East End Beacon
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,


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


Kinan Azmeh

Watermill Center Kicks Off Scaler Lecture Series

The Watermill Center is kicking off its Scaler Lecture Series this week, a series of six discussions with innovative voices in the arts, sciences, and humanities, many of whom will discuss the role of


Andrea Grover with a recent installation from the Parrish exhibit "Radical Seafaring," which she curated.

Parrish’s Andrea Grover Named New Executive Director of Guild Hall

Guild Hall in East Hampton has named Andrea Grover, who currently serves as the Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum, as their new executive director, effective September 1. “Andrea’s extensive experience, accomplishments and


Guitars collected at the John Jermain Memorial Library

Seeking Musical Instruments for Bridgehampton

The kids at the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center have been learning about music from East End Arts’ music instructors, but many of the children do not have musical instruments at home to


Mare Liberum, Tugboat Graveyard. Image courtesy of Dylan Gauthier.

Parrish Art Museum Hosts Tideland Sessions

The Parrish Art Museum has announced that renowned ecologist Carl Safina will be the keynote speaker at Tideland Sessions, a one-day program in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Radical Seafaring, on Saturday, May 21, from 10


Dublin’s Troubles Take Over the East Hampton Stage

When you make your way to your seat on the stage in Guild Hall’s current production of Conor McPherson’s “The Night Alive,” be careful not to trip over the takeout food boxes or the


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