Good Hook

King Cake and the Baby

Hooked Restaurant, located on the site of the beloved Lola’s, 15 Island Inn Road in Oak Bluffs, is having its grand opening tonight, May 25. To celebrate they are going creole with a New Orleans-inspired music scene.

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Chamber Music

Chamber Music

This weekend the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) begins its 2012 season by hosting a concert on Saturday, May 26, at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

The concert features Sharan Leventhal on violin, Lila Brown on viola, Jonathan Miller on cello and Delores Stevens on piano. The pieces will include work by Mozart, Joaquín Turina and Richard Strauss

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Glee-ful

Minnesingers Take to the Stage

Long before Glee there were The Minnesingers.

This year the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School singing troupe is turning 45-years-old. To celebrate, as part of their spring performance this weekend, they are taking a tour down memory lane. One of the numbers will be a medley of songs performed over the past near half-century. The group will also perform the Seven Deadly Sins through song and dance.

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CPR Ensemble Stills Beating Hearts

On Sunday, May 13, beginning at 4 p.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center is hosting the Composer-Performer-Repertory Ensemble, also known as CPR. It’s an unwieldy name, but the acronym, suggesting a life-saving antidote, is apt. This group can play.

The ensemble is comprised of Matthew Woodard on violin and viola, Nicholas Davies on clarinet, Lev Mamuya on cello, Christopher Staknys on piano and was recently founded by its director, Howard Frazin, at the New England Conservatory.

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Beetlebung Festival Serves Up Tasty Treat
Remy Tumin

Spring was in full bloom at the second annual Beetlebung Festival for the Arts and Edibles last Saturday, where a night of good eats, good music and great company echoed through the Chilmark Community Center.

The first arrival of seasonal friends and workers began to trickle in, catching up on winter activities over a dinner of Grey Barn pork, kale salad, frozen yogurt and planning for summer over coffee from the Chilmark Coffee Co. and baked goods.

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Bicoastal Musical Sounds Come Together at the Pit Stop
Sam Low

Longtime friends Kenny Lockwood, Paul Thurlow and Nancy Jephcote joined with Washington state-based Daniel Macke on Friday at the Pit Stop to play a medley of their original compositions for a large and appreciative audience. Nancy and Paul met Daniel in Port Townsend last year on a trip to the west coast, played music with him and invited him to the Island.

“This is the first time I’ve been on the Vineyard,” Mr. Macke said. “It’s beautiful and it’s full of talented people, a lot like Port Townsend where I live.”

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Daytrippers Concert

Beatles Play Vineyard

Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the Beatles are playing the Vineyard. Look closely and the Fab Four may resemble some local favorite musicians playing under the auspices of the Daytrippers, but close your eyes and be transported.

The concert takes place at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the regional high school and is, in fact, a benefit concert for the PAC. The funds will be used to maintain and upgrade existing sound equipment and musical instruments in need of repair.

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Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco guitar master Alberto de Almar performs at the Chilmark Free Public Library on Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. In addition to playing Mr. de Almar will talk about the history of the flamenco style and demonstrate the techniques.

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DCLA Debuts New CD in Boston and the Vineyard

Next Friday, April 6, you are going to Boston or be prepared to hear the stories of how you missed the night everyone had their mind blown by being the first to experience a live show of DCLA’s new CD at the Hard Rock Cafe.

There will be no excuses, no whining, no saying it’s a drag to travel off-Island if you don’t have a car.

The boys in the band have arranged for a bus to take Islanders to the show and return them the next day, more or less in one piece.

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Violin Recital

Violin Recital

This Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. the students of Rebecca Barca-Tinus’ violin classes will perform in the 21st annual spring concert at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. The students range in age from three to sixty. Think bow puppies to Bach.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 508-696-1920.

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