Louisa Hufstader

Circuit Avenue Gives Bourbon Street a Run for its Money at Best Fest
Louisa Hufstader
Musicians led a throng of several hundred enthusiastic listeners and dancers up Circuit avenue Saturday night.
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When the Band Comes to Town
Louisa Hufstader

New Orleans has Mardi Gras and Martha’s Vineyard has Best Fest. This Saturday, Sept. 9, marks the eighth year of the post-Labor Day festival.

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Inaugural Summer Food Program for Kids Saw High Demand
Louisa Hufstader
For five weeks this summer, hundreds of Martha’s Vineyard children had a place to eat lunch for free.
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Baseball Myths to Small Town Heroes, Veteran Sportswriter Looks Back
Louisa Hufstader

Baseball inspires storytellers, as Jim Kaplan demonstrates in his engaging new book of essays Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime.

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Recording Black History on Martha's Vineyard, Filling the Gaps
Louisa Hufstader
A groundbreaking project to record the oral histories of 5,000 African Americans has returned to the Vineyard, with more than three dozen videotaped interviews scheduled over two weeks.
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A Flight of Fancy Landing at Deep Insight
Louisa Hufstader

With cheers, laughter and sighs, Billy Collins was welcomed back to Featherstone Center for the Arts Tuesday.

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A Love Triangle Plus One, New Play Is Four Wheeling Farce
Louisa Hufstader
Opening night for Who You See Here at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse is Thursday, August 10. The new comedy by Matt Hoverman begins and ends with a married couple making salad together.
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African American Film Festival Grows into Cultural Powerhouse
Louisa Hufstader
This year’s Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 7 to 12, is bringing heavy hitters including Kathryn Bigelow and Spike Lee to the performing arts center.
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Dance Opera Theatre Embraces Don Pasquale
Louisa Hufstader
For the seventh summer in a row, high art meets low humor at Featherstone Center for the Arts when Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, Don Pasquale.
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Farmers Wanted: Preserving Island Land With Agriculture
Louisa Hufstader

Across the country, farmland is disappearing forever at a rapid rate, according to American Farmland Trust president John Piotti, who will speak at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury Monday night at 7 p.m.

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