In Tune With Life’s Journey as a Psychiatrist and Guitar Player

It was a dream that inspired Island resident Dr. Peter Halperin to record his forthcoming album, Bring On The Storm.

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For Carly Simon, Hometown Crowd Feels Just Fine

Something happened to Carly Simon the moment she stepped onstage at the Chilmark concert. The performance she worried so about was riveting; the crowds she expected to be rowdy welcomed her warmly.

Backstage, she had mingled among the carefully screened (and tagged) collection of people, accepting hugs of encouragement, words of support.

“There was so much paranoia before the event, about what might happen, what it might turn into that I was really quite scared,” she recalled some days later.

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Music in the Genes; Fathers and Daughters Inspire Each Other

Musicians Charlotte Rose Benjamin and Zoe Zeeman have been friends since birth. Soon they head out on tour together for Charlotte's latest album, Dreamtina.

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Musical Duo Create Vineyard Tribute CD

Home with Molly and Mark, a 19-track collaboration between Island musicians Molly Conole and Mark Alan Lovewell, releases this Sunday with an album party at 7 p.m. at Island Music in Vineyard Haven.

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Island Musicians Bring Wintry Schubert Cycle to Life

In the mountain range of German art songs, spanning the middle ages to modern times, Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey) stands out as one of the pinnacles.

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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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Music and Meaning Lead Willy Mason Wherever the Road Takes Him

Singer/songwriter Willy Mason spent New Year’s Eve 2019 at Signal Corps Recording in Brooklyn. At 11:30 p.m., he, producer Noel Heroux, and sound engineer Rachel Alina completed mixing the songs that would become Mason’s new album, Already Dead. It was a good way to end one decade and usher in a new one.

Then the global pandemic hit.

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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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