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    MVY DJs provide the soundtrack to an Island

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    MVY DJs Share: What was the best song you played on air this past week? Barbara Dacey, director of worldwide programming, host of “The Lunch Hour” and “Uncharted Waters”: Robert Plant’s “Little Maggie” from his...

    Grammy awardwinning talent headlines annual jazz festival

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    Summer's not over yet. And that's not just judging by the sultry weather. One last multiday festival will heat up the Old Whaling Church this weekend as a farewell to the Vineyard season. Throughout the...

    ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a romping rom-com at the Tisbury Amphitheater

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    For his comedies, William Shakespeare must have had a checklist close by: Mistaken identity: check! An evil bastard (literally a bastard): check! A bunch of witty wordplay: check! Manipulation of lovers’ affections: check! Fear of cuckoldry: check! And, most important,...

    Amy Helm takes center stage

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    After a lifetime of playing in bands, Amy Helm has taken on the role of frontwoman. While life in the spotlight was unfamiliar at first, Helm hit her stride with a 2015 debut album,...

    Martha’s Vineyard gets stoked for Chadwick Stokes

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    The Island hits all notes of nostalgia for singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes, the man behind the sounds of Dispatch and State Radio. On Saturday, July 30, alongside his brother Willy and friend J.R., Mr. Stokes...

    The local music lowdown: Outdoor music resurges on Martha’s Vineyard

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    Since we heard Flatbread would not reopen this summer, The Times Calendar section has been lamenting the loss of Martha’s Vineyard music venues. There was a time when you could catch big-name acts weekly...

    ‘Occupied Territories’ bridges the gap between veterans and civilians

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    It was 1969, and Steve Maxner was in a concrete bunker in Vietnam, witnessing his daughter’s birth for the first time on videotape. Less than 300 yards away, helicopters were circling Vietnamese troops, raining...

    Island Theater Workshop invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ at ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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    Cutlery comes alive in Island Theatre Workshop’s (ITW) rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “People are dressed as giant five-foot plates, forks, and knives. We have two seven- or eight-foot-tall whisks,” director Kevin Ryan...

    ‘We Minstrels 3’ concert explores the multiverse of music

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    Musical ensembles come about a little bit the way love affairs arise: equal sprinkles of happenstance, desire, and a match created by inexplicable magic, however fleeting. Flautist Ed Merck of Lambert’s Cove has long...

    Oak Bluffs historic Campground still inspires

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    At night in the late 1860s, as darkness fell over Oak Bluffs, religious devotees closed the gates of the seven-foot-tall fence that surrounded the Methodist Campground. “At 10 and a half o'clock, as they called...