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DWTS Louis van Amstel brings LaBlast to the Hamptons…Are you a Dancing with Stars Fan? Do you wish you could dance like the pro’s or even be taught by one of these gifted dancers? Here is your chance….”Dancing with the Stars” acclaimed pro, Louis van Amstel, will be in Southampton to help raise funds and awareness for the newly formed Southampton Hamptons Dancers AARP Community Group. The 9 time Dance Champion will hold an exclusive VIP Meet & Greet with a mini Latin Dance Class at the centrally located Southampton Inn on Hill St. on Tuesday, November 12th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Louis_LaBlast_Ad_2-2 copy
My friends I tried this Youtube workout and WOW does it get your heart beating fast, I was amazed how quickly I picked up the steps, I think Louis is a great teacher and I am looking forward to meeting him in person.  I do think this is a workout that would work for me and I am anxious to take this class.

Wednesday, November 13th, the “Dancing with the Stars” delight will be introducing his new fitness Sensation “LaBlast”to the Twin Forks.  This exciting new fitness program is based on the hottest Latin American & Ballroom Dance moves, but takes the concepts of Zumba to the next phase!  The moves are quick & easy to learn and cam be adjusted by intensity to work for the new beginner or the voracious expert..  The new “LaBlast” as well as a Latin American Dance Class and several Private Lessons will be held at the Arthur Murray Dance Center at 425 County Rd. 39A in Southampton.

LaBlast is an exciting new dance fitness program created by World Dance Champion, coach, choreographer, Dancing with the Stars fan favorite and fitness expert, Louis van Amstel. LaBlast is a fun-filled, high energy dance fitness class that will both challenge and inspire people of all ages and fitness levels, while dancing to a wide variety of music. Types of dance include: http://www.lablastfitness.com

  • Cha Cha
  • Disco
  • Jive
  • Salsa
  • Lindy Hop
  • Merengue
  • Paso Doble
  • Quick Step
  • Samba
  • Hustle
  • Viennese Waltz
Finally, The Master instructor will be holding “LaBlast” Certification Class on Thursday, November 13th from 11am to 7 pm for the very first time on Long Island.   Any Dance, Health and/or Education Professional  in the Tristate area is invited  to join the class to become a “LaBlast” trainer.
Information about the VIP Meet & Greet, LaBlast, Latin  Class enrollment can be found at www.HamptonsAARP.otg
Any information about the Trainer Certification should connect with “laBlast” directly at www.LaBlastFitness.com

It is that time of the year again, the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in the Hamptons Thursday, October 10th-Monday, October 14th, 2013. Will this years films at The 21st Hamptons Film Festival take the Oscar? If you are a movie fan, than I am sure you must love this time in the Hamptons. The stars are out, Directors, Producers and everyone associated with the Film. Among those expected to attend the Festival are: Anna Paquin, Bruce Dern, Ralph Fiennes, Renee Zellweger, Dakota Fanning, David Duchovny, Helena Bonham Carter, Edgar Wright, Kevin Connolly, Will Forte, Timothy Hutton, Amy Ryan, Richard Curtis, Adepero Oduye, Brie Larson, Dane DeHaan, David Oyelowo, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Dano, Ralph Macchio, Richard Curtis, Scott Haze, Spike Jonze and Joe Wright. Although these Festivals take place all over the world, there is something very special about the Festival in the Hamptons. I am very excited about the Films selected this year and I am truly excited to see 12 YEARS A SLAVEAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, and Foreign Film THE PAST…I have highlighted a couple of the films to be shown this year, for a complete schedule of the movies click here.  Hurry and get your tickets the popular ones might be SOLD OUT already…

The Spotlight films include: BREATHE IN, FREE RIDE, HER, LABOR DAY, LOUDER THAN WORDS, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, THE PAST and CAPITAL.This year the festival will pay special tribute to Oscar Award winning director Costa-Gavras before the screening of his latest film CAPITAL.

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Thursday, October 10th

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With a loose, heady energy that echoes a Beat poem, John Krokidas’ impressive feature film debut tracks the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs during Ginsberg’s early days at Columbia University. They forge a bond looking for a “new vision”––daring each other to innovate and redefine their voices––and splinter apart when one of them becomes involved in a murder in 1944. Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan lead an exceptional cast that also features Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Huston as Kerouac, and an almost unrecognizable Ben Foster as Burroughs. Featuring Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston:

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ABOUT TIMEAbout Time

At age 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) learns a strange family secret passed down from his father (Bill Nighy): he can travel back in time. From this premise springs another winning romantic comedy from one of the genre’s most beloved filmmakers, Richard Curtis (NOTTING HILL, LOVE ACTUALLY). As a young man, Tim’s immediate anxiety and excitement over his special abilities centers on falling in love with a pretty girl. When he meets Mary, played by the incandescent Rachel McAdams, he must master his time-tripping powers to woo the woman of his dreams. see trailer: 

