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Jamming with Live Music At Wolffer on Thursday Nights: Hey Hamptons Music Lovers…Did you know that every Thursday night all year long you can Jam with some of the Best Musicians who travel to the Hamptons because they love jamming with fellow musicians…and best part my friends...IT’S FREE TO ATTEND!!!

Jamming with Live Music At Wolffer on Thursday Nights is alive at Wölffer Estate Vineyard all year long! This series has attracted musicians from all over the Tri-State area and beyond since 2009, featured local and international special guests and provided hot Jazz during cool nights and cool Jazz on hot nights. This is an ongoing Jazz concert series open to the public. The Jam Session is one of the most authentic and hippest Jazz experiences east of East River. Weekly radio broadcast on Wednesdays at 7PM on NPR station WPPB 88.3FM Peconic Public Broadcasting. No cover charge – Wines by the glass, bottles, and cheese & charcuterie plates for purchase

WINTER SEASON…Jam Session will be held at Wolffer Vineyard

Live at Wolffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962
 www.wolffer.com

Thursdays 5pm – 8pm……..NO COVER

For More information: http://thejamsession.org/live-on-thursday-nights

The Bridgehampton ChildCare and Recreational Center Fundraiser Concert presents Live in Concert the North Carolina A&T Fellowship Choir, Greensboro, NC. This is an event you do not want to miss. North Carolina A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir is an awesome choir. Ticket price is $20 in advance and $30 at the door. At this reasonable rate it will definitely be a sold out concert. So get your ticket now. Doors open at 5:00 pm. For more information and to purchase an advanced ticket contact Bonnie Cannon (631)537-0616 ext. 16. All proceeds will benefit The Center. Please come out and support a worthy cause

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For more information about The Bridgehampton ChildCare and Recreational Center Fundraiser Concert on March 9th 2013 and on the center click on link…http://www.bhccrc.com

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Hamptons, On Our Toes Gala and more events in August 2012….Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers…There are so many fabulous Events this August and it will take me sometime to filter through all of them, but I did want to highlight these events that I wanted to bring to your attention. Check back on Sunday for the complete list of events this August and things to do in the Hamptons that will not cost you a small fortune. My personal favorites that I really cannot wait to attend are “On our toes in the Hamptons” I am told that guests will be in for a special treat from Ron Brown and his dancers and to meet Ruby Dee. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ruby Dee a couple of months ago and her presence is just overwhelming. The other event is Lillias White will play Maybelle Smith in BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES at Baystreet Theatre in Sag Harbor. I had the pleasure to sit in on a rehearsal and let me tell you this woman is FABULOUS..that’s right FABULOUS…the band is unreal…they are so good and this is going to be a HUGE winner this summer..

Evidence, A Dance Company to Host its 9th Annual “On Our Toes”… 
In The Hamptons Summer Benefit
Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 4pm- 8pm at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.
Cocktail reception, followed by a light dinner, auction, a dynamic performance by Evidence, dessert and their signature “Dancing with the Dancers”.
Legendary Ruby Dee, Actress and Philanthropist to receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Gatekeeper Award Jason Moran, Award-winning Jazz Musician and Composer, to receive the 2012 Visionary Gatekeeper Award.
The elegant afternoon benefit will celebrate generations of arts and culture from the African Diaspora. The summer event will honor the legendary Ruby Dee, Actress, Playwright, Activist and Philanthropist, with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Gatekeeper Award. Jason Moran, Award-winning Jazz Musician and Composer, will receive the 2012 Visionary Gatekeeper Award.
For tickets to the Hamptons Summer Benefit, please visit www.evidencedance.com or call The JFM Group at 914-235-1490 x11 or email evidence@thejfmgroup.com . Individual tickets are $350 and $500.
Sponsor packages begin at $5,000.

American Sustainable Business Council at the Hamptons Players Club for an evening of cocktails and farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres as they discuss a “Window Into a More Just Economy” with featured speaker Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generation and an ASBC founding partner. Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher and ASBC co-founder and executive director, David Levine will also be part of the evening’s event.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is the leading coalition of businesses and business networks committed to creating a vision and framework that advance policies to support a vibrant and sustainable economy.

