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Spontaneous Entities of the East End

For the better half of a decade, strange creatures have been popping out of the utility poles on the North and South Forks. Like something out of a Roald Dahl vision of a child’s


Dan Rizzie

Art/History/Amagansett Returns for Third Year

For the third year, the Amagansett Free Library will present a series of free conversations on Saturdays and Sundays over three weekends in September focusing on the art, artists, and cultural institutions that are


The cast of "Fifty Flat" at the opening night of the East End Fringe Fest

Photos: At the East End Fringe Fest

The first East End Fringe Festival continues this week, with Project Poetry: Readings by Both New and Notable Poets tonight and performances of several exciting new shows over the course of the week ahead


Millie takes a typing test | Rory MacNish photo for NFCT

A Thoroughly Modern Good Time with Millie

by Avenue & Viola Smith The North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage production this summer is “Thoroughly Modern Millie, the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to the big city looking


Charles Irvin Fain
Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho
Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping
The Innocents, 2002
Framed archival inkjet print and Letraset on wall
48 1⁄4 x 62 1⁄4 inches (122.6 x 158.1 cm)

Scene of the Crime: Taryn Simon’s Innocents

  by Kara Westerman Charles Irvin Fain, a Vietnam veteran who had served with the 101st Airborne and had difficulty holding a job after his honorable discharge, was convicted on Feb. 24, 1982, of the kidnapping,


Youth on Stage: A Team is Born

by William Sertl Calling all musical comedy stars between the ages of 14 and 22: “Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway theater song and be prepared to dance.” That’s the way for young adults to


In Southold, an Opera House Grows

by William Sertl The North Fork has almost 40 wineries, many more farmstands, and one opera house. Enter Anne-Julia Audray, who bought the 19th Century Methodist church in Southold two years ago and made the old


The RJD Gallery reopened in Bridgehampton March 25.

RJD Gallery, Destroyed in Sag Harbor Fire, Reopens in Bridgehampton

Richard J. Demato’s RJD Fine Arts Gallery is the first business destroyed in the massive December fire that gutted Sag Harbor’s Main Street to reopen, albeit in a new location. The gallery held a grand


Lydia Hicks

Guild Hall Announces 2017 Artist-in-Residence Awardees

Guild Hall in East Hampton has announced this year’s Artists in Residence, including a painter, a nature filmmaker, an author, a concert pianist and the Greenport creator of The Art Bus Project. The program runs


Hampton Theatre Company members are getting ready to bring Joy to the World

A Holiday Season Filled with Theater

Throughout the East End, actors are busy burnishing familiar stories of the holiday season to present to the community in the upcoming weeks. From a festive series of holiday stories from the actors of the


Chris Fretto proposed to Katie Smith at last fall's production of "Little Shop of Horrors"

NFCT’s “First Date,” A Beginning, and a Love Story

The North Fork Community Theatre’s new production of “First Date,” opening this coming Thursday, Oct. 13, is a story we’ve all been through in the search for true love. But for the show’s director, Chris


In the village of the big-headed people.

An Evening with Andromeda

This weekend, Aug. 25 through 28, the Neo-Political Cowgirls have taken over Montauk County Park for a wonderful production of their original work, “Andromeda,” a fairy tale told in dance, music and spoken word about finding one’s


Alice Aycock

Art/History/Amagansett Returns to the Amagansett Library

Art/History/Amagansett, a series of talks and seminars about the art world of the eastern tip of the South Fork, is returning in September for a second season to the Amagansett Library. The series, organized by


In rehearsal for the Neo-Political Cowgirls' new production, "Andromeda."

Neo-Political Cowgirls Give Voice To The Universal Refugee

When tackling a theatrical piece as broad as the heavens, sometimes the best way in is through the myths that have sustained humanity for centuries. Next weekend, Aug. 25 through 28, the Neo-Political Cowgirls will


"Little Edie" Beale. Photo: Courtesy Janus Films

Parrish Celebrates “Grey Gardens” with Costume Parade, Screening

Does the current madness of The Hamptons make you nostalgic for the old days of crumbling houses and eccentric inhabitants? Well, those days are very much alive in the imaginations of the staff of the Parrish


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