12 YEARS AS A SLAVE: Monday 10/14 715pm and 745pm (closing night film)12YearsASlave460x260

12 YEARS AS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
Director: Steve McQueen, Screenwriter: John Ridley, Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad and Anthony Katagas….Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti, Sarh Paulson, Alfre Woodard 
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 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY…Centerpiece Film…AugustOsageCounty460x260-01-01

A star-studded ensemble led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts brings Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play to life in this gutsy, powerful screen adaptation. Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) is an Oklahoma poet battling alcoholism, while his wife Violet (Streep) suffers from cancer and a new-found drug dependency. When Beverly vanishes, the family unites in a search that ends with a morbid discovery. Mother and daughters are left to deal with the aftermath… and each other. Director John Wells and his ferocious cast electrify Letts’ singular prose and craft one of this year’s must-see films. see trailer: 

FREE RIDE: 10/11 915pm & 10/12 615pm

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Set in the 1970s, FREE RIDE stars Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (THE PIANO, HBO’s TRUE BLOOD) as a single mother who moves to Florida with her daughters in search of a better life, but gets pulled into the high-stakes drug-trade business. This accomplished, gritty directorial debut, based on writer/director Shana Betz’s life story, delivers as both a provocative crime thriller and a powerfully rendered family portrait. Paquin’s dynamic star turn and a vivid supporting cast, including Cam Gigandet and THE SOPRANO’s Drea De Matteo, help make FREE RIDE an unforgettable trip.
 
HER: Written and directed by Spike Jonze, Her460x260HER is an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. Set in Los Angeles in the near future, it follows Theodore, a complex, soulful man, heartbroken after the end of a relationship, who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system promising to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he meets “Samantha,” a bright voice who is insightful, sensitive, and surprisingly funny. As their needs and desires grow in tandem, their friendship deepens into an eventual love.
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LOUDER THAN WORDS: Family Movie : 12 and upATF_08161.NEFJohn Fareri (David Duchovny) and his wife Brenda (Hope Davis) live an idyllic suburban life. After the sudden death of their young daughter, and deeply shaken by the less than ideal conditions of her hospital, the couple decides to build a premier children’s hospital, with the help of consultant Bruce Komiske (Timothy Hutton). Inspired by true events, this touching film portrays a family who instead of being gripped by loss created an extraordinary place of healing for thousands of ailing children and implemented a national standard for family health facilities.

 LONG WALK TO FREEDOM… 10/11, 4:30pm 10/12, 8:00pmMandela460x260-01

Idris Elba, best known for his roles on TV’s THE WIRE and LUTHER, transforms into the legendary Nelson Mandela in this exhilarating screen adaptation of the political leader’s autobiography. Director Justin Chadwick’s (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) portrait charts the incredible true story of the many struggles that took Mandela from South Africa’s rural Cape region to armed struggle and arrest, and then to the president’s mansion as his nation’s first democratically elected leader. More than just a historical biopic, the film also tracks the incredible love story between Mandela and his wife Winnie, soulfully embodied by Naomi Harris. see trailer:
 
THE PAST: Foreign Film… 10/12, 6:15pm, 10/13, 3:15pm
Family secrets and domestic strife lurk under the surface of this riveting new drama from Asghar Farhadi, the writer/director of A SEPARATION, the 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) travels from Iran to France at the behest of his estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo, THE ARTIST) to finalize their divorce. Further escalating their immediate tension, Marie insists Ahmad stay in her home with live-in boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim, A PROPHET), and Samir’s children from his own stalled marriage. With this latest film, Farhadi cements his status as one of the world’s preeminent filmmakers.
 
To see a Full List of all the movies and events during the Hamptons International Film Festival visit their website, http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/program/
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Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readers…there are many things happening in the Hamptons this last week in August starting with today. Check these awesome events happening this last week in August in the Hamptons.

Hamptons Happenings last week in August 2013

HARLEM IN THE HAMPTONS” SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH @ 1PM at the EASTVILLE HSITORICAL SOCIETY, 139 HAMPTON AVENUE (RTE 114) . HONORING BOROUGH PRESIDENT HELEN MARSHALL. FEATURING OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES WILLIAM PICKENS III. 1233605_553581111368305_1115364617_n

home_banner_alt_r1_c15th Annual Lemonade Stand on Saturday August 24 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at 423 Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton, to support our current fundraising efforts toward St. Charles  Rehabilitative Hospital, located in Port Jefferson, NY (about 1 hour from Bridgehampton).