WHERE: The Hamptons Players Club, 103 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY
WHEN: Saturday, August 18th
TIME: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
TICKETS: $25.00 here
10% of proceeds will benefit women’s leadership in business and economic development.
For Reservations call:  (631) 324-1663The Evening’s Sponsors include:
American Sustainable Business Council*
Hamptons Players Club*
Star Vodka
*Digital Plus
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Artist Bobbi Van will also be showing her artwork with 10% of all sales going to Women’s Leadership in Business and Education.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream**Thursday 8/2-8/19

2685 Montauk Highway

A HITFest production of Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of love and magic on the back lawn of Bridgehampton High School. Opens Thursday August 2nd, and runs through August 19th, Thursday – Sunday at 7:00pm. Tickets availabe at http://AMND.eventbrite.com
Bay Street Theatre 2012 Mainstage Season. Tony award winner Lillias White will play Maybelle Smith in BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES,
written and directed by Paul Levine.
Tuesday, August 7 -Sunday, September 2.
Showtimes: Tuesdays –Saturday 8pm with Wednesday matinees on
August 15, 22, and 29 at 2pm and a 4pm matinee on Saturdays August 18 and 25.  Sunday showtime is at 7pm.**Tickets $66-76.
BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES features the sensational Tony award winning Lillias White as the legendary blues singer Maybelle Smith. A big woman with even bigger talent, she took on all the challenges that 1950’s America had to give.
Box Office at 631-725-9500.
EXHIBIT BRINGS TASTE OF CARIBBEAN TO THE HAMPTONS
Diaspora Vibe 2.0 Benefit Gala and Exhibit Preview
WHERE:  Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane,
WHEN:  Saturday, August 11, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Diaspora Vibe 2.0: 16th Annual Caribbean Crossroads Series Exhibition, 
a Celebration of Artists and Art-Making,
Opens in Southampton with August 11 Gala
The 16th Annual Caribbean Crossroads Series Exhibition,” a dazzling display of provocative, contemporary fine art by more than 30 artists from the Latin American and Caribbean Diaspora. The event launches with an artist-interactive fund-raising gala honoring artist advocate Grace Y. Ingelton on Saturday, August 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. The benefit will feature Caribbean and Latin cuisine by celebrity chef Mark Bailey (seen on the TLC reality series Leave It to Niecy and Oxygen’s Girlfriend Confidential: L.A.). The exhibit, co-presented by Global Arts/Media and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, runs from August 11 to 26
Live Music & Lobsters @ Georgica this Thursday 8/16/12
 with Live Music from* ESTEE MARIA!!!
 MUSIC STARTS AT 8:00
Come early and dine and stay for the dancing!
Dine in any of our lovely dining rooms or Dine at the Bar*1/2 price drinks all night!

The end of the season is rapidly approaching and with it comes the Hamptons’ hottest culminating event.

August 24th at 10:00 p.m @ Lily Pond in East Hampton
The scene will be set for a spectacular evening of live art and breathtaking ambiance.”The Flamenco Dancers” will light up the stage to the melodies of the Gipsy Kings tribute band,”Los Cintron”
A silent auction will take place to benefit the renowned Somaly Mam Foundation.http://www.somaly.org/whoweare
Tickets are available online  www.eventfulproductions.eventbrite.com
Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Fox and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Saturday, August 18, 2012
7 p.m. – Midnight
Cocktails and fine cuisine provided by Carlyle Off the GreenEast Hampton Studio
77 Industrial Road

