Dirty Heads is set to introduce the Huntington village crowd at The Paramount to the mellow vibes of Huntington Beach, California at the Paramount on Oct. 26.Read More
When a group enters the redneck backyard room at the Haunted Mansion of Melville, Lauren DeLorenzo, who plays cannibalistic hillbilly ‘Lou-Ann,’ waits patiently in the dark for the likely-terrified haunted house-goers to approach.Read More
When 7-year-old William Low had trouble seeing the blackboard, his teacher suggested he start wearing glasses.
He listened, scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor and, when he put the glasses on in the darkened office for the first time, he could clearly see the charts he once had trouble reading.
Low stepped out onto a Bronx sidewalk on a sunny day and, for the first time, he was able to see everything.Read More
Ex-fire chiefs of the Greenlawn and Cold Spring Harbor volunteer fire departments were among several volunteer firefighters to be recognized last month for their heroic actions and extraordinary service.Read More
The Long Island Fall Festival drew thousands to Huntington’s Heckscher Park for a weekend full of unique vendors, delicious multicultural food, music running the gamut and rides galore for adults and children alike.Read More
American pop singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat is set to bring good vibes to The Paramount on Oct. 23, when audience members will witness popular singles and new songs from her new album, “The Malibu Sessions.”Read More
Visit one of Huntington’s horrifying haunted houses for a harrowing Halloween experience. From an eerie dinner to an escape-room experience, enjoy the scary sensations as Halloween approaches.Read More
Brower said there’s a “giant heroin-opiate epidemic here on Long Island” and that he and his family are “going to continue to fight it because we’re dedicated to try and save people’s lives.”Read More
The Tony Award-winning musical covers a three-month period during the hot summer months in Philadelphia. Actors incorporate drama into the story, with occasional moments of comic relief, leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.Read More
Members of Grammy-winning band Switchfoot and Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Relient K are primed to bring high-energy, unique performances to The Paramount on Oct. 15, when they’ll co-headline the “Looking For America Tour.”Read More
Everyone’s a little crazy, but these siblings are hopeless. The award-winning Five Towns College Theatre Division’s cast is set to perform the hilarious “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” next weekRead More
Last week, the Tony-Award winning musical “1776” opened at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport Village. To find out more about the production, we caught up with Jamie LaVerdiere, who plays founding father John Adams.Read More
With leaves on trees soon to be colored red, yellow and orange, and the cool fall breeze creeping into the air, it’s time to gear up for the season’s festivities, which include pumpkin picking and hayrides, that can be enjoyed at these venues across the Town of Huntington.Read More
The Science Scholars program at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington has been bolstered with a multimillion dollar series of improvements that are paving the way for students to engage with science at higher levels.Read More
By Mike and Lil
A 3-day Columbus Day weekend can become an unforgettable experience with a just little bit of planning.
Just an hour and a half from Huntington is beautiful East Hampton. In addition to putting on a spectacular fall foliage display this time of year, East Hampton is the epicenter of the Hampton International Film Festival (HIFF) on Columbus Day weekend (Oct 6-10). A celebration of Independent Film and filmmakers, fresh voices, and differing global perspectives, the Festival will entertain and challenge. In addition to seeing some incredible documentaries and foreign films, we’ve seen major Academy Award winners at recent HIFFs before they’ve hit the theaters, including “12 Years A Slave,” and “The King’s Speech.” “Views of Long Island,” a relatively new HIFF program, focuses on local films, filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing our small corner of the world.
The films, the Hamptons and its food make for a wonderful time.
If you intend to make the Festival more than a day trip, make your overnight rezzies now. Nearby rooms can be tough to come by, and even though it’s past the busy summer season, they can be expensive. Our favorite B&B, The Inn at 434 Main, Amagansett, is already booked. We suggest you consider nearby Montauk which could offer some better off-season deals.
The complete film schedule is online at hamptonsfilmfest.org. Check it out for the latest Festival news.
By Janee Law
Since their music videos hit stardom on internet video service YouTube, brothers Daniel, Fabian and Alejandro Manzano, of the band Boyce Avenue, have found success thanks to their pop-rock sound. After playing live in the United Kingdom and across the United States, the trio is set to hit Huntington, where they’ll play The Paramount on Sept. 30.
Singing together since they were kids, Daniel Manzano said he and his brothers performed together for the first time at a talent show during their time at Pine View High School in Sarasota, Florida. Manzano, who was 19 at the time, played the violin, while Fabian, then 17, played the guitar and Alejandro, then 13, sang and played the guitar.
“We pulled it off and it felt like this really big feat,” Manzano said in an interview last week. “I think, at that time, we knew that if we could do that, we could do anything. So, we just really started taking it more seriously and we’ve never stopped since.”
A few years later, in 2004, the brothers decided to form Boyce Avenue. Alejandro, now 29, is the lead vocalist, and plays both guitar and piano; Fabian, now 32, plays guitar and sings; and Manzano, now 35, handles bass, percussion and vocals.
Performing both covers and original music, Boyce Avenue filmed its first YouTube video in 2007. It was an acoustic cover of “Before It’s Too Late,” a song by the Goo Goo Dolls, which Manzano cited as one of the band’s musical influences, along with Coldplay, Oasis and John Mayer.
After the brothers posted their third video, they had gone “viral,” generating millions of views. Today, their YouTube channel has over 2.1 billion views, and more than 8.5 million subscribers, making Boyce Avenue the biggest independent band on the network.
For its debut album, “All We Have Left,” Boyce Avenue signed with Universal Republic Records. But the partnership didn’t work out, Manzano said, so the brothers bought back the album and released it themselves.
Since then, Boyce Avenue has released its music through its wholly-owned 3 Peace Records. The band has sold 10 million singles, and has had its songs streamed on the internet 500 million times. That makes 3 Peace Records one of the most successful independent labels in the world.
To find success as independents, is a great feeling, Manzano said. “It’s very liberating and it’s very rewarding.”
Boyce Avenue will bring the brothers to The Paramount next week, and Manzano said that, while they’ve played New York City several times, they’re excited to “tap into a whole different community, and a different vibe” in Huntington.
“We don’t know what to expect,” he said. “I think that’s part of the fun.”
The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, with doors opening an hour before. Tickets are $20-$90 and are available at the box office, or at Paramountny.com.
Coindre Hall was transported back to the Roaring Twenties last Thursday night, when attendees of the nonprofit Splashes of Hope’s 20th anniversary gala dressed in flapper dresses and striped, three-button suits, marched in past Ford Model T vehicles lined up on the front lawn and to the tune live jazz music playing at the entrance of the Huntington mansion.Read More