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 […]
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Yesterday, just hours after Governor Cuomo announced that most COVID-19 related restrictions were eased effective immediately, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center welcomed audiences back to our summer cinema program: Tuesday Nights at the Movies with Andrew was starting off on the right foot.
The timing was fortuitous. We hadn’t planned on the Governor’s announcement coinciding with the first of our films, but it meant greeting our movie-goers with huge grins that they could actually see for lack of masks on our faces. It meant that there was now no real barrier to bringing Undine and other foreign or independent first run films to East End audiences. The films would stand or fall on their own.
Welcome to the world of indie comedy, where quirk meets ridiculous and the results are remarkable. From a modern day Mark Twain story to tales of fantastic powers and extraordinary beasts, these yarns are sure to tickle you in all the right places. Did you miss them in the theatre? Stream these gems now!
We just couldn’t resist another round of music documentaries! Dissect the anatomy of your favorite songs with the Netflix series Song Exploder (based on the podcast series of the same name), or see how music unlocks memories for dementia patients. Explore with us previously unknown genres and musicians, or relive a favorite live recording from 1972.
We’re starting 2021 fresh with some of the best music documentaries out there! With behind the scenes looks at some of the biggest names across genres (and some of the biggest studios), these films are sure to inspire you to keep your musical resolutions.
This week we bring you a longer list than usual, but we don’t think we’re telling any tall tales when we say that these shorts are worth the few minutes it takes to watch them. Some of our picks are documentaries, others brief but sweet stories. Some are animated, while others are live-action. You may have seen some already on the big screen in our annual showing of Oscar nominated short films, or maybe they’re completely new to you. In any case, we’ve got a condensed cinematic vision for everyone!
P.S. – If you aren’t already following Short of the Week, be sure to check it out. SotW showcases curated shorts every Monday and Thursday.
In honor of the Christmas Bird Count, the nation’s longest running community science bird project, this week we bring to your living room our finest feathered flicks.
You may think us feather-brained for leaving off classics like Winged Migration, March of the Penguins, or The Big Year, but we can’t stop raven about these impeckable picks.
Loving The Queen’s Gambit? Interested in learning more, but don’t know which way to move? Mate, check out this week’s shutdown suggestions!
This week we’re devoted to bringing you the best in Deaf film – we’ve tried to choose movies and series that were written, directed, produced or acted in by people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
You’ll Laugh So Hard You’ll “Oui” A Little!
Unfortunately in person screenings will not be taking place this weekend, but you can stream these fabulous French picks from the convenience of your home!
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 weekend. This week – you guessed it – is all about food in film, and, suffries to say, we’re eggcited to satisfy your craving for movies!
Grub your loved ones and the popcorn, and get ready for the gratest, cheesiest films we could find!
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 & […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The Righteous Brothers, featuring Bill Medley & Bucky Heard, are taking a brief break from their Las Vegas residency and bringing their legendary “blue-eyed soul” to the Westhampton Performing Arts […]
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & folk-rock legend, David Crosby is coming to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 9, 2018th, the show starts at […]
It’s been three years since Joan Armatrading last undertook an extensive international tour. Now with the release of her twenty-first album, Not Too Far Away, the musical pioneer embarks on […]
“Broadway’s last leading man”, as dubbed by the New York Times, comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 26th at 8pm. Tony Award-winner […]
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, announces its full MainStage summer line-up! With performances by: David Crosby, Nick Lowe, Andy Grammer, Tracy Morgan, […]
Rock royalty comes to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 20. The Devon Allman Project is rolling in and bringing Duane Betts with them. The sons of […]
On Friday, April 6 – the Canadian alt country/blues/folk rock band, Cowboy Junkies, make their awaited return to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center stage. Their music is emotive, multi-layered and […]
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is closing out March right with two great performances. The first on Saturday, March 24 – Local legend, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, […]
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Founding member of the legendary rock band Traffic, Dave Mason, brings his new live show to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on […]
A true sister act if there ever was one, sisters Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer will share the stage at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 16th […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to set the mood right then with an afternoon of love songs. On Sunday, February 11 at 3pm, Darren […]
It’s awards season and with the Oscars right around the corner, what better way to prepare than by viewing some of this year’s contenders how they were meant to be […]
Get ready to get those feet stomping folks because on Saturday, February 10 at 8pm, Grammy nominated group, The Record Company are coming to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. […]
We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic, year round residents to join our volunteer corps. Our extraordinary team of volunteers is comprised of over 100 individuals: some able to work a […]
I know what you’re going to think but this is not an Aprils Fool’s joke! On Saturday, April 1 at 8p we will have The Voice’s Season 9 winner take […]
Get ready Long Islanders! Your favorite band is taking the Mainstage at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 25 at 8pm. Fans will be able to hear […]
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Finest in World Cinema Series brings you the best of the best! This year, several of our handpicked features have won Golden Globes and will […]
The story goes that Elayne Boosler’s career in comedy was launched in the 1970s when comedy genius (and later, Boosler’s beau) Andy Kaufman witnessed her belting out tunes at a […]
Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin’s music is offhandedly referred to as “whisper rock” because of its quiet, fragile acoustic sound. While Radin’s music may seem relaxed, his lyrics often capitulate the tangible […]
British guitar great Richard Thompson is known as a “six string genius”. Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, he has toured with musical legend […]