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Looking for a little Sunday afternoon music to soothe the soul? On Sunday, February 28, at 4 p.m., the Hamptons Youth Quartet performs the music of Mozart, Dvorak and a few other favorites in a Facebook Live concert.

Author To Give Presentation On His Book, ‘Whaling Captains Of Color’

Author To Give Presentation On His Book, 'Whaling Captains Of Color'

Meet Kelly Taxter, the Parrish Art Museum’s New Director

Last week, the Parrish Art Museum announced that Kelly Taxter would become its next director. Taxter assumes the mantle from Interim Director Chris Siefert, who’s been at the helm of the Water Mill museum since the previous director, Terrie Sultan, departed in June 2020. Taxter comes to the Parrish from the Jewish Museum in New York City, where she’s been since 2013, and most recently, was named the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, the museum’s first endowed and named contemporary curator position.

Judy Carmichael Looks Back on Two Decades of ‘Jazz Inspired’

It isn’t unusual for Judy Carmichael to travel, at minimum, 200 days a year. So when the Grammy-nominated pianist and vocalist — known for her distinctive stride and swing playing — realized she would be hunkering down at home in Sag Harbor for the foreseeable future, due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to get comfortable.

The Egalitarian High Seas: Author Skip Finley to Discuss ‘Whaling Captains of Color’

The whaling industry, while a difficult one, was a uniquely egalitarian one in that men who plied the seas were paid according to their job title, rather than the color of their skin. On Thursday, February 18, at 11 a.m., author Skip Finley will discuss his book “Whaling Captains of Color: America’s First Meritocracy” in a Zoom presentation co-sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton African American Museum.

The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai

“Cinema Live,” conversations and new films hosted online by Sag Harbor Cinema, continues this Saturday, February 14, at 4:30 p.m. with a live discussion featuring writer John Powers, critic-at-large for NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and co-author, with Wong Kar Wai, of “WKW: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai” (Rizzoli, 2016).

Winter Art Exhibition for Southampton Artists Association

More than 30 members of the Southampton Artists Association (SAA) will participate in a “Winter Art Exhibition” running Wednesday, February 17, through Sunday, March 14, at Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton.

A Conversation Between America’s Past and its Promise

Bay Street Theater, in partnership with Eastville Community Historical Society and the Southampton African American Museum, will host the online world premiere of “In Case You Hadn’t Heard: A Conversation Between America’s Past And Its Promise,” a provocative view of race in America, on Monday, February 22, at 8 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Fun in Southampton

Are you on the hunt for love? Why not make it literal by joining the “Looking for Love Scavenger Hunt” hosted by Southampton Inn and Southampton History Museum?

Bay Street a Finalist in the Imagine Awards

Bay Street Theater has, once again, been named a finalist for the Claire Friedlander Arts & Culture Award as part of the ninth annual Long Island Imagine Awards. This is Bay Street’s third time as a finalist in this category and the theater won the award three years ago.

Bob Zellner is ‘A Son Of The South’

On Friday, February 19, at 7 p.m., the Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance, along with the Shelter Island Public Library, will host “Son of the South: A Conversation with Robert Zellner,” a Zoom discussion. The program is the third in the Necessary Bridges online series the alliance has hosted.

The Church Welcomes Martha Graham Dance Company

Members of the Martha Graham Dance Company have taken up residency at The Church in Sag Harbor for two weeks and will be working there through February 21.

Painting is for Lovers

Aptly aligned with the romance of Valentine’s Day, Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is hosting “Painting, Beloved,” an exhibition opening February 13 which explores the “Mate as Muse” phenomenon with works by artist couples Ben Fenske and Amy Florence, Sarah Lamb and David Larned, Viktor Butko and Kelly Carmody, Marc Dalessio and Tina Orsolic Dalessio, Angel Ramiro Sanchez and Melissa Franklin Sanchez, and Pedro Silva and Stefan J. Martin.

Guild Hall’s Student Art Festival Awards Announced

At a time when young people are not always able to congregate and celebrate, Guild Hall is providing a light in winter’s darkness — an awards ceremony recognizing the artistic and creative talent of local students who exhibited their works in the museum’s “Student Art Festival 2021: Past-Present-Future.”

Kelly Taxter Named New Director of the Parrish Art Museum

The Board of Trustees of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton has named Kelly Taxter as the museum’s next director. Taxter comes to the Parrish Art Museum from the Jewish Museum in New York City where she was the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art. 

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They gathered on the dock in the Port Du Cadiz in the south of Spain: three archeologists, two college students, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and Laurie Zaleski, a marine geologist, who had just signed up for the adventure of a lifetime. The 2004 months-long mission to locate a pair of 200-year-old shipwrecks using multibeam sonar was among the first of its kind. And they were sailing, quite literally, into uncharted waters.