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Hamptonites on the Arts Scene: Basel, Bay Street and More

Montauk’s Julian Schnabel added his mark to Lenny Kravitz’s photography exhibit at Art Basel in Miami last week. The artist spray-painted “more up here” on the musician’s display.

Schnabel’s son, Vito, and his girlfriend, Heidi Klum, also attended the art event.

The Schnabels weren’t the only Hamptons representatives at Art Basel. Jayma Cardoso, owner of The Surf Lodge, opened a pop-up version of the Montauk hot spot at The Hall, a new Miami Beach resort. Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson reportedly attended an exclusive dinner held at Surf Lodge South Beach.

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held its annual holiday party at the Topping Rose House last Saturday evening. Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, announced the 2016 season’s musical…drum roll, please…it will be a new version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s My Fair Lady!

Speaking of Bay Street, Roscoe, who played Candy’s dog in Bay Street Theater’s recent production of Of Mice and Men, has been adopted from the Southampton Animal Shelter. Congrats to the canny canine and his new family!

Clare Bisceglia has returned to her former position as Executive Director of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, following the recent resignation of James Burke.

Sag Harbor poet Marc Cohen will read from his new book, Unknown Sky, with New York poet George Guida on Saturday, December 12 at Sag Harbor mainstay Canio’s Books.

In local music news, Sag Harbor singer-songwriter Raphael Odell Shapiro wowed the crowd at Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton last Monday night with original songs from his recently released folk EP, Monster. Shapiro is now on tour along the East Coast with his band Odell Fox. The duo will be settling in Austin, Texas for a spell and releasing their first album in 2016.

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