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20 11, 2020

In Person Film Screenings Cancelled

But don't stew in it! Let WHBPAC cater to your entertainment needs this weekend, not with in person screenings as we had hoped, but with these appetizing international films. As more shutdowns loom, we're still dedicated to bringing you the berry best in world cinema and will send you the recipe for a sublime stay-at-home [...]

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 [...]

16 01, 2020

The Hendrix Legacy

Jimi Hendrix is universally regarded as the greatest rock guitarist ever. Those of us old enough to remember can recall that there were good-natured debates at the time as to who was better, Hendrix or Clapton. But Clapton was a purer blues player than Hendrix, basically building on the blues guitar giants who inspired him, [...]

18 06, 2018

Mr. Alan Cumming Comes Out East

The beyond eclectic, multitalented Tony, Olivier and Emmy award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director, Alan Cumming will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on July 6th. Showtime is at 8pm. Some of Cumming’s theatre work includes his Tony award winning performance in ‘Cabaret’ on Broadway and an international tour of his cabaret [...]

13 06, 2018

Pop Sensation Andy Grammer Brings a Fresh Sound to Westhampton Beach

On Friday, June 29th, multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer will take to the Westhampton Beach Performance Art Center’s stage for a truly intimate and inspiring performance starting at 8pm. Grammer, whose smash hits include “Keep Your Head Up”, “Fine By Me”, “Honey, I’m Good” and “Fresh Eyes”, has taken the musical world by storm, [...]

22 05, 2018

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets comes East

One of the most revered songwriters of his generation, the affable rocker-next-door Nick Lowe will be performing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 24th, alongside the energetic and eclectic group of masked guitar gods, Los Straitjackets as part of Nick’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue tour. Showtime is at 8pm. Nick [...]