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Music, the Great Equalizer – Inspiring students

For Alla Zernitskaya, class begins five mornings each week at 6:30 sharp. “That’s the only way to accommodate students’ schedules,” says Zernitskaya, who is in her 26th year at the helm of the orchestral music program at Pittsfield High School… Read More
Nicholas Browne

Can you afford a personal celebrity chef? You might be surprised

A small, but growing, group of people are bringing their dining experiences back home while still enjoying the experience of a professionally prepared meals—with personal chefs. The reasons are diverse: Some need help creating meals that accommodate allergies, weight loss,… Read More

Authors discuss their work and inspire

In an old town in northern Florida, a woman is walking at night. It’s raw weather and she walks fast, angry and alone. In the dark, her neighborhood looks half marvelous and half brutal—bird of paradise flowers and black swans… Read More
Big K

Over the Plate — Tyler Kepner takes a swing at the history of pitching

When Tyler Kepner got a call from four-time Cy Young Award winner and Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, he was at his son Mack’s baseball game. He had no choice—he had to take the call. “I didn’t even have my… Read More

Ten Minutes With 15 yr old Award-winning Dancer — Aydin Eyikan — who talks about JLo and “World of Dance”

Aydin Eyikan is a 15-year-old Fairfield Ludlowe High School student who has studied dance since he was seven, and has placed in the top ten at every regional and national competition that he has competed in for the past five… Read More

Bedford 2020 Moon Beam Dance with Chevy Chase and Jayni Chase

Bedford 2020 Moon Dance celebrates the strides the Bedford community has made in tackling environmental issues over the past nine years. Held under the light of the full moon on Saturday, May 18, at bucolic Maple Grove Farm, this farm-to-table… Read More
JC Chandor

Director J.C. Chandor’s Candor about “Triple Frontier” starring Ben Affleck

When Netflix recently released big-time, big-screen J.C. Chandor’s new film Triple Frontier, the filmmaker—a Pound Ridge resident—made sure to hold a premiere, complete with meet-and-greet and question-and-answer, at the new Bedford Playhouse. Chandor sits on the Playhouse’s board of… Read More
Plume design

All the World’s a Stage — The journey of an event designer

In eighth grade, a prophetic computer game alerted Erin Schultz to what would ultimately become her life’s calling. After tallying up her interests, the computer deemed she was destined to become a set designer. Growing up in a small Minnesota… Read More

MASS MoCA at 20 with Annie Lennox and Jon Hamm

Annie Lennox imagined a mound. A large earthen mound revealing pieces of her past she couldn’t let go. People would be invited to view these fragments, to learn about them, and, she hopes, to understand her beyond her musicianship. Perhaps… Read More
Martha Hall Kelly

How Best Selling author Martha Hall Kelly is continuing the Ferriday Family saga

When Martha Hall Kelly got the idea for her first novel Lilac Girls, she had no idea the sensation it would create. Or that its heroine Caroline Ferriday and her family would inspire two more novels. And it all… Read More