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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Slave Songs

Slave Songs

Almost 150 years after the emancipation of slaves in this country, slave songs still bring alive the pain of a past reality and the longing for a better future.

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Piano Man Plays in the Key of Charity
Tara Keegan

The benefit concert at the Tabernacle on Tuesday will be quite the sight to see. More importantly, it will be the one to hear.

David Crohan, celebrated pianist and former owner of David’s Island House in Oak Bluffs, is performing with several other musicians to benefit Freedom Guide Dogs breeding and training facility in New York and the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group.

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Holly Near

Holly Near

Singer, songwriter and activist Holly Near performs with pianist John Buccino and guitarist Coleen Kittau at The Old Whaling Church on Sunday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Ms. Near has a long history of using music for social activism. She was a 2005 nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize as one of the 1000 Women for Peace. She has performed on Broadway in the show Hair and in film and on television.

For more information, visit hollynear.com.

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Dreamland Comes True Again

Dreamland Comes True Again

Some thought it would never return, put to rest some 100 hundred years ago by forces unknown and many. But it never died. It simply waited, quietly and patiently, biding its time for new blood to be pumped into its walls and floors and ceilings and speakers. The time has come. After all, the landscape is clear, most contenders to the throne are both near and distant memories.

Nectars? Hot Tin Roof? Yesterday’s news.

Tonight, Friday the 13th, Dreamland returns. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.

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