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Peter Pan Skates into Valhalla

by Mary Alice Franklin on March 6, 2019

On March 10, Smart Arts at Westchester Community College presents Ice Creative Entertainment’s family-friendly musical production of Peter Pan & Friends on Ice. This variation of novelist J.M. Barrie’s classic novel tells the tale of forever-young Peter Pan and his adventures in the whimsical world of Neverland.

Noted Photographers Explore the Definition of “Family” at ArtsWestchester

by Melinda Anderson on March 1, 2019

ArtsWestchester’s new exhibition Modern Families, on view from March 5 through May 25, explores diverse representations of what “family” means. The show is anchored by the work of noted photographer James Van Der Zee. Westchester resident Donna Mussenden Van Der Zee selected and loaned her husband’s pictures, which provide a framework and context for the exhibition. A leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Van Der Zee documented the lives of the rising African American middle class from all backgrounds and occupations through masterful studio portraits and innovative darkroom techniques.

Color Camera Club Presents Travel-Themed Lecture by Photographer David H. Wells

by Mary Alice Franklin on February 28, 2019

On March 4, visual storyteller David H. Wells will show his work at the Color Camera Club of Westchester in a travel-themed slideshow presentation called “Making Your Travel Photos Work.” This lecture will focus on key components of travel photography, including tips for proper exposure settings, equipment guidelines and advice for interacting with photo subjects.

Junta Circus Comes to Town

by William Bermingham on February 27, 2019

When Pink Talking Fish took the stage on Saturday night, the crowd at the Capitol Theatre was already primed for a night of raucous entertainment. From the stilt-walker and balloon twister in the lobby to the acrobats and clowns on stage, it was clear that it would be far from standard concert fare. Joined by Ringmaster Greg Ormont of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the band played a three and half hour set that included a nod to Bowie, multiple aerial performances and a constant stream of dynamic vignettes.