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Arts & Entertainment

September 9, 2021

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - You know the old saying about one door opening after another closes? Well, in one local cultural institution’s case, you might be able to substitute the word “curtain.” The North Salem Town Board voted unanimously Monday, Aug. 30, to authorize the purchase of The Schoolhouse ...

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I hope everyone has been enjoying summer 2021 along with the wonderful live music that has surrounded it. The summer is not over yet, and there are some great events coming up in September that I know you will enjoy! I’m excited to announce that the 29th annual Brewster Fall Festival is on for ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Butterflies are bright and beautiful metaphors for life, endurance, change, and hope. So they seemed like the perfect vehicle for artistic expression in these pandemic times to the folks at Waterview Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Purdys. “Isolation and ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem officials working toward the purchase of The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls offered a little peek behind the curtains last week. Councilman Martin Aronchick, speaking at the Town Board’s recent work session, said that because residents have been asking ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast began with a new feature this week, as host Brett Freeman interviewed the editors of his five Hudson Valley newspapers: Brian Marschhauser, Tom Walogorsky and Bob Dumas. You can listen to the episode by clicking HERE. You can also search ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem is one step closer to acquiring a permanent space for community programs. In March, Supervisor Warren Lucas received a call from Montana Sen. Christopher Pope, the owner of The Schoolhouse Theater and Arts Center, asking whether the town would be interested in ...

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Hello friends! It has been such an honor to plan, promote and attend the live music events in our area this summer. The scene continues to heat up, and from what the Farmer’s Almanac predicts, the temperatures are expected to peak into August and early September. I’m grateful to have purchased two ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in will present on Sunday afternoon, August 1, at 2 p.m. a special live panel discussion that examines the intersection between artists’ emotions and creativity. The discussants are the artists whose works make up the current group ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Bow where you’re planted. That seems to be one of violinist Jeremy Rhizor’s missions in life. The new North Salem resident was raised in Las Vegas, a desert resort more known for showgirls than Chopin. Kind of ironic then, that one of the folks who helped cultivate ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Images, voices, and places are at the heart of unfurled memories, rolling out like a dream feeding our sense of self. It’s our memories that grab hold and affix to our psyche. Art prompted by memory by eight women artists are at the deeply satisfying exhibit “Voices: I ...

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Anthony and Lisa Laurenzano are all fired up about their new family enterprise, The Little House of Ceramics. The local couple held a grand opening for the bright and cheerful paint your own pottery place earlier this month. The Laurenzanos, who have worked together in the elevator industry ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - This year, spring really did bring about a complete rebirth, and not just of the season. I hope you are enjoying the reopening of full-to-capacity restaurants with some offering live music! Don’t you just love that we can stay within a short distance from the North Salem area ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Syndicated Halston Media humor columnist Tracy Beckerman thought she was lost when she quit her high-powered career in television and moved from the city to the suburbs to raise her two young children. “That’s how ‘Lost in Suburbia’ was born,” Beckerman said to Brett Freeman ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem’s very first fine arts festival got its baptism, if not in fire, than in rain. The fact that off and on showers couldn’t keep the crowds away feels like proof that there’s a real “hunger” for such events, said organizers. According to Libby Parker of Lift ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Brian McIntyre, pastor of Lakeview Community Church in Carmel, is a featured guest on the Hudson Valley Uncensored podcast, hosted by Brett Freeman.  You can listen to the podcast HERE. You can also find Hudson Valley Uncensored on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The illuminating and provocative exhibit “Broad Powers” at the Hammond Museum features work by local artists Carla Rae Johnson, Marcy B. Freedman and Mary McFerran. The installations by each of these artists is a continuation of their 2017 collaborative project “In_Question,” ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The community gathered on Saturday, June 26 at Gazebo Park in Croton Falls for the first ever North Salem Arts Festival. More than 800 guests attended the inaugural event, which included many talented artists, potters, painters, and musicians.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Schoolhouse Theater has reluctantly lowered the curtain on this weekend’s benefit performance. The virtual event, set for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, was intended to raise funds for the North Salem cultural venue. It is not being canceled, only postponed, said artistic ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The show will go on. It just won’t be “The Sunshine Boys.” The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem had planned a virtual reading of the Neil Simon play for a benefit performance on Saturday, June 26. The posters were printed, tickets were on sale, and the announcement ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - There may be a bit of drama building around the fate of The Schoolhouse Theater in North Salem. The home to Westchester’s oldest nonprofit professional theater was put on the market last year by the heirs of the late Leandra “Lee” Pope. Pope founded the theater in 1983, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - “I decided I was going to build a floating pool,” recalls author Ann Buttenwieser.  Ann Buttenwieser has enjoyed a long and prolific career as both an urban historian and urban planner. The North Salem resident has also taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - North Salem’s only theater probably couldn’t have picked a better play for its upcoming benefit than Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys.” The plot centers around two cranky former vaudevillians who manage to put their longstanding feud aside to unite for the big show — not on ...

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The month of May sure flew by.  I can’t wait to tell you about the new musicians who reached out, and one new restaurant I discovered that is hosting live music three nights a week! A live music supporter I’m working with is Louis Mooney, owner of The Hangout Cafe in Carmel. Louis has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Organizers of an upcoming festival in Croton Falls are hoping that it not only helps locals sell their wares and gain fans, but boosts the charming hamlet’s growing reputation as an artists’ colony. Sometimes these congregations happen organically, with painters, sculptors, ...

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April was a busy month for music bookers.  I’m not gonna lie, my skills were a bit rusty. However, music is resuming, folks are returning to venues that feature live music, and we’re all grateful to get back to work! There are a few local shows I’ve booked, and a FREE concert this Saturday, May ...

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In some cultures, the front door is considered the key in welcoming positive energy. In Feng Shui, the chi (the life force energy) is invited through the front door. We want to invite our communities to participate in Halston Media’s inaugural "My Front Door Contest," sponsored by Wallauer.  We ...

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I'm thrilled to be writing this column for Halston Media and I look forward to getting to know more of you. 2020 was off to a great start with comedy and music performances when Covid-19 put us all on pause. I began in the music business as a venue booker, transitioned to band manager, promoter, ...

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North Salem residents awoke in the wee hours of April 1 to strange noises and lights in the sky over town. As a new day dawned, the community was stunned to discover that the town’s beloved Balanced Rock had been unseated by an overnight extraterrestrial visit. The origins of the 60-ton ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Halston Media's Hudson Valley Spring Guide is now online.  It was in the mailbox of all our subscribers of Mahopac News, The Somers Record, Yorktown News, North Salem News and The Katona-Lewisboro Times.  Check it out HERE.  To make sure you receive our free quarterly ...

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