Category | Arts

InCircles Brings Local Punk to The Talkhouse

Posted on 28 October 2014

People were talking about InCircles, the punk band that rocked Main Street, at the Sag Harbor American Music Festival a few weeks ago. Jewlee Trudden, lead singer and guitarist, was pretty excited to see the diverse audience dancing and bopping to her group’s original tunes. Many audience members said they were surprised to hear their fresh, punky sound in a festival full of folk and singer/songwriters, and some approached them to say they’d seek the group out in the future. Ms. Trudden hopes they’ll make good of this next weekend at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.

“The World Goes ‘Round” Brings Kander & Ebb to Southampton Cultural Center

Posted on 28 October 2014

The legendary songwriting duo of Kander and Ebb have been responsible for some of the biggest hits on Broadway in the past half century. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb first began their collaboration back in 1962, and in the years that followed, the pair wrote a prolific number of songs and scores including “Cabaret,” which is currently enjoying a revival on Broadway in the old Studio 54 space, “Funny Lady,” and, perhaps their most memorable (and biggest) hit, “Chicago.”
And because he has been denied the rights to produce “Chicago” time and time again (it’s been 17 consecutive years, but who’s counting) this fall, Michael Disher, director of Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center, decided to approach the challenge from a totally unique angle by bringing the music of Kander and Ebb to the stage in an entirely different form.

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Mary Ellen Bartley Leans Above the Page at Guild Hall

Posted on 28 October 2014

On its surface, a book looks like a fairly simple object. But crack one open and you just might find a tool with transformative powers. Between the covers of a good book it’s possible to discover the essence of emotion, beauty, compassion or suspense. A book can be wholly meditative or a call to action.

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Russo Plays Final Fall Salon Series at The Parrish

Posted on 28 October 2014

On Friday, October 31 at 6 p.m., Sicilian pianist Sandro Russo will perform the final concert of the Parrish Art Museum’s fall Salon Series. Mr. Russo, who has performed at international concert halls including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Weill Recital and Zankel Hall at Carneigie Hall and the Salle Cortot in Paris, will play works [...]

“Painting the Population” Looks for Funding

Posted on 28 October 2014

Aubrey Roemer, the Brooklyn artist behind the “Leviathan: The Montauk Portrait Project” has launched a kickstarter campaign to further the project, and her art, as she aims to publish a book of her work, and expand the project into Nicaragua and Indonesia. “Leviathan: The Montauk Project” was started as Ms. Roemer began painting hundreds of [...]

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Do the Time Warp at The Suffolk Theater

Posted on 28 October 2014

Do a bit of a mind flip, and enter a time slip, with The Suffolk Theater’s presentation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” followed by a Halloween After-Party, on Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m. The Suffolk Theatre is located at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. There is a $20 bar/restaurant minimum to join [...]

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Bateman Exhibit Opens at the Peter Marcelle Project

Posted on 27 October 2014

The Peter Marcelle Project ion Southampton will open an exhibition of recent paintings, pastels and prints by Sag Harbor artist Roisin Bateman with an artists’ reception on Saturday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ms. Bateman began her life, and her art, in western Ireland, the rough textures of Irish rock and sea still [...]

Coleman Comes to Canio’s in Sag Harbor

Posted on 27 October 2014

From joining an underground guerrilla cell in the 1970s to life as a Zen Priest, Linda Coleman will share stories from her memoir, “Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary” at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday, November 1. In her memoir, Ms. Coleman describes her experience joining an underground guerrilla cell—a decision [...]

The Queen of Pentacles Comes to WHBPAC

Posted on 27 October 2014

Folk songstress Suzanne Vega will bring her poetic lyrics and vibrato-less voice to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. Ms. Vega found success, both commercially and critically, in the 1990s as a part of the emerging folk-pop scene. Inspired by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, Ms. Vega [...]

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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