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Cracked Actor, a band named for a song on Bowie’s 1973 album “Aladdin Sane”
Cracked Actor will conclude a year of mourning the death of David Bowie with a performance of his music on Saturday at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Tom Kochie
Peter Landi, left, is a co-founder of Cracked Actor, which performs the music of David Bowie.
Carlos Lama sings and plays keyboard and percussion with Cracked Actor.
Cracked Actor is set to retire their tribute to David Bowie following a performance at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday.Tom Kochie Photos

Although Matt Vega pursued figurative painting in college, he received his Yale M.F.A. in photography and practiced it prolifically and exclusively until 2012
Matt Vega’s basement studio in Amagansett is filled with hundreds of paintings from series he often works on simultaneously. These are some of his most recent works. Jennifer Landes
An untitled painting from Matt Vega’s “Dimorphism” series, above, and one from his “Imagined Landscapes” series

A holiday season institution on the South Fork
Southampton’s Tripoli Gallery has included work by Saskia Friedrich and Susan Tepper, above, and Jeremy Grosvenor, below, in its annual “Thanksgiving Collective” show. Jeremy Dennis, Tripoli Gallery
Sculpture by Keith Sonnier, left, and paintings by Jennifer Cross at the Tripoli Gallery. Jeremy Dennis, Tripoli Gallery

“Dreaming in Vinyl” reached No. 2 on a folk radio airplay chart compiled from nationwide playlists in October and November
Caroline Doctorow is enjoying the success of her latest release, “Dreaming in Vinyl,” which reached No. 2 on a folk airplay chart in two consecutive months. Grover Gatewood
Caroline Doctorow performing with Gary Oleyar, left, and Karl Allweier. “I love to tour, record, write songs, and perform for people,” she said. Grover Gatewood

Now 86, Phyllis Hammond shows no sign of slowing down
Phyllis Hammond’s Springs studio is a maze of colorful aluminum sculptures. Mark Segal Photos
Four of Ms. Hammond’s works are spending the next six months at the library in Summit, N.J.

The magic in Yuka Silvera’s costumes
From her office and sewing room in her house in East Hampton, Yuka Silvera concocts “Nutcracker” costumes suitable for a harlequin doll and a fairy snow queen, and others for Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from street merchant to drawing room lady. She is pictured with her Hampton Ballet Theatre designs. Below, four clothing changes for Eliza. Durell Godfrey and Yuka Silvera Photos

“I do feel like I could be the poster child for it’s-never-too-late-to-do-anything,”
By day, Lynn Blumenfeld is a partner in a Montauk advertising firm, but on evenings and weekends, she is Lynn Blue, a singer in a rock band that performs across the South Fork. Lisa Mazzucco
Lynn Blumenfeld and her band — from left, Jim (the Rev) Nanos on bass, Alex Sarkis, the drummer, and Dave Portocarerro, the guitar player and musical director — have performed at the Gosman’s band shell. Jack James

A tale of connections and coincidences
John McCaffrey and Scott Kennedy met up in New York City this month to discuss their recent projects. Jennifer Landes

Recollections of Mr. Dylan’s time in East Hampton in the 1970s
Bob Dylan is the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Chris Hakkens/CC-BY-SA
The artist kept a low profile in East Hampton, living in a rented a house off Lily Pond Lane in the 1970s.Durell Godfrey
The cover of his “Self Portrait” album, which he painted in East Hampton.

A grand Tudor space with a stage and formal gardens on Huntting Lane in East Hampton Village
The Tudor building on Huntting Lane in East Hampton called the Playhouse was a gift to the 16-year-old Marjorie Woodhouse from her parents, and held an Elizabethan-style theater.Below, in a stereopticon photograph, formal gardens outside the 1916 Playhouse include original fountains, stone terraces, garden sculptures, and specimen plantings. Above, Richard Brockman and Mirra Bank, the owners, continued its use for the performing arts for a while, offering master classes in music to local students. The space, though preserved, is now a residence.
An original stained-glass window in the Playhouse includes images of the east, west, north, and south winds. Below right, the 70-foot grand salon has cathedral ceilings and tall leaded glass windows. The stage was at one end, and at the other a balcony held a pipe organ. Below left, the building evokes early-20th-century style and life, both indoors and out.