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Beyond the Bed

Beyond the Bed

For some reason unbeknownst to me, I have this thing about the arts.  Call it an obsession? A calling? It’s hard to explain, but whatever it is, I found myself last week spending a rainy day in Albany asking for a mere $4 million dollars for the arts in a $142 billion state budget.  Feeling almost […]

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Music is better than medicine

Music is Better than Medicine 3-21

“Music is better than medicine.” That’s what 11 year old Alma told Westchester legislators.  Alma went to Albany with Sister Beth Dowd and ten other youngsters of Songcatchers on Valentine’s Day to deliver some love songs and to ask for a boost in arts funding.  Songcatchers is an organization that works out of St. Gabriel’s […]

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The Tree People

This and That by JL - The Tree People

Joe Wheelwright is a big guy. He thinks big. He acts big. He sculpts big. Like I said, he’s a big guy. No surprise that his sculptures in the courtyard at the Katonah Museum are at least three times his six foot three size. They are actually totem-like tree people, certainly worth a trip to […]

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