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As a singer in the Grammy-nominated B-52s, whose hits include "Love Shack," Rock Lobster" and "Roam," Woodstock resident Kate Pierson knows how to keep an audience's attention.
But she doesn't always need music to do so. Off the stage, she's a captivating storyteller who can't always be contained by a single Q&A.
Pierson and the rest of The B-52s, who once...Read more »
NBC News announced Tuesday that the network plans to air a documentary about Suffern native Valerie Harper's battle with terminal brain cancer.
"This first-person account captures Harper's raw, emotional and hopeful journey as she goes through experimental treatments and lives each day to the fullest with her husband Tony Cacciotti and their daughter Christina," NBC News said in...Read more »
The summer of James Badge Dale continues!
If you’re not familiar with the 35-year-old actor, Dale stars in three of the season’s biggest flicks: the global blockbuster “Iron Man 3,” the upcoming action-comedy, “Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp, and the Brad Pitt zombie flick, “World War Z,” out in theaters June 21.
In “World War Z,” Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator...Read more »
A Minneapolis native, Claire Jamison recently graduated from the BFA Acting Conservatory at Purchase College, where she earned the State University of New York’s Patricia Kerr Ross Award for artistic achievement. Now, Jamison is beginning her career as a professional actor, and will post regular updates to Newsday Westchester as she pursues roles in theater, film and television. Here's her first...Read more »
Talk of Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has taken over the Internet since a three-minute ad for it (and evidently a Samsung product) ran during Sunday night's broadcast of the NBA finals.
But what can we expect from the self-proclaimed "best rapper alive," who secured his marriage license in Scarsdale, on his 12th solo opus when it's released on July 4?
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Jason Bateman returned to his hometown Sunday to film scenes for the dark comedy “This Is Where I Leave You,” which co-stars Tina Fey.
The actor, a Rye native and father of two, spent his Father’s Day filming a driving scene on Route 1 in downtown Rye. Bateman was spotted sitting in the passenger seat of a black Porsche Carrera S, with another actor in the driver’s seat. During a break from...Read more »
Hudson Valley music fans are going to have plenty of opportunities to rock out this summer, with two major concert series that recently kicked off.
Some of the biggest acts in rock and country music will be stopping by the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts this season (200 Hurd Rd., Bethel; 866-781-2922; www.bethelwoodscenter.org). The first act to play the venue’s concert series is the Irish...Read more »
It was a busy week for celebrities with Hudson Valley connections, and some took a break from their hectic schedules to post their thoughts, photos and videos on Twitter.
Because the following embedded tweets, links, photos and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed previous installments of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, click here.
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If you have a serious case of cicada fever, the prescription might not be "more cowbell," but rather a trip to Cornwall to see "Bug Music," tonight's celebration and conversation about one of nature's noisiest critters.
With a full title of "Bug Music: Rhythms and Songs of the Seventeen Year Cicada," tonight's free educational program for all ages at the Black...Read more »
As America counts down the hours until the Friday release of the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel," Newsday Westchester reveals three Hudson Valley ties to the superhero, who happens to be celebrating his 75th birthday.
1. Two celebrities with local ties star in "Man of Steel." Sadly, "Man of Steel's" version of Superman/Clark Kent, Henry Cavill, isn't originally...Read more »