04/19/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

Folk music, like home cooking and regional accents, is one of those cultural traditions that has a way of taking on the flavor of where its makers settled.

In North America, our traditional music is a derivative of the Scottish and Irish fiddle folk tunes that immigrants brought with them hundreds of years ago. But as these populations settled on this side of the Atlantic, how that music grew and morphed as songs were handed down to successive generations depended largely upon where the players settled.  (more…)

04/03/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Sophia Strauss (center), with saloon girls Lyng-

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Sophia Strauss as Georgia Hendricks (center), with saloon girls and cowboys.

It was curtains for several thespian victims of the Shelter Island Drama Club last weekend when the students presented the Broadway musical “Curtains.” With book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander, this clever whodunit, directed by John Kaasik, ran March 30 to April 2 and it left audiences guessing till the end.

03/28/17 4:30pm

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Will Garrison, Sophia Strauss, Sydney Clark and Zoey Bolton during a recent rehearsal of ‘Curtains' at Shelter Island School.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Will Garrison, Sophia Strauss, Sydney Clark and Zoey Bolton during a recent rehearsal of ‘Curtains’ at Shelter Island School.

Fans of musical theater will be happy to know that the young thespians of the Shelter Island School Drama Club are back this weekend with another ambitious production to brighten the spirit.

This time it’s “Curtains,” a musical with book by Rupert Holmes (of “Piña Colada” song fame), lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. (more…)

03/24/17 10:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Christine Tylee from the Group for the East End working with students in the Shelter Island School garden in June, 2016.

In November 2010, Joshua Levine, a young farmer working at the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm CSA in Amagansett, was killed in a tractor accident at the age of 35.

In 2011, Slow Food East End hosted “A Moveable Feast” in his memory, The dinner featured dishes prepared by local chefs that went to support local farmers. (more…)