Arts & Entertainment

August 2, 2018

It was in her Greek great-grandmother’s Sheepshead Bay kitchen that Stacie Vourakis got her first taste of high drama. As her projaja washed the spinach for spanakopita or performed other mundane household tasks, she would gleefully dish the neighborhood and family dirt with her two elderly ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Like Old Bet the elephant, the effort Lynn Tomlinson put into making an animated flick referencing the story of Somers’ emblem animal was massive. The Baltimore resident, using a stop-motion technique, painstakingly “painted” each scene in “The Elephant’s Song” with plasticine ...

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SOMERS, 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 the ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Even with all the closings, delays and power outages last week, the determination of Somers High School students never wavered or diminished as opening day for “Beauty and the Beast” drew closer. In the play, a selfish young prince and the servants in his castle have fallen under ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Memorabilia and awards from Art Carney’s legendary acting career were on display Sunday, Jan. 28, at Bobo’s Cafe in Somers. Art Carney’s son, Brian, is a North Salem resident and frequent patron of the cafe, located in the Heritage Hills Shopping Center. He decided to polish off his ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-A proposed new use for some the unused Route 100 acreage abutting Somers Manor would attract a decidedly younger clientele.  Instead, Ari Schwebel told the town board last week, he hoped to attract energetic youngsters and athletes of all ages—at least 15,000 of them a month—to a ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Willy Wonka is getting ready to open up his Chocolate Factory to the Somers Middle School community this week and you won’t need a golden ticket to get in. The students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 have been rehearsing and designing the stage for weeks for this year’s production of Roald ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-The Young Artists Exhibit for participating Westchester area high school seniors will be  held at the Katonah Museum of Art through Feb. 11. The museum, located on 134 Jay Street in Katonah, annually celebrates the amazing work of area Westchester/Rockland Senior Artists. The Somers ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Scenes for “Ghost in the Graveyard,” a supernatural thriller written by Charles Comparetto of Somers, were filmed in Yorktown Town Hall on Saturday. The movie revolves around three girls playing a game called Ghost in the Graveyard, one of whom dies in an accident and returns to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-An Ithaca student from Somers is getting the opportunity of a lifetime as an intern with NBC Sports during the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Shoshana Bedrosian, a junior at Ithaca, was doing some last minute packing in Somers on Jan. 25 getting ready for her ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The annual Somers Education Foundation Variety Show returned on Friday, Jan. 26, with 40 acts and nearly 80 students in pre-K through eighth grade showing off their talents. Each year the event raises thousands of dollars for the Somers schools. This will be updated when more photos ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-There are some exciting new acts coming to Somers Middle School this week in the Somers Education Foundation Variety Show including a stand-up comedy troupe, a euphonium player and the youngest performer ever: a 3-year-old in pre-kindergarten who plans to shake it alongside her ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-It’s Wednesday and patrons at The Pub in Yorktown Heights are forming teams and preparing for battle at the weekly Trivia Night. For the next 90 minutes, they will do their best to answer questions on history, music, sports, pop culture and more in response to the game’s host and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-A Fellow Artists reception was held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Wright Reis Homestead. Fellow Artists is an exhibition organized by the Somers Historical Society showcasing the works of Caroline Wright Reis alongside the works of artists who, like her, are Somers residents and ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Paul Jockimo, the assistant chief of the Somers Fire Department, was one of 53 firefighters chosen from across the nation to be featured in the book “American Firefighter.” Recently released by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the book contains portraits and real-life ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Nearly 50 years ago, long before he was Avery Oldman, Lawrence Daitch started working on a short story that would eventually become “The Grandest Christmas Eve,” his self-published debut children’s book. “I sent it out as a Christmas card when I first did it,” Daitch said. “Every ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.--hose who were sad to see Halloween end had the opportunity to have one last hurrah at the Somers Lions Club’s annual Fall Festival Nov. 5. Originally slated for the week before, the event was rained out by the tropical storm that left thousands of Westchester residents without ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.--The internet has been a haven for anonymous hate and negativity almost from the beginning. Nameless, faceless trolls post hateful messages without fear of reprisal or a sense of decency. It’s to the point that one might think the bad outweighs the good. Despite what your Facebook ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y.--Today the Upper West Side is an eclectic mix of artists and affluence and homes there are some of the most desirable and expensive in the world. But it wasn’t always this way.  For Lyla Blake Ward of Somers, who grew up in the West End during the 1930s and 40s, things weren’t much ...

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It was a 'classic' act at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs. There were vendors, trophies to win, raffles to buy and food to eat, but the main attraction pulled out all the stops on Oct. 21. • To see more pictures of this event in the newspaper, please request a FREE ...

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Interviewed by Katie Taylor, SHS junior Q. Dan, you are an accomplished singer and euphonium player. When and how did you begin singing and playing?  I started singing in my church choir when I was 8 years old. Once I realized how enjoyable performing could be, I participated in every musical ...

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Costume-clad children filled the auditorium at Somers High School on Oct. 26 for the third annual  “Disney in Concert” fundraiser. The student-run show was put on by the Somers High School Musical Company’s cast and crew of about 30 students impassioned by the goal of raising money for the ...

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SOMERS — Students from the Somers High School Musical Company have come together for what will be the third  “Disney in Concert” fundraiser. The student-run show is being put on by a cast and crew of about 30 students impassioned by the goal of raising money for the spring musical. "This really ...

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Somers' Penny Lane Dance Academy member recently performed at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla. The dance company’s Tiny Troupe, All Stars and Elite teams each performed a special dance routine to entertain the hospital’s patients and donated children’s books and Halloween decorations to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.--When The Somers Record last caught up with Lars Bolin, the international banker-turned-consultant/life coach, he was in the process of self-publishing his first suspense novel,  “A Mindful Death.” In May he accomplished his goal, when his book was published in Sweden. Last week, he ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.--The annual Halloween Train Show at Lasdon Park and Arboretum in Somers kicked off its train and fall festival last weekend.  This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time” and features fantastically decorated halls and forests, including a “Down the Rabbit Hole” trail through the ...

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