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Nantucket? No, Steve tucket.


The Boston Globe
June 16, 2005, Thursday THIRD EDITION
CALENDAR; Pg. 20
SAND AND CELEBS
YOUR FRIED CLAMS MAY BE FROM CANADA, THANKS TO THAT PESKY RED TIDE, BUT YOUR ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS THIS SUMMER ON CAPE COD INCLUDE SOME OF THE BEST-KNOWN ACTS FROM MAINSTREAM USA

For years, conventional wisdom has dictated that Bostonians seeking vacations with class and culture head to the Berkshires, while those in search of clams and tartar sauce journey to Cape Cod. While the Berkshires hold a certain New York-inspired, high-minded edge over the Cape when it comes to classical music and dance, Cape Cod's summertime culture is just as abundant as the seafood - perhaps even more so this year, given the invading blooms of crimson algae.

The advantage that Cape Cod enjoys over the Berkshires is a stronger connection to pop culture, especially for folks who would rather listen to Ani DiFranco than the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or who prefer watching the over-the-top dancing in "Bat Boy" to the understated dancers at Jacob's Pillow. This weekend, for instance, Cape culture is in prime, if not surreal, form. The Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre wraps up its run of Robert Reich's hit play, "Public Exposure," a political sex farce. Reich was secretary of labor in Bill Clinton's fi rst administration, and his play, about an obnoxious right-wing talk show host, has set attendance records for the theater. (At press time, the only tickets remaining are for the Friday 10 p.m. show. Call 508-349-9428 for tickets, or visit www.what.org. Also scheduled for this weekend are film festivals in Provincetown and on Nantucket. Tonight at 8 at the Provincetown Film Festival, catch "Deep Blue" and "Jaws" at the Wellfleet Drive-In, and tomorrow night there's a tribute to Mary Harron, director of "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho," at Town Hall. The festival's weekend events also include a clambake, a "Rocky Horror" sing-along, and John Waters-inspired goofiness. The slightly more buttoned-down Nantucket Film Festival includes a Saturday night program of James Lipton interviewing Steve Martin. Several of Martin's films are also being screened for free on Children's Beach. Tonight at 9 is "Roxanne," and "The Jerk" will be shown Friday night at 10:30.

And if that's all too fancy-pants for your Schlitz-and-Fritos taste buds, Southern mullet rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are at the Cape Cod Melody Tent tomorrow night. "Freebird," anyone And that's just the start of a long, hot summer of pop culture offerings. Here's a look at a few of our favorite guilty pleasures coming up on the Cape.

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The Boston Herald
June 18, 2005 Saturday
ALL EDITIONS
NEWS; Pg. 012
INSIDE TRACK; Stars shine at Nantucket film festival
GAYLE FEE and LAURA RAPOSA

NANTUCKET -

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After the screenwriting awards presentation - which was won by Will Luers for his 19th century period script about a painter of American Indians - many of the festival-ites repaired to the Nantucket Community School for a stage reading of "Spectacle" with Ben Stiller and Macaulay Culkin.

NBC is pulling out all the stops to fete that wild 'n' crazy guy Steve Martin at tonight's Nantucket Film Festival Screenwriters' Tribute at the Sconset Casino.

Martin, who many know as a comic actor, is being honored for penning a plethora of scripts from "The Jerk" and "Roxanne" to his latest, "Shopgirl," and the updated "Pink Panther."

NBC's Brian Williams, despite his new position as the Peacocks primo anchorman, has pulled emcee duty once again. Which is always good news. No one tires of this buttoned-down newsies stand-up schtick!

As per usual, Brian will pack the house with friendly faces like "Hardball" guy Chris Matthews, "Meet the Press" poohbah Tim Russert, anchorman Joe Scarborough, "Today" gal Campbell Brown and CNBC's Maria "The Money Honey" Bartiromo.

"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" star Mariska Hartigay will also make the Steve scene, as well as the cavalcade of celebs who are on island for the filmfest: Ben Stiller, Macaulay Culkin, Steve Buscemi, et al.

James Lipton, he of "Inside the Actors Studio" on Bravo, will also be on hand for the Jerkfest since he's scheduled to stage a sit-down with Martin called "In Their Shoes" today at the Nantucket Community School.

After Martin is appropriately toasted and roasted with a video and speeches, he'll repair with NBC cheese Bob Wright and wife Suzanne to the swish Nantucket Golf Club for an intimate dinner for network guests.

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