Vineyard Musician Tries to Reverse the Drumbeat of War, One Student at Time
Peter Brannen

The percussion of daily life for too many Israelis and Palestinians includes the snare of machine gun fire, or the bass of bomb blasts. But Vineyarder Rick Bausman has ventured to the region, first in 2009 and again 2010, with new rhythms to inspire and unite the next generation of Jews, Muslims and Christians. This October he returns for a nine-day drumming bus tour of the region and he wants Islanders to have the first chance to sign up.

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Vineyard Songstress Rocks Judges at American Idol

Admit it, you're an American Idol fanatic. Well, even if you're not, have never heard of the show perhaps, there is reason for Vineyarders to tune in to the current season.

Last week, at the Pittsburgh auditions for the show, Erika Van Pelt scored a yellow ticket to Hollywood with her rendition of Carol King’s, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

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