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All-Beethoven Festival in Yonkers

by Mary Alice Franklin on January 18, 2019

Yonkers Philharmonic will present its all-Beethoven festival concert on January 27. The fourth annual concert was originally initiated in memory of the late Maestro James Sadewhite, former Yonkers Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director.

Whimsical Jewelry at Katonah Museum of Art Expands the Boundaries of Body Ornamentation

by Rocio De la Roca on January 11, 2019

Through January 27, Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) reinterprets the traditional boundaries of body ornamentation during its exhibition, Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century. Curated by the former curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jane Adlin, the show features 50 provocative pieces by artists, jewelers, architects and designers, all of which defy typical expectations of personal adornment.

Frank’s Picks: January Special Edition

by Frank Matheis on January 2, 2019

When all of the holiday hoopla is over, after the new year rings in, most people have had enough of celebrations and festivities. January is a month of slowing the pace, resting and hunkering down in the cold. It’s typically not a high point for entertainment and going out. The concert calendar is consequently trimming down a bit and that’s why it may be a good time for a special edition of Frank’s Picks. This month, I will go beyond only telling you what is happening in Westchester and I will also point out where to hear good music outside of the County in nearby venues. We will also look ahead and give you a heads up about some future shows for which tickets are likely to sell out, so that you can act now to get your seats.

Gordon Parks Foundation Fellows Use Family as Subjects to Discuss African American Life

by Mary Alice Franklin on December 27, 2018

The Gordon Parks Foundation presents the work of the Foundation’s Fellows, Deana Lawson and Derrick Adams, in its American Family exhibition through January 25 in Pleasantville. Each artist’s personal approach to their familial subjects lends complexity to the definition of a broader subject at hand – a contemporary look at the daily lives of African Americans.