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‘Cinema Paradiso’ Screens On The Third Anniversary Of Sag Harbor Cinema Fire

There was once a small, eclectic movie house that gave cinema of all kinds a home. It was a place for dreams, for art, and when it tragically burned to the ground, the community rallied around it, rebuilding it to its former glory. If this story sounds familiar, it should — but it is not recalling the catastrophic Main Street fire that partially destroyed the Sag Harbor Cinema in 2016, explained screenwriter Bill Collage.

Julienne Penza-Boone Named Interim Executive Director of WHBPAC

A change in leadership at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has landed longtime arts education director Julienne Penza-Boone at the helm of the Main Street venue, following Executive Director Gram Slaton’s exit on September 3 — just 14 months into his tenure.

Meet the Amazing Eugene Bullard

He began life as a runaway and went on to have a career as a boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, a Paris nightclub owner and a spy for the French resistance. He was multilingual, played a role in the Civil Rights movement, and was even the manager and tour director for Louis Armstrong. Meet Eugene Bullard, the most accomplished man you’ve never heard of.

It’s Time for the Trees at Hearthside Cheer

Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside Cheer: Designer Tree Auction,” the party is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. The festive evening at the Rogers Mansion, which was built during Southampton’s Gilded Age, will include food, drinks, music, and a designer tree auction.

“Here Comes The Cinema!”

In the weeks leading up to its reopening, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) is presenting “Here Comes the Cinema!” a feast of films celebrating movie houses of all kinds and a tribute to the magic of cinema as a shared experience.

Doc FilmFest Explores USA Gymnastics Scandal

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the shocking revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. “At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal” is a documentary that reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes.

South Fork Performing Arts Presents “Frozen” and “Freaky Friday”

South Fork Performing Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) is presenting two productions in December. The first, on December 6 and 7, is “Disney’s...

The Holidays are Here — It’s Time to Dance

It's December, which means it's time for the holiday dance shows — this year, in addition to the Hampton Ballet Theater School and Studio 3, Our Fabulous Variety Show presents its first-ever partnership with the Arts Academy of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Eye on Art: Lichtenstein at the Whitney

In June 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the establishment of the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection, created by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation’s gift of more than 400 of his works in all media spanning his entire career.

A Conversation with David Brandenburg

The musical director of the Sag Harbor Community Band and former director of the Choral Society of the Hamptons talks about his new composition, “Dancing: Variations,” which will be performed at the Choral Society of the Hamptons annual seasonal concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3 and 5:30 p.m. and the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

Filmmaker Susan Lacy Takes On A Fashion Icon in ‘Very Ralph’

As the creator and executive producer of the American Masters series on PBS, filmmaker Susan Lacy has profiled a diverse range of cultural and artistic icons in her career. But throughout her 30-plus year career in biographical filmmaking, one type of personality Lacy had never before tackled was someone who worked in the fashion industry — until now.

Nicola Harrison’s Debut Novel Is Set At ‘The End’

The ends of the earth where land meets sea is traditionally a great place to set a story, especially when trouble is brewing. So when Nicola Harrison set out to write her first book, she decided to do just that — and she made sure the location was also a place that was near and dear to her heart.

DA Pennebaker, Trailblazing Filmmaker, Honored At Hamptons Doc Fest

On August 3, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker died at age 94 at home in Sag Harbor, leaving behind a legacy that includes dozens of cinéma vérité documentaries, notably “Dont Look Back,” “Monterey Pop” and, of course, “The War Room,” which will screen on Saturday, December 7, at the Southampton Arts Center, as part of the 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest.

Hamptons DocFest: Alex Gibney’s ‘Citizen K’ Unravels Power Structure In Russia

For Alex Gibney, an Oscar-winning documentarian perpetually drawn to stories about power, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was practically irresistible. Once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, in 2017, the reformed oligarch — who rocketed to wealth and prominence in the 1990s, only to serve a decade in prison in Russia and become an unlikely leader of the anti-Putin movement — was finally ready to explain exactly how he got there. And an eager Gibney was ready to listen, cameras rolling.

Journalist Gail Sheehy Creates ‘Kid Rebels,’ A Podcast That Documents A Movement

It’s long been said that music has the power to heal, and while pessimists may argue this is nothing more than wishful thinking, in the spring of 2018, journalist and author Gail Sheehy witnessed firsthand just how effective music can be when it comes to healing society’s deepest wounds.

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Thinking Small at the Kramoris Open House

Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor is currently featuring its “Small Artworks Holiday Invitational,” a group art show featuring a snowstorm of 30-plus local artists with small and affordable art and fine crafts.

It’s a Holiday Cabaret!

There’s nothing like the music of the season to brighten the mood and spread good cheer, and in the coming days, vocalist Valerie diLorenzo and pianist Amanda Borsack Jones will be making spirits bright with holiday tunes at venues in Southampton and Sag Harbor.