A project nearly five decades in the making has come to fruition for East End Arts.
The nonprofit arts organization announced the opening of a new recording studio at its downtown Riverhead Carriage House, which will allow musicians from across the East End and neighboring towns to record on professional equipment.
For as long as he can remember, Bakithi Kumalo recalled during a recent interview, music has been the center of his life. The 60-year-old South Africa native, who grew up in a family of musicians and is a longtime bassist for Paul Simon, has made a living doing what he loves.
Jesse and Fran Jackson credit music for allowing them to meet and fall in love nearly 71 years ago. As Mr. Jackson puts it, his wife was the only woman he had met who could keep up with him as they danced “the old cow pin stomp,” in the 1940s. READ