Joel Vig

Joel Vig, Gail Sheehy

By Magda Katz

Congratulations to  writer Joel Vig who won the Judges Choice Award in the Dan’s Papers Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  The awards ceremony was held at the John Drew Theatre in Guild Hall in East Hampton on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, at 4:00 PM. 

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Stephen Schwartz & Friends @ Bay Street

Scott Coulter, Debbie Gravitte,Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway

A wizardly musical evening from Stephen Schwartz with Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter, Debbie Gravitte August 28, 2017: Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and more, brought his popular show, “Stephen Schwartz & Friends,” to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor as part of the Bay Street Theater’s Musical Mondays series. Stephen Schwartz’ show is a mashup that teams the Grammy® and Oscar®-winning songwriter with Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Tony® award winner Debbie Gravitte. The four have been thrilling audiences around the world since 1999, and once again they thrilled a sold-out audience at Bay Street with breathtaking … Continue reading “Stephen Schwartz & Friends @ Bay Street”

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ARF 2017 Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk

The 42nd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday under a sunny sky, a sure sign of the near end of the famed Hamptons summer season. For the next eight days, however, this spectacular annual equestrian event will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest local “leadline” riders all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show welcomes them all. 

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ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

Peter Marino, Nan Bush, Katharina Otto-Berstein, Scott Howe

An elegant evening of dinner and dancing at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott.

August 20, 2017: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons honored Nan Bush and Bruce Weber with the Champion of Animals Award at the 2017 “Bow Wow Meow Ball.” The two are long-time ARF supporters who have frequently channel their love for animals into their celebrated film and photography projects. Their award was presented by past honorees Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Peter Marino.

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HIFF SummerDocs @ Gurney’s

Alec Baldwin, Laird Hamilton

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Friday, August 4, 2017: Nestled on a roof top bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean HIFF hosted a documentary where the ocean is a main character. A picture perfect setting for the remarkable story of the legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete told with majestic cinematography explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness-and the cost that comes with it.

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Leslie Odom Jr. @ WHBPAC

Sammi Katz, Leslie Odom Jr., Abby Merrill

Tony Award winner from Hamilton wows SRO audience at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

August 5, 2017:  Leslie Odom Jr., who originated his 2016 Tony Award winning role as Adam Burr in Hamilton, performed for a sold-out house at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) with a sensational group of 5 backup instrumentalists. His band included pianist Michael Mitchell, guitarist Steven Walker, percussionist Cenfu Stoney, bassist Orlando le Fleming, and drummer John Davis. They thrilled the SRO audience for an hour and a half with songs from Odom’s debut album, as well as favorites from Hamilton and Rent. Odom Jr. made his Broadway debut in Rent at the age of 17. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, film and dance.

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Super Saturday in Watermill

Sebastian de Felice, Donna Karan, Stephania de Felice

20th Annual Designer Garage Sale benefits OCRFA.

July 29, 2017: Super Saturday is the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s (OCRFA’s) day-long charity shopping event with designer items, a kids’ carnival with activities, and gourmet treats. The annual event is one of the most fashionable and successful fundraising events in the Hamptons. Together, Donna Karan and Liz Tilberis, the late and beloved Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and President of OCRF created the event in 1998. This year honored the past 20 years of the charity shopping event. Donna Karan has sponsored and hosted the event since its founding, and Kelly Ripa has been a co-host since 2004. In 2016, OCRF merged with Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to become OCRFA, the voice for ovarian cancer.

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Documentary Film “Trophy”

David Nugent, Philip Glass, Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz, Alec Baldwin

The Hamptons International Film Festival presented SummerDoc: TROPHY
Hosted by Alec Baldwin at Guild Hall in East Hampton

July 29,2017: The documentary film, Trophy, by Shaul Schwartz and Christiana Clusiau was shown at Guild Hall with a discussion afterwartds hosted by Alec Baldwin as part of the HIFF SummerDoc.

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Neo-Political Cowgirls

Blythe Danner, Kate Mueth

A celebration of women at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

July 30, 2017: The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ (NPC) hosted Andromedas’ Sisters at Guild Hall in East Hampton to celebrate women’s capacity to support each other and change the world. Inspired by the moment in NPC’s production Andromeda in which Poseidon’s daughters swim to Andromedas’ aid. The event raised funds for The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ theatrical and educational programming, while highlighting the work of women’s causes and the words of female playwrights.

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Summer Pleasures @ Tulla Booth

Roberto Dutesco “Wild Horses of Sable Island Love Bite”

Exciting photographs at Sag Harbor Gallery

July 8, 2017: Tulla Booth Gallery, 66 Main Street in Sag Harbor, hosted an opening reception for “Summer Pleasures,” an inspiring photography exhibition of works that brings the viewer closer to nature. The photographers featured in the show that will be on view through August 15, 2017 are Stephen Wilkes, Daniel Jones, Roberto Dutesco,  Blair Seagram and Herb Friedman.

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Lorna Luft @ Bay Street Theater

Lorna Luft Headlines July 24 at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater’s Music Mondays

By: Ellis Nassour

Singer extraordinaire, star of stage, screen, and records, the indefatigable Lorna Luft will brighten the Bay Street Theater’s Music Mondays stage July 24 at 8 P.M. for her new show An Evening with Lorna Luft, “a dynamic and emotional journey of music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway classics, shows and films in which she starred, plus poignant songs from her heritage.”

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East Hampton Compound Just Reduced

Artists Compound with Studio  $1,175,000
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Guild Hall

 October 21 –December 31 YEKTAI: Manoucher Yektai; Nico Yektai; Darius Yektai Moran Gallery This exhibition traces the familial artistic legacy of patriarch Manoucher Yektai and his two sons: painter/sculptor Darius and furniture maker/sculptor Nico. Manoucher Yektai’s life has brought him through three cultures following living in Iran, France, and the United States. His trajectory can be seen as a search for Modernism beginning in Iran, where under Islamic strictures about imagery, free artistic expression was not available, then to the ripe ambience of the School of Paris, followed by excitement of the emerging New York School. Manoucher’s life in the … Continue reading “Guild Hall”

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At the Galleries

 ANNOUNCING 2 BIG EXHIBITIONS!!!

OPENING SATURDAY JULY 1  JANET LEHR INC PRESENTS:  EDGY CONTEMPORARY: 2017 
MEET THE ARTISTS : 8-10pm

OPENING HAMPTON’S ARTMARKET JULY 6th  Main Event ADAM HANDLER – ‘SPECIAL FOR YOU’  For Complimentary VIP Admission Tickets  ALSO: In Our Private Viewing Room: Just a few ‘Treasures of American Modernism’ including Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, Milton Avery…’

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