Jerry Garcia Interview Sounds as Timely Today as It Did Forty Years Ago
Bill Eville

Peter Simon recently unearthed an interview he did with Jerry Garcia in 1975 for WVOI, the precursor to radio station WMVY. He gave a copy of the tape to MVY radio, which will air parts of the interview Saturday at noon as part of a special to commemorate the anniversary of Mr. Garcia's death.

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Giving Voice and Cojones to the Immigrant Experience
Bill Eville

Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with the publication of Drown. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And on Thursday, July 30, he will read at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown.

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For Art Garfunkel the Show Must Go On
Bill Eville

The concert with Art Garfunkel on Saturday night at the Performing Arts Center almost didn’t happen. He seriously considered canceling the concert due to problems with his voice, he told the near sell-out audience. But at the last minute he decided the show must go on.

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Leslie J. Stark, 76, Island's Beloved Renaissance Man
Bill Eville

Leslie J. Stark, advertising man, actor, playwright, proofreader, raconteur extraordinaire and beacon of hope for those with cancer died on Friday, July 17. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.

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Holding the Pain, Preaching to Hope
Bill Eville

It is 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. I am drinking a cup of coffee, and my wife Cathlin is having half a cup. Her adrenaline has her mostly wide awake and we don’t want to tip the scales.

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How Sweet the Sound of Banjo Bliss
Bill Eville

On Wednesday evening, West Tisbury couldn't get a quorum for night two of its town meeting. That's because, like most of the Island, everyone in that town was watching Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at the Performing Arts Center.

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Memorial Service for Bob Carroll Embraces Sacred Art of Creative Swearing
Bill Eville

It was standing room only at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday afternoon for the memorial service of Bob Carroll. Friends and family shared stories at a celebration of life that did not hold back on the four-letter words.

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From Pauper to Penthouse, Bob Carroll Charged Through Life
Bill Eville

Robert J. Carroll, the prominent Edgartown businessman, conservationist, raconteur and longtime Vineyard power player who was sometimes a lightning rod for controversy, died on March 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 90. A celebration of his life will be held at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 4 p.m.

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High School Musical Goes Into the Woods
Bill Eville

The high school theatre department is putting on Into the Woods this weekend. Performances are Thursday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 15, and the production is a true community affair. The play was written by a Vineyarder - Tony award winner James Lapine.

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Looking Sharp, Big Sword Maker Prepares for His Close-Up
Bill Eville

Tonight at 10 p.m. the Discovery Channel premieres a new series called Big Giant Swords. The reality show features the Vineyard's Michael Craughwell, who creates swords of up to six feet long and weighing 80 pounds.

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