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Can an art exhibition shine a light on America’s shadowy and complex history of immigration issues? Can works of imagination get closer to the truth of the countless colorful, sometimes excruciating real-life narratives of those who arrived on these shores the last 500 years? 

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Donald C. Spaulding, a 59-year resident of Pound Ridge and a nationally renowned painter of the American West who created works for the Pound Ridge Historical Society, died at home Sept. 25. He was 95. Only a month earlier, he celebrated his milestone birthday with family and friends, remark…

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As the 20th anniversary approaches, everyone remembers and relives the painful emotions felt on that terrible day, Sept. 11, 2001. Vivid images captured that day will haunt us forever, always reminding us to remember and never forget. But few people saw what happened behind the scenes the wa…

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“I’m in,” you think, as you pick up Sara Arnell’s memoir, “There Will Be Lobster,” assured you’ve been invited to a saucy summer romp of a book. Sunny graphics and ginormous lobster claws on the cover seem to promise glam parties and plenty of A-lister “dish.” But while Ms. Arnell — a living…

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Jeffrey Haydon, the outgoing CEO of Caramoor, is leaving for Chicago, Illinois, at the end of this month for a new opportunity. He knows that the great tradition of Caramoor existed when he arrived and will continue long after his departure. But he also knows the Caramoor he is leaving behin…

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Bedford Corners resident, Carol B. Allen, seems to have hit a nerve with her young adult novel, “One If: A Virago Fantasy.” The book, released in December, has generated enthusiastic responses, not only among its targeted audience — early teens — but with parents, teachers, librarians and pr…

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When Mindy Yanish, owner of Offerings Gallery in Katonah, announced in June that she was closing the store’s brick-and-mortar incarnation after some 30 years in business, she hinted that she was working on a new idea that would open up “the possibility of reinvigorating, not just the busines…

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An annual exhibition of sound art marks the continuing expansion of Caramoor’s programming. For the current exhibition, artists have worked with sonic materials outside the traditions of concert music, and each artist draws inspiration from their chosen location. 

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Like all cultural institutions, the Katonah Museum of Art has struggled to continue to function during the coronavirus crisis. But even being unable to allow visitors into the building or to hold their big annual spring fundraiser, KMA is managing to remain a vital community resource.

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Caramoor has had to pivot quickly from the full summer season that was originally planned, to finding new ways of inspiring audiences safely in light of pandemic restrictions. The Katonah cultural arts destination, with more than 80 acres of woodlands, gardens, sound art and outdoor performa…

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“We are bobbing and weaving, but doing fine,” was how Caramoor CEO Jeff Haydon began a phone interview with The Record-Review on Tuesday morning when asked how he and others at Caramoor were doing in light of necessary programming changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A piece of music hailed at its 1905 world premiere in Vienna as a “beautiful, engrossing work with an appealing lyricism,” and composed by one of the city’s rising musical stars, has never been played in the United States. This Sunday, March 8, however, the internationally acclaimed Music fr…

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The Katonah Village Library is known, among its many cultural offerings, for its Worlds of Music series. On Saturday, March 14, thanks to a grant from the American Indonesian Cultural & Educational Foundation, the library will present a special performance of Javanese wayang (shadow pupp…

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Westchester could use a little more drama. That’s the notion that went through the mind of Trent Dawson when he moved here from New York City four years ago.