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UPDATED: Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright And Sag Harbor Resident Lanford Wilson Dies At 73

by Eileen Casey
Main Articles - Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Sag Harbor resident Lanford Wilson succumbed to complications from pneumonia, and died on Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Wayne, NJ. He was 73 years old.

East Hampton Town Announces Formation Of Media Advisory Committee

Main Articles - The Town of East Hampton has announced the formation of the Media Advisory Committee (MAC) and the website FilmtheHamptons.org.

Bideawee Annual Student Art Expo

Main Articles - Bideawee, Inc., the leading pet adoption and animal welfare organization serving Long Island and New York metropolitan area communities, held it's Third Annual “Love Your Pet Art Contest & Expo."

Remembering 'The Day The Music Died'

by Nicole A. Flotteron
Main Articles - The date of February 3, 2011 marked the 52nd anniversary of what musician Don McLean referred to as “The Day The Music Died” in his chart topping song “American Pie.”

Rick Friedman Launches ArtHamptons

by Gina Giordan
Main Articles - Rick Friedman, director of a brand new hip Hamptons art event, ArtHamptons, is on hand to talk about some of the important art that will displayed and sold at the show through July 13. ArtHamptons will be held on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society.

The Things that Remain the Same

by Mary Cummings
Main Articles - Red Geraniums, Maidstone tennis, the hemline debate, navy blazers, country club colors, tyrants and tycoons, social code, Tom Wolfe, Brooks Brothers, golf at Shinnecock Hills, Lily Pulitzer, and cigars; these are just some of the elements that remain the same. Dreadnaughts do still exist

Robert Motherwell's Life in the Hamptons

by Mary Cummings
Main Articles - Certain qualities made Motherwell an important liaison between the Europeans and the community of young New York artists who came together on the East End, but he was suspect by those who thought him too cerebral and too class-conscious to make authentic art. (He drove a classic MG convertible and eventually joined the upper-crust Maidstone Club.)

Writer's Speak: Wray And Maazel Discuss The Work Of The Novelist

by Douglas MacKaye Harrington
Main Articles - The “Writers Speak” series featured two of America's emerging young novelists. Introduced by series director Julie Sheehan - John Wray and Fiona Maazel who read from their most recent novels and then fielded questions from a curious audience.

Special Collections Insurance - Protecting Valuables For Future Generations

by Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
Main Articles - Art and wine collectors may think their treasures are covered by their homeowner’s policy, but in many circumstances, they’re not. If a special bottle of wine smashes on the floor or a mover pokes a hole in a beloved painting, there’s little to do but shrug, unless you have special insurance.

Parrish Director Terrie Sultan Links East End's Art Tradition To Vibrant Future

by Colin M. Graham
Main Articles - Since coming to the Parrish Art Museum last April, Director Terrie Sultan has been hard at work familiarizing herself with the extensive artist communities here on the East End while planning new exhibits and programs. We were able to catch up with Terrie between meetings to talk about the recent goings on at The Parrish as well as her experience as a relatively new member of the community.

Technique And Method Take The Spotlight At Applied Arts In Amagansett

by Colin M. Graham
Main Articles - The classic red barn that houses The Applied Arts School in Amagansett belies a treasure trove of equipment from cutting-edge technology catering to the digital photographer to more traditional tools awaiting the purist creating etchings the likes of Childe Hassam in the early part of the 20th Century. Poised to become a cornerstone of the arts community, whatever the medium - from printmaking to silk screening, art in most of its applied forms is available here for the making.

Bay Street's Management Thinking Out Of The Box To Draw Wider Audience

by Colin M. Graham
Main Articles - In a departure from business as usual, the newly reorganized management at the Bay Street Theatre decided to make a commitment to the community in the off season by offering a series of special community nights designed to lure the winter weary out from their cozy dens to enjoy social events broadcast on the big screen or join the party live in the theater’s lobby.

Hamptons International Film Festival - Two Rising Filmmakers to Watch

by Heather Buchanan
Main Articles - Two filmmakers to watch who are using the Hamptons International Film Festival as a launching pad for world premiers of their first films are Amanda Gusack with ‘In Memorium’, and Stefan Schaefer with ‘Confess’. Both films showcase the writer/director’s command of story telling as well as stylish and creative visual presentation. Both were shot for little or no money and just over 18 days.

Maine: A Legacy in Painting, 1830 to the Present

Main Articles - The Spanierman Gallery presents this wonderful benefit exhibition and sale for the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine.

Albert Maysles Returns to Grey Gardens

Main Articles - Thirty years ago documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles trained their revealing lenses on the now legendary East Hampton estate Grey Gardens. Frances Hayward hosts a dinner to honor that achievement this week.

The Picture Show Talkback with Lauren Bacall

Main Articles - The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre is proud to present Lauren Bacall, live on stage for a special question and answer session after the screening of "To Have And Have Not" on Saturday, February 18 at 8 pm.

The Beautiful Creator - Kaylie Jones

by J. Z. Holden
Main Articles - Somehow, you don’t expect a thought-provoking writer to be beautiful. Beautiful women are usually the muses, rather than the creators. But petite Kaylie Jones, her delicate features framed by a halo of golden hair, takes writing very seriously. Maybe that’s because her father, James Jones, provided the role model.

All Star Cast Performs in a Tribute to Spalding Gray

by J. Z. Holden
Main Articles - In the midst of the excitement, the house lights dimmed, and Richard Gere, Carey Lowell, Ain Gordon, Hazelle Goodman, and Steven Gaines stepped into their respective spot-lights to wondrous applause from a packed house where even the standing room was sold-out.

All That Sparkles

Main Articles - This Valentine’s Day you can hire the sitter, make the reservations, and set the mood for love. But what about the perfect sparkly token of your affection? These local experts will help you make sure the gift gets raves that will have you hearing “thank you” for weeks.

Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Peyton at Guild Hall

by J. Z. Holden
Main Articles - Welcome to Warhol World. Back in the day, if you were lucky and the evening ended the way you had hoped, you’d somehow find yourself back at The Factory being polaroided by the master himself, finally part of the elite circle of eccentrics hanging on Andy’s every guru-word.

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