Creatives Drink Event Series Brings Local Talent Together

Pittsburgh's ideal indoor venue plays host to a milestone gathering

The free Pittsburgh-based event series Creatives Drink, which was founded by Cody Baker (a photographer and event planner) and Chancelor Humphrey (a photographer and radio DJ) in 2015, is celebrating its 10th iteration at the city’s most recognized venue, Stage AE. The multi-functional destination will afford the duo more space than ever before—as their ambitious programming occupied coffee shops and bars before sizing up to …

Word of Mouth: Shelter Island

A verdant respite with plenty of creature comforts above the Hamptons

As some NYC residents vacate the boroughs for summertime escapes, Shelter Island provides a setting of resplendent beauty, quiet isolation and thoughtful adventure. The island’s motto “life between the ferries” nods to the fact that it’s only accessible by car-carrying boats—one of which comes from Shelter’s southern neighbor, Sag Harbor and the other, from the North Fork’s Greenport. Shelter Island’s separation from its social southern …

Interview: Dan Tepfer, the Musician Coding the Future of Concerts

With a playback piano and VR, the pianist entrances every audience he plays for

Billed as the future of concerts, Dan Tepfer‘s live show—a solo performance wherein a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier is the only instrument—entrances every attendee. From the intimate-by-choice setting and the Google-branded VR headsets to Tepfer’s winding style, the show captivates with each song and its visual accompaniment—all of which is improvisational and diverges from the original recording. There are rules in music and in coding and, …