All things entertaining in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley
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From Thursday to Sunday, the tiny Catskill village of Phoenicia will host the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, an event that “promotes the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace, and artistic expression.”
The idea for the festival came about four years ago, when Maria Todaro, Kerry Henderson, and Louis Otey, three international opera singers who call Phoenicia home, put...Read more »
If the overwhelmingly positive reviews for Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” haven’t convinced you to see the movie, perhaps you’ll be inspired by the Pelham Picture House’s interview tonight with one of its stars, Pelham native Neal Huff.
Huff, whose screen credits include “The Wedding Banquet,” “Big Daddy” and “The Good Shepherd,” will take questions after tonight’s 7:30 screening at...Read more »
Ever wonder how far you could shot-put a tomato? Find out at the Woodstock Farm Festival’s Farm Olympics on Wednesday.
Inspired by Woodstock Farm Festival’s produce and the London 2012 Olympics, Megan Reynolds, the farm market’s manager, said that the organizers tried to think of Olympic sports, specifically track and field events, that wouldn’t be dangerous and could be re-created with produce.
To...Read more »
Tyler James Williams is best known for headlining “Everybody Hates Chris,” the critically acclaimed CW comedy loosely based on Chris Rock’s adolescence. Now the former Yonkers resident is all grown up and co-starring with former “Friend” Matthew Perry in a new NBC sitcom called “Go On.”
The comedy focuses on Perry’s character, a sportscaster who begins attending group therapy sessions...Read more »
As dusk crept upon Friday evening, the Joey Berkley Quartet took the stage on the Yonkers downtown waterfront amphitheater. The show is part of the Jazz, Blues & More at Dusk concert program, a free series that occurs every Friday until the end of August.
Joey Berkley began playing the saxophone at 11 years old. “My mother was a singer,” he said, “so music and jazz was an everyday part...Read more »
Westchester County native Ricki Lake had one of the most popular talk shows of the 1990s – remember how the audience would chant, “Go, Ricki!” during the opening and closing credits? After the show ended its 11-year run in 2004, Lake went on to a have an eclectic career, including producing the documentary “The Business of Being Born” in 2008 and earning second place on “Dancing with the Stars”...Read more »
Lace-trimmed “lingerie dresses” are the star attraction at Putnam History Museum’s “Summer Afternoon” costume exhibit, a presentation of summer fashions worn by local high society from the Victorian era to the mid-20th century.
“Summer Afternoon” shows the evolution of style – from intricate Victorian attire to what the museum describes as “streamlined social wear of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.”...Read more »
On Friday evening from 4 to 10, Ossining’s historic downtown neighborhood will spring to life during the city's third annual SummerFest, a celebration of local talent, art and commerce.
The event began as the brainchild of Omar Herrera, a 22-year-old local entrepreneur who in high school was a DJ with dreams of starting an event production company. That dream was realized with the opening...Read more »
In a new YouTube video, “Saturday Night Live” cast member Bobby Moynihan reflects on his days as a student at Eastchester High School.
Moynihan appears as himself in a comedic Web series called “Cool Kids Table,” which stars Taylor Gildersleeve and Juliette Monaco as two high school girls who gossip and complain while their guests try to fit in at their cafeteria table. Previous guests on...Read more »
Rufus Wainwright is often thought of as a Canadian artist, but he actually has strong ties to the Hudson Valley. Born in Rhinebeck, Wainwright attended Millbrook School in Dutchess County during his teenage years. His father, folk singer Loudon Wainwright III, was raised in Westchester County. Father and son even wrote songs about growing up in the Hudson Valley, appropriately titled “Westchester...Read more »