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Culture in the Age of Covid

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In the northern part of Westchester, where I live, spring is announced by the high tones of the chipmunks and the baritones of the bullfrogs. I watch the little creatures scurrying about all day and at night. I listen to the groans of the bullfrogs. For me, these signs of re-emerging life are a metaphor for […]

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Instead of Hate, Celebrate

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If you’ve been walking to or from The Westchester mall en route to do your holiday shopping, you may have noticed some painterly action on Hale Ave., Maple Ave and South Broadway. For sure, things are beginning to look a lot more colorful in this neighborhood. In fact, three artists are outside painting new murals […]

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Who D’ya Know?

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What do John Shearer, Vickie Morris and Will Crutchfield have in common with Roy Neuberger, Ruby Dee and Sarah Bracey White?  Well, John Shearer was a famous photographer, while Will Crutchfield is an opera guy; and actress Ruby Dee and Roy Neuberger, founder of the Neuberger Museum of Art, might not have crossed paths.  But…they […]

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The Play’s The Thing!

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Denise Bessette is a modern woman. In fact, she is so modern that you might even consider her a 21st-Century feminist. As an actress, she made up her mind some time ago that she’d like to play the part of Nora, Henrik Ibsen’s character in A Doll’s House who leaves her husband and her children […]

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Get Ready to Tap Your Feet

Growing up in what may be considered the jazz era, I have learned to tap my feet in appreciation of most any old beat. In fact, it’s an involuntary action. It occurred to me that others may also have feet they can’t control, which led to ArtsWestchester featuring the best of jazz in our historic […]

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Art on the Beach

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  As a kid from the Rockaways, I’ve got a lot of sand in my toes…so much so that when Catherine Cioffi, Chief of Communications for Westchester County Executive George Latimer suggested a gallery at Playland we agreed to trek over there to give it a “look see”. What we found was a space too humid […]

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Everyone Loves a Pop-Up

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  Back in the day, the term “pop-up” usually referred to the ubiquitous Pillsbury doughboy. In today’s world, it has taken on new meaning. Many a pop-up gallery has come and gone in empty storefronts around the city. Enter the New Rochelle Arts Council taking the concept to a whole new level by introducing artist-made […]

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Freezing a Moment

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There’s something to be said for freezing a moment.  That’s what photographers do. One Westchester photographer I know has been freezing many moments as the construction of the new Mario M. Cuomo bridge has been underway. David Rocco, a retired civil service carpenter, is happy when he is photographing construction projects. For the past few […]

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