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“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.

A life devoted to drawings of others as well as his own art
George Negroponte in his studio outside Springs Virva Hinnemo
Left to right,“Braque Boxing”, “Four Shapes for RdK”, “Straggler” and “Tin Soldier,” all from 2016, combine enamel, latex, and spray paint on cardboard.
George Negroponte’s “Fact or Fiction II,” above, consists of wallpaper, linoleum, spackling paste, spray paint, and wood gathered and put together over a seven-year period.

The now four-year-old program has started to see some of its graduates join the ranks of published authors in the picture book, middle grade, and young adult literature markets
Emma Walton Hamilton founded the Children’s Literature Fellows program at Stony Brook Southampton with Patricia McCormick and Julie Sheehan four years ago.

Denise Gale had an early encounter with abstract painting at a de Kooning show at the Kemper Art Museum, at the age of 10
Denise Gale’s studio opens onto her garden, which offers a tranquil escape from the chaos of her works-in-progress. Mark Segal
Since her spinal surgery, Ms. Gale has turned to diptychs, such as “Just Pink,” the parts of which can be moved more easily than large canvases.

Edward Norton's sharp intelligence, insight into the profession, and sense of humor were fully on display
David Edelstein, left, the chief film critic for New York magazine, talked with Edward Norton about everything from “Birdman” to Brando in Sunday’s A Conversation With program at the East Hampton Middle School. Mark Segal

Alec Baldwin, holding his son Rafael, at last year’s Hamptons International Film Festival with Stuart Match Suna and Randy Mastro, right. It was during last year’s festival that Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Mastro became co-chairmen after Mr. Suna’s retirement. Monica Schipper/Getty

The National Museum of African American History and Culture and its opening events have attracted worldwide attention
One of the Johnson family photographs taken at the beach was selected by the National Museum of African American History and Culture for its “Power of Place” exhibit.
The Eastville Community Historical Society’s headquarters and museum are in a house donated by Lippman Johnson and Rose Johnson, above, along with a trove of other photographs of his family.
Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director and curator of the Eastville Community Historical Society, attended a museum preview earlier this month, pausing for a photograph next to Chuck Berry’s car.
Frank Hunter was one of the first African-American chief petty officers in the Navy. His commanding officer recommended him for a Medal of Honor for his attempt to save a fellow shipmate.
Frank Hunter’s great-grandson, Franklin Wilks, was at the opening and dedication of the museum last weekend. He has requested that the Navy give his ancestor the Medal of Honor posthumously.
In addition to his great-grandfather’s photograph, Mr. Wilks also gave the museum his continuous record of service, which documents his activities through all of his years of active duty.