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It's a dude-centric edition of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, featuring five top Twitter moments from comedians, a newsman and a custom bike builder who's riding off into the sunset.
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At No. 5, Matchbox Twenty front man and Bedford resident Rob Thomas is ready to rock!...Read more »
Kick off the holiday season at the 19th annual Celebration of Lights Parade in Poughkeepsie on Friday.
The Nov. 30 event will feature three tree-lighting ceremonies as well as a parade and fireworks display. The parade, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Garden streets, will feature dozens of bands, local groups and, of course, Santa Claus, who will travel in style on...Read more »
If you're looking for cozy, indoor family fun, why not spend an afternoon watching a classic holiday film at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville?
“You get the experience of seeing … classics with quality sound. It’s a whole different experience than watching them on your TV or computer,” said Lori Zokalik, the Jacob Burns marketing director. “It’s like going back in time and watching...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar is ready for tonight's final six after topping the "X Factor" scoreboard for the second week in a row on the Fox singing competition.
"I am so excited. Thank you to everyone who voted. Just, thank you," Carly Rose said after finding out she'd bested country crooner Tate Stevens by a narrow margin last week.
Two acts were cut again tonight. The...Read more »
“No More Drama” may be one of Mary J. Blige’s biggest hits, but the Yonkers native has found herself at the center of a financial drama.
Reuters reported Wednesday that Manhattan-based Signature Bank filed a complaint with the State Supreme Court, alleging that Blige and her husband, Martin Issacs, defaulted on a $2.2 million loan.
The bank claims that the couple took out a loan in October...Read more »
Looking for some holiday fun that will dazzle kids and adults alike? On Thursday, the Orange County Arboretum (211 State Rte. 416, Montgomery; 845-615-3830; www.orangecountynyparks.com) kicks off “Holiday Lights in Bloom,” an exhibit featuring the arboretum illuminated with thousands of lights in a garden-themed display.
Festivities begin with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m., with...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar, the 13-year-old singing phenom from Mamaroneck, is set for the next round Wednesday after advancing to the final eight on "X Factor" last week, coming out above Tate Stevens and topping the leaderboard for the first time.
Although Carly Rose had a great night, two of her team Britney teammates didn't fare as well. Both Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller were eliminated...Read more »
"Beasts of Southern Wild," a film directed by Hastings-on-Hudson High graduate Benh Zeitlin, received four Indie Spirit Award nominations Tuesday.
“Beasts” was honored for Best Feature, Best Director (Zeitlin), Best Female Lead (8-year-old newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best Cinematography (Ben Richardson).
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” chronicles the fantastic adventures...Read more »
No need to call Luther, "Key & Peele" fans, as Comedy Central announced today that the sketch series starring Keegan-Michael Key and former Sarah Lawrence College student Jordan Peele will return next fall with 13 more episodes.
The tandem is perhaps best known for its recurring sketch in which President Barack Obama (Peele) allows his "anger translator" Luther (Key)...Read more »
Lauren Spierer’s parents are scheduled to appear Monday on Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show, “Katie." Robert and Charlene Spierer, of Greenburgh, will share an update with viewers on the search for their daughter, who has been missing since June 2011.
Couric announced the news on Twitter Tuesday, noting that the Spierers' upcoming appearance was “an important ep (episode) for all.”
Lauren...Read more »