Arts & Entertainment

July 8, 2021

SOMERS, 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 Somers area and ...

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SOMERS, 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 in ...

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SOMERS, 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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SOMERS, N.Y. - 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 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - When the pandemic quarantine brought life to a grinding halt last year, Somers High School student Sean Kennedy seized the opportunity to create something special.  A junior at SHS, Sean is no stranger to producing his own music. He released his first album “Tell Me” in March ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - Theatrical performances around the world were shut down for the majority of the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Next week, students from Somers High School will finally return to the stage with a pair of performances of the spring musical Something Rotten! on Thursday, June ...

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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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SOMERS, N.Y. - As you may remember, Drama Club shut down last year because of COVID 19, but this year, the drama teachers, Ms. Chan, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Malara, made it possible for the show to go on.  However, it did look a little different. For obvious reasons we could not hold ...

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SOMERS, N.Y - Several years ago, Dan Zlotnick’s career trajectory changed from base paths to bass guitars.  The Somers native pursued a baseball career across the United States and Canada, but in recent years he has shifted gears to focus on his passion for music. Later this month, Zlotnick will ...

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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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Somers residents were surprised to hear the sound of cheerful organ music as the circus returned to town on the morning of April 1. In a nod to the town’s heritage, a whimsical cavalcade of clowns, acrobats, and animals made their way down route 202 and took up residence outside the Elephant ...

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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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Snowmen and Santas and bears…not to mention toy soldiers, minions, Snoopy and ginormous sparkling candy canes. Oh my, what a holiday display the Ruschils put on this year at their Twin Knolls home! It was definitely a family affair, said dad Errol, who led the battalion of colorful lawn ...

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