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At Bay Street Theater, You Can Give Playwrights a Piece of Your Mind

Posted on 20 April 2015

This weekend, audiences at Bay Street Theater will have an opportunity to do something that few theater goers ever get a chance to do — tell a group of playwrights exactly what they think of their plays. But that’s precisely what artistic director Scott Schwartz is encouraging people to do as part of Bay Street’s 2nd Annual New Works Festival which runs Friday to Sunday at the theater.

“Art for Aid:” Tapping Into a Network of Artists to Change Lives

Posted on 20 April 2015

Wendy Wachtel has been in the art business for years. As the owner of Walk Tall Gallery, she operated a gallery space in East Hampton Village for several seasons, and since closing that location has continued to actively work with artists and collectors as an art dealer. While she’s accustomed to moving fluidly among the movers and shakers of the East End’s art and cultural scene, as the assistant director of Meals on Wheels in East Hampton, Ms. Wachtel is also keenly aware of the wealth discrepancies that exist out here and the incredible need among those who struggle on a daily basis to survive.

Violinist Tim Fain Redefines Classical Music in the Modern Age

Posted on 13 April 2015

If you’re one of those people who think classical music is for an older generation and performed primarily by overdressed musicians in stuffy concert halls, you obviously haven’t heard Tim Fain. Or maybe you have — you just don’t realize it.

Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation: School Gardens Grow in the Wake of a Life Lost

Posted on 07 April 2015

In November 2010, Joshua Levine, a young farmer who lived in Sag Harbor, was killed in a tragic tractor accident at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. He was 35 years old and he left behind a wife and two small children. The tragedy shook the East End community to its core, especially those involved in the farm to table movement for whom tilling the soil, planting seeds and growing crops is more than an occupation, it’s a way of life. And it was Joshua Levine’s passion.

Musicians Make Great Music for a Great Cause

Posted on 07 April 2015

Going out for the evening to hear local musicians perform live has become a favorite pastime for many music fans on the East End. So when someone figures out how to merge live music with a good cause, there’s absolutely no excuse for not getting out of the house and into a groove — especially when it’s happening just up the road.

When Life Gets You Down, Get to The Joshua Show

Posted on 30 March 2015

Three years ago when Joshua Holden performed a 10-minute puppet slam piece in Chicago, little did he know he was on the brink of inventing a whole new life for himself. But with The Joshua Show, a full-length performance piece which grew out of that short offering, Mr. Holden has done just that. Along the way he has also found his place in the world — and being true to oneself is really what the Joshua Show is all about.

Restoring History: Inside Look at the Nathaniel Rogers House

Posted on 30 March 2015

Next Thursday, John Eilertsen of the Bridgehampton Historical Society leads a tour of the Nathaniel Rogers House in the center of Bridgehampton. This will be the public’s first peek inside the classic Greek Revival structure which, after decades of neglect, is being renovated and restored by the historical society in a joint effort with Southampton Town, which owns the property. While the exterior is looking pretty good, Mr. Eilertsen admits people may be disappointed when they see what’s inside. That’s because $2 million doesn’t go very far these days.

Julie Andrews Looks Back on 50 Years of “The Sound of Music”

Posted on 25 March 2015

In March of 1965, the United States was in a state of turmoil. Malcolm X had just been assassinated, civil rights marchers were beaten by state troopers in Selma, Alabama and on the West Coast civil unrest would lead to the Watts Riots in Los Angeles later that year. Meanwhile, audiences around the country were flocking to theaters to see a film that seemed to offer an antidote to all the upheaval — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” which was based on the Broadway blockbuster and premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York City on March 2, 1965.

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The Southampton Review: A Literary Treasure (and a Visual One too)

Posted on 23 March 2015

Though it may not always feel like it, spring has officially sprung on the East End — and with it has come the arrival of The Southampton Review (TSR), the annual literary journal produced by Stony Brook Southampton and edited by the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing program. This is the ninth edition of TSR, which each year highlights some of the best poetry, fiction, memoirs and screenplays that writers from around the globe have to offer.

The Buzz About Bees

Posted on 16 March 2015

This winter has been hard on everyone. But for Mary Woltz, the challenges have gone far beyond simply shoveling and making sure there’s enough firewood on hand. That’s because Ms. Woltz is a beekeeper — a job that doesn’t end just because the pollination season has.