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Thomas Bohlert and Trudy Craney, standing, from East Hampton, are part of Bach & Forth, a new ensemble, which will have its first performance on Tuesday in Manhattan.

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Lois Bender will hold a series of watercolor and sketching classes at Bridgehampton Gardens beginning March 2.

The objectification and dehumanizing of African-Americans by whites in post-Civil War America through imagery, toys, and everyday objects was a process that began after emancipation
Georgette Grier-Key was part of the team that designed the Suffolk County Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Hidden and Forbidden.” T.E. McMorrow

Mr. Hamburg, who took up photography in his retirement after 50 years in communications law, has made his hobby somewhat of a second career, with several exhibitions also to his credit
Eric Fischl and April Gornik are one of several East End couples featured in Morton Hamburg’s new book, “Commitment.” Morton Hamburg

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Steve Haweeli’s “Crosstown Passion” is one of more than 70 submissions to the “Love and Passion” show at Ashawagh Hall in Springs this weekend.

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The band cooks up a unique blend of original music that incorporates rock ’n’ roll, blues, punk, and soul
The Dumbo Project, which took its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood where its rehearsal studio is located, consists of, from left, Meredith Strang, Jamie Grubb, Alex Rivers, John Schmidt, and Drew Burchenal. Amy Burchenal

A glimpse of life during whaling times
Julie Greene, the curator of “Bridgehampton Whalers: A Farmer’s Life at Sea,” gave a talk last Thursday describing the exhibit, which will remain on display at the Bridgehampton Museum’s Corwith House until April 1. Carrie Ann Salvi

Ms. Reilly was one of 13 finalists from across Long Island
Ashley Reilly placed first in Shine, a radio singing competition for Long Islanders. Janis Hewitt

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