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Arts Groups Team Up for THAW

Nineteen of the South Fork’s cultural institutions have formed a new group, the Hamptons Arts Network, to work together to promote artistic endeavors in the Hamptons. The group, which has been meeting for about a


Dr. Blake Kerr, the Dalai Lama and John Ackerly in in 1987.

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan by Kara Westerman One of our favorite local doctors, Dr. Blake Kerr, burst onto the film festival scene this past year with his documentary “Eye Of The Lammergeier.” As an “accidental


Kelli Baumann as Diana in NFCT's new production of "Next to Normal"

A Sweet Dream of Sanity at the NFCT

Few among us can boast that our lives have been perfectly normal, particularly during the years we, or our children, were teenagers. But when mom’s a haunted manic depressive, “normalcy” becomes both code for


The cast of Center Stage's production of "Crimes of the Heart" | Dane Dupuis photo

Straight from the Heart: Family Secrets Well-Played at Center Stage

When the lights come up on Center Stage’s new production of Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” we’re alone with Lenny MaGrath, the eldest of three sisters whose travails plunge us deep into a


Tristan Vaughan and Tina Jones in HTC's production of "Venus in Fur," opening Jan. 11.

Live Theater Erupts Across the East End this Winter

The depth of winter is the perfect time to venture out to see a dramatic performance, and this January brings several award-winning plays to stages across the East End. Running Jan. 11 through 28, The


Jeremy Dennis

On This Site: Bringing the North Fork’s Native Past to Life

It’s easy for most American descendants of people from other continents to think of history in terms of mere hundreds of years. Prior to 1640, most of us have no knowledge of what existed


Main Street, Sag Harbor Fire

Two Days Before Anniversary of Fire, State Grant Puts Sag Harbor Cinema Fundraising Goal In Reach

Just two days before the first anniversary of the Sag Harbor Cinema fire on Dec. 16 of last year, the Sag Harbor Partnership announced that they have received a $1.4 million grant from the


The Red Dot Guy, Laurel

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


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