Category | Arts

The Weight Comes to Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater

Posted on 14 April 2015

The Weight is no cover band. While they focus their work on playing songs of The Band, these five musicians have tight ties to the group, from playing as official members of the Canadian-American rock roots band to writing some of The Band’s original songs. So when they get together to play, it’s more than a tribute to a great American band. It’s a tribute to music itself, and to the longevity of these songs, which these very musicians helped to create.
Jim Weider, who was in Sag Harbor for the recent Masters of the Telecaster show at Bay Street Theater this winter, played lead guitar with The Band from 1985 to 2000. Randy Ciarlante was the drummer for The Band from 1990 to 1999, and Marty Grebb wrote songs on The Band’s 1993 album, “Jericho.” So when they get together, it’s as much a remembrance of first-hand experience as it is paying homage.
“It’s not a tribute band,” said Mr. Grebb. “It’s a reincarnated sidecar of The Band, because there’s so much closeness.”

Local Artists Embrace the Audacity of Abstraction

Posted on 14 April 2015

Independent of representational imagery, abstract art is a bold departure from its figurative and scenic brethren.

Not surprisingly, given the bohemian allure of the Hamptons in the mid-century years, the East End has long been associated with the boundary-pushing genre. From the beginning of the movement—which saw the birth of colorful works of Mark Rothko to the expressive drip paintings of Jackson Pollock and biomorphic geometry of Willem de Kooning—to the artists who are producing today—including Dan Welden, Roy Nicholson, Gerson Leiber, Shari Abramson and Dennis Leri—it’s easy to see that when it comes to genres of art, there is perhaps none more audacious than that of the abstract ilk.

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.

Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Presents a Tribute to Albert Maysles

Posted on 13 April 2015

On Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will pay tribute to pioneering documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died at his Manhattan home at the age of 88 in March, with a special screening and discussion at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The festival, which is run by [...]

Les Sylphides & the Littlest Mermaid Come to Guild Hall

Posted on 13 April 2015

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present its spring ballets, “Les Sylphides” and the “Littlest Mermaid” this weekend in Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Main Street in East Hampton. “Les Sylphides” is a short non-narrative romantic ballet, a “ballet blanc,” originally choreographed by Michael Fokine with music by Frederic Chopin. The ballet premiered  in 1907 [...]

“Five Presidents” & “The Darrell Hammond Project” Added to Bay Street Mainstage Season

Posted on 12 April 2015

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater announced Sunday it has added two new productions to its 2015 Mainstage Season—both East Coast premieres. “Five Presidents,” a new play by Emmy Award winning writer Rick Cleveland (“Six Feet Under,” “The West Wing,” and “House of Cards”) will be directed by Mark Clements and will run June 23 through [...]

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A Life Less Ordinary with David Slater at the Peter Marcelle Project

Posted on 08 April 2015

It’s been 60 years since David Slater first picked up a paintbrush.
In that time, the Sag Harbor-based artist has lived a storied life, full of unusual experiences. He has travelled the country, frequently by thumb and boxcar. He’s met a coterie of unusual characters. He’s taught art, both here in the States and abroad. And he’s done his fair share of hard labor as well.

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.

McCormick & Kriegman Talk at Writers Speak Wednesdays

Posted on 06 April 2015

Patricia McCormick and Mitchell Kriegman will be the next guests in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. The two authors will read and talk about their work on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second [...]