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Libraries used to be repositories of books and collections that were held close, in some cases available only to preapproved researchers by appointment. The East Hampton Library is embracing a more contemporary model, wherein its collection is accessible to researchers in their homes and offices.
Two decades ago, Neil LaBute emerged on the scene with “In the Company of Men,” a movie taken from his earlier play, with a plot featuring the callous seduction of a deaf woman. The film received a number of awards and distinctions, and it launched him as an enfant terrible who went out of his way to say the heretofore unsayable.
A number of South Fork cultural and arts organizations are among 1,230 recipients of some $41 million in state support for visual, performing, literary, and media arts, according to an announcement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. of Sag Harbor.
“Madoo in Manhattan: The Fourth Annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture” will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Club in Manhattan. The guest speaker will be Jinny Blom, an award-winning British garden designer, whose subject will be “Changing Nature: Towards a New Landscape.”
The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced that films presented during the 2016 festival have received 45 Oscar nominations.
The Art Gallery at the Quogue Library is presenting “50 Shades of White,” a juried photography show that celebrates the beauty of white in all its permutations. On view through Feb. 26, the photographs, by 23 East End photographers, will be judged by Neil Watson, director of the Long Island Museum and formerly director of the Katonah Museum of Art...
The 2017 LongHouse Winter Benefit will take place Feb. 15 in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, who designed the atrium, will be the evening’s honorees.
The Montauk Library will present “Salty Songs and Sailor Slang,” a program of authentic sea chanteys and nautical ballads performed by Scuttlebutt Stu and Blood Red Robin, on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will hold tribute concerts at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album.
The Met: Live in HD will present an encore screening of Verdi’s “Nabucco,” with Placido Domingo in the title role, at Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m.
What Sotheby’s called “the Schellinger-Hendrickson Very Fine and Rare Clock,” a tall-case beauty made by the East Hampton craftsman Nathaniel Dominy IV in 1780, was sold Saturday afternoon at the auction house’s Manhattan headquarters for $24,000 to an unknown buyer bidding by telephone.
Guild Hall has announced the recipients of the 32nd Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at a benefit dinner on March 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan. Eric Fischl, the academy’s president, will host the event with Marty Cohen, chairman of the Guild Hall board, and Andrea Grover, executive...
“Steel Magnolias,” Robert Harling’s 1987 comedy-drama that became widely known thanks to the star-studded 1989 film, has over the years been met by critics with praise, derision, and everything in between. While one critic said, “The writing is filled with clever, country-fried witticisms and hilarious one-liners,” another wrote, “The script is...