Arts & Entertainment

July 19, 2018

When Amy Cilmi first walked into Hayfields nearly two years ago hoping to supply the garden center-café hybrid with fresh cut flowers, she had no idea the partnership that would bloom. It’s hard to imagine Hayfields, the community hub coffee destination that emerged from the ashes of a gas ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On June 5, the North Salem Madrigals gave their final performance of the year at the Garden Gala in the Community Garden at North Salem Middle/High School. The performance was a capstone project of a four-month multidisciplinary unit of study on society and culture of the 1960s ...

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Rock band Gilbert, with members from North Salem and John Jay High School, recently won the high school division of Ridgefield BandJam 2018 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Conn., and the Battle of the Band at The Winery at St. George in Cortlandt Manor. The members are Tara Curran, a ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Renowned music producer Clive Davis has pledged substantial support toward the capital campaign that will fund the transformation of the Bedford Playhouse into a vibrant, state-of-the-art cultural center. Davis is a five-time Grammy award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The 12th annual Art Against Abuse exhibit at Hammond Museum drew hundreds on March 9 with its powerful message about dating abuse among young people. Students at North Salem High School create art for the exhibit every year in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Bob Folberth believes his ability to draw is a gift from God. Not in the way people usually use that phrase—figuratively—but a literal talent bestowed by the Lord. Folberth was not born with the ability to draw, nor did he ever really take an interest in art. But in 1993, in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Mike Burns has been running the Westchester Bluegrass Club for the past 25 years as a way of staying in touch with the music scene. “I’m a bluegrasser, I play bluegrass music. I used to tour and play in country bands but I got out of it and I just couldn’t take touring anymore, ...

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RIDGEFIELD, CT.-Visitors at the School of Rock open house event last month were greeted by a mohawked prop skeleton and the dulled sensation of a bass rift hammering through the chest. Featuring walls lined with professional band posters and mood lighting, the atmosphere of School of Rock upon ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center founder Lee Pope will receive Arts Westchester’s 2018 Lifetime Arts Community Award on April 11. Pope is the woman behind The Schoolhouse Theater & Arts Center in Croton Falls, which has become a landmark home for the arts in ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-A member of the Northeast Westchester Rotary Club described feeling “thrilled to death” when a musician on his record label won a Grammy for best Latin jazz album last month. ZOHO Music record-label founder and owner Jochen Becker, a longtime Rotarian, went with the Pablo ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-In its 12th year, Art Against Abuse still delivers a powerful message about dating abuse among young people. The annual event is held in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North Salem High School senior brutally raped and murdered in 2005 near the Croton Falls Train ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Jean Goldsmyth is already known to most of North Salem News readers through her weekly cartoon, “Happily Ever After,” but with the use of technology, she’s getting back to her fine art roots. Using a pixel app called Procreate on her iPad, Goldsmyth can create realistic ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Teens from North Salem had their artwork on display this weekend in the annual exhibition for young artists at the Katonah Museum of Art. The event, now in its 35th year, puts aspiring artists in a professional setting and involves the teens in all aspects of the museum ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The Westchester Bluegrass Club presents Redwood Hill on Jan. 20 at the Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys. Redwood Hill features Dave Orlomoski on mandolin and vocals, Dave Shaw on banjo and vocals,  Keith Edwards on guitar and vocals and Lillian Fraker on bass. They will ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-North Salem Middle/High School wrapped up its winter productions Dec. 19 with the high school’s winter concert. The production was the last in a series of recitals showcasing the hard work of the vocal and instrumental students, as well as their teachers, during the school year ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The North Salem High School Drama Department is bringing a classic 1980’s film to life this weekend. Director and adviser Jennifer Molloy promises that 30 years later, the story is still relevant and will resonate with teens and their parents today. In the 1985 film, five high ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Deborah Rafferty Oswald has always had a love of history. And since she was a young girl, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Now, the North Salem teacher has found a way to fuse her passions. Oswald, a fifth-grade teacher at Pequenakonck Elementary School and a member of the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- With this year’s Indian summer finally giving way to wintry weather, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Over on Veterans Road in Yorktown, it’s looking even more like Christmas, thanks to Yorktown Stage’s mirthful, musical production of the beloved Hollywood classic ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. —The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls opened its doors to the community for a free four-hour concert on Oct. 27. Organized by Somers residents Adam Bernier and Jacque Roche, the event featured four musical acts—all local performers—whose performances spanned a range of ...

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A staged reading of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller was held Oct. 20 and 21 in the Muscoot Farm Straw Barn, which dates from the 1800s. The reading was presented by the Friends of Muscoot, directed by Christine DiTota and produced by Mary Roberts. The character of Betty was played by Eowyn Keenan, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Twenty three of North Salem’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders gave the audience a rundown of Shakespeare’s classics on Friday night in “I Hate Shakespeare,” a play by Steph DeFerie. The crowd was in stitches as some of The Bard’s beloved characters played their well-known role ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Laughter echoed through the halls of North Salem’s Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center on Saturday night during the second annual “Suits for Soldiers” comedy show.  The theater was one of many stops along the “Suits for Soldiers” comedy tour, organized by Save-A-Suit,  a ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--It's all fun and games at PQ Tigers Harvest Fair on Saturday, Oct. 14.

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