Arts & Leisure

Inda Eaton is Finding ‘Shelter In Place’

As soon as the last notes were played, a quiet fell over the room. And in that moment, Inda Eaton knew “Shelter In Place” would be the best record she and her longtime band had ever made. Except that was almost two years ago. And to this day, only her most devoted fans have heard it.

Irina Alimanestianu Redefining Rules in Art

Ever since she was a child, Irina Alimanestianu has looked at the world from the outside — observing social structures, making sense of “the rules” and doing her best to interpret them as a grade-schooler growing up with Romanian parents in Nyack, New York.

Chris Henchy’s Directorial Debut Brings Jokers to Life

About a year ago, writer, producer and dad Chris Henchy was trying to get his daughters to do their homework, but something on television had them distracted. Comedy can do that.

Ways of Water Examines a Precious Resource

Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation and industry as well as inspires art and music. From February 29 to April 11, it will also be the focus of “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that is coming to the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy.

‘Vivian’s Music, 1969’ Raises Memories of Racial Tensions in the U.S.

Monica Bauer’s play “Vivian’s Music, 1969” is inspired by real-life events. These events took place in June 1969, in a segregated Omaha, Nebraska, a city seething with racial tension after a 14-year-old black girl named Vivian Strong was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history.

Radical Youth: Fanaticism Explore in ‘Young Ahmed’

In their film “Young Ahmed,” twin Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne tell the story of a Muslim teenager (played by Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who is radicalized by his imam, much to the distress of his single mother (Claire Bodson).

Jake Lear Performs at the Masonic Temple

Musician Jake Lear takes to the altar of the Wamponamon Masonic Temple on Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m.

A Teacher’s Descent Explored in Monologue

Shelby “Skip” Raebeck’s two-act dramatic monologue, “Fremont's Farewell” will be performed by actor Gerard Doyle at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Friday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m.

Calling all Artists for ‘Shades of Light’ Exhibition

“Art reveals the illumination within each of us, always shining through us,” says Richard Demato of the RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton. Demato has chosen “Shades of Light” as the theme of the 11th annual Hamptons Juried Art Show. In this special exhibition, viewers will see the artists’ expression of themselves through their work. Artists are encouraged to enter their artwork and share their message.

Sag Harbor Cinema Seeks to Add Part-Time Bar to Space on Third Floor

With hopes for a “soft opening” as soon as March 29 and a grand opening perhaps in mid-April, the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center unveiled plans this week to add a new element to the array of features it will be offering in its new three-screen Main Street complex: a part-time bar and concession area in what Cinema attorney Christopher Kelley called a “flex space” on the third floor of the new structure.

Finding the Many Layers of Black History

For years, Dean Mitchell refused to show his face — not to accept the awards he won in fine art shows, not when the magazines came knocking, and certainly not to promote himself. Because in order to keep gaining momentum, no one could know he was African American.

Rodeo Meets Coney Island Sideshow in Hillbilly Burlesque

Anyone who thinks the Bronx is no place for a cowboy has never met Angelo Iodice. His childhood playground was Pelham Bay Park — the largest public park in New York City — where he and his brother would ride horses through the forest and even sneak off to the beach and take them swimming. They had found a whole new world in their borough that didn’t involve hard concrete or wailing sirens, he said. And when he saw his first rodeo at Madison Square Garden, he was hooked.

Dance Troupe Revisits the Tragic Story of Four Little Girls

It’s written on his face. It moves through his chest, his arms, his legs. It speaks through the tap shoes on his feet — the power, voice and nuance of the African-American experience, informed by the generations who have come before him. For Omar Edwards, it’s the legacy of hoofers who shaped his future — the legendary Gregory Hines and his own cousin, Savion Glover, who exposed him to other strong black men leading by example.

Monsters Run Amok in ‘Matinee,’ a Cold War-Era Tribute

In the 1993 film “Matinee,” director Joe Dante pays homage to William Castle, the master of exploitation who provided his audiences with extra frissons by wiring movie theater seats to give electric shocks during his 1968 film “The Tingler.”

Film Offers an Inside Look at the World of Booksellers

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. The 2019 film “The Booksellers” takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world and it will be screened on Saturday, February 22, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton as part of HamptonsFilm’s series “Now Showing.”

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