A cornucopia of live and recorded performances
“The Exterminating Angel” was one of the most anticipated operas of the year, as can be surmised by this scene from Act III. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Skewering contemporary marriage
Edward A. Brennan and Carolann DiPirro star in “Clever Little Lies” at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue. Tom Kochie

“Riding on a smile and a shoeshine” in Sag Harbor
"Death of a Salesman" in rehearsal in Northampton with Joe Minutillo directing Meg Sexton

Local Art News
Robert Schwarz's "Starbridges" are three-dimensional mandalas made from wire, monofilament, aluminum, hardware, and sometimes fluorescent lights.

The gap between fine and applied art

At the Southampton Arts Center

Former East Hampton musician celebrates 80

New records and high visibility for artists associated with the East End
“Campbell’s Soup I,” a complete portfolio of Andy Warhol’s soup can series from 1968, sold at Sotheby’s auction house last week for $850,000. Sotheby’s

From Cambodia to a chicken flying contest
Hugh Patrick Brown, center, on location in Cham Village in Vietnam.
Frank Langella posed with Edward Gorey during the 1977 Broadway production of “Dracula.” Hugh Patrick Brown
A photograph Hugh Patrick Brown took in a Chinese factory in 1981 has the look of a Vermeer painting.

Upon hearing the title of the play — “Boeing Boeing” — younger audiences might ask, “What, what?”
Dane DuPuis, John Leonard, and Catherine Maloney in “Boeing Boeing” at the Southampton Cultural Center. Dane DuPuis