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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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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
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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 »
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 »
The Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill might get a boost from a neighbor 17 miles south on Route 9: Tarrytown Music Hall.
According to a Peekskill city statement issued Tuesday morning, the Music Hall's executives are among three groups to submit plans to lease, operate and manage the Peekskill theater, which suspended operations Oct. 4.
The other two groups vying to take over...Read more »
The Voracious Reader, an independent children’s bookshop in Larchmont, will overflow with adoring fans when Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, visit for a book signing of “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart” tonight.
“We sold out in less than 24 hours after I put it up on Facebook,” said Francine Lucidon, the shop’s owner. She anticipates a crowd of up to 500...Read more »
This edition of Tweets of the Week covers everything from a TV host, who's posting her new reel, to a Culinary Institute of America grad, who's questioning what's real.
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 »
Anne Hathaway and Daniel Craig were among the celebrities with Hudson Valley connections to claim trophies at Thursday night’s 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Hathaway, who briefly attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Fantine in “Les Misérables.” Earlier Thursday, she was nominated in that category for an Academy Award. Craig,...Read more »
Al Roker's candid nature about his gastric bypass surgery reached a new level Sunday night, when a "Dateline" interview revealed that the "Today" show correspondent and former Yorktown resident couldn't contain himself during a visit to the White House.
"I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to," he told NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman. "And,...Read more »