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ON OUR RADAR: April 26, 2018

WOMR and the Academy Playhouse Present In the Pocket Featuring Chev Hardy

WOMR and the Academy of Performing Arts will present a special evening of jazz and blues at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 28 at The Playhouse Academy, 120 Main Street in Orleans, the radio station announced today. Cape Cod’s multi-talented student band In the Pocket, featuring former members of Bleu Music, will once again feature vocalist Chev Hardy.

In the Pocket is a group of dynamic student musicians who play a repertoire of fusion jazz, funk and blues. They also play popular standards from artists like George & Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, as well as some original songs.

Band leader Dylan Routhier (flute & piano), has played at the South East Regional All State competition, First Night Chatham, and as part of the CJazz Conservatory Jazz Ensemble. Ben Andrade (drums) and David Girardin (bass) are also players in the band.

“These guys have played in benefits for the station in the past and blew everyone away while channeling ‘Cannonball’ Adderly and Miles Davis,” said John Braden, WOMR’s executive director.

Jazz vocalist Chev Hardy evokes the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday. She has performed at a number of venues on Cape Cod, including the 2017 Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis. “Chev is an excellent singer, as anyone who has heard her knows, and she’s a great addition to the band,” added Braden.

WOMR is a noncommercial, nonprofit educational community radio station offering an eclectic blend of music and spoken-word programming since 1982 and broadcasting from Provincetown, Massachusetts—making it “outermost radio.” WOMR is not affiliated with any educational institution and derives its financial support from listeners, businesses and funding organizations. WOMR can be heard at 92.1 FM and at 91.3 FM. The Academy of Performing Arts is proud to offer major productions, concerts, children’s matinees and new works on a year-round basis showcasing local and guest artists. The Academy School offers summer workshops in musical theater, drama, and dance as well as year-round classes and private instruction.

Tickets are $15/$10 for students and are available at, and 508.487.2619.


John Waters – Photo: Eileen Counihan

John Waters to be Honored by France

Filmmaker and longtime part-time Provincetown resident John Waters will receive the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) at a ceremony in New York City on May 7. Established in 1957, the award is presented by the government of France, specifically the Minister of Culture, to recognize significant contributions to the arts and literature.  Waters is not only being honored for his body of work, which includes films like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, and their influence on French culture, but also for his frequently expressed appreciation for French filmmaking and his subsequent promotion of French culture and cinema. Past honorees have included Audrey Hepburn, Nan Goldin, Iggy Pop, Joe Dallesandro, Danielle Steel, and Tina Turner.

Noah Baumbach

Nantucket Film Festival Announces Honorees

The Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) has announced the honorees for the 2018 festival — including the Screenwriters Tribute to Oscar-nominated writer/director Noah Baumbach; the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award to Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville; and the New Voices in Screenwriting Award to Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Andrew Heckler. The Screenwriters Tribute will take place on Saturday, June 23. The festival will also see the return of the popular All-Star Comedy Roundtable, with a twist: This year’s event has a focus on improv, led by actors and comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, and presented by Ben Stiller, who will join in on the evening of improv. Nantucket audiences will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a live taping of NPR’s entertaining game show Ask Me Another hosted by NFF regular Ophira Eisenberg.

The 2018 Screenwriters Tribute Award will be presented to Oscar-nominated writer and acclaimed director Noah Baumbach. His first feature, Kicking and Screaming, which he both wrote and directed, premiered to critical acclaim at the 1995 New York Film Festival. Baumbach was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his film The Squid and the Whale, which he also directed. Additional notable films from Baumbach include Mistress America (NFF 2015), Frances Ha, While We’re Young, and Greenberg. Baumbach most recently wrote and directed The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which debuted in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Baumbach just wrapped production on a new film he wrote and directed starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Laura Dern. Previous recipients of the Screenwriters Tribute Award include Tom McCarthy, Oliver Stone, David O. Russell, Judd Apatow, Paul Haggis, Aaron Sorkin, Nancy Meyers, and Steve Martin, among others.

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville will receive the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award. Neville won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and a Grammy for Best Music Film for 20 Feet From Stardom (NFF 2013). Other credits include Best of Enemies (NFF 2015), for which he won an Emmy Award; Johnny Cash’s America; Keith Richards: Under The Influence; and Netflix series Chelsea Does. His most recent film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? depicting the life and legacy of late, longtime Nantucket resident Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, debuted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Focus Features in June. Past recipients of this award include Nick Broomfield, Rory Kennedy, Steve James, Liz Garbus, Davis Guggenheim, Barbara Kopple, and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Andrew Heckler will receive the New Voices in Screenwriting Award. After a long career as a stage and screen actor, Heckler made his writing and directorial feature film debut with Burden, the true story about the redemption of a Klansman, a passion project he’s wanted to bring to the screen for 20 years. The film, starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Andrea Riseborough, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition. Heckler founded Workhouse Theater in New York City, where he has produced, directed, and acted in over 35 productions. Previous recipients of this award include Geremy Jasper, Sian Heder, Leslye Headland, Ben Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar, Michael Arndt, Lake Bell, and Mike Cahill.

Ben Stiller will return to present NFF’s long-running audience favorite event with a new spin. The All-Star Comedy Roundtable: The Improv Takeover offers an evening of spontaneous storytelling and improvisational comedy. Actors and comedians Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) kick off their sold-out national tour of Middleditch and Schwartz at NFF with a special version of their hysterical improv show featuring Stiller on Friday, June 22.

Brand new this year, NFF will present a live-taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another. Host Ophira Eisenberg will entertain the festival audience with her popular game show, which mixes trivia games with comedy and music. Special guests for the taping will be announced at a later date. This episode of Ask Me Another will be taped on Thursday, June 21 and will be aired on NPR to listeners across the country and on the Ask Me Another podcast.

The 23rd Annual Nantucket Film Festival runs from June 20-25, 2018. Festival passes and ticket packages are on sale now. Visit for full details.


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