The Arts

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

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Designed to make Beautiful Music

Walk along historic Centre Street in the heart of downtown Nantucket, a neighborhood of old island homes that once belonged to whaling captains. Over the years, some of these buildings have received major...

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New Theater In Town

It’s a warm summer night on Nantucket and you’re looking for a
place to relax and enjoy some of the culture the island has to offer.
Walking up one of downtown’s historic, quaint cobblestone streets, you...

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The Play’s the Thing

With its 2014 season already underway, theater-goers will again find a little bit of everything to satisfy their cravings: family-friendly shows, comedies, a Broadway hit, all combining the talents of...

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Peter & John

Walking around Nantucket can play tricks on the mind.

Is it the 21st century or the 19th century? The historic homes, cobblestone streets, and vast stretches of untouched open space create a landscape...

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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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