Music & Art


Hamptons Happenings: Literature Live! To Kill a Mockingbird
Literature Live! presents
To Kill a Mockingbird
Public Performances Fridays & Saturdays in November
Weekday Performances November 5-29, contact the Box Office for tickets
New this year! All students come FREE.
Bay Street Theater
1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, New York 11963

Photo by Lenny Stucker/
Photo by Lenny Stucker/


The cast is made up of many local actors from Sag Harbor, Hampton Bays and Calverton who have participated in a variety of programs at Bay Street Theater. The cast includes Chloë Dirksen (Jean Louise Finch), Cooki Winborn (Calpurnia), Jemma Kosanke (Scout), Carolyn Popp (Miss Maudie), Rob DiSario (Heck Tate), William Sturek (Judge Taylor), Jessica Mortellaro (Mayella Ewell), Joe Pallister (Bob Ewell), Hudson Troy (Jem), Thomas Schiavoni (Dill), Scott Eck (Atticus Finch), William Sturek (Mr. Cunningham), Chauncy Thomas (Tom Robinson), and Al Bundonis (Mr. Gilmer). Many of the cast members have participated in Literature Live! productions such as The Crucible, and The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as in Bay Street’s Mainstage productions including Romance, Men’s Lives and Conviction.2727mockingbirdflyerwcast

Beautiful View, BBQ and Live Music in Sag Harbor

Things are spicing up this summer in Sag Harbor….Everyone can agree that Harlow East…formally known as B’Smith’s Restaurant has the best location in the Harbor, but did you know that they also have a Back Bar? I remember when B’Smith’s first opened the Back Bar was always opened, but as the years went on and staff was limited, this area was only open for private events. This summer Jon Krasner has decided to do something different. He has turned “The Back Bar” into a very relaxed scene in Sag Harbor. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Back Bar has the BBQ for $25 5-10p, on Sunday’s live Music. The scene is relaxed and very different from the front part of Harlow East, both operated and managed by Richard Notar and Notar Hospitality.nhb_7980
Last week Jon invited Hamptons Mouthpiece to stop by to hear the band and taste the BBQ… since the prior week was my birthday and I was very sick and unable to celebrate, I decided to invite some friends to spend an evening listening to some good music and eat some delicious BBQ. What a great time we had. nhb_8004

Back Bar tells me that they will have live music every Sunday…this Sunday come listen to Reggae Lution who will be there again this Sunday, August 10th 7-11pm, If you like Reggae brings some friends and stop by for an afternoon of fun. The vibe is positive, because Reggae music is Happy Music, the BBQ is good and this Sunday the beer is $5 and on the menu: Jerk Cornish Hens, Corn fritters, and Carribean Cole Slaw ;).nhb_8011

Hamptons Live Music: Twilight Thursday at Wolffer
Twilight Thursdays Every Thursday From 5 –8PM @ The Main Winery Tasting Room
139 Sagg Rd, Sagaponack, NY 11962
Entry Free

Thursdays are all about jazz in the tasting room. Live music starts at 5PM and ends at 8PM. No cover. Enjoy wines by the glass and bottle, and cheese/charcuterie plates for purchase, and drink in the view of the vineyard as the sun sets. Perfect for a Date with your significant other, Girls Night Out or just hanging out with Friends.

Lilly-Anne Merat
Lilly-Anne Merat
Thursday, July 17th come out and see sultry, acoustic Soul/R&B Lilly-Anne Merat

July 24: Radio Europa, Original Latin Rhythms
July 31: Certain Moves, Jazz, Funk and Soul

Bridgehampton, NY: What is new on Main Street Bridgehampton in 2014…. New Businesses come to Main Street in Bridgehampton 2014…Last week I heard that 2 new businesses were opening on Main Street in Bridgehampton, so I drove by to check them out. I thought I had heard wrong on the name BLOW..and I had to see what this was all about. I was told that dry blow bars are trending in NYC and there was a demand for it in the Hamptons. I believe they will do well, the price point is sweet. Next door to Blow is Chase Edwards, a beautiful Fine Art Gallery  I stopped in to speak to Gallery owner Bonnie Edwards and her energy was exciting. She made me feel welcomed and I knew that if I felt this way others would feel her electrifying energy and tell their friends about her.DSC_5219 copy

Blow Dry Bar is trending around the country and now Dry Blow Bar comes to the Hamptons..Opening April 16th at 2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton is BLOW Hampton owner Lila Beudert says that this is trending in NYC and she wanted to bring it to the Hamptons at affordable rates most can afford. You do not need an appointment to come because you can be in and out in 30 minutes-1 hour tops. Lila says Hair is Hair and it does not matter what texture your hair is, Straight, Curly, Kinky…Stop by for the Perfect Blowout…

Most regular Blow-out are $40, kids 12 and under $25, The up Do $65+ …….The blow-outs are fashioned after Celebrity looks …

