07/16/14 3:00pm
07/16/2014 3:00 PM
Matthew William Chizever (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Matthew William Chizever (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Aquebogue native Matthew William Chizever had auditioned for producers of the USA Network’s “Graceland” three or four times before the show runners found the perfect role for him: a villanous sex trafficker named Miles.

“I’ve been in and out of the room with the producers and they always said they really liked me, but they needed something to fit me,” Chizever said in a phone interview. “So this seedy dark human being is what they decided to give me.”

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07/12/14 5:00am
07/12/2014 5:00 AM
Long Island photographer Matt Clark will have his work displayed at 'Swells and Swirls' at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Long Island photographer Matt Clark will have his work displayed at ‘Swells and Swirls’ at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Long Island photographers Matt Clark and Mike DiRenzo will give a gallery talk about their exhibit “Swells & Swirls” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. The exhibit is on view through July 20.   (more…)

07/05/14 6:00am
07/05/2014 6:00 AM
(Credit: Danielle Malmet Rodger)

‘Sanctuary,” canvas works by Greenport artist Danielle Malmet Rodger will be on display at Greenport Harbor Brewery this summer. (Credit: Danielle Malmet Rodger courtesy)

Auction donations sought: Art, antiques, goods and services are sought for a July 26 auction hosted by Peconic Green Growth.  (more…)

06/29/14 12:00pm
06/29/2014 12:00 PM
Tony-Award winning actress Peg Murray at home in Southold last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tony-Award winning actress Peg Murray at home in Southold last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

If “The Great Gatsby’s” Daisy Buchanan had a voice that was “full of money,” then Southold actress Peg Murray’s is filled with candor.

The 90-year-old Tony Award-winner was unabashedly honest on a recent afternoon as she recapped her experience at “Raising the Roof,” a star-studded benefit concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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