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The Amagansett Library will continue its centennial-year celebration with a performance by Katherine C.H.E., a singer and library trustee, today at 6 p.m. in the community room.
For anyone stuck outside of Montauk with the August blues again, next week’s Music for Montauk schedule of concerts should be a soothing balm. The series, which runs from Tuesday to Aug. 22, will have world-class musicians performing creative musical programs in unconventional locations.
Comedy, R&B, hospitality, presidential politics, New Orleans party music, and Sith Lords will all touch down at Guild Hall in East Hampton this week, starting tomorrow at 9 p.m. when Jay Pharoah will perform his first comedy show on an East End stage.
The Southampton Arts Center is presenting no fewer than five films this week, beginning tonight at 7 with a screening of “Electoral Dysfunction,” an award-winning documentary that takes an irreverent look at voting in America. The filmmakers will answer questions after the screening. Tickets cost $12, and advance reservations have been recommended.
Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed...
Jamie Patricof was disappointed he could not be in East Hampton for the opening of the film “Captain Fantastic” last Friday. Not because he hadn’t seen it; with Lynette Howell Taylor, he co-produced the film and had in fact seen it countless times. However, having spent summers and weekends here for much of his life, he fondly remembers the...
Laurie Anderson, the musician and visual and performance artist, will make a whirlwind tour of East Hampton next week. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., she will speak at the Art Barge on Napeague in the final installment of its 2016 “Artists Speak” series. Andrea Grover, curator of special projects at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and incoming...
Bebe Neuwirth, a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer, will be the host on Saturday at the Ross School Center for Well-Being in East Hampton of a multidiscipline dance performance that will benefit the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation and the Ross School Scholarship Fund. World-class dancers will perform.
It seems silly in retrospect, but there was once a time when painting was so out of favor in the art world that artists who chose it as a medium were considered doomed to irrelevancy.