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With frigid winds whipping through the village, it’s understandable that one might long for summer. Luckily, you can easily satisfy your yearning for the sultry season’s pleasures: “The Lilac House,” a new novel by Scarsdale writer and teacher Barbara Solomon Josselsohn, is available for pre…

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Sea serpents crushing ships. Seven-foot-tall giants. Visitors will see these and other oddities when they explore the Bruce Museum’s new exhibition, “Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet,” which is open in the Bantle Lecture Gallery of the museum through March 29.

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Pamela Sklar always knew she would be a musician. Hailing from a family of professional musicians, she never decided she was going to become one — it was something she always just “knew.” A flutist and composer, Sklar has collaborated with ensembles playing all types of music from classic, r…

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Cuisine is defined as a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes associated with a culture, country or geographic region. In his new book, “American Cuisine — And How It Got This Way,” author Paul Freedman serves up a full course of gastronomic facts, …

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Scarsdale High School 2012 graduate Rachelle Gage thinks the art education offered in her hometown was what allowed her to become an artist full time in her adulthood. Also a Skidmore College graduate with a B.S. in Communication Design and now a full-time graphic designer at a Manhattan fas…

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It’s December and the long-awaited and anticipated holiday season has once again arrived at Caramoor, known for events that bring the festive spirit in style and feature music, delicious tea and refreshments, and even a visit from Santa for families.

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On the title track of her new album, “Believe,” Neshama Carlebach sings of building a better world and creating joy from sorrow, with maybe a nod to the joyous Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, which, as she reminds us, “happens at the darkest time of the year.”  

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On Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., in the cozy atmosphere of Greenville Community Church, Shelly Burch will perform “Incurably Romantic.” It’s a one-woman concert of show tunes — some sentimental, some well remembered, all memorable. If the music sounds exceptionally beautiful, it’s because Burch, a one-t…

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Reviewers for publications from Good Reads and BookList to The Washington Post and The Seattle Times have all said the same thing about Susan Isaacs: she writes female characters like no one else. Known as a writer of witty, snarky novels that turn stereotypes of women’s fiction on their hea…

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Founded in 1969 with a promised gift of 300 works by Roy R. Neuberger — considered one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists and arts advocates of the 20th century — the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art has grown to more than 6,000 objects by artists including Milton A…

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A classic is defined by its staying power, the artful depiction of enduring human truths. Comedies, by skewering the social customs of a particular time and place, are more likely to seem dated than tragedies and so are more vulnerable to the updating impulse.

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Scarsdale resident of 21 years Michael Heffner knows that Westchester is a place that loves music. With countless local ensembles, theaters and churches constantly presenting new concerts, it’s easy to forget that sometimes a little bit of free or low cost music can be an asset to the community.

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Ann Cefola has been writing poetry since she was a young child growing up in Scarsdale. She moved through the Scarsdale school system and went on to receive an MFA in poetry writing from Sarah Lawrence before becoming well-versed in French by working with several French companies after gradu…

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Twenty-something years in the making, the Scarsdale-inspired band PartyBox Raiders is finally making its world premier at HudCo After Dark on Saturday, Oct. 19. Inspired by its predecessor, Shoe, an alt-country band headed by guitarist Adam C. Dell and drummer Doug Schneider in the late ’90s…

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In 1951, a group of artists in New York City organized an exhibition simply titled “the 9th St. show” in what would be a pivotal moment for the emergence of abstract expressionism. Of the more than 60 artists who participated in the show, only 11 were women. Later referred to as “Sparkling A…

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With expanding audiences and a lineup that continues to go from strength to strength in the summer, Caramoor also remains a hub for music and artistic exploration year-round. Not surprisingly, the upcoming 2019-20 fall and spring seasons offer a wealth of diverse and imaginative programming …

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“Me, The ‘Other’” is a film that doesn’t mince words. The documentary, produced by Scarsdale residents Sherry and Saeid Mirafzali and co-produced and directed by Shidan Majidi, is described as being about “hate.” More specifically, it sets 12 people in front of the camera and invites them to…

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Scarsdale Frame & Art at 4 Depot Place will hold an art show featuring Susan Hamilton Meier from Monday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Nov. 18. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with wine and cheese. Meier has created and exhibited her work in New York …

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Who says household objects can’t be exciting? Moreover, who says they can’t be works of art? More than 50 Westchester artists have taken the monotony of day-to-day objects and created unique pieces of art out of them in ArtsWestchester’s upcoming exhibition, “The Chair Show,” running through…

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Even the most happily married couples have rare occasions on which they don’t work well together. Miriam and Ronald Schulman are no exception: “When I’m driving we don’t do well, because you’re telling me what to do the whole time,” Miriam joked. Ronald agreed. “Not my finest moment,” he said.

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World-famous pianist Alon Goldstein is set to headline The Symphony of Westchester’s 23rd concert season which will premiere in November. The season features Beethoven, Bach and Brahms-centered performances, as well as other renowned selections from the classical repertoire.

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The story of “The Bridge in Scarsdale” has not been published, and it’s only been seen by an audience a handful of times. It ran off-Broadway at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre at 354 West 45th St. for a short time in early 2002, a fact documented only by a New York Times review posted in Februa…

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JazzFest White Plains is entering its eighth year and boasting a headlining act of a never-before-done collaboration between three renowned artists. The Emmet Cohen Quartet, featuring “prodigy” jazz artist Emmet Cohen, will play alongside George Coleman and Jimmy Cobb at the main event on Se…

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Growing up in Scarsdale, Shaun Eli Breidbart didn’t think the observations he made as a middle class kid in a rich town were all that noteworthy. As the son of a civil servant surrounded by high-cost properties, Breidbart said he developed a sort of insight that allowed him to make fun of li…

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The Bruce Museum is launching its fall season by presenting a new series of monthly public programs featuring leaders in the field of the arts and sciences. The series, titled “Bruce Museum Presents: Thought Leaders in Art and Science,” will feature artists who often collaborate with the mus…

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Scarsdale native and 2016 SHS grad Alexa Kishner is making her way across the country and into the big-time music scene. Currently a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Kishner is a songwriting major also working on a minor in music business, and she hopes to pursue music p…

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New York City artist Michelle Sakhai is bringing her abstract art to Scarsdale in a never before seen way. Her yearlong painting project, “The Arcana Series: Interpretations of Tarot” will be assembled into one comprehensive exhibition for the first time at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art from Sept.…

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John Jay had many public roles. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress; principal negotiator of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War; United States secretary for foreign affairs under the Articles of Confederation; and first chief justice of the United St…

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A good story can be told a thousand times and successfully withstand each new version. Such a tale is “Cyrano de Bergerac” and its latest rendition, “Cyrano,” is now being performed at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.