Business Briefs: Live Music at Green Hill and Madonna at Almond

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Live Music Galore at Green Hill Kitchen & Que

Rorie Kelly makes what she calls “ladybeast music” — songs that inspire others to love themselves fiercely and become their own heroes.

For a live dose of musical motivation from the crimson-haired siren herself, swing by the Green Hill Kitchen & Que on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. for the first in the packed lineup of weekend concerts at the Greenport restaurant.

Up next is Wandering Time on Saturday, March 7, followed by Jon Divello and Zanti Misfits on March 13 and 14, respectively; and Lawrence Cooley and Julia King on March 27 and 28, respectively. Concerts will also stage on March 20 and 21, but talent is yet to be determined.

The restaurant also hosts a “Jazz Master Series” every Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 631-477-4900 or visit 

Almond Artists & Writers Dinner Series Continues with Anthony Madonna

As an educator and interdisciplinary collaborative artist, Anthony Madonna has led workshops, produced performance series and academic events, and performed work within institutions such as the Barbican Centre, the Tate Modern, Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the McCarter Theater.

But on Tuesday evening, he will be center stage at Almond, as the latest guest of honor in the “Artists & Writers” series at the Bridgehampton restaurant.

“Anthony currently serves as the inaugural Patti Kenner Fellow in Arts Education at Guild Hall of East Hampton,” according to a press release. “The fellowship aims to support the next generation of artists, theater makers, and creative professionals through the development and creation of high quality, inventive and pioneering educational offerings.”

The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $49, which includes a three-course, family style meal and one glass of wine or draft beer, and reservations are required. For more information, call 631-537-5665 or visit

Discover Long Island Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

Bryan Deluca, executive director of Atlantis Holdings LLC, was recently elected chair of the executive committee of Discover Long Island, which has announced its new board of directors.

“Comprised of Long Island’s leaders in the tourism and hospitality industry, the board boasts a range of expertise from hotels and resorts, culture and heritage organizations, attractions, transportation and the business community,” a press release said.

Nancy Costopulos, president and CEO of Old Westbury Gardens, will serve as vice chair, along with Mitch Pally, CEO of The Long Island Builders Institute, as secretary; Marc Weinstein, owner of Mark of Elegance, as treasurer; and Gus Montesantos, general manager of the Hilton Long Island, as executive board member.

“Tourism on Long Island is a defining industry for our region that has seen record-breaking highs in economic impact and visitor spending in the past year,” Kristen Jarnagin, president and CEO of Discover Long Island, said in a statement. “We are honored to have such a prestigious group of individuals presiding over our organization. Their range of insight and experience allows us to move forward with enthusiasm and confidence.”

In addition, the organization announced its newest members at large — Terri Alessi-Miceli, president and CEO of Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge; and Patricia Franco, general manager of The Long Island Marriott Hotel.

“The Discover Long Island organization and its board work on behalf of the region’s visitor economy to continue driving year-round visitation to all areas of Long Island, positively benefitting every resident,” the release said.

For more information, visit