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Chill Bucket, a new theater company based in Scarsdale, is debuting its first staged reading of “You Can’t Take It With You” on June 22 at 8 p.m. The reading, taking place in the chapel of the Church of St. James the Less, will serve as a fundraising event for the newly formed group. Co-prod…

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Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” now playing at Westport Country Playhouse, is unlike anything you’re likely to have seen on stage before. Born in Detroit, Morisseau longed to give voice to the African Americans who struggle to make a living there, as Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright …

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Every house has ghosts as long as every family has secrets. This is something Westchester native and author Diana Altman knows well. Her newest novel, “We Never Told,” examines her family’s own truths in a painfully honest way that shows Altman’s ability to craft artful stories in the sweet …

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For fans of hit The CW comedy series “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” the name Pete Gardner will conjure images of the beloved bisexual character Darryl Whitefeather. Some residents of Scarsdale, however, might remember Gardner better as the class clown who was sometimes in the ensemble of Scarsdal…

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Most Scarsdale High School seniors are taking part in Senior Options, internships that take them away from the tedium of high school life. Yet every day about 50 students return to the high school to practice for the class play, a performance produced entirely by the seniors.

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NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecrafts into the cosmos in 1977. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the first vessel to explore interstellar space, or the region between stars, and today, both probes float through the Milky Way Galaxy, collecting data for the agency’s Deep Space Network.

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In 25 years, the New Choral Society has become a community staple and one of the premier choral ensembles in Westchester County. Comprised of a robust choir and professional orchestra, its reputation has drawn top-tier musicians and singers in the classical voice vein, including renowned sop…

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Whether we found it in the pages of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, on screen or on stage, many of us know the story. Matilda is a young bookworm, fiercely brilliant and neglected by her peabrain parents. She returns their apathy with a series of pranks, but soon meets a greater advers…

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While studying art at Purchase College in the 1970s, Larry Horowitz discovered en plein air, or painting outdoors. Under luminaries like Paul Resika, he mastered “painting the moment in time, painting quickly and capturing something ... some middle ground between what is seen in a photograph…

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The title of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club program, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists,” is adopted from the landmark essay of the same name, written by art historian Linda Nochlin in 1971. Eileen Costello, Ph.D., explained the project’s origins before a crowd of about 55 people at the…

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When Linda Fairstein started her writing career, she was still head of the sex crimes unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, a position she held from 1976 to 2002. Despite the long hours, Fairstein wrote dutifully in the early mornings before work. “I didn’t have time for writer’s…

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Ogres, donkeys and dragons will appear in the Edgemont Junior/Senior High School production of “Shrek: The Musical,” the staged adaptation of the beloved anti-fairytale. Based on the picture book by William Steig, Dreamworks released an animated version in 2001, which narrates the story of S…

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Last Valentine’s Day, a gunman stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the nation’s history. Among those scrambling to flee the attack was Rebecca Angel’s cousin, then a freshman, who survived.

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Last month, prizewinning author Jacob Appel received a letter from Nancy Krim — his 12th-grade English teacher at Scarsdale High School — and a copy of one of his old creative writing assignments.

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Of their many early influences, friends and authors Sheela Chari, Veera Hiranandani and Sayantani DasGupta cited Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” as one of their favorite childhood reads. Other titles that topped the list included western classics like “Nancy Drew” and “Little Women.”

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It was around 6 a.m. CT when Rodney Rothman and his wife learned his film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was a 2019 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. The pair sat in the dark and in bed quietly celebrating, hoping not to wake their 4-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter.

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In 2012, when Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters performed at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry as part of the Common Ground Coffeehouse concert series, Platt described the band’s sound as “Appalachian honky-tonk.” That same year, the group, based in Asheville, North Carolina, beg…

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This weekend, Scarsdale High School Drama Club will mount two contemporary one acts captained by young thespians turned directors — “Property Rites,” directed by Drama Club president Matthew Kutzin and “Show and Spell,” directed by VP Jamie Robelen.

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Scarsdale High School senior Abigail Nishiwaki spends Friday afternoons with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon, violin in hand. She is participating in the SHS Music Education initiative, through which Scarsdale volunteers teach students t…

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While teaching a level four ballet class, Kristen McGrew extended students’ arms and squared their hips while the accompanying pianist drifted from Chopin to “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Before his father Erich died, Scarsdale resident Ted Rosenthal said he discussed his experience fleeing the Holocaust “very little and only when asked.” He knew his father lost most of his family in Nazi Germany, which he left in 1938 with a fellowship to the University of Chicago.

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Playwright/poet Dan O’Brien was 33 when his parents, without any explanation, severed all ties with him. Their estrangement left O’Brien confused and hungry for answers, leading him on a yearlong journey of research into his family history, unearthing many long-held secrets.

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The mastermind behind Operation Fonz was Andrea McArdle. The actress/singer, who originated the title role in the original production of “Annie” the musical, recruited her fellow orphans to pose with the signature Fonzi thumbs-up in the number “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

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The first steps into Biagio Civale’s art studio are like a peek into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Expressionist paintings, assemblages, prints and woodcuts — sharing little overlap from size to subject matter — somehow become characters in the same play, with Civale as director.

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Less than a year ago, 10-year-old actress Alyssa Marvin got a call from her agent. “Do you have a lot of suitcases?” the agent asked.

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When Team Israel qualified for the World Baseball Classic — called the World Cup of baseball — in fall 2016, they were 200-to-1 favorites to win. The motley crew of Major and Minor League players, all Jewish-American, included free agents and players on the last leg of their careers. No one …

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Watercolorist and multimedia creator Miriam Schulman may have given up her career on Wall Street, but she’s far from a starving artist. A Scarsdale resident for 21 years, she rakes in six figures annually teaching art workshops and selling her work online.

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Documentary filmmaker Élie Séonnet marinates questions of culture and identity in his newest project, “Wax in the City.” Shot in Benin, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Holland, France and the Ivory Coast, the film considers the ways in which fashion can both shape and express identity, with a focus o…

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New-age Borscht Belt comedian Judy Gold delivers rapid-fire stand-up that crams three punch lines into one breath. She’s loud, irreverent, peppering her routines with the right amount of in-your-face shtick.

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Brimming with all the color and glamour — and perhaps a bit of the hokeyness — of old Broadway, Westchester Broadway Theatre presents its latest summer production, “Anything Goes,” through Sept. 8.

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For 17 years, Westchester Band Maestro Alan Hollander has looked out from the podium at families cuddled on blankets and tykes chasing fireflies every Thursday in Chase Park. The evening concerts are guided by Hollander’s eclectic program of light classical music, Broadway classics and pop f…

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In the months since she moved into her 2,000-foot Mamaroneck studio, Scarsdale artist Jill Krutick has felt her creativity surge. Her 2D paintings have moved into a more sculptural place, layered, large-scale works like “Dance of the Caterpillars” and “Phoenix.”

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Deloris Van Cartier, the spitfire who stole hearts in the 1992 smash movie “Sister Act,” is back with a reface at Westchester Broadway Theatre in the musical adaption of the same name.