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With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Election Day, celebrities with Hudson Valley connections took to Twitter this week as results poured in.
In keeping with the trend, Newsday Westchester has picked five election-related tweets that mention neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney. (To see a few tweets that are a bit more partisan, check out this post from earlier in the week.)
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Although Colin Cosell's made a name for himself as an Emmy-winning sportscaster, Howard Cosell's grandson has also branched into comedy, producing a regular stand-up show that returns Saturday to Gryphon's in White Plains.
A Purchase College grad who spent much of his life around his famous grandpa while growing up in Stamford, Conn., Colin Cosell is a jack of all trades. The 32-year-old Queens...Read more »
Aretha Franklin will wait another few months before heading to the Hudson Valley for her show at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
In an email sent moments ago to Newsday Westchester, a publicist cited "storm-related conditions" and "many troubling issues still facing the community at large" as reasons for postponing the show, which was originally slated for...Read more »
The 10th season of “Top Chef” premieres tonight, and two of the “cheftestants” trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park: personal chef Jeffrey Jew, who now lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., and sous-chef Danyele McPherson, who calls Dallas home these days.
Originally hailing from Washington, Jew, 34, earned his degree at the Culinary Institute of America and practiced his culinary...Read more »
After Hurricane Sandy, many of us have a greater appreciation for volunteer firefighters, men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds who serve their communities, often risking their own lives to do so.
Marek Fuchs, a Hastings resident and journalist who is on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, teamed up with with another Hastings resident, photographer Ian Spanier, to spotlight...Read more »
"Key & Peele" stars Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele couldn't have picked a better day to headline a show at the New York Comedy Festival.
Tonight, the dynamic comedy duo perform live at NYU's Skirball Center, where they'll without a doubt have something to say about last night's election. Peele, who attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville/Yonkers, has a phenomenal Barack...Read more »
If you're preparing Thanksgiving dinner this year, you can avoid the hassle of the grocery store and the fights over the best frozen bird by picking up a fresh turkey from an area farm.
The catch? You'll need a little advance planning. The four farms listed below advise that you place your order as soon as possible to get the size of turkey you want. McEnroe Farm in Millerton has already sold...Read more »
With the presidential race neck-and-neck this year, everyone has politics on their mind -- celebrities included. Here’s a roundup of tweets from stars with ties to the Hudson Valley.
“666 Park Avenue” star Erik Palladino, a Yonkers native, has three wishes on Election Day.
Watch your back Donald! The celebrity millionaire, who attended the New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson,...Read more »
Since it's Election Day, no doubt you have politics on the brain. Rhinebeck writer Richard Nelson is counting on it, as his new play, “Sorry,” opens with a limited three-week engagement at The Public Theater in Manhattan tonight. Not only does the work premiere on Nov. 6 -- it also takes place on the same day.
“Sorry” is the latest in a trio of plays about the Apple family, a Rhinebeck-based...Read more »
J.J. Abrams, the writer-director-producer behind "Lost" and "Alias," will be awarded the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, an honor that celebrates top creative talent on the small screen. The Sarah Lawrence College graduate will be presented the award at the annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 26, 2013.
Producers Guild Awards chairman Michael De Luca...Read more »