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The Arts

Tap into the rich and vibrant scene in the performing, musical and visual arts.

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John Shea’s Grey Lady

SOMEWHERE THERE IS A VIDEOTAPE of John Shea telling a story about his efforts to produce a version of Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” It was filmed for a documentary, but not used in the final cut. He is...

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North Star

Former Nantucket art-gallery owner and “outsider art” expert Lyn Walsh lives in a delightful RESTORED CARRIAGE HOUSE right next to Greater Light on Howard Street.

The little lane off Upper Main that runs...

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Carving Out a Career

Sculptor JOHN EVANS’ motivation comes from revealing WHAT’S INSIDE A LOG.

His work in wood represents a culmination of ideas that include organic forms and subliminal visual keys that are present in our...

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Life in the Key of Bang

Listen to “Mississippi Queen.”

Dig out your old records or find it on the vast digital record collection out there on the Web. TURN IT UP LOUD. Do it now. This magazine story will be here when you get...

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Fish Stix

In the early 1960s, Bill Fisher opened a tackle shop on New Lane. He began building rods, most being made with an 11-foot, four-inch, honeyIcolored Lamiglass blank. An occasional 13-foot rod was produced....

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Classical Music in an Historic Space

Since 1959, the Musical Arts Society of Nantucket has been enriching island culture, inviting world-renowned artists like the late American folk-singer Odetta, the Guarneri String Quartet, Grammy...

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A Theatre Revival

Six years ago, Nantucket’s long-established theater company, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, was in trouble. It was rudderless, without a strong artistic director, without a space to call its own and...

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Great Summer Reads

Nancy Thayer

“Island Girls”

When any three women come together under one roof, there’s bound to be some drama. But when three women in their 20s who have the same father and different mothers come...

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Projecting into the Future

It was mid-January, and the Starlight’s dining room was empty, as were the streets of downtown Nantucket outside. Watson and Weiner, two of the four owners of the family-run theater on North Union Street,...

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Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

Nantucket lightship baskets may have traveled around the world during their lifetime, but many of them will be “Coming Home” for this year’s exhibit at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum in an exhibit...

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