
Holly Gleason

In the end, it came down to a shoe box full of microcassettes, 75 interviews, two years of research and a lifetime of listening to Let It Be, Déjà Vu, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Sweet Baby James.

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Beatlemania at the Oak Bluffs School

Beatlemania at the Oak Bluffs School

It is billed as O.B.eatles, and when you get past the oddity of the name it is actually quite accurate. The kids at the Oak Bluffs school have been eating the Beatles.

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Minnesingers Encore

Minnesingers Encore

In Paris the audiences screamed oui, oui. In Prague it was prosim, prosim prídavek (yes, yes, encore). And here on the Vineyard we begin by saying, Welcome back to the high school Minnesingers.

After taking Europe by storm, they perform for us this weekend at their annual spring show at the high school performing arts center. Bravo.

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