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Comic Relief: Cartoonist Gahan Wilson is looking to Find his way

Even if you don’t know Gahan Wilson’s name, chances are very good that you’ve laughed at his creations in magazines like Playboy, National Lampoon and The New Yorker. For more than two decades, Wilson was a regular fixture in Sag Harbor. But in recent years, life has gotten much more difficult for him. Now 89, Wilson lives in Arizona and is suffering from advanced dementia and a host of other health issues.

Finding Abstract Expressionist treasures in the collection of Guild Hall

For the last four decades, Joan Marter has devoted her life to the exploration of contemporary art. And even she couldn’t believe her eyes as she unraveled the extent of Guild Hall’s permanent collection.

Theater Review: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville’ Is Not As Funny As It Thinks It Is

By Lorraine Dusky Tina Jones is absolutely swell as a shrewd street urchin … And a down-at-the heels widow waiting to be rescued by...

Get Your Groovy On — The Sixties Show is Back!

The 1960s was a decade like no other. Social and political unrest, experimentation with drugs, and the fight for rights reigned supreme — so did the music, which changed drastically throughout the ’60s as it reflected what was going on. Add on Friday, November 1, Bay Street Theater will bring The Sixties Show back to Sag Harbor to relive the most memorable music of the era.

Kids Dancing on their Terms

Founded by Sag Harbor resident Joann Ferrara, Dancing Dreams gives students with a physical disability the opportunity to dance. With the help of volunteers, they tap, sashay and twirl their way across the floor — and in "Perfectly Normal for Me" Hampton Bays director Catherine Tambini has documented it all on film.

Steve Earle Reconnects With GE SmIth In His ‘Portraits’ Series

Through their 30-year friendship, iconic musicians Steve Earle and G.E. Smith have seen it all — from countless back stages and hotel rooms to guitar shops where they had long and impactful conversations during the ups and downs of their own careers, and their individual journeys toward sobriety.

A Sisterhood of Support in ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ At Southampton Arts...

On October 19, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will present the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Mammography Day.

Talia Carner Discusses Her Book ‘The Third Daughter’

Talia Carner, a human rights activist and award-winning author of five novels about social issues, will discuss her latest novel, "The Third Daughter," on Saturday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton.

Go on an ‘Odyssey’ at Ashawagh Hall

The work of artists Bill Kiriazis and Scott Sandell will be featured in an exhibition on October 19 and 20 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.

Upping the Fear Factor with ‘Hysteria’ at Guild Hall

East Hampton’s Kate Mueth and her not-for-profit dance theater company, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, are bringing a twist to the typical Halloween scare event this year.

New Film About a Vietnam War Hero has East End Ties

Though he lives in Los Angeles these days, film director and writer Todd Robinson has deep roots on the East End. While the subject of his latest film, Vietnam-era pararescueman William Pitsenbarger, hailed from Ohio, not New York, in some ways Robinson’s film about the was locally inspired.

Comic Lisa Lampanelli has Gone from Mean to Lean

“Don’t we all change, after 30 years of doing the same thing? I’m always about being open to what makes you joyful, and insult comedy just was not that much fun anymore."

Meet the Macabre and Mischievous Charles Addams

The man who H. Kevin Miserocchi came to know as the creator of “The Addams Family” did not match the rumors widely circulated about him: for instance, that he slept in a coffin, regularly frequented an asylum for rest and relaxation, and loved to wear a monogrammed straitjacket.

Take a Trip Under the Sea with ‘The Little Mermaid’ at SCC

A rebellious teenager with burbling hormones, a chance meeting with a prince and a raft of amusing friends and an evil witch — all come together in the Center Stage production of “The Little Mermaid” at the Southampton Cultural Center.

“Conscience Point” Brings Shinnecock Nation And Its People Into Focus

Filmmaker Treva Wurmfeld is drawn to feisty female characters. And in 2014, Becky Hill-Genia commanded her full attention. It was the way she spoke — honestly and openly, with a “no-time-to-lose” energy steeped in empowering philosophies and political ideas, Wurmfeld recalled.

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Mueth Brings Acting Classes to Hampton Ballet Theatre School

This fall, Bridgehampton’s Hampton Ballet Theatre School has added a new program to their roster. In addition to contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and pointe, the school is now offering acting for two different age groups. The eight-week course began during the first week of November. The first course of 2020 begins the week of January 20.

Pierson High School Students Prepare For Opening Night Next Week

On Thursday, Pierson High School students were going over their lines as the play’s producer, Melissa Luppi, looked over the set to make sure everything was in place, as they prepared for their opening night, next Thursday, November 21.

Clavin and Keith share the Story of Eugene Bullard

Two world wars, the Jazz Age, the Civil Rights Movement, and one exceptional man who connects them all. Meet Eugene Bullard, the most interesting historical figure you’ve never heard of.