02/16/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Young Adult Book Club, meet to discuss great books over snacks. Suggestions for future titles welcome. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register.  (more…)

02/08/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The cover of Joe' Lauro's film about Fats Domino.

COURTESY PHOTO | The cover of Joe Lauro’s film about Fats Domino.

He wasn’t as flashy as Little Richard, Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly, but he had more charted hits than the three of them combined. He sold over 60 million records, including five that went “gold” before 1955, influencing Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Elton John and scores of other musicians in the process.

In a fitting event for Black History Month, the Shelter Island Library’s “Friday Night Dialogues” will present “The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock n’ Roll” on February 17 at 7 p.m. (more…)

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09/12/14 4:30pm

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A night scene at a past Island Beach Blast.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO |
A night scene at a past Island Beach Blast.

An Island institution has gone south.

The annual Island Beach Blast, which rocked Wades Beach for almost 30 Septembers, is now being hosted by Sag Harbor. (more…)

08/28/14 12:00pm

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I caught a bit of Joe Lauro’s “Jazz in the Movies” at last week’s opening of the Shelter Island Jazz Fest and I have to say my favorite clip was an absolutely crushing version of “Swing, Swing, Swing!” from the Benny Goodman Orchestra that included Harry James (trumpet), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes) and Gene Krupa (drums). The rest of “the fest” went well, with at least five performances selling out. Look for this event to grow! (more…)

08/14/14 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Pianist Judy Carmichael, appearing at the Dory as part of the Shelter Island Jazz Festival, is shown here with saxophonist Mark Antoine.

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Pianist Judy Carmichael, appearing at the Dory as part of the Shelter Island Jazz Festival, is shown here with saxophonist Mark Antoine.

What started as “a labor of love experiment” has become the first annual Shelter Island Jazz Festival.

The festival’s downbeat will be sounded on Monday, August 18 and the music will play through Sunday, August 24 with a lineup including internationally and locally acclaimed jazz musicians performing on the Dory’s deck overlooking Chase Creek and at the Ram’s Head Inn. (more…)