Review: T.C.D.

I saw Joe Frenchfries at the T.C.D. concert the other night. He was sitting in the front row with the gang from the Black Dog. Enthusiastic fans, they all relished the typical T.C.D. pranks including midget Christmas carolers and a moped ridden through the audience.

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TCD Christmas Show Is Set

Timothy, Charles and Duane, or TCD as the group is best known to its contemporary musical audience, will give its second annual Christmas show in three performances this weekend at the Katharine Cornell Memorial Theatre in Tisbury. Show time begins at 8:30 Friday and Saturday evenings. A special matinee performance for Island children will be given at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Charles Esposito of the group said, “Santa Clause will be part of the show.” Mr. Clause is expected to play a central role in the matinee show Saturday.

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T.C.D.’s Antics Delight Ice Rink Benefit Crowd

Anything can happen at a T.C.D. concert - and it usually does. The three musicians, Timothy Maxwell, Charles Esposito and Duane Gieseman, have perfected a musical comedy act that keeps their audience breathlessly anticipating the next gig.

“Mr. Timothy Charles Duane” was in great form for their benefit concerts given last week to raise money for Martha’s Vineyard Arena Inc. Plenty of original music, a door prize drawing, the guest appearance of Santa, frequent costume changes and exuberant lighting effects made for a lively evening’s entertainment.

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Covid Monologues Finale Nears
The Island-wide Covid Monologues project holds its final community reading event Saturday on Zoom.
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Vineyard Haven Again Named to National Top 10 for Arts
Vineyard Haven is number six on a list of the top arts-vibrant small communities in the United States—but the honor belongs to the Island as a whole.
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Island Rallies Around Sabrina Luening
Will Sennott
A benefit concert will be held at the Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Nov. 4. for Sabrina Luening, who is in a Boston hospital after suffering a stroke.
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Public Piano Builds Community Composition
Holly Pretsky
The notes of an Alexander Scriabin prelude rang out from the sunny, small backyard behind the Rosewater Market on Monday afternoon.
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From Music City to Martha's Vineyard
Noah Asimow
Next weekend, the Island hosts the sixth annual New England to Nashville Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival.
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Ageless as the Music He Performs
Louisa Hufstader

The golden era of reggae and rock-steady gleamed again for two hours at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center August 13, when Toots & the Maytals delighted their audience with a concert featuring many Jamaican hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Mavis Staples Still a Force On Stage and Everywhere
Louisa Hufstader

With a lifetime of musical activism and nonviolent resistance behind her, Mavis Staples still sings for peace and justice.

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