Saturday’s Music Fair at the Children’s Museum of the East End had all the makings of a perfect musical morning, with live music, karaoke for kids, crafts and dancing. It was the fifth year the museum hosted the event, which its administrators called a success, with children benefiting from hands-on learning and educational experiences through the musical offerings.
Lorraine Hansberry’s dazzling drama about a black family coming hard up against the shameful bigotry endemic in America, “A Raisin in the Sun,” is set in the recent past — five years after the Montgomery bus strike, four years before the Birmingham bombing of a black church, a few years before the sit-ins, marches and race riots of the ’60s. But that doesn’t mean it’s a period piece from another era.
World-renowned minimalist Dan Flavin was by far the most difficult artist to ever work with says Sag Harbor-based printmaker Dan Welden, while abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning was the easiest. But of all the artist's he ever collaborated with, there was one who would never quit — Eric Fischl.