2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 631-537-8000

The Jen: the signature blowout..Volume, Classic Style
The Anna: straight edge with a little body
The Gwyneth: Polished, smooth and sleek
The Blake: Beach girl? 
The Kate: Volume with loose curls…

FREE Wifi, coffee, tea, champagne will be offered along with great conversation in an energetic atmosphere. Would you pay $40 for a Blowout? Other services are offered like flat-iron or curling iron to any blowout for an additional cost…Personal in-home visits and packages are available.. Pictures to follow this week…

Chase Edwards…F i n e  A r t

DSC_4978A prominent Long Island-raised gallery owner is returning to her roots in the Hamlet of Bridgehampton, New York,  under the name Chase Edwards Fine Art Galleries. Bonnie Elizabeth Edwards has returned to the area after a successful west coast career including galleries in Laguna Beach, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Maui HI, Nantucket MA., Sante Fe, NM., and Oyster Bay, NY.  Bonnie’s clients include luminaries in the art, entertainment and business world.  From paintings to sculptures to functional pieces, and photography, the gallery will present works of established and emerging new talents in the world of contemporary art. According to Bonnie, Bridgehampton is ideal for galleries. “The historic charm surrounded by the immense natural beauty of the ocean and the bay, easily accessible to a large advanced art community base, is an attractive environment for galleries.” The store hours will be 11am-7pm daily. Evening hours for strollers and events are in the works for the busy season.DSC_4980 (1)

 2463 Main Street, Bridgehampton, located next door to Blow Hamptons…I have been told that you will see some of Chase Edwards art pieces in Blow Hamptons as well.

Bonnie says “I am very excited about this new journey and committed to presenting pieces that are powerful, passionate and uplifting.  I am also determined to attract more galleries and artists to the area, making it a thriving destination for art in the community and the surrounding areas.” We wish you success in your new place Bonnie.

Hamptons Music: Why Pharrell Makes Us So “Happy”

Originally written for the movie Despicable Me 2, Happy was released 7 months ago and since then, the official video on YouTube has been viewed by 77 million people. The unprecedented 24 hour Happy video has had over 7 million views. Happy is currently number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.Happy Group Of People

So just why has “Happy” become so popular worldwide? Happy means something different for anyone who listens and sings along. It speaks to everyone, regardless of  your age, ethnicity, nationality, language or religion. The message is something everyone can relate to. It is uplifting and inspiring. So simple yet complex because it makes you reflect on whatever struggles you are going through at the time. Happy reminds us that we can get through anything just by being positive.  In the song, Pharrell also refers to people who may try to bring you down with their negativity, asking them to not hold back  but also warns them that strength comes from your own happiness and anyone that tries to bring bad news his way is just wasting their time, “no offense.” Happy is universal and will continue to be popular for generations to come. The song is timeless, which may be part of the inspiration for Pharrell making a video that lasts 24 hours. You can listen to it at any time of the day, for as long as you need.

In an interview with USA Today  Pharrell takes us back to the time when he was writing Happy. His task was to compose a song that would capture the transformation of the character Gru from Despicable Me 2. It took Pharrell nine attempts to finally come up with a song that would actually match the feeling of this character stating in his interview, “How do I make a song about this guy who is so happy, in a relentless mood and can’t be moved away from or distracted from his happiness That’s when I realized that the answer had been hiding in the question.” The answer was Happy.

Pharrell had a major impact on the music industry in 2013. His collaborations with Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk, continuously topped the charts. Get Lucky, recently received two awards at the 2014 Grammys:  Record of the year and Best Pop Duo Group Performance.   Pharrell may soon have one more accolade to add to his success. Happy has been nominated for an Academy Award. The Oscars will air on March 2, 2014 and will feature a performance from Pharrell.

Pharrell has recently announced that his second solo album G I R L will be released on March 3, 2014. The new album which will be released the day after Pharrell receives an Academy Award for Happy (fingers crossed), will feature Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, JoJo and Justin Timberlake.

If you haven’t seen the official Happy video you can check it out here:

For the 24 Hour Video visit  24 Hours of Happy.The first time I visited 24 Hours of Happy, it was around 5:00pm and Steve Carell was on the school bus signing along to Happy. I found this fitting since Steve Carrell voices the character the song was created for in Despicable Me 2. There are many celebrity appearances throughout the 24 hour video: Kelly Osbourne, Magic Johnson, Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Fox and Miranda Crosgrove. What makes watching Happy even more relatable are the regular, every day people in the video that break out into their own unique dance, strut or walk. There is no right or wrong way to be Happy.

You can download Happy on ITunes and Pharrell’s new Album G I R L on March 3, here:Download Happy

If you’d like to sing or clap along, here are the lyrics:

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way
Because I’m Happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m Happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m Happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do
Here comes bad news talking this and that
Well give me all you got and don’t hold it back
Well I should probably warm you I’ll be just fine
No offense to you, don’t waste your time
Here’s why
Bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down
Your love is too high
Bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down
I said (let me tell you now)
Bring me down
Can’t nothng bring me down
Your love is too high
Bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down
I said
Be “Happy”