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Like all cultural institutions, the Katonah Museum of Art has struggled to continue to function during the coronavirus crisis. But even being unable to allow visitors into the building or to hold its big annual spring fundraiser, KMA has managed to remain a vital community resource through a…

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There’s probably not a soul in America unfamiliar with the refrain, “We Shall Overcome,” but it’s doubtful anyone has heard the wealth of songs RiverArts is offering in a three-part series, “Songs of Protest: a Survey from the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Black Lives Matter Movement.”

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Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of the Irvington Theater, can’t stage productions in its historic auditorium anytime soon. But the pandemic isn’t stopping the company from engaging the community through online acting classes, dance and vocal lessons and improvisation worksho…

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While most of us have found little more than monotony in quarantine, some have discovered opportunity — a chance to clean out a long-neglected attic, for example, or start a new exercise routine. For Hanna Eisenstein, 20, of Quaker Ridge, the pandemic has given her a chance to achieve a drea…

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Moving from the city to the suburbs can be a big adjustment — and not always a smooth one. It’s something psychologist and writer Stephanie Newman, Ph.D., understands extremely well. She’s captured this major life event, in all its pain and hilarity, in a new novel, “Barbarians at the PTA.”

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Caramoor has had to pivot quickly from the full summer season that was originally planned to finding new ways of inspiring audiences safely in light of pandemic restrictions. The Katonah cultural arts destination, with more than 80 acres of woodlands, gardens, sound art and outdoor performan…

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The mission set forth by Virginia Hoff and Joyce Barthelson, founders of Hoff-Barthelson Music School, in 1944 was to spread the joy of music and make available education access to reach as wide an audience as possible. In looking back during its 75th anniversary year, Hoff-Barthelson decide…

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When we check in with friends these days, there’s so much ground to cover: Are they healthy? Feeling stir crazy? Doing okay with the whole remote-work thing?

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For millennia, humans have been drawing lines between the stars to create pictures called constellations. They navigated by them, and made up celestial characters that became part of folklore and religion. Constellations provoked heated debates between scholars and soothsayers. And through t…

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Shakespeare’s work doesn’t get wackier than “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — his 1595 fantasy-comedy — or the 20th-century compendium of his output, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” M&M Performing Arts Co. is offering both in rotating repertory from Feb. 28 through Ma…

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Caramoor will celebrate its 75th season this summer in peak form, unveiling a legion of campus improvements resulting from the Inspire capital campaign. Improvements include a new entrance to the Venetian Theater, a new box office and new landscaping, all with the audience experience in mind…

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If you like juicy whodunits — and the idea of supporting our local authors — you’ll want to visit Bronx River Books in Scarsdale Village Sunday, March 1, between 4 and 6 p.m. That’s when longtime Scarsdale resident Ellen Shapiro will be on hand to read from and sign copies of her debut novel…

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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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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…