Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Arts Academy debuted its 2021 spring musical performance of “Into the Woods” over the weekend of June 4 to 6. This Broadway classic that cleverly incorporates beloved fairy tales was a hit with audiences and garnered stellar reviews. Under the direction of Arts Academy director Kristen Poulakis and Arts Academy manager Justin Harris, over 30 teen actors lit up the stage in a magical performance in full costume as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Baker, and more. The theater is looking forward to a robust summer and fall lineup with additional programming being added daily.
This weekend, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns for its 10th season. Among the many acts scheduled to perform during the four-day festival will be The Resilient, a band whose members have overcome enormous odds to not only survive, but thrive through their music.
You could say that, as an author, Bill Schutt is drawn to unusual subjects. A vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt has written non-fiction books on several offbeat topics, offering insight and intrigue into the scientific facts of the world around us.
On Monday afternoon, Eric Schenkman found himself heading east through western New York, just south of Buffalo, taking in his surroundings on his drive to Brooklyn. “It’s actually really, really beautiful,” he mused. “I’m going through these rolling hills with cornfields.”