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.
With just one day to record a defining cello concerto, Margaret Garrett knew her husband was nervous. She didn’t blame him. The league was bigger. The sound was louder. The musical colors were bolder and brighter, their movement more deliberate than anything the composer had ever written.