Heart of the East End – April 20th, 2022

Michael Heller, Wednesday Works Underwritten by Robert James Salon

Michael Heller is an award-winning photojournalist who has been working for the Express News Group for 16 years. He joins Gianna on-air ahead of his retirement/relocation to Greece and this Saturday’s opening of his 12-image exhibit at Sag Harbor Cinema. The exhibit documents both the 2016 fire that burned the independent moviehouse down, as well as the reconstruction efforts transforming the space into the present-day arts center and cinema containing several screening rooms. Five copies of Heller’s book on the subject, “A Phoenix Rises,” will be available at the Saturday opening reception between 4 and 6 p.m. More information at sagharborcinema.org.

Wednesday Works Underwritten by Robert James Salon

Patchogue-based acoustic duo Visco & McNeill premiere their brand-new record, “I’m Not So Old,” which they recorded at Bellmore’s Dream Recording Studio this winter. The two retired high school teachers tackle topics they care about in their tunes, human beings’ age old fight against—and acceptance of—getting old. They are performing Thursday night at Medford’s Pasteria, as well as at Sayville’s Five Points Cafe on Saturday.

Listen to the playlist on Apple Music.