Category | Arts

Wandering Through Alan’s Maze at the Parrish

Posted on 23 October 2014

As an artist, Alan Shields came of age at a time when the art world was questioning the relevance of painting. The declaration that “painting is dead” is one that has surfaced periodically throughout history, which is why in the early 1970s when the future of the medium looked murky, Mr. Shields wasn’t afraid to take painting off the wall and define it by a whole new set of parameters.
His response? To totally reimagine the way in which audiences experience painting.

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“Harvey” Watches Over The Hampton Theatre Company

Posted on 23 October 2014

This weekend, the Hamptons Theatre Company kicks off its 30th anniversary season with a production of “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy.
Which may help explain why last week, director Diana Marbury was running around like crazy hunting down a seemingly random list of unrelated items.

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Frank, Wolfie & the Gang Return to Celebrate 20 Years of Stages

Posted on 23 October 2014

For 20 years, Helene Leonard has offered the children of the East End the chance to find their voice onstage. I know, because 20 years ago I was a kid who stumbled into her workshop, and she gave me the confidence to step into the spotlight.

Gisele, Chanel…and Danny Zuko…in Montauk?

Posted on 21 October 2014

Who knew Brazilian supermodels, Game of Thrones, modern Montauk mansions …and Danny Zuko … would meld so well together? Who else, but Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director known for the theatricality in films such as “Moulin Rogue” and, most recently, “The Great Gatsby.” Last week, Chanel debuted its latest film short/advertising campaign by Mr. Luhrmann [...]

“World Goes ‘Round” Opens at the Cultural Center in Southampton

Posted on 20 October 2014

With Michael Disher once more at the helm, the Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will open “The World Goes ‘Round, the Songs of Kander and Ebb” Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, November 9 at the Levitas Center for the Arts. The showcase is a musical revue featuring the shows of John Kander and [...]

Masters of the Telecaster Come to Bay Street Theater

Posted on 13 October 2014

To understand the jam that is set to unfold at Bay Street Theater this weekend, you must first understand the telecaster guitar as an instrument. Introduced to popular culture in 1950 by Fender, this solid-body electric guitar broadcasted its sound in a way that no other instrument had. The telecaster has been a choice instrument of Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and George Harrison, and has contributed greatly to the sound and history of rock and roll.

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Deconstructing the Sayre Barn

Posted on 13 October 2014

Looking at the Sayre Barn today, you wouldn’t guess that a year or so ago the barn, which dates back to 1825, was in serious danger of completely collapsing in on itself.
But that, in fact, was the case.

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Two Artists Share Common Themes in Temple Adas Israel Show

Posted on 13 October 2014

Religious art isn’t something that most galleries specialize in — but at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, religious themed art is not only encouraged… it’s required.

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“Gabriel” a Local Highlight at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Posted on 09 October 2014

This weekend, the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) offers a full slate of documentary, narrative and short films at theaters in East Hampton, Southampton, Montauk, Westhampton Beach and right here in Sag Harbor.
The festival runs from Thursday to Monday and films featured in the HIFF represent perspectives by filmmakers from around the globe. But also in the mix are movies made closer to home and among the offerings in this year’s Views From Long Island section is “Gabriel,” an indie film from writer/director Lou Howe which will screen at the Sag Harbor Cinema this Friday evening.
The film is Mr. Howe’s first feature-length project. It garnered some favorable buzz at the Tribeca Film Festival when it premiered there in April — and much of the film was shot right here on the East End, including in Sag Harbor.

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The Wainwright Sisters Come to Plant & Sing at Sylvester Manor

Posted on 08 October 2014

There’s never been a more meaningful time to celebrate local food and traditional American music than this Saturday’s Plant & Sing Festival as it will be the first held at Sylvester Manor since heirs of the historic plantation gifted nearly the entire property to the non-profit organization in its name.

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