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HVWC Student Showcase: Eric Odynocki

Another round of a new series from the Hudson Valley Writers Center (HVWC) showcases excerpts from students in various genres and across ages and backgrounds. For more information on classes and events at the HVWC, visit writerscenter.org. by Eric Odynocki –  ... More »

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MusicWorks Program Gives All Students Chance to Learn

Arts & Entertainment by Elaine Marranzano –  Ten years ago, while watching their daughters perform, Judy Kass and Alison Paul noticed the Sleepy Hollow High School Jazz band was, well, very white. “We were both really taken by the fact that the ensemble did no... More »

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Becoming Tiffany: From HV Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker

by Linda Viertel – Louis Comfort Tiffany, a name synonymous with vibrant, diaphonous, and richly glowing stained-glass window scenes and, well, glorious Tiffany lamps, had a surprisingly prolific career as an artist and interior designer well before he began d... More »

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Philipse Manor Sidewalk Revitalized with Help from Local Poets

by Joe Rickles –  On June 15, a sidewalk was opened next to Riverside Drive in Philipse Manor. The new pathway allows for those walking to understand the beauty of the Hudson River not just by looking out at it, but also by looking down at the sidewalk itself.... More »

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Letters – Outdoor Art Exhibit at New Bridge Would Be Nice Touch

To the Editor: Shortly after the governor announced plans to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge with a new bridge and to build a walkway for cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy, I suggested an outdoor art museum be placed along the 3-mile walk. Recently, I spent a fe... More »

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Tarrytown Resident Releases Long Awaited Debut Album

by W.B. King –  While Michael Quattrone has been writing and performing music for more than 25 years, June 1, 2018 marked the date that his debut solo album, One River, hit the airwaves. “I have been singing, playing and songwriting since I was teenager, but I... More »

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Warner Library Tapped to “Revisit the Founding Era”

by Elaine Marranzano –  In 1787, Alexander Hamilton grew so frustrated with the Constitutional debate about states’ rights versus a central government, he threw up his hands.  “This is never going to work,” he proclaimed. “We’ll just be fighting about who has ... More »

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Bethany Arts Community Caters to Artists of All Ages and Disciplines

  by W.B. King In the fall of 2015, David Lyons had a vision—a mission—to create an environment where various forms of art could be learned, produced, shared and celebrated. His goal came to fruition in January 2018 when the Bethany Arts Community (BAC) made i... More »

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Westchester Symphonic Winds to Celebrate 30 Years

by Barrett Seaman –  One flautist is a banker; the oboist-cum-French horn player is a veterinarian.  Among the 60-some musicians who make up the Westchester Symphonic Winds (WSW) ensemble are internet sales reps and programmers, doctors and lawyers and a speci... More »

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Tarrytown Music Hall to Launch Summer Programs for Youth

  by Rick Pezzullo –  The Tarrytown Music Hall is teaming up with theater educator Peter Royston to offer summer workshops to aspiring youth. The Music Hall Academy, utilizing traditional concepts of creative mentorship, will help youngsters develop vital life... More »