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08/16/15 6:00am
08/16/2015 6:00 AM

They crammed into every square inch of the bar at Outerbanks Restaurant, singing, celebrating and cheering on a night that felt like New Year’s Eve combined with a jovial karaoke party. Some came to witness history, some to cheer a friend, others to support a cause.  READ

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08/06/15 6:30am

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Hours after his Tuesday night show in Bay Shore wrapped up, Gene Casey pulled into his driveway at his one-acre Southold property, weary from the road.

He’d driven for more than an hour after the latest performance of his ubiquitous band, Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks. Now, after a quick run to the store for a bottle of white wine, he was ready for home.

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04/26/15 6:00am
04/26/2015 6:00 AM

Gertie messed up! She didn’t understand my request or got confused. Is she becoming hard of hearing? Although Gertie and I haven’t met, she tells me where to go and how to get there. (Ahem … I would like to tell her where to go at times.) She makes calls, changes radio stations and executes most tasks, within reason, of course. Gertie is at my beck and call but, alas, she doesn’t always get it right. Some of you may be wondering who Gertie is. Give up? She’s the voice in the speech-recognition system of my car.  (more…)

04/20/15 3:46pm
04/20/2015 3:46 PM
Corky Laing of Greenport rehearses earlier this month at his Southold studio. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Corky Laing of Greenport rehearses earlier this month at his Southold studio. (Credit: Rachel Young)

It’s about starting a conversation.

That’s what Corky Laing, drummer for the band Mountain, said recently about “Playing God — The Rock Opera,” his heavy-metal collaboration with Finnish bioethics professors Tuija Takala and Matti Häyry.

“There’s no agenda here,” said Mr. Laing, who is 67 and lives in Greenport. “We’re just enjoying the academic part.” (more…)

04/18/15 10:00am
04/18/2015 10:00 AM
Mark Moran and Connor Vaccariello lead fellow performers in song while awaiting the judges' decision. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mark Moran and Connor Vaccariello lead fellow performers in song while awaiting the judges’ decision. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

There’s no doubt about it: Southold’s Got Talent.

At the school auditorium on Friday night, Southold students lit up the stage with their considerable musical abilities. Eleven acts sang and played instruments to the delight of an enthusiastic audience. Several of the songs were original compositions written and performed by the students themselves. (more…)