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The Best Is Yet To Come

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The moment was electric. A chorus of 400 guests shouted out a countdown to the start of ArtsWestchester’s 50th year as a wave of confetti washed over a white dance floor. The occasion was the annual gala marking the launch of a year of festivities to celebrate a golden milestone. Here’s a look back at […]

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What’s in a Name?

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What’s in a name? Plenty if the name is Henry Moore. He’s the famous sculptor that greets you at the entrance to our own SUNY Purchase campus.  I never thought we’d be so lucky to have one of his drawings in our ArtsWestchester gallery.  But we do courtesy of the Bank of New York Mellon […]

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All That Jazz

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Jazz people love labels. They just can’t help themselves. That’s probably because their music defies explanation and often challenges logic. Ask Gerry Malkin, the 63-year old tenor sax player, who calls his ensemble “post bop.” Hard to explain, he told me. He used the old Alec Baldwin line: “it’s complicated.”  He threw out themes like stretching harmonies and aggressive interpretation of bebop. Finally, he invoked […]

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Get Your Jazz Pass

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Alysa Haas is a chip off the old block…in a good way. She comes by her musical talent through her genes, so to speak. She is the daughter of  Bira Rabushka, a violinist for 40 years with the New York City Ballet orchestra and the founder of the sorely missed Northern Westchester Center for the […]

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STEAM

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Scientists and artists share a common language. It is a language of “questioning.” Both look at the world and question how things work and envision how they can work better. Questioning is how we build our understanding of the world around us and the subtleties of shades of meaning. It is how we achieve progress. It is how we […]

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All Good Things Must Come to an End

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Whoever coined the phrase “all good things must come to an end” clearly must have seen and loved our HATtitude exhibition which alas comes to an end this Saturday at 5 p.m.  That is, unless some venue pops up out of the blue that can accommodate all 150 chapeaus in a manner befitting their elegance.  […]

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Hatifacts

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I am definitely not a hat person, although I do love hats.  So I was happy to try on a few at the HATtitude exhibition of ArtsWestchester.  I found out that despite my short hair, there were a few I could wear with HATtitude.  Most of the try-on hats were provided by co-curator of the […]

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Arts pARTnerships

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At 8 a.m. on a very snowy morning, fifty business leaders gathered at the Ritz Carlton Hotel to hear Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts talk about the value of partnering with the arts. The morning was dedicated to helping ArtsWestchester (ArtsW) develop 50 new business partnerships for it’s 50th anniversary year […]

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