A Council With Any Other Name Would Be As Sweet

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Over many years, I have been asked: “what’s an arts council?” Having cut my teeth, so to speak, on the board of the Queens Council on the Arts, I feel qualified to say that at its simplest, it is a local arts agency that brings programs and resources to a particular locality. In the Sixties, […]

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Big Bang Postponed

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    It’s not every day that we blow up a bridge in Westchester. And although hundreds have been lining up for weeks to see the blow up of the last remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Saturday, sorry to say, it’s not happening. So, Saturday is a bummer, not a blow up.  For […]

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Aaron Copland on CBS

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Westchester’s Copland House is on a hot streak with three national broadcast appearances in just the last four months. For those of you who may have been distracted by the countdown to the holidays, whether it was the last-minute shopping or the long list of year-end to-dos, here’s what you missed—Aaron Copland on CBS.  Well, […]

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How to Give Kids a Better Chance

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  Dear Friends, Every picture tells a story and the one above does just that by ­­offering a chance…a chance to girls and boys to discover the world through their own creativity. That is how we prepare young people for a world that demands innovation. If you care about making those chances available for every […]

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Live at ArtsWestchester this Winter

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    Beat the winter blues at “Fab. Fun. Feb.,” presented by ArtsWestchester in our downtown White Plains gallery. Start by celebrating the Year of the Pig at an afternoon of traditional Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese music, dance, crafts, games and food at our Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb 2, 2019. Enjoy an […]

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The Arts Feel Good in the Economy

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What does Westchester County have in common with Chicago and Boston?  They are all robust creative centers having more than 5% of their businesses designated as belonging to the creative industry sector.  So says a report from Americans for the Arts (AFTA) which cites all three locations as places where designers, photographers, filmmakers, gallerists, musicians and artistic […]

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Who’s in Charge of Inspiration?

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        When I first met George Yancopoulos, I was dazzled… not by his good looks (although he is handsome by any measure)… not even by his scientific acumen (which is impressive by any measure). The thing I admired most about George is his left brain…his artistic side…his je ne sais quoi side… […]

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Dusting Off the Playhouse

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    I must admit I was curious. Having gone for years to the very dated Bedford theater, I was sad to hear it was closing and then happy to hear it that was being rescued by community-minded folks whose fond memories of the vintage theater, like mine, lingered on. So off I went one […]

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