Wynton Marsalis performed with a full jazz orchestra from the Lincoln Center in New York city at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Saturday night.
Home town musical hero Willy Mason played for a crowd of enthusiastic and adoring fans on Martha's Vineyard Saturday evening, headlining a free concert organized by Boston public radio station WUMB.
It was a cloudy day on Saturday morning. No, it was a sunny day on Saturday morning. Wait, it was both or almost both as the clouds finally won out. Ordinarily, this much attention is not given to the just how much sun or lack of sun there is.
Local Photographer Explores Art of Growing Up on the Vineyard
Six years ago when Flatbread Company founder Jay Gould called Tina Miller to ask if he should open a restaurant at the former home of The Hot Tin Roof, she advised him against it. She didn't think there was enough of a market for casual family dining at the airport location.
On Wednesday afternoon, Rob Myers sat outside 7a Foods in West Tisbury counting the music venues that he has seen shut their doors since he started playing in bands such as Kahoots and Goodnight Louise. The Wintertide Coffeehouse, Che's Lounge, Oyster Bar, The Atlantic Connection, Nectar's, Pit Stop.
Off a dirt road in West Tisbury, 18 people slept in a four-bedroom house. Five beds in one room, three in another. But it was not high summer. It was not even June. It was the Off Season. Off Season is the name of an independent film that just finished shooting on the Island.
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The weekend was full of local music, in Vineyard Haven anyways. Friday night Mocha Mott's hosted a free concert in its coffeehouse, and Saturday, the Capawock hosted a musical celebration including Ouroboros Shadow Pictures.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's class of 2015 is made up of artists, musicians, scientists, chefs, gardeners and scholar-athletes. They have been recognized with awards on the local, state and national levels, and are the recipients of prestigious scholarships.
On the stage of the performing arts center last week, choreographer Ken Romero posed a question to the group of teenagers sitting cross-legged in front of him. "Can anyone do a cartwheel?" he asked. Numerous hands shot up. After all these were the Minnesingers. They sing, they dance and, of course, they can cartwheel, too.
On Wednesday night members of the elementary school string program sat in the audience at the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school. They were enduring some last minute primping from moms who stood at the ready, comb-in-hand, to smooth down cowlicks or straighten button-down shirts before the young performers took to the stage.
Partner your pizza with education on Tuesday, July 22, as a portion of proceeds from Flatbread Pizza sales benefit the Island's adult education program, ACE MV. Takeout begins at 2 p.m. and there's a dinner and silent auction from 4 to 8 p.m., which includes spa getaways, art, gift certificates and more.
Two men were uninjured after the Jeep they were traveling in caught fire near the Big Bridge on Beach Road Friday afternoon. A 1996 Jeep Cherokee "caught fire between the muffler and the underside," said Charlie Tucy, the vehicle's owner.
On a recent afternoon at the Rise dance studio in Vineyard Haven, the voice of director Jil Matrisciano bounced off the studio walls. "Find your rib cage, find your strength, find your length," she urged. She stopped the rehearsal and moved to one of the dancers.
The Little League season came to an end Saturday with the championship games. In the major leagues, the Red Sox defeated the Cubs 10-0 to take home the title.In the minor league championship, the Dodgers beat the Orioles 9-2. The teams faced off for three tight games during the regular season, with the Orioles winning two of the games.
Islanders turned out for the latest Winter Farmers' Market held at the Agriculural Hall in West Tisbury stocking up on holiday goodies and gifts. But not to fear, there still is another opportunity to stock up on Island sundries before Christmas. The next farmers' market will be Saturday, Dec. 21.