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  • Christopher Byrne knew the significance of the house he purchased on Alewife Brook Road way before he thought about living in it.

  • It might seem as though the new Parrish Art Museum exhibition, “Perspectives‚” was a last-minute, thrown-together thing, but its spontaneity is intentional and considered.

    According to the museum, the short lead time worked well with these shows, which are responses to recent events or acquisitions. Each is a very focused presentation, including only objects related to one subject or theme.

  • If you want fresh vegetables, grown with organic methods, and like the idea of being as close to the farming of them as possible, the C.S.A. model may be for you and sign-ups are starting now.
  • The cleaning of “Alchemy,” one of Jackson Pollock’s earliest poured paintings, has revealed a new depth of color and contributed further evidence that his working methods included using a structural plan as a way to ground his poured compositions.
  • Johannes Brahms will be celebrated by the Choral Society of the Hamptons on March 22 in an early evening concert at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.

    “Brahms in Love” should remind its audience why the composer’s funeral cortege attracted thousands of mourners on the streets of Vienna in 1897. The program will include an arrangement of his well-known “Lullaby,” as well as “Lovesong Waltzes” for chorus and four-hand piano, four songs for women’s chorus, horns, and harp, and four love songs for men’s chorus.

  • Typically, when one orders a daiquiri or a mojito, it is not preceded by a call brand the way a Grey Goose martini or a Jack and coke is. With the advent of premium small-batch rums over the past few years, however, that should change.

  • A show of work by Jane Freilicher will be presented this week by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery at the Art Dealers Association of America’s "Art Show" fair in New York City.

    Ms. Freilicher, who died last year, was not only a “painterly realist‚” in the words of her gallery, but an inspiration for several poets of the era, including Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery, who were also her friends. She was known for the still lifes that she often placed near her windows, showing the view outside her Water Mill studio.

  • Peter Ngo knew from an early age that he wanted to be involved with fashion and art. Through a singular focus and hard work, that is where he is making his mark: at John Varvatos in East Hampton and at the various galleries and art spaces that have shown his photography and paintings.

  • It wasn’t all that long ago that the art world cognoscenti and mere tourists would walk the streets of SoHo, then Chelsea, and even more recently the Lower East Side, with “Gallery Guide” booklets clutched to their chests. Now, it’s more likely that they are looking at their phones, parsing the disparate information and endorsements available online for their favorite galleries and artists.

  • The last time Victoria Bond spoke with The Star, it was 1999 and she was working on an opera that would become “Mrs. President.” In the 15 years since, she has several more operas to her credit, as well as many other musical pieces for voice, individual instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestras.

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