Budding Musical Talent Vie for Top Honors in ‘Young Musicians Initiative’

On the page, Cynthia Daniels is a two-time Grammy Award-winning recording engineer who has worked with the likes of Julianne Moore, Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Julie Andrews and Sarah Jessica Parker. But on a recent Friday morning, she reflected on her first time sitting in a recording studio as a budding producer. At first, she was petrified — and then she transformed.

A Rising Star on a Summer Night: Juliet Garrett returns to Guild Hall

On Thursday, June 24, singer Juliet Garrett will perform “Songs for a Summer Night,” and is bringing her band of world class musicians to Guild Hall for an evening of music under the full moon in the intimate John Drew Backyard Theater.

A Season Filled with Art and Music at the Arts Center at Duck Creek

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is up and running with a full schedule of art and music on the docket in the months ahead.

LTV Wins 2021 Hometown Media Award

Local TV, Inc. (LTV) received a 2021 Hometown Media Award from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation — a first place for its program, “East End Underground,” in the category of Entertainment and Arts series.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Returns in 2021

After a year of “quiet stages” and online programs, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival, is back in business for live, in-person performances this summer.

The Battle of the Teen Bands is Back: High School Rockers Finally Get to...

After a long drought, music, like so much else, is coming back this summer. Whether through new releases, live performance or the return of touring, music and musicians are reemerging cicada-like back into our lives, and it truly couldn’t be soon enough. After its cancellation last June due to COVID-19, the 18th Battle of the Bands is finally set to go on Friday, June 11. Hosted by the Southampton Youth Bureau and taking place at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, the teen band battle features young musicians from the East End competing for the top prize.

A New Hamptons Jazz Fest Kicks Off in July

This summer, it’s all about the music. From July through September, the first Hamptons Jazz Fest will present more than 50 concerts at venues from Southampton to Montauk.

Music Under the Stars at Custer Observatory in Southold

On Saturday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m., Rites of Spring Music Festival presents “New Music Under The Big Sky” at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. The performance features Rites of Spring New Music Ensemble, a group that is dedicated to performing innovative, collaborative and exciting works of living composers and the contemporary works from composers of the recent past.

Guild Hall Gears Up for its 90th Anniversary Season

In 1931, Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors for the first time. The vision of Mary Lorenzo Woodhouse, a local philanthropist and active member of the village, from the beginning Guild Hall was designed to be a community-centric cultural institution that sought to offer visual and the performing arts in equal measure. In the 90 years since its opening, Guild Hall has lived up to that mission and more, and this summer will present a full slate of theater and arts events that reflect the institution’s place in the history of the East End while also highlighting the way forward.

‘Guild Hall For All’ On Sale Now

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Guild Hall has released a new book that reflects on the organization’s last nine decades in the community. Titled “Guild Hall for All,” the book was written by Guild Hall Executive Director Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

Looking Back At D.A. Pennebaker On Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday

In conjunction with the screening, the work of Ms. Hegedus and Mr. Pennebaker, who died at his home in Sag Harbor in August 2019 at the age of 94, will also be the focus of a retrospective exhibition on the cinema’s third floor.

WHBPAC will present Beackstock and more this August at The Great Lawn

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will present its large-scale gala, “Beachstock,” on Friday, August 13, outdoors on the Great Lawn of Westhampton Beach. The event will feature New York City-based rock band Square Feeet playing its show “Say Goodbye to the ’70s … and Hello to the ’90s” — which is sure to get attendees up on their feet and dancing.

Music is Back in Agawam Park

Music in the park is back. Southampton Cultural Center returns with its 2021 Concerts in the Park Series running Wednesdays from July 7 to September 1. All concerts are free and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in either Agawam Park or Coopers Beach with a special concert at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

Young Musicians Initiative Offered by Sag Harbor American Music Festival

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival is currently sponsoring a Young Musicians Initiative and inviting musicians ages 16 to 23 to submit their work for awards in vocal, instrumental (solo or group), band or composition/songwriting categories. This outreach program is available to musicians in the five East End towns.

Salon Series Concert Presents Nadejda Vlaeva 

alon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s concert program featuring multi-award winning, world-class artists, has returned for its 9th year with livestream performances from the museum’s Lichtenstein Theater. Co-programmed with Louis Meisel, the next concert in the series features Bulgarian-born pianist Nadejda Vlaeva performing at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21.

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Both inside and outside of the art world, Roy Lichtenstein is a household name, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of Pop Art. The prevailing narrative has been that Lichtenstein came out of nowhere when he burst onto the Pop Art scene in 1961, rising to prominence along with other household names like Andy Warhol. But the truth is that Lichtenstein was a well-established artist with an impressive body of work long before delving into the art form that would make him famous.

SummerDocs’ Second Summer Showing: ‘The Lost Leonardo’

A damaged painting of Christ goes to auction and is sold for just over $1,000. A few years later, after a restoration, examination by experts, and a blockbuster exhibition, the painting sells for $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. The story of that painting, the “Salvator Mundi,” painted by Leonardo da Vinci (although some dispute its provenance), is told in “The Lost Leonardo,” screening as part of HamptonsFilm’s SummerDocs series at Guild Hall on Saturday, July 24.

Montauk Film Festival Back for Second Year: Q&A with Founder

After its debut in 2019, the Montauk Film Festival (MFF) is back with a full slate of films, Q&As and other events. For one week, July 25 to August 1, across six venues and five categories, several films comes to Montauk in a big way. Recently, Jason Ferrante, MFF’s founder and executive director sat down to talk about the festival, the mission behind it and Montauk itself.