Colin Powell Supports His Daughter at Guild Hall

Colin Powell was in the audience for his daughter Linda's performance at Guild Hall in East Hampton.There was a four-star audience at Guild Hall on Saturday night for the staged reading of Clare Coss’ “Emmett, Down In My Heart.” Retired four-star General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma attended the reading which starred Danny Glover, Kathleen Chalfant and Linda Powell, Colin's Daughter. The General and his lovely wife sat in box seats in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall and met privately with the cast backstage after the performance. The Powell's had decided not to attend the VIP Garden Reception following the performance, we're told because they didn’t want to take any attention away from the cast.

We'll have more tomorrow on "Emmett, Down In My Heart" and the brilliant job Clare Coss and the cast did of bringing the story Emmett Till to life. We'll also have more photos of Colin Powell, Danny Glover, Mercedes Ruehl, B. Smith, Director Jim Lawson and the entire cast!

[Photo: Lisa Wagner/Splash News]

AXE Lounge Bids Farewell to Summer '09

AXE Lounge Closes Summer With Labor Day Blowout

AXE Lounge wrapped up their debut summer at Dune nightclub this Labor Day Weekend and BlogHamptons was there to catch every scantily clad, liquor soaked, debaucherous moment!

The AXE Gallery is up and it's our largest of the summer! Were you spotted dancing on the ceiling or chugging Hornitos? Are you one of the masked bandits who dirty danced the night away? Maybe you were the guy channeling Normal Gentle from America Idol or the giggly girl who told us her panties were stolen? Better yet, are you the one who actually stole her panties? Let us know in the comments how you spent your last weekend at AXE Lounge!

Ferrari Rally To Cruise Through Hamptons

First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally Roars Into Georgica

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As the ideal way to wave goodbye to a memorable summer season, the First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally will roar through East Hampton, Amagansett, Sag Harbor and Southampton this Saturday before drivers and guests cool their engine's at Georgica Restaurant & Lounge for the Official Rally Finish Party.

The glamorous, red-carpet inaugural event will debut at one of East Hampton’s finest dining and nightlife venues with an invitation-only guest-list of jet-setters, from celebrities and socialites, to media and business moguls. Ferrari aficionados will have the opportunity to partake in the Hamptons rally, cruising past breathtaking estates, polo fields, vineyards, marinas and the ocean, all of which will be preceded by an intimate brunch reception. Following the rally, the drivers and guests will enjoy a late afternoon fęte, complete with specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Founder and co-host of the event, Nathaniel Christian will be joined by co-host Nikki Beach Midtown for this Labor Day Weekend highlight. Lifestyle sponsors will include Grey Goose Vodka, Monticello Motor Club, Puma, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Red Bull, Voss Water, Hamptons Magazine, Cavallino Magazine, Peroni, Ferrari Long Island, Miller Motorcars, Algar Ferrari, Wide World of Cars, Ferrari of Central New Jersey and the Ferrari Owners Club Northeast Region.

This event is invitation only - RSVP is required. [Launch Invite & Schedule of Events]

First Annual Ferrari Hamptons Rally
Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Georgica Restaurant & Lounge
108 Wainscott Stone Road | East Hampton, NY

Baldwin & Glover Wrap Up Summer at Guild Hall

Danny Glover to appear at Guild HallGuild Hall will kick off Labor Day Weekend tonight at 8 p.m. with the Hamptons International Film Festival's final presentation in their SummerDoc series, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe. Alec Baldwin will be hosting the screening in the famed John Drew Theater.

In William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late radical civil rights lawyer. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and represented the famed “Chicago 8” activists who protested the Vietnam War. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or when the American Indian Movement stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer.

On Saturday, September 5th, the great Danny Glover and Kathleen Chalfant will star in Emmett, Down in My Heart by Clare Coss. The production will be directed by Jim Lawson and portions of the proceeds will go to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center. Clare Coss's profoundly moving play is vital for our time. The interwoven stories of Emmett Till, his mother Mrs. Till-Mobley, and white school teacher Roanne Taylor create a rich, dramatic work that touches the heart and provokes thought and action. A local gospel choir will introduce the evening.

Tickets for Saturday night's stage production are $40 for members, $42 for non-members. $100 VIP tickets are still available and will include a post-show Garden Reception.

