Over a plate of clams on the half shell at Gosman's Top Side, Jack Douglas shared epic tales of musical genius, and sometimes madness, working on albums by artists such as John Lennon and Aerosmith as a producer at the Record Plant Studios in New York.
By the time the Hamptons International Film Festival is over on Monday, it will have screened 65 features and 50 short films. With so much to choose from and many films in competition, a small cross section of reviews and previews follows.
“The Five Wives of Captain Hand: A Maritime Melodrama,” an exhibition focused on David Hand VI, his wives, and his family, will open Saturday at the Whaling Museum and remain on view through Oct. 31.
The Salon Series of concerts by young, award-winning classical musicians will open its 10th iteration at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m. with a performance by the pianist Fei-Fei Dong.
The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is featuring artists from Eastern Europe who bucked the conventions and limitations imposed by their Communist leaders to create their own version of Abstract Expressionism.
A picture of a kooky, crafty, ambitious, hilarious, insecure, sometimes spiteful, always entertaining Nora Ephron as she pursues her brilliant career as a novelist, essayist, script writer, and director.
Bruce Wolosoff's musical composition “The Astronomer’s Key” will premiere at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, N.M. on Sunday. It will then be presented on Oct. 15 in Medford, Mass., in the Distler Concert Hall at Tufts University.
A show of photographs by Nancy Breakstone, will open at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett on Saturday. A sale of paintings by Paton Miller and sculpture by the late Don Saco to benefit the Southampton Cultural Center, will be held on Sunday. Mari Rantanen and Bonnie Rychlak will show work at Ille Arts in Amagansett beginning Saturday.
The Rising Stars piano series at the Southampton Cultural Center will open its fall season with a concert by Igor Lovchinsky on Saturday at 7 p.m. The recital will include works by Bach, Chopin, Wild, and Gershwin.
Two screenings of the classic 1920 German horror film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” accompanied by a live improvised score by the Dave Harrington Group, will take place at the Southampton Arts Center on Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 2 p.m.
Last week’s sale of Edward Albee’s collection of art and decorative objects at Sotheby’s in Manhattan broke records for many of the artists involved. It was a rare “white glove sale,” meaning all 105 lots sold, and the auction raised $12.5 million to support the Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, where the playwright lived part time.
Itzhak Perlman, who has a celebrity status that is rare for a classical musician, is the subject of a new documentary that will be premiered at the opening of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
“You’ll see things you’ve never seen done in the water before,” Jace Panebianco said of his new action water sport film, “Paradigm Lost.”
Royce Weatherly is a fellow at the Watermill Center, one of the early recipients of a grant from Inga Maren Otto that established a fellowship for visual art.
Katherine C.H.E., an Amagansett singer and songwriter has collaborated with Bakithi Kumalo, a South African Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer on a new song with an interactive component.