In October 2005, Stephen Beachy, writing in New York magazine, asked, “Who is the real JT Leroy?” and proposed an answer. A few months later, The New York Times called the Leroy enigma “one of the most bizarre literary mysteries in recent memory” and Vanity Fair dubbed it the “literary parlor game of ‘Who Is JT Leroy?’ ”
Sandra Bernhard, always provocative and topical, is bringing her latest mix of comedy, rock ’n’ roll, cabaret, and a little burlesque to Guild Hall on Friday, July 8.
The Southampton Arts Center will kick off its summer music programs with three free outdoor concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People on Tour program will return to the center on Saturday afternoon at 4 with a free performance on the outdoor stage by Thunderswamp, a party jazz collective whose music celebrates...
The Montauk Library will present “Folk Music of Long Island’s Maritime Past,” a free concert by Astrograss, on Wednesday evening at 7:30. Originally collected by Stan Ransom, a folklorist, in the 1960s, the seafaring songs have been newly arranged by Jordan Shapiro, a guitarist and vocalist.
A pipe organ that had been silent for three decades is now making music again at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton, thanks to the initiative of the church’s pastor, the Rev. Donald Hanson; the generosity of two of its parishioners, and the skills of a number of organ technicians and craftsmen.

You’ve heard of the classical “three Bs” — Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Well, there are more than three notable composers whose last names begin with the second letter of the alphabet, and you can include Victoria Bond in that extended list. Ms. Bond, a well-known conductor and music commentator, is also a composer of considerable ingenuity.
Tomorrow night at 8, Benjamin Scheu­er will perform his award-winning coming-of-age musical “The Lion,” accompanying himself on guitar. Mr. Scheuer, who has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, delivers a solo performance depicting his rock ’n’ roll memoir from boyhood to the present, in the process finding his inner roar as he tells the tale of...
Calling all tree lovers! Get down to the Woodbine Collection in Montauk for the opening of “The Tree Show” tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “Water+Color+Works,” a group show of contemporary watercolors, will be on view at the Amagansett Library from tomorrow through July 31. A reception will happen Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Jack Lenor Larsen has channeled 25 years of creative energy into the house, sculpture, gardens, and overall landscape of the LongHouse Reserve, his residence and public preserve in East Hampton.
The stars of “The Unmovers,” a popular series of Optimum TV commercials and YouTube sketches, will bring their stand-up acts to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Monday at 8 p.m.
Ellen Johansen and Marlene Markard, classically trained pianists who live in East Hampton, will perform a concert of music by Fauré, Poulenc, Schubert, Ravel, and Gilbert at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for performances of Yasmina Reza’s four-character play “God of Carnage (A Comedy Without Manners)” on Wednesday and next Thursday at 6 p.m. in the center’s Levitas Center for the Arts.
Mambo Loco will bring its classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin to the outdoor terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow evening at 6 as part of the “Sounds of Summer” music series.