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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.

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Like many authors, Lisa Tognola couldn’t help but see a reflection of herself in the characters of her first book. Tognola’s debut novel “As Long As It’s Perfect,” to be released Oct. 15, follows a stay-at-home mom — like the author — as she takes on the role of assistant contractor in nearb…

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Walking into a bar and seeing a poster announcing a cover band show can elicit one of two reactions: an excited request for a glam rock song of bygone years or a groan of mild dread. Not many bands will proudly announce they are more of a “wild jukebox” than a deep and brooding ensemble with…

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The Scarsdale Business Alliance has announced a final list of musical guests and food trucks for a music festival dubbed Scarchella, slated for Sept. 14 in Scarsdale Village.

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Unlike other programs in the area, the Westchester School of Speech and Drama doesn’t just focus on staging plays and reciting lines. The school, run by Shahnaz Shroff, was founded in 2015 with the goal of taking some of the focus of the performing arts off the dramatic and putting more emph…

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The Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees voted on July 9 to allow the Scarsdale Business Alliance to host Scarchella, a music festival in Chase Park. The name Scarchella comes from the uber-cool California music festival, Coachella, which features top name artists and attracts more than a qua…

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Theater has long been a place that welcomes and represents colorful members of society. Shows like “Hair” and “RENT” brought countercultures front and center and foundations like Broadway Cares addressed issues like the AIDs crisis in a time when the LGBTQ+ community was left largely to suff…

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Though folk art may not be mainstream, White Plains-based ArtsWestchester considers folk traditions more than worthy of having their own department and a full-time program director. Aaron Paige, an ethnomusicologist with a knack for acting “like glue” between community members, heads up folk…

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The music of vocalist, violinist, composer and producer Caroline Shaw is being heard on six separate programs during this summer season at Caramoor in Katonah. Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music — when she was just 30 — has as recent commissions new works for Renee …

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“Stars and Stripes,” “American Overture” and selections from “West Side Story” filled the air as fireworks lit the sky over the Scarsdale Pool Complex Tuesday night. A week earlier the Pink Panther theme, classical tunes and a Les Mis medley drifted through the open windows of buildings surr…

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Keeping with the goal of their name, which translates to “New Theater,” the opera group Teatro Nuovo will present a semi-staged production of Gioachino Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra” (The Thieving Magpie) on July 14 at Purchase College. The company was created as an ensemble dedicated to classic…

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The halls of many art museums and galleries have heard the comment, “I could do that,” or maybe even “My kid could draw that.” Westchester artist Adam Handler’s work in an upcoming exhibition at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery takes that perception and challenges it head on.

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While political tensions over immigration flare, Westchester Broadway Theatre presents “On Your Feet,” the biographical musical about Cuban-American artists Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The Tony-nominated show, which premiered on Broadway in 2015, tracks the couple’s journey from lovesick Miam…

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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…