The fifth annual Montauk Music Festival will begin today with an opening party at Gurney’s Inn and continue through the weekend.
The event offers some 100 artists playing at every possible venue in Montauk. A full list and schedule of the performers is available on the festival website, themontaukmusicfestival.com. Almost every style of music, with the exception of classical, can be heard: alternative, rock, folk, pop, Americana, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, rap, hip-hop, country, and metal.
The Artist in Wartime
So how many former art school deans do you know who were present when the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy? Here’s one in your backyard: Alex Russo, once of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the nation’s capital, still professor emeritus at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and on Saturday alighting at Guild Hall to read from his new book, “Combat Artist: A Journal of Love and War.”