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Top 5 Arts Picks: March 9-15

SAT, MAR. 10: Acclaimed Blues Musician Guy Davis

Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse returns with a concert by blues singer-songwriter Guy Davis. The performance will feature works from Davis’ new album, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train, which pays homage to two influential artists: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Davis is known for his musical storytelling style, which has been influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy. Begins at 7:30pm.

SAT, MAR. 10: Inspiring Stories about Overcoming Mental Health Issues

Lagond Music School, with Music & Miles: Changing Minds, present Living Proof, an evening of performances by individuals who share their own personal stories of resilience, recovery and mental health challenges. Proceeds will benefit The Mental Health Association of Westchester and The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was established to honor Miles Applebaum, 21-year old jazz guitarist and former Lagond student who suffered from depression and took his life in September 2014. Begins at 7:30pm at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

SUN, MAR. 11: The Irish Dance Spectacular

This Sunday, Smart Arts invites families to Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular, a 90-minute production that reimagines traditional Irish dance. Led by dancer Justin Boros, twenty skilled Irish dancers and musicians bring alive a tale of love, salvation and good versus evil against a backdrop of ancient ruins that transport the audience to another time. Begins at 3pm.

SUN, MAR. 11: Saxophonist Camille Thurman 

PJS Jazz Society presents a performance by accomplished saxophonist, vocalist and composer Camille Thurman this Sunday. Her rich, warm sound on tenor saxophone has led others to compare her to tenor greats like Jose Henderson and Dexter Gordon. Thurman has worked with notable Jazz and R&B masters such as George Coleman, Roy Haynes and Dianne Reeves. Begins at 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church.

SUN, MAR. 11: Documentary: The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm

On Sunday, Bedford Playhouse presents a screening of HBO’s new documentary, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm. When ten-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather Jack, a Holocaust survivor, about the number tattooed on his arm, it sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life. Jack tells Elliott about his childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz and finding a new life in America. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with panelists that include the film’s director and 10-year-old Elliott Schatz. Begins at 5pm at The Little Theater at Fox Lane Middle School.

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