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Howard Stern, Rosie O'Donnell and Max Greenfield were among the Hudson Valley celebrities who headed to Twitter to weigh in on Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony.
Here are 15 of the night's most notable tweets, in chronological order.
As his best-known character Pee-wee Herman, Peekskill native Paul Reubens kicked off the Oscar coverage by documenting his supposed run-in with a grouchy...Read more »
There's a lot to look for at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony tonight, from red-carpet analysis to handing out of hardware in the most coveted categories.
ABC's coverage from the red carpet begins at 7 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 8:30. But before then, Newsday Westchester is offering five incentives to watch the broadcast in its entirety, keeping a focus on Hudson Valley connections.
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A music icon, an Oscar-winning actress and a rising comedian were among the regional celebrities keeping things interesting on Twitter this week.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments, click here.
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Briarcliff Manor native Elizabeth Tryon blends operatic and comedic elements in her show, "There's a Phantom in My Opera," which makes its New York City debut Tuesday night.
Tryon, 32, recently told Newsday Westchester that her show, which Caroline's on Broadway will host for a one-night-only performance, embraces and lampoons opera, Broadway, classical and pop music. In writing...Read more »
Seafood lovers, get ready! Another restaurant is joining Yard House, Lefteris Gyro and Havana Central at Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping complex. Bonefish Grill, a nationwide chain specializing in market-fresh fish, will open its doors at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.
Dennis Sarlo, a managing partner at the new Yonkers restaurant, said his favorite dishes include bang bang shrimp, an appetizer...Read more »
It's a shutterbug-friendly edition of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, celebrating the most interesting Twitter posts from celebrities with a connection to the region.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments,...Read more »
Looking for ways children can celebrate Black History Month? Kids can learn about an important African-American role model at a story walk, make crafts to commemorate historical figures and hear a reading and meet the author of a book about skin color and identity as seen through a child’s eyes. Find all the details here.
Sunday: Story walk in White Plains
Families with children in grades...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 »
Let the hunt for Yonkers' finest begin. Mayor Mike Spano announced today that the city will search for the most talented locals in singing and dancing competitions, which kick off next weekend.
The "Yonkers Got Talent" contest, which includes "Yonkers Idol" and "Yonkers Best Dance Crew" competitions, is open to local teens and preteens. Conducted in collaboration...Read more »
Peekskill native Kurt Heitmann is the founder of Red House Entertainment, a group that's battling Tarrytown Music Hall and The Paramount Phoenix Group to lease, operate and manage the Paramount Center for the Arts, which suspended operations Oct. 4.
The City of Peekskill, which owns the 960-seat Paramount, has invited the three groups to present their proposals at a public Common Council meeting...Read more »