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16 11, 2021

Darlene Love: The Queen of Rock and Soul

She’s been called a “national treasure.” She’s been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She’s appeared in all four Lethal Weapon movies, and the new Christmas Chronicles 2 with Kurt Russell She’s sung with everyone under the sun. She’s recorded (and sung thousands of times) what is arguably the most popular pop Christmas [...]

2 08, 2021

A Weekend of Classic Rock at WHBPAC

      What makes classic rock classic? It comes from a time when Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers grew up on sounds that captured their generations’ hopes and fears. Rock & roll music collided in the 1960s with social, economic, and political upheavals that made musicians respond creatively. And there was an audience for it. [...]

29 09, 2020

Little Richard and the Rock & Roll Wild

  By William McIlvaine    When Richard Penniman died on May 9 of this year at the age of 87, he was one of the very last living rock & roll artists from the 1950s. Of the pioneering legends, only Jerry Lee Lewis (84) and Don Everly (83) of the Everly Brothers are still with [...]

29 06, 2020

We’re Just a Bunch of Guys From Jersey…

  By William McIlvaine    When live music became one of the first casualties of the coronavirus, it wasn’t just a loss for music fans; it was a loss for musical acts that depended on live performances for their livings – an act like Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, for example, who epitomized the [...]

5 06, 2020

I Am Not Your Negro – Film Guide

Here you can find additional resources to go with your viewing of Magnolia Pictures I Am Not Your Negro. Film Discussion Guide Discussion Guide Curriculum Guide

25 05, 2020

Once Were Brothers: A Portrait of The Band

  By William McIlvaine       The Band had one of most legendary careers in the history of rock & roll. One of the most joyous, fractious, and, ultimately, American stories in the business. It has been told numerous times, from numerous points of view. Once Were Brothers, the documentary history of The Band streaming now in the Rose [...]

28 04, 2020

WHBPAC Board of Directors Names Julienne Penza-Boone Executive Director

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/24/2020 The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Julienne Penza-Boone to Executive Director as of April 18, 2020 by the Center’s Board of Directors. “I am so honored to be named Executive Director of an institution that I cherish and feel so passionately about. The [...]