Game Knights is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to engage and distract children who may be sad, bored, and lonely while hospitalized.  We collect new and used video game devices, video games, DVD Movies, DVD players, and IPADS, and encourage financial donations to purchase new devices, movies and games. 100% of all proceeds funds our donations, and all financial donations are tax deductible. www.gameknights.org for additional information.

Saturday, August 24th 6-7pm* Corcoran Cares is hosting a charity spin ride SoulCycle® in East Hampton..  only a few bikes left, book your bike today.. Perfect opportunity to enjoy a spin class with friends while benefitting local charities! http://corcorancaresspin.eventbrite.com/

SoulCycle

 Saturday, August 24th 7-10pm Rydell High School Sock Hopgrease
Celebrating the Iconic Time Period Captured In “GREASE”
Featuring Special Guests Daryl Hall & John Oates
Styled & Produced By Colin Cowie
Guest Chef :David Burke
Benefitting the Prostate Cancer Foundation
East Hampton Studio* 75 Industrial Road*Wainscott, NY 11975
631-965-0050 www.easthamptonstudio.com
TICKETS:   To purchase contact Jan Haber at 310-570-4720 or jhaber@pcf.orgcancer

Pull out those poodle skirts, grease back that hair and celebrate the 1950’s with cool cats Get ready to hand jive to the sounds of Daryl Hall & John Oates and be sure to wear your dancing shoes – Saturday night’s sock hop starts after the show. Guys and gals can catch just the concert and dance, or purchase tickets that include dinner prepared by renowned chef David Burke. The entire affair will be styled and produced by event planner extraordinaire Colin Cowie.

Book Signing @ Book Hampton this weekend
Saturday August 24 at Noon
East Hampton, 41 Main Street GWYNETH PALTROW
      IT’S ALL GOOD

Saturday August 24 at 5 pm
Southampton, 16 Hampton Road
ELLEN WRIGHT
HAMPTON WEEKENDS

Sunday August 25 at 2pm
East Hampton, 41 Main Street
CAROLINE ROB ZALESKI   
LONG ISLAND MODERNISM

 

 

 

Stages summer production….GODSPELL OPENS TONITE! PIERSON HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH @ 7:30 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH@ 3:00!!1157472_10201225789221271_817479216_n

 Saturday, August 24th Party @ 75 main in Southampton. Party gets going around 10pm.1146744_10200460643622203_1028647872_n

Hampton Classic 2013 … August 25 – September 1
WHERE:  Bridgehampton, NY (off Montauk Highway, Route 27 –

at 240 Snake Hollow Road), 65-acre showgrounds,

located near some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast,

amidst the fashionable Hamptons summer scene.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

Daily: $10/person (under 6 free) or $20/carload.

Seniors free: Tuesday – Thursday; Kids free: Saturday
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Kick Your Labor Day Weekend into High Gear…Friday, August 30th Sienna will be the hottest happening in town, as anyone who knows The Box is well aware that it’s a blast! The night will feature the most jaw dropping acts (in true Box style)Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge (www.siennahamptons.com) for the sexiest kickoff to Labor Day weekend.BOXAD_outlines copy[2]

Stop back tomorrow for updates on more Hamptons Happenings last week in August 2013…or join my facebook group for updated daily events…HAMPTONS MOUTHPIECE EVENTS

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The First Annual Black Ivy Alumni Gala

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
6:00 p.m.
The Carlton Hotel
88 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Between 28th and 29th Streets

For the first time in history the Black Ivy Alumni League, in partnership with Columbia Business School 4A, Dartmouth BADA, Cornell CBAA, Princeton ABPA, will unite for a blow out celebrity fundraising gala.

Walk the green carpet and mingle with VIPs.
Raise money for your black alumni association, student jobs on campus and ambitious NYC high school students who don’t have PTAs with deep pockets to help them get the resources they need and deserve!

Semi-formal cocktail attire required.
Gala tickets are on sale now until July 3rd! Includes a one-hour open bar. Limited quantity available.
Gala VIP Tickets – show your Ivy Spirit, help fund even more students and jobs, meet + mingle with our VIPs, enjoy a two-hour open bar plus passed luxury hors d’oeuvres, a special VIP goody bag and skip the lines with a special VIP entrance when you reserve a Gala VIP ticket.

For more information and to RSVP, go to:

http://www.theleagueonline.org/20130717-nyc-fundraiser.php

Proceeds from the Gala will fund projects posted by teachers in NYC public schools throughdonorschoose.org, an online charity to help students who are in desperate need. Only  60% of the black students in NYC public school system will graduate high school. So we really need your help.

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