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Almost exactly one year after The Capitol Theatre reopened with a blockbuster Bob Dylan concert, the Port Chester concert hall will celebrate that anniversary with a Sept. 2 concert featuring two more rock legends.
Canadian rocker Neil Young and Crazy Horse will headline the show in September, with punk poet Patti Smith and Her Band opening. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert go on sale at noon...Read more »
"The Sopranos" cast members — many of whom have strong Hudson Valley ties — are mourning the loss of three-time Emmy Award winner James Gandolfini, who played mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series and died suddenly Thursday in Rome.
Edie Falco, who attended Purchase College, won Emmys for her role as Carmela Sorpano, Tony's wife. "I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing,"...Read more »
As a singer in the Grammy-nominated B-52s, whose hits include "Love Shack," Rock Lobster" and "Roam," Woodstock resident Kate Pierson knows how to keep an audience's attention.
But she doesn't always need music to do so. Off the stage, she's a captivating storyteller who can't always be contained by a single Q&A.
Pierson and the rest of The B-52s, who once...Read more »
Slated to play The Capitol Theatre tonight, The B-52s will have to turn the local concert hall into their own personal "Love Shack" another time, as singer Cindy Wilson reportedly recovers from illness.
"The B-52s regret to announce that they are unable to perform at [tonight's] show due to principal band member Cindy Wilson having fallen ill," said a statement on The Cap's...Read more »
Legendary jam band The Grateful Dead often played the Capitol Theatre in the 1970s, and late frontman Jerry Garcia was a fan of the Port Chester venue, praising it as a theater that was "set up pretty groovy all around for music." Now The Cap is returning the favor, paying tribute to Garcia by naming its new bar in his honor.
The theater’s new bar, located in the lobby, opened Thursday...Read more »
Chazz Palminteri is bringing his celebrated one-man show "A Bronx Tale" to The Capitol Theatre (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, 914-937-4126, www.thecapitoltheatre.com) this June.
The one-night-only performance at The Cap will start at 8 p.m. June 1. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, are $45-$75 apiece and are limited to patrons 18 and older.
A Bedford resident and...Read more »
Fronted by Bedford resident Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty will rock the house with a sold-out concert Saturday at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie.
Last year was a good one for Matchbox Twenty, which saw its latest album, "North," top the Billboard chart for the first time in the rock band's history, and yield a Top-40 hit in "Mean."
"In a lot of ways,...Read more »
The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 24, and if you’ve yet to see many of the nominated films, don’t despair -- there’s still time to get to the theater, watch some of the nominees and make educated picks for your office’s Oscar poll.
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Rather than programming only the big-name Oscar nominees, this independent film house and education center...Read more »
Peter Shapiro, who has supervised renovations and subsequent concerts at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, has purchased the building he'd been leasing from Marvin Ravikoff for $11.5 million.
Anthony D'Amato, a spokesman for The Cap, confirmed Monday that the transaction was finalized Dec. 28.
Before the venue reopened with a sold-out Sept. 4 Bob Dylan concert for 1,800 fans, Shapiro...Read more »
This Thanksgiving week, Newsday Westchester is thankful for Hudson Valley celebrities who aren't turkeys when it comes to Twitter.
If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments, click here.
At No. 5 is celebrity chef Mario Batali, who helps helm Tarry Lodge in Port Chester. Always one to answer followers' questions on Twitter, Batali...Read more »