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A Note From Jill

by Jill Abusch on June 4, 2018
Friends, There are so many times over the years, I have wished that all of you who sit in the audience could actually be in the rehearsal room with me. This season I have found myself thinking about this a lot. Over the last couple of months, I have had the incredible privilege and delight ... Read More »

Big Movies Return to the Big Screen at Jacob Burns Film Center

by Mary Alice Franklin on June 1, 2018
Alfred Hitchcock’s "Vertigo" will screen at the Jacob Burns Film Center on June 14. Jacob Burns Film Center’s “Retro Revival” series, which screens remastered and restored cinema, kicks off its summer season with “Back on the Big Screen.” This selection of nine beloved movies from 1952-1982 brings Hollywood classic films back to their original full-screen ... Read More »

Arts and Technology Are Combined in Yonkers School

by Mary Alice Franklin on May 31, 2018
Teaching artist Dene Ross making paper with Riverside High School students This past semester, teaching artist Dene Ross combined history, the arts and technology in a way that engaged and encouraged students at Riverside High School in Yonkers. During her arts residency, she worked with students in Laughton Huggins’s technology class to bridge the gap ... Read More »

Asian American Heritage Festival Returns to Valhalla

by Mary Alice Franklin on May 30, 2018
Lion dancers (photo courtesy of OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley) On June 2, OCA Westchester Hudson Valley will present its annual Asian American Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The daylong festival aims to educate audiences about artistic customs of the Asian culture, including traditional dance and song, activities and foods. Professional artists ... Read More »