Greenport resident Amie Sponza has acted in plays before. But when the leader of her theater workshop asked each member to write a short play, Ms. Sponza was stumped. She had never written a play before.
And certainly not one about a topic as charged as what the theater workshop was working with: racism. READ
David Lessard was driving down West Main Street one day about three years ago when he passed a house that caught his attention. Mr. Lessard, who’s always had an interest in history, had been reading a book about Riverhead Town’s past and the home seemed strikingly similar to one he’d just read about.
More than three dozen students between the ages of 11 and 18 will appear on stage, some with instruments, at Riverhead High School this weekend. No, it’s not for some multi-grade music class. But it is a school: a “School of Rock.” READ
If you pick up a bottle of the 2014 White Blend from Lenz Winery in Peconic, you might notice the label is decorated with a gold and blue design. If you sit in the tasting room, you will see that same design on the wall as a part of the winery’s latest art exhibition, Landscape Constructions.
The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in downtown Riverhead has announced it will host a blues festival next month.
Elizabeth Downs played piano when she was 14 years old. Then she dabbled a little on guitar, on and off. Music was always a part of her life growing up — until it sort of disappeared.
On Friday, three weeks after the conclusion of the Starbound National Talent Competition near Chicago, Brenna Latour sat at the kitchen table in her Riverhead home, reflecting on her long journey. It was a rare relaxing moment for the recent Riverhead High School graduate.
“I’m still now trying to recuperate from nationals,” she said. READ
Northeast Stage is taking its annual Shakespeare production on the road this year. Hannah Gray adapted and will direct “As You Like It,” with outdoor performances planned for Riverhead, Greenport and Patchogue.