Arts

   Anne Chaisson, a longtime adviser to the Hamptons International Film Festival, will take over as its executive director, the festival has announced.     She will replace Karen Arikian, the director for the past five...
   Igor Lovchinsky will play at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday as part of the Rising Stars Piano series at 8 p.m.     Mr. Lovchinsky was born in Russia and now lives in the United States. He last played with...

“Paris: A Love Story” Kati Marton Simon & Schuster, $24
   “Westerly,” a collection of poems by Will Schutt of Wainscott, is the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for 2012. Since 1919 the prize has been awarded to “the most promising new American poets.”...
Weber’s People Paintings     “Eighteen Years of Painting People,” a retrospective exhibition of work by Nick Weber, is on view at QF Gallery in East Hampton through Dec. 30.
   How do you get to Nashville’s famous Music Row? Practice, practice, practice.                     But if you really want to succeed in the country...
   The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival will return to Sag Harbor this weekend with three days of programming and a gala honoring Susan Lacy, the creator of the “American Masters” series on PBS.
    The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church will hold the choral refrains of Christmases past with the Choral Society of the Hamptons concert “A Baroque Christmas” on Dec. 9, with performances at 3 and 5:30 p.m. A benefit...
Cather’s Life and Loves     “Call Me William: The Lives and Loves of Willa Cather” will be presented at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.     Prudence Wright Holmes is both writer and...