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Mr. Merat has fully immersed himself in Brel and his music
Alfredo Merat is creating a theatrical event based on the life of Jacques Brel, a Belgian singer, songwriter, and actor.

“Mrs. President” will be presented by the Rochester Lyric Opera on Saturday
Joy Hermalyn played Roxie Claflin, Victoria Woodhull’s mother, in the Anchorage Opera production of “Mrs. President.” Kevin Patterson

Blanchard’s has set a pre-auction estimate of $500,000 to $1 million for Colonel Mulford’s Declaration
An extremely rare early copy of the Declaration of Independence given to a Continental Army officer from East Hampton in July 1776 will be sold at auction on Saturday. Blanchard’s Auction Service
The Mulford family papersBlanchard's Auction Service

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.

“On This Site”
Jeremy Dennis outside Guild Hall, where his exhibition “East Hampton Indigenous” is on view. Mark Segal
Fiona, posed in Vermont for Mr. Dennis’s “Nothing Happened Here” series.
Ghost of the White Deer,” was inspired by an oral story from the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma
Erica Phillips, left, was photographed at the 2015 Shinnecock Powwow, one of many she attended on the East Coast. Anna Cuffee, right, also photographed at the Shinnecock Powwow in 2015, plans to teach at the reservation’s preschool. Jeremy Dennis Photos

Celebrating a decade at the Southampton Cultural Center
Michael Disher took a welcome break in Amagansett Square from a grueling rehearsal schedule. Mark Segal
John Leonard and Catherine Maloney will watch the world go around in Michael Disher’s production of “Boeing Boeing.” Dane DuPuis

Complex layers of lines, biomorphic patterns, intense colors, and ornamental elements have long characterized her prints and, more recently, her paintings
Sue Heatley unwrapped some of the prints she will be showing in Richmond, Va., next week. Mark Segal
“Getaway,” one of Ms. Heatley’s new paintings on linen
Sue Heatley uses Flashe, a vinyl-based paint, to attain a “very blacked-out black” in her “Pink Rumble.”

“You’re facilitating a dream."
As a music producer and musician, Jack Douglas has worked with the Isley Brothers, John Lennon, Aerosmith, the Who, Patti Smith, the Yardbirds, and the New York Dolls, among others.

“Naisula — A Prayer for a White Woman, Her African Servant, a Shaman, and a Spirit Child,”
At her house in Sag Harbor, Kenny Mann, right, hosted her friend Nickson Parmisa, a Maasai chief from Kitengela, Kenya, a town not far from where she grew up. Mark Segal

Gary Oldman's performance as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" is already attracting Oscar buzz. It will be shown at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival. Working Title Films
"Call Me By Your Name" stars Armie Hammer and is set in Italy.
"Killer Bees" is a documentary on the Bridgehampton High School basketball team.