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Bits and Pieces: 02.13.20

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:04

Motown in Sag

Dr. K’s Motown Revue will bring the music of the Motor City to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 8 p.m. The band’s seven musicians and five vocalists sport coordinated costumes and perform dance routines as they pay tribute to the Four Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Gladys Knight, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, and many others.

Although he played bass guitar in rock bands since he was 12 years old, Paul Kor­man’s passion was always Motown music, and in 2004 he joined with Melvin Miller, a guitarist, to assemble a band that shared their enthusiasm for the music of Detroit. Since then the band has performed at Lincoln Center, Jones Beach, Mohegan Sun, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and elsewhere. Tickets are $30.

Love Is in the Air

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Southampton Art Center’s “Raconteurs” storytelling series will focus on the theme of love tomorrow at 7 p.m. Each speaker will tell a true story about love or something related to love. Tomorrow’s participants will include Franco Cuttica, Carolann diPirro, Paton Miller, Greg Monske, Eileen Obser, Andrea Harum Schiavoni, and Annie Washburn.

Tickets are $15, $10 for members. Those interested in being a future storyteller can email Amy Kirwin at [email protected]. Stories are told without notes, props, or projections, and should not exceed nine minutes.

Two at Watermill

Two of the Watermill Center’s new roster of resident artists, Qinmin Liu and Yapci Ramos, will present their work on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 as part of In Process @ the Watermill Center, an ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks, and studio visits that showcase the creative process.

Ms. Liu, who divides her time between the United States and China, is a choreographer, performer, and entrepreneur, one of whose projects was the launch of Angelhaha, a private airline that is both an artwork and a critique of commercial air travel. Its inaugural flight was to Art Basel Miami Beach in 2017.

“I’ve always wanted to explore the different functions of an artist, what other limitations can I break and how radically can I do it?” she told an interviewer for the Journal of Art Criticism.

Ms. Ramos is a multimedia artist who works in New York, Barcelona, and the Canary Islands. Her photographs and videos engage “the fluidity of sexuality, identity, and the range and diversity of human behavior,” according to Lilly Wei, an art critic and curator. Her work has been shown at museums, art centers, galleries, and festivals in New York, Paris, Montevideo, Vienna, Moscow, Honduras, and elsewhere.

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