Welcome to Your Weekend+
Ukrainian conflict hits home in Westchester; the challenges of Pickleball; new restaurant serves classic Greek fare with a twist; what to do this weekend (and beyond); local filmmaker's zombie movie
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🎵 PRELUDE: Rhapsody in Blue
Originally written for solo piano, Rhapsody in Blue is George Gershwin's 1924 musical composition that combines both classical and jazz elements. The rhapsody is one of Gershwin's most recognizable creations and a key composition that defined the Jazz Age. Gershwin's piece inaugurated a new era in America's musical history, established Gershwin's reputation as an eminent composer, and eventually became one of the most popular of all concert works.
Rhapsody in Blue premiered during a snowy afternoon on Tuesday, February 12, 1924, at Aeolian Hall, Manhattan in a program entitled "An Experiment in Modern Music.”
The Stamford Symphony presents Rhapsody in Blue in a musical program called “The Roaring Twenties” on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p,m. Tickets are still available for this special concert which will take place at The Palace Theatre in Stamford.
— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.
📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features
"Like a Paralysis"
Ukrainians in Westchester face a threat to their homeland and families
It's All Greek to Me
The dynamic team at The Greek-ish is serving up classic Greek cuisine with an inspired twist in both Westchester and Rockland
With growth comes some growing pains. Six surprising challenges pickleball faces in Westchester.
Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend (and Beyond)
A jazz celebration of the Allman brothers; a painting and poetry mashup; sushi making for beginners; the music and culture of Mexico; meditation and mindfulness; and more
A conversation with former Westchester resident Rishi Gandhi, whose award-winning short film 'Mater Mortis' brings a fresh — and very personal — perspective to the zombie genre
Our Vanishing Corner Drugstores
Independent pharmacies struggle to survive against the big chains and those who control the pricing of prescription medicine.
📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief
Arrest Made in Fatal White Plains Hit-and-Run: White Plains Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on Feb. 17 that left one man dead and another with serious injuries. (Examiner)
Student At Prestigious Northern Westchester School Dies By Suicide, Police Say: A 17-year-old student at a prestigious academy in New York has died by suicide, authorities said. (Daily Voice)
College Student Murdered Upstate Lived in Patterson: An aspiring educator and accomplished cellist who grew up in Patterson was murdered Friday near the upstate SUNY Potsdam campus where she was a senior. (Examiner)
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' films scenes in Westchester, NY: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" began filming for an episode of its 23rd season in Westchester County, N.Y. on Thursday (CT Insider)
Harriet Tubman Sculpture Coming Soon to WP Renaissance Plaza: Starting April 1, the “Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom” sculpture will be on display in Renaissance Plaza in White Plains, through June 30. (Examiner)
Westchester County Accepting Applications for 2022 Business First Grant Program: The Westchester County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2022 Westchester County Business FIRST grant program. (Yonkers Times)
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