Writing and Music Are in Loudon Wainwright's Blood
Holly Gleason

Loudon Wainwright 3rd is apologizing, and it’s kind of funny. An observation about his positive mental outlook comes up. He can’t help himself.

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Judy Blue Eyes: Ms. Collins Brings Her Pellucid Voice to Vineyard
Louisa Hufstader
Judy Collins, international icon of contemporary folk music, will perform at the Whaling Church in Edgartown on June 8. In a phone interview, Ms. Collins looked back on her musical career.
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Vineyarder Caroline Sky Hits a High Note on The Voice
Heather Hamacek
Summer resident Caroline Sky continues her run on The Voice on NBC. On the Vineyard, she has performed with David Crohan, volunteered at Camp Jabberwocky and been a mentor at Alex's Place.
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The Music Flows When Life and Work Meet in Harmony
Bill Chaisson
Dana Edelman does not have a new album out. “It’s in there,” said the 44 year-old singer-songwriter, pointing at his head, but he’s a little busy right now.
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From Juilliard to the Vineyard, Young Organist Makes Connections
Louisa Hufstader
Griffin McMahon, the new organist at St. Andrew's Church, has a degree from Juilliard and a desire to get involved in the larger music scene on the Island.
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Songwriting Festival Is a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Vineyard
Vivian Ewing
The Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival runs from Sept. 16 to 20, the first two days in Boston and the following dates on the Vineyard.
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Alan Cumming Embraces His Own Salon
Heather Hamacek
Alan Cumming, the award winning actor, best selling author and activist, will appear Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Whaling Church, part of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Concert Series.
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Heeding the Siren's Call, Katie Mayhew Is Back in the Spotlight
Mike Kotsopoulos
One of the Vineyard’s brightest stars returned to the Tabernacle stage Wednesday. West Tisbury vocalist Siren Mayhew, formerly Katie, performed with The Cape Symphony.
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For Livingston Taylor, Hospitality Is Heartbeat of Performance
Mike Kotsopoulos

When Livingston Taylor performs at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church this Saturday, July 2, he says he will feel right at home. After all, this summer marks his 48th year playing on Martha’s Vineyard.

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In Music, Like Life, Past Is Always Present for Mike Benjamin
Alex Elvin

Mike Benjamin started his musical career playing in Harvard Square and in the subways of Boston. He came to the Vineyard for a summer, planning to go to back to the city. The Vineyard-based Mike Benjamin Band is now often booked every weekend from May to October.

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