The Times They Really Are a-Changin'

Townline BBQ, Nick & Toni's and La Fondita rollout new fall hours

Despite the fact that we're in a steadfast denial that it’s already Labor Day Weekend, we’re being reminded at every turn that summer is indeed coming to a close. And nothing quite marks the end of summer like our favorite restaurants rolling out their new fall hours. La Fondita, Townline BBQ, and Nick & Toni’s are leading the pack with their new summer-crushing operating schedule.

Let’s start with La Fondita

Fishbar In Montauk: As Fresh as Fresh Can Be

Fishbar on the Lake in Montauk met raves reviews when it opened its doors this summer with showstoppers like their Deviled Blue Crab and Montauk Lobster Sliders. In a testament to Fishbar's unparalleled quality, Liza de Guia catches up with Chef Jennifer Meadows for look at what it takes to remain dedicated to their promise of fresh, local seafood.

Fishbar on the Lake
467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954 | 631.668.6600

Champion Children Clean Up at Classic


The 2009 Hampton Classic Poster by Henry Koehler. (Available for purchase, signed by the artist.)

2209 Hampton ClassicLola Consuelos, Destry Spielberg and Jessica Springsteen were among the celebrity offspring who not only participated in this year's Hampton Classic Horse Show but also rode their respective horses into champion ranks.

8-year-old Lola made mom Kelly Ripa and dad Mark Consuelos proud when she took champion in the 9 and Under Short Stirrup category on her horse, Dawn's Early Light. Steven Spielberg's daughter, 12-year-old Destry, snagged champion in her Child Equitation Low category with her horse, Take a Bow, and Jessica Springsteen, the 17-year-old apple of The Boss' eye, placed first in the Small and Large Junior Hunter Divisions. Even Mayor Bloomberg's daughter, Georgina, galloped her way to victory aboard Fiedi 3 in the $7,500 Dreaming Creek 1.45m Open Jumper Class.

So what's their secret? Good genes? The bankroll to afford world class ponies and trainers? We won't completely rule out the bankroll factor but, after seeing the hard work and determination these young ladies showed at the Classic, we tend to think they simply inherited their parents drive to succeed at what they love.

Our congratulations to all of the spectacular riders at The 2009 Hampton Classic Horse Show!

Bernie Madoff's Montauk Home Up At Corcoran

Bernie Madoff's Montauk Manse Up At Corcoran

Bernie Madoff's Ponze property, a 182-feet of ocean front that holds a 1980's 4 bedroom contemporary, is finally up for sale – and Curbed Hamptons takes a look inside.

[Curbed Hamptons]

Spotlight Photo: Christie Brinkley's Grand Slam

Christie Brinkley takes to the court at Ross School's Grand Slam Tennis Exhibition

Christie Brinkley takes to the court at Ross School's Grand Slam Tennis Exhibition
Photo: Lisa Wagner/ News

Christie Brinkley was just one of the celebrity participants in the Grand Slam Tennis Exhibition at Ross School's new tennis center on Sunday. The exhibition, lunch and silent auction was held in honor of tennis legend Andre Agassi and featured pro-tennis stars like former #2 in the world Petr Korda and the former #1 doubles player in the world Rennae Stubbs.

We'll be back with a full write-up of the event shortly but, in the meantime, you can check out the Blog Hamptons Grand Slam Photo Gallery for a courtside view of all of the action!

“Hampton Star Map” Makes It's Debut

Hampton Star MapThanks to a 16-year-old mogul in the making, you're search for hot Hampton celebrities just got a little bit easier. Carter Glatt, an enterprising junior at Horace Mann, recently launched the “Hampton Star Map,” an insider’s guide to over 65 celebrity homes and hotspots in the Hamptons. Inspired by Hollywood's touristy star maps, Glatt has compiled the addresses of everyone from Spielberg to De Niro. For only $7.95, his “Hampton Star Map” will lead you to some of the South Fork's hottest hedgerow – a dream come true for celeb watchers and real estate junkies, but a nightmare for the bevy of famous and über private occupants who made the list.

We have to give it up to the teenage entrepreneur for tapping in to a niche market, but what’s next? Double-decker bus tours and some cheesy guy in a worn out Spider-Man costume greeting folks fresh off the Jitney?

The times they are a changin’.

The “Hampton Star Map” is available online at

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