Bits and Banter: Bees Doc Still Buzzing, Channeling The Piano Man, Night of Theater for Good Cause

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Bridgehampton’s J.P. Harding takes in the action in a still shot from the documentary “Killer Bees.”

Bzzz, Bzzz, Bzzz …

The Killer Bees are still stinging — and landing film distribution deals.

Last week, Gravitas Ventures picked up “Killer Bees,” — the debut documentary from filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings that follows Bridgehampton High School’s titular team as they defend their state championship title — and plans to release the film on all VOD platforms in August.

As more details become available, they will be announced on killerbeesmovie.com.

Lee Alverson

Lee Alverson Channels Piano Man

If there is anywhere to pay tribute to Billy Joel, it’s Sag Harbor, a village in which he is invested residentially and philanthropically — recently, to the tune of $500,000 to help rebuild the Sag Harbor Cinema.

On Friday, February 2, Lee Alverson will take on The Piano Man’s best tunes during a concert at Bay Street Theater, located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Entertaining audiences since 1990, Alverson has many hats and voices as a performer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his tributes to Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The show will start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. For more information, please call (631) 725-9500 or visit baystreet.org.

A Night of Theater for a Big Cause

Photo: Twelfth Night

Northeast Stage will put on a benefit performance for actor Kevin Monsell, who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, on Saturday, February 10, at 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall, located at 768 Main Street in Greenport.

The evening will include “the best actors, musicians and singers the East End has to offer,” according to a press release, as well as a raffle and Chinese auction. All proceeds will benefit Monsell’s treatment expenses and medical bills.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and additional donations are appreciated. Auction items can be dropped off at Port of Egypt Marine, located at 62300 NY-25 in Southold.

For more information, please visit gofundme.com/4y2jvgg.

Famed Paul Davis Poster Featured by Fledgling Museum

Paul Davis had no idea his iconic, 1968 portrait of Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara would stand the test of time.

It has.

Last week, the familiar face appeared at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan as part of the Poster House’s new project, “Hot Poster Gossip,” which highlights the design and history of memorable posters and advertisements for passersby as the museum readies for its launch this year.

“Posters are ephemeral,” said Davis, who lives in Sag Harbor, “but sometimes everything comes together on the drawing board — the medium, the subject and the times. The portrait was assigned and done quickly. I had no idea at that moment it would have such a lasting impact.”

The window installation tracks the history of this image and its evolution from a black-and-white photograph by Alberto Korda to one of the most imitated compositions in design.

“It encapsulated a spirit of rebellion, becoming an emblem of its time, and its appearance in New York elicited strong reactions,” according to a press release. “Posters across the city were defaced, and on July 26, 1968, the offices of Grove Press, publisher of The Evergreen Review, were bombed, allegedly by anti-Castro Cubans.”

The installation will remain on view through February 14. For more information, please visit posterhouse.org.

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