A Dancing Life

Nov 11, 2011

 Margaret Rogers, of Falmouth, started teaching dance in the 1930s. She's taught all kinds of dance over the years, and she still teaches tap dancing.

This Creative Life story comes from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. The workshop will present many of the local stories they've produced over the past two months at a free public event on Friday November 18th, at 7pm at the Woods Hole Community Hall.

Visit Transom.org

Nantucket 24

Oct 28, 2011
Brian Morris/WCAI

  For the community event "Nantucket 24," Nantucketers were asked to capture the island on film over a 24-hour period. For Creative Life, Brian Morris spoke with filmmaker Kit Noble about his role organizing and shooting for the event.

Visit the Nantucket 24 Facebook page

Salley Mavor

Oct 14, 2011

  While some people search their entire lives for their passion, others are lucky enough to find it in childhood. Alex Crowley talks with children's book illustrator Salley Mavor from Falmouth about her passion for sewing and bringing books to life.

Visit Salley Mavor's Wee Folk Studio online

  The 19th annual Nantucket Arts Festival runs from September 30th to October 9th. It’s an island-wide event, featuring music, theater, poetry readings, and of course the visual arts too. And in at least one exhibition space, the aim is to provoke artists to work in uncomfortable ways, and to take risks. Nantucket photographer D. Clyde Meyer, artists Danny Henkle and Matt Oates, and co-curator Christie Cure all speak about their involvement in the show, "Jettisoning the Safe, Delving into the Uncertain." The show is at Sherburne Hall, 11 Centre Street.

Click here for the full Festival Calender and more information.

Fado is Life

Sep 16, 2011
Patrick T. Power

New Bedford is well-known for its vibrant Portugeuse cultural scene; more than half of its residents claim Portugeuse ancestry. What’s less well-known is New Bedford’s place in the world of fado, the music known as the “Soul of Portugal.” The city is home to two of America’s most established Fado performers, Ana and Jose Vinagre.

Randall Darwall

Sep 2, 2011
Alex Crowley/WCAI

  Knitting Mills and factories continue to churn out clothes at a rapid pace. But there are some designers who make clothes the old-fashioned way. Alex Crowley talks with Randall Darwall, of Harwich, about his hand-woven clothing and design collection.

Visit Randall's website to see more images >

Black Brook Singers

Aug 19, 2011

Members of the Black Brook singers infuse traditional Aquinnah Wampanoag drumming with their own inspiration and original material. For Creative Life, Steve Junker talks with the members of the "drum" about their unique musical tradition.

Robert Rindler

Jul 22, 2011
Brian Morris

A profile of Robert Rindler of Wellfleet, who makes art from what most people would throw away. Reported by Brian Morris for Creative Life.

Alfred Glover

Jul 8, 2011

Alex Crowley talks with Alfred Glover, a woods sculptor from Cataumet, whose work can be seen at the Cove Gallery in Welfleet. 

Visit Alfred Glover's website here.

The Anatomy of Allure

Jun 10, 2011
George Christman

Dr. George Christman creates handmage plugs -- fishing lures -- using insights gleaned from his collection of rare and vintage lures, some of which he has x-rayed. Reported by Steve Junker.

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WCAI Wins 2017 Gabriel Award

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