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Gay Porn’s First Family of Los Angeles

From all appearances, Karen and Barry Mason seemed like a regular suburban couple raising three kids in Los Angeles. But for decades, up until this year, they ran the largest gay porn emporium in that city, and for a time were the biggest distributors in the United States, even producing their own films.

Aug 22, 2019
LeRoy Bell Steps Front and Center

Something of a supergroup will assemble on the stage at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Wednesday at 8 p.m. At its center, will be the singer and songwriter LeRoy Bell.

Aug 22, 2019
'Hearts Aflame': Love Letters from WordTheatre

“Hearts Aflame: Love Letters and Torch Songs” will feature a dozen prominent actors reading passionate communiqués ranging from 12th-century letters to contemporary emails in a benefit performance at Guild Hall on Sunday evening at 7.

Aug 22, 2019
A Young ‘Voice’ in East Hampton

Amanda Ayala has performed on big stages in Nashville, New York City, Hollywood, and Orlando, Fla., and smaller stages throughout the Northeast, but never in East Hampton.

Aug 22, 2019
Musical Mash-Ups at Guild Hall

Two staged readings featuring award-winning actors, two exotic musical mash-ups, and a discussion about the state of the art world will keep Guild Hall hopping this week.

Aug 22, 2019
The Art Scene: 08.22.19

“Summer Rental,” a group exhibition organized by the curator, writer, and art dealer Kenny Schachter, will open Saturday at the Rental Gallery in East Hampton with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “The show is a love letter to summers, and a celebration of life, family, art, and . . . vacations!” according to a release. It will continue through Sept. 30.

Aug 22, 2019
Bits and Pieces: 08.22.19

Shakespeare al fresco in Southampton, college in prison, a photographer's talk, and much more.

Aug 22, 2019
Art Meets Design at Merrill Studio

“I was one of the first people to kind of take things out of the trash," said Todd Merrill of his early acquisitions of the modern furniture Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses would dump at Tepper Galleries in New York,

Aug 15, 2019
Music for Montauk, in All the Right Places

Blending an eclectic medley of classical music with beautiful outdoor settings, Music for Montauk’s summer series will present four programs from Thursday through Aug. 23, three of which are free to the public.

Aug 15, 2019
Benatar and the Bard

“Love is a battlefield,” Pat Benatar sang about the bumpy path to romance in her 1983 hit, while a few centuries earlier Shakespeare wrote about it in his most popular of plays, “Romeo and Juliet.” These two powerhouses of music and literature will collide Friday and Saturday at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor.

Aug 15, 2019