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in Westchester County During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by ArtsWestchester on November 25, 2020
In these days of COVID-19, ArtsWestchester did a thoroughly unscientific survey of the state of the arts in Westchester. Here are some takeaways from the 57 respondents: 87 percent of the organizations have not fared well financially; 63 percent have lost more than half their revenue; 80 percent have converted programs to digital; 62 percent ... Read More »

Marsha on the Move: Review of Netflix’s “Rita”

by Marsha Gordon on November 25, 2020
(photo source: Netflix) Rita (Netflix)  Another great Danish show on Netflix. The main character Rita is a deliciously “so-bad,” but really so-good, woman of conviction. She has a passion for standing up for children who need champions for justice – against other children, teachers, the principal, mayors and even their own parents. In becoming this ... Read More »

News Briefs: December 2020-January 2021

by ArtsWestchester on November 25, 2020
Westchester Collaborative Theater Celebrates Ten Years Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) in Ossining is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with Cheers to 10 Years!, an evening of live-streamed theater and music. The December 12 event will reprise scenes from three of the Theater’s past productions and preview work from its upcoming 2021 season. In addition, ... Read More »

Beethoven the Environmentalist

by Joshua Worby on November 25, 2020
by Joshua Worby, Executive & Artistic Director, Westchester Philharmonic Editor’s Note: On April 19, the Westchester Philharmonic was set to perform a concert program that celebrated both the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 250th birth year of Ludwig van Beethoven. At that time, we asked the Philharmonic's executive & artistic director, Joshua Worby, ... Read More »

“All one wants to do is be heard.”

by Mary Alice Franklin on November 25, 2020
Article by Mary Alice Franklin, ArtsNews Editor  “I’ve lost my mother to COVID-19. I am numb. Not because I want to be, but I have to be.” So says one incarcerated man from inside the walls of a nearby Hudson Valley prison. The man couldn’t see or speak to his mother before her passing due ... Read More »