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Paul Bocuse, the apotheosized French chef who soon turns 87, remains the best-known culinarian on the planet -- or at least among those without giddy television shows. On Friday, Feb. 15, he will attain yet another honor: a stylish new restaurant bearing his name officially will debut at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and Bocuse will be on hand for a grand celebratory banquet that...Read more »
Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, and there are quite a few family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday in the Hudson Valley. Kids can hear groundhog tales, learn the history of the holiday, make groundhog crafts, and, of course, witness the main event: A live groundhog emerging to look for his shadow. Find the details here.
Friday and Saturday: “Gregory’s Shadow” story time in West Nyack
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Nick Kroll’s sketch comedy series, “Kroll Show,” has been renewed for a second season, Comedy Central announced Wednesday. The show, which premiered Jan. 16, received an additional order of 10 episodes.
“Kroll Show” has aired only two episodes so far, but it already has been well-received. The premiere episode drew 1.4 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated show in its time slot.
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The names of the groups behind three proposals to lease, operate and manage Peekskill's Paramount Center for the Arts, which has been shuttered since Oct. 4, are expected to be announced Tuesday.
After a committee of city officials, business leaders and other community members held a Jan. 14 information-gathering meeting behind closed doors, it held an additional executive session last night...Read more »
Dutchess County’s Madava Farms, home to Crown Maple Syrup, the liquid gold drizzled on President Obama’s butternut squash puree at the Inaugural brunch, will open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends starting Feb. 2.
Owned by former West Point Cadet Robb Turner and his wife, Lydia, Madava Farms is a startup that produced its first syrup in 2011. Now the Turners are working to make...Read more »
“Insane City,” the latest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry, is on sale today. Although the Armonk native has more than 30 books in print, the novel is his first solo work of fiction in more than a decade.
Barry told Newsday Westchester in an email interview that the reason so much time had passed since his last adult novel was that he was focused on another project.
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In a campaign to promote the dining scene in downtown Yonkers, the city is hosting its second annual Downtown BID International Restaurant Week from Sunday, Feb. 3, through Feb. 10.
From the Caribbean to Mexican to Pakistani cuisines, diners will have the chance to sample a variety of dishes at about 10 city restaurants, which will offer 20 percent discounts at lunch and 25 percent discounts...Read more »
Hudson Valley celebrities were among those honored this weekend at awards ceremonies for the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild of America and Sundance Film Festival.
At Sunday's SAG Awards, former Vassar College student Anne Hathaway continued her hot streak, continuing to win every major movie award in the best supporting actress category for her portrayal of Fantine in "Les Misérables."
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Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 for the 68th annual International Music Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah.
The festival takes place each summer, and 2013's schedule features a July Fourth fireworks display and notable performances by Suzanne Vega (Aug. 2) and Croton-on-Hudson's Audra McDonald (Aug. 3). Other highlights are a concert by pianist Yefim...Read more »
Want to give your kids a live theater experience this weekend? Hudson Valley families can see familiar stories and favorite characters brought to life by onstage talents in local performances.
“We're Going on a Bear Hunt” in Mamaroneck
They’re not scared! Follow a family’s fun and foolish foray over, under and through assorted outdoorsy obstacles in search of a big bear, and see what...Read more »