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In 1972, Florence Fabricant wrote her first food column — for The East Hampton Star
Florence Fabricant signed copies of her book “Wine With Food” at this year’s Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. Her 12th book, “City Harvest: 100 Recipes From New York’s Best Restaurants,” will be published in October. Durell Godfrey

Joy Behar’s audience is tamer, but she may not be
Joy Behar, at her house in East Hampton on Saturday, will perform her one-woman show “Me, My Mouth & I” at Guild Hall this weekend. Morgan McGivern

Last week, she announced her retirement at the end of 2016 to the staff and board
After 16 years of directing Guild Hall, Ruth Appelhof announced her retirement to the staff and board last week. Rossa Cole
Guild Hall’s programming has expanded to 270 performances and events this year, part of the early commitment of Ruth Appelhof, shown here with Nathan Lane, to bring East Hampton’s diverse audiences into the John Drew Theater. Barry Gordin

John Ludlow’s 13 years under McKusick’s tutelage had a clear and profound impact
John Ludlow warmed up before the Shelter Island Jazz Fest at his family’s dairy farm in Bridgehampton on Monday. Jennifer Landes

Fern Mallis will make an appearance with her book at the East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night
Fern Mallis will be at the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night on Saturday with her new book, “Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis.” Durell Godfrey

Edward Burns was caught in a pensive moment on the set of “Public Morals,” the series he created that will premiere on TNT on Aug. 25.
Michael Rapaport plays Charlie Bullman, Terry Muldoon’s partner in “Public Morals.”

“When I came across the beautiful watercolors of Eric Fischl, I immediately felt this inspiration and began sketching out the music that I was hearing."
Bruce Wolosoff composed a four-movement piece of music inspired by Eric Fischl’s watercolors. The Eroica Trio will perform it at Guild Hall tomorrow.

A launch party for Accabonac House will be held on Tuesday evening at Ashawagh Hall
Alex Kilgore, in Accabonac House, has dedicated a multidisciplinary artists residency program to Lisa de Kooning, his lifelong friend. Jennifer Landes

“It’s kind of like a vacation mentality. Everyone’s in a good mood. . . . You walk in, and it brightens your day.”
Lisa Perry, who has a house on North Haven, paused for a moment in her bright Main Street store in East Hampton. She will participate in talks presented at Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall this week and next. Durell Godfrey

Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, reflects on his life as an artist and his connection to the immensely popular series
Eloise places a gentle hand on the shoulder of Hilary Knight, illustrator of the Eloise books, while Kay Thompson, who wrote the series, looks on. Anthony Lombardo
In this illustration, Ruff, Hilary Knight’s late, beloved Persian cat, shares the artist’s East Hampton studio with a free-range cockatiel that is still in residence.