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Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter who has forged a three-decades-plus career in an ever-shifting musical landscape, said “a mix of old and new songs” from her extensive catalog is in store when she performs at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The media, particularly cable news, loves the horse-race aspect of elections, so much so that they devote hours of airtime to the speculation of who will run for president five minutes after the current president has been inaugurated. This election cycle brought the usual frenzy, but then it trebled with the announcement last year that Donald...
Christopher French will have an exhibition of his new work at the Drawing Room in East Hampton. In his new work, symmetry has given way to pointed shafts of refracted color that surge across the canvas from distinct vortices like beams of colored light. The show will open tomorrow and remain on view through Oct. 3. The Southampton Artists...
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will wrap up its Sounds of Summer series of outdoor music tomorrow afternoon at 5 with its annual Labor Day weekend “Bluegrass and BBQ” celebration.
The Southampton Arts Center will conclude its summer music programs with free outdoor concerts by the HooDoo Loungers on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Jazz on the Steps with Bill Smith on piano and Baron Lewis on trumpet on Sunday at noon.
Guild Hall’s summer season will close this weekend with two very different musical performances. Suzanne Vega, a singer-songwriter whose voice is as distinct as her music, will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. Details of her concert can be found elsewhere on this page.
Some artists discover their medium and stick with it. Throughout most of her career, Carol Ross has shifted artistic gears with apparent ease between wood reliefs, metal sculpture, drawing, and painting. “I’m an artist who changes a lot,” she said during a recent conversation in Guild Hall’s sculpture garden, where her large aluminum pieces can be...
On a perfect, warm summer late afternoon, in a pastoral outdoor setting overlooking Fort Pond, Music for Montauk’s program “Inspired by Shakespeare” delighted concertgoers. The program on Aug. 17 was the second of five events in a summer series that took place over seven days, and it was the first concert to be held at the newly renovated Fort...
When Jill Musnicki says “I’m very much into nature,” it’s no wonder. A fourth-generation East Ender whose ancestors were Bridgehampton and Sagaponack farmers, the local terrain was her birthright. For the past five years, that legacy has informed her artwork.
What makes a painting a painting? Sure, some kind of painting medium on a support, wood or canvas, fresco or encaustic, all have a claim. Beginning in the 1960s, artists began playing with the boundaries of what constitutes a painting by reshaping canvases, cutting up painted wood and masonite to create compositions, and making negative space (...
The Southampton Cultural Center will present “Broadway Beats,” an evening of Broadway-inspired singing and dancing by Our Fabulous Variety Show, on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Agawam Park. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs will be welcomed.
A limited number of tickets remain for Bobby Collins’s performance at Bay Street Theater’s Comedy Club in Sag Harbor on Monday at 8 p.m.
A free concert by the Janice Friedman Jazz Trio will take place at the Montauk Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.