Open Mic Night Series

Eastville Community Historical Society’s Art Collective 2012

Call: (631) 725- 4711 Email: eastvillechs@gmail.com
Location: (RT. 114) 139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor
Open Mic Night, Every Wednesday for the month of August from 6-8 pm. FREE SIGN UP! 6PM-7PM – Performances: Musicians, Singers, Actors, Poets, Drummers etc.
7PM-8PM- Discussions: Writers, Authors, Readers, Researchers etc. Come share your talent with fellow artist and the Greater Community!
45th Artists of the Springs Invitational:
Ashawagh Honors | Thursday August 2, 5 – 7 pm
Benefit Preview and Wine Reception
Honoring Rae Ferren | Connie Fox | Bill King
$25.00 donation at the door
Opening Reception | Friday, August 3, 4 – 7 p
open to the general public
Curator’s Tour | Saturday 18 August, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Ashawagh Hall | 780 Springs Fireplace Road | East Hampton
Hours | August  4 – 19 | Sun – Fri 1 pm – 5 pm | Sat 9 am – 5 pm
Proceeds from events and 50% of art sales to benefit The Springs Improvement Society,
Ashawagh Hall, and the S.I.S. Scholarship Fund
White’s Pharmacy in East Hampton is introducing a new Men’s line SIGMA SKIN
on Friday 17th, 2012…Stop by for this grand event.As always you can find additional events on my Hamptons Mouthpiece Facebook Page or www.southamptonpatch.com or www.easthamptonpatch.com

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(East Hampton, NY) Hamptons Art For Life 2012..Why it is so important for Children to be exposed to Art and Music…Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers..This past weekend July 28th, I had the pleasure to attend Art for Life at Russell Simmons home in East Hampton. This was the 13th Annual Art for Life Gala in the Hamptons ..This year’s benefit – “Living in Color” honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.) The rain didn’t put a damper on this year’s event which raised over $1.9 million…and still counting!!  Guests of the evening included Soledad O’Brien, Star Jones, Grant and Tamia Hill, Salt – n – Pepa, Anita Baker, Melanie Fiona, Michael Williams, LA Reid, Babyface, Jill Zarin and more.

My question was “Why is it so important children be exposed to Art & Music in School?” You will hear that each answer is so different from Interviews with Soledad O’Brien, Grant & Tamia Hill, MC Lyte, Danny Simmons, Tangie Murray” Executive Director at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation”, Michael Kenneth Williams of Boadwalk Empire, Designer B Michael…click on video below to hear their responses….

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I would like to apologize to everyone viewing this video, we had some technical difficulties with the video so the footage is not the best condition, I apologize to all of the interviewee’s as this footage does not show how fabulous they looked, but I felt that the content was more important to share with you than what they were wearing. They all looked amazing and next time I will do better at capturing the look as well. Special Thanks to Photography by Kurt for editing…
This was my first time doing real video on the Red Carpet, last year Kurt was there to take photos and I only took a little video, but this year I went full force. I was a bit rusty since this was a new adventure for me and I do not like to be in front of a camera, I much prefer to direct. Kurt was laughing at some of my idiot questions and stupid things I said, but it is a learning process and I hope to be better the next time. Practice makes Perfect…right? I wanted the celebrities I spoke with to be relaxed and to give me an honest answer from the heart.
They were all so passionate about this cause and it was refreshing to hear so many inspiring and intelligent responses from people who can make a real difference in helping to ensure that all children be exposed to these programs. My children have been blessed with being in a public school here in Sag Harbor where Art & Music are part of the curriculum and they have truly benefited from being exposed. My oldest daughter Danielle being exposed to Art made the decision in 7th grade that she wanted to go to college to study Art and she is currently enrolled in the Art Program at Purchase College studying Graphic Design, she will be entering her sophomore year. Would she ever have pursued this amazing career path if she was not exposed to Art in school? I am not sure, but I do know this, she was focused and knew exactly what she wanted to pursue in college and this would definitely not be the case if she was not exposed to these classes in High School. My children have an appreciation for Art, Music and theater because they have been exposed to these programs in school and it makes them a well-round student, who will always have an appreciation for the Arts. I am sad that many students across America are not as privileged to live in an area where the school district has the same philosophy as the community I live in. Thank you Sag Harbor School District and the BOE for seeing the vision and never even considering eliminating these programs from the curriculum.

dsc7249Mariah Carey surprised guests when she arrived on stage with her husband wearing a fuchsia Cavalli dress to tie back to the evening’s theme – Living In Color. She and Nick were honored for their work with the arts and were presented with artwork pieces made by Rush Kids, and inspired by the work of artist Kehinde Wiley.

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Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which directly serve over 2,300 students each year. Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. For more information, visit www.rushphilanthropic.org. Special thank you to Kurt Leggard for providing me with most of the images to see more images click here…Photography By Kurt..