Don’t Stop the Music

Don’t Stop the Music

Musicians from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School last weekend participated in the All Cape and Islands Music Festival held at Bourne High School.

The students were chosen by audition in November; it was the third consecutive year that all the regional high school students who auditioned were accepted.

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Cinderella in Song

Cinderella in Song

There are no sets, costumes or acting and it’s not a play. It is a musical story but director Garrett Brown admits that The True Story of Cinderella is hard to describe. “It’s a very serious voice recital ... completely deadpan but very funny.”

Mr. Brown will be at the piano at the Old Whaling Church while his cast of 13 sit and perform their characters, in all different styles of music, for Island Theatre Workshop’s Cinderella performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.

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Baroque Concert for the Heart

Valentines Day is fast approaching. Hearts aflutter, chocolates galore, perhaps a nice dinner for your sweet.

Why not add music? After all, a day devoted to love should be a sensory smorgasbord.

On Sunday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. the West Tisbury Congregational Church serves up the perfect appetizer by hosting a recital entitled From the Heart. The concert will feature renowned pianist Lisa Weiss, a Massachusetts native and frequent visitor to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Full Hearts on Stage, Misty Eyes Off
Lauren Martin

The littlest violinists had waited a long time for their stage debut, when at last they could flourish their bows just as their teachers did: up, down, out in front, sideways, up, down, on their heads.

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Take the Microphone

Take the Microphone

WVVY 93.7 LPFM is community radio at its best. Broadcast from Martha’s Vineyard, this grassroots organization hosts an eclectic lineup of knowledgeable and freewheeling deejays to delight the most jaded listener. Jazz, blues, world music, special deejay mixes, Willy Mason and friends, Democracy Now; the question is not whether you will find something you like, but how they do it all?

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Find Your Voice Through Song

Find Your Voice

Through Song

Nick Page believes that we make the world a better place through our singing and he is not afraid to talk the talk.

Mr. Page is the author of three books for teachers including the songbooks Sing with Us (Hal Leonard) and Sing and Shine (World Music Press). His articles have appeared in numerous music journals and he has more than 65 published choral pieces.

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Music Makers Band Together for Library

Music Makers Band Together for Library

The Flying Elbows string band featuring Jemima James, Dan Waters and Al Schackman performs tonight, July 24, at the Grange Hall as part of the Tuesdays at Twilight concert series to benefit the West Tisbury Library.

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A Musical Farewell

A Musical Farewell

It’s goodbye, but just for now.

Before departing for college, regional high school graduate Noah Stuber delivers a final summer concert on Saturday, July 21 in The Base at the Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center at the YMCA. Noah performs original music and lyrics and captivates audiences with his smooth vocals and effortless guitar playing.

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Hooked on a Feelin’

Hooked on a Feelin’

E pluribus unum. From many musical sensations comes one Super Group to perform at Hooked seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs on July 28 at 9 p.m. The musicians are Rick Marotta, drummer for Steely Dan and Paul Simon; Joe Caro, guitarist for Carly Simon and Lenny Kravitz; Neil Stubenhaus, bass guitarist for Sting and Barbra Streisand, and Jon Gilutin, keyboard for James Taylor and Diana Ross.

Tickets are $15 and available only at Hooked.

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John Cruz

John Cruz

Grammy winner singer-songwriter John Cruz has returned to the Vineyard to open his East Coast tour with three evening performances aboard the Black Dog’s Tall Ship Alabama. The first performance took place last night, July 19. He also plays tonight and tomorrow night. The concerts begin at 5 p.m. and cruise the Vineyard Sound for several hours, returning at 8 p.m.

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