03/28/15 6:00am
03/28/2015 6:00 AM

‘Mood Indigo: A Salute to the Blues in Song and Poem’ will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport.

The “musical journey” will be performed by Jere Jacob, Dee Labeglia, Mel Mendelssohn and Rebekah White. The program will feature the music of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, “Fats” Waller, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, along with the poetry of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.  (more…)

03/26/15 7:00am
03/26/2015 7:00 AM
Bill Kitzerow (left), Susan Wojcik and Manning Dandridge star in 'Over the Hills and Through the Woods.' (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bill Kitzerow (left), Susan Wojcik and Manning Dandridge star in ‘Over the River and Through the Woods.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Long Island has one of the largest Italian-American populations in the country and, while North Fork Community Theatre’s current production of “Over the River and Through the Woods” speaks right to Italian-Americans, the subject matter is relatable to just about anyone.  (more…)

03/07/15 6:00am
03/07/2015 6:00 AM

• A series of still life paintings by Center Moriches artist Cynthia Parry titled “Cookin’ ” will be shown March 6 through May 29 at the Riverhead Town Hall gallery. The exhibit is presented by East End Arts.

After a career as a full-time teacher, Ms. Parry began a second career as a visual artist. She has studied abroad, with the Art Students League and at Sam Adoquei’s atelier on Union Square. She was twice an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown at various galleries and venues on Long Island.  (more…)

02/24/15 12:00pm
02/24/2015 12:00 PM

Several local high school artists will be recognized Saturday, Feb. 28, for their work displayed in Parrish Art Museum’s 2015 Student Exhibition. An awards ceremony will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Water Mill museum.

Seniors honored include Kimberly Guthrie from Riverhead High School for drawing (Self Portrait); Riverhead’s Kaitlyn Talmage for illustration (Untitled); Brianna LaShier from Eastern Long Island Academy BOCES for photography (Inspired by Jerry Uelsmann); and Amanda Giattino from BOCES for drawing (Bride).
Underclassmen designated as “Ones to Watch” include Allison Ostie of BOCES (Into the Woods) and Kaitlyn Driscoll of Mattituck High School (Annalise).

The exhibition, which was judged by Long Island University professor of visual art Neill Slaughter, is open through March 1.

01/26/15 10:00am
01/26/2015 10:00 AM
Local historian Richard Wines (left) along with Doris McGreevey and Richard Radoccia stand in the Jamesport Meeting House, where Mr. Radoccia and Ms. McGreevey hope to present a play about the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its end. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Local historian Richard Wines (left) along with Doris McGreevey and Richard Radoccia stand in the Jamesport Meeting House, where Mr. Radoccia and Ms. McGreevey hope to present a play about the Civil War on the 150th anniversary of its end. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Richard Radoccia of Laurel said he was stunned to hear little local fanfare was planned to observe the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

So the amateur historian is setting out to change that.

Mr. Radoccia and Doris McGreevy of Mattituck plan to produce a play he wrote about the Civil War to commemorate its April anniversary.  (more…)