Poets on Television

Poets on Television

On Valentine’s Day why settle for just one suitor when you can fall in love with a host of Island poets, without ever leaving your home, no less?

On Feb. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. MVTV will host a live reading hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society. Tune into channel 13 to catch the scene or to get close-up and personal with your favorite poets, some of whom will be singing their odes, contact williamwaterway@aol.com to be part of the studio audience.

For more information, call 508-627-4929.

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Violin Recital

Violin Recital

This Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. the students of Rebecca Barca-Tinus’ violin classes will perform in the 21st annual spring concert at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. The students range in age from three to sixty. Think bow puppies to Bach.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 508-696-1920.

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Dynamic Duo of Fiddling

Dynamic Duo of Fiddling

Tonight, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. KCT Concerts opens its 2012 season at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. There really is no need to say any more as all of KCT’s performers are tops in their field, often leaning to the Irish or traditional music. Fiddle players as top billers, finally.

But go on we shall, out of sheer pleasure.

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DCLA Debuts New CD in Boston and the Vineyard

Next Friday, April 6, you are going to Boston or be prepared to hear the stories of how you missed the night everyone had their mind blown by being the first to experience a live show of DCLA’s new CD at the Hard Rock Cafe.

There will be no excuses, no whining, no saying it’s a drag to travel off-Island if you don’t have a car.

The boys in the band have arranged for a bus to take Islanders to the show and return them the next day, more or less in one piece.

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Pit Stop Music Club Opens Doors in Oak Bluffs

The Pit Stop, a sort of underground music scene in Oak Bluffs, is going legit. Recently, its business and entertainment license was approved. Get ready to party.

On Friday night there will be free live music by Willy Mason, Nina Violet, Marciana Jones and Adam Lipsky. On Saturday there will be a CD release party for Master Exploder. Doors open at 7 p.m. on both nights and music starts at 8 p.m.

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Carly Simon in Tune with Connectivity
Mark Alan Lovewell

Carly Simon, the celebrated pop songwriter and musical pioneer who began her musical career as a young singer on the Vineyard and lives here year-round, has taken a big step to give Vineyard musicians a way to stay connected with each other in the digital age. This week she launched a Web site, vineyardmusicall.com, as a way to help local musicians connect to each other.

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Pit Stop Starts New Tradition
Remy Tumin

By the end of the grand opening night last Friday, it was standing room only at the Pit Stop.

The newest Oak Bluffs music venue that’s housed in a converted Dukes County avenue garage echoed with jazz, folk and rock and roll as Vineyard musicians took the stage to celebrate the first official concert. The past mingled with the present — old concert posters lined the walls from the garage’s previous incarnations — but the pulse was new.

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