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Plus Home Theater and Quadricentennial 2009.


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Classic Fall at Caramoor

It’s around this time—when the days begin getting shorter and we start breaking out the heavier jackets—that we usually start feeling wistful for the summer. This year, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts has found a way to bring that summertime feeling into the autumn. It’s extended its annual summer music programming, creating the first-ever Caramoor Fall Festival. The New York Philharmonic will make its Caramoor debut on October 2, when it will perform an all-Beethoven program. On October 3, jazz great Chick Corea gives us a taste of his legendary fusion jazz music. The festival closes October 4 with a performance by renowned coloratura soprano Sumi Jo. Look for other musicians stopping by during the afternoons. It may be fall, but the living is still easy.


Your Evening With Wallace

Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn’s career certainly runs the gamut, with roles that go from arty indies like My Dinner with André and Manhattan to crowd-pleasers like The Princess Bride, Clueless, and Toy Story. On his many trips between high and low culture, he’s developed some opinions on art, politics, and privilege, which he has collected in his book, Essays. Shawn will discuss his work, then stick around for a signing and a screening of My Dinner with André at Stamford’s Avon Theatre on October 6. Missing an event this great? Inconceivable!

Boyle and Bubbly

A native son returns to Westchester: Author T. Coraghessan Boyle will read from a selection of his work—which includes novels World’s End and The Road to Wellville—at the Paramount Center for the Arts on October 17. The reading will be followed by a book-signing and cocktail reception in the theater lobby. The event is the culmination of the community-wide reading of World’s End, a novel that takes place in Peekskill (word has it that Boyle researched the book at the city’s Field Library). Didn’t save your copy from college? A limited number of paperback copies are available at the Field Library, thanks to a grant from the New York Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial—and it’s a long one, so get reading.

Snap Judgments

Get close to the likes of Ansel Adams, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, Loomis Dean, and many other heavyweight shutterbugs when PGArtventure Gallery opens its new exhibition, Master Photographers, 1920-1960. The exhibit, which runs from October 1 to 31, brings together these acclaimed artists’ work, on loan from the Howard Greenberg Gallery, Janet Sirmon Fine Art, and the collection of photo expert Milton J. Ellenbogen. Ellenbogen will be around for an opening-night lecture on Andre Kertesz, titled “Kertesz: The Last Years,” which will include insights that he gained through their personal friendship. You don’t just get to see the art—you’ll hear the gossip behind it, too.

Rose Is Rose

Instead of trekking down to Broadway this season, have a little bit of Broadway come to you. Annie McGreevey, a veteran of the Great White Way who has appeared in Sweet Charity, Annie, and Sweeney Todd, will star in the Schoolhouse Theater’s season-opening show, Rose. The one-woman play, based on the real experiences of playwright Martin Sherman’s grandmother, is about the journey from a Ukraine shtetl, to the Warsaw Ghetto, and eventually to America. Hastings-on-Hudson resident Jamie Winnick directs the production, which will run from October 8 to 25.

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