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Silver Screen Circle–with Michael Douglas

The Jacob Burns Film Center annual Silver Screen Circle dinner was held at the Film Center. Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas (former Bedford resident) was the guest of honor. The evening started with Douglas and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin… Read More

John Jay Founders Dinner–with Martha Stewart

Friends of John Jay Homestead hosted its annual Founders Dinner benefiting the House Protection and Restoration Project for Bedford House on November 9, 2020. Bedford House is the home John Jay and his family lived in for the last three… Read More

Two in a Pod–Jeffrey Tambor with Richard Kind–March 14

The Bedford Playhouse will be the site of an “Acting Schmacting” podcast live recording with host Jeffrey Tambor and his very special guest, Richard Kind, on Saturday evening, March 14. Tambor kicked off his podcast series in 2019. “This is… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Perfumer–Behnaz Sarafpour

Behnaz Sarafpour led the design team at Barneys New York before launching her award-winning, eponymous, women’s ready-to-wear collection, eventually creating a line of luxury, organic, and eco-friendly fashions. In 2017, she launched Behnaz Fragrances, her water-based, single-note, flower essence line,… Read More

Jean-Georges’ Bedford Faves

Before he opened The Inn at Pound Ridge, world-renowned chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten was a longtime resident of Waccabuc, drawn to the area because of a house his wife fell in love with. While he owns 40 eateries around… Read More

James Taylor: Rockin’ a Country Road

(In light of James Taylor’s just-released 2020 audio book, Break Shot, we revisit our in-depth interview with him and his wife Kim. A number of topics he discusses here in an article from the July 2015 issue of Berkshire… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Songwriter (who has billions of hits!)

Sam Hollander is huge! Make no mistake. Alas, unless you’re really focused on who writes and produces today’s music, you probably don’t know his name. Hollander’s songs have been streamed over four billion times! That’s billion! His biggest hit was… Read More

Casting a Spell–Working with composer Stephen Schwartz on Godspell

(Photo: Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz (left) and ACT artistic director Daniel C. Levine at the ACT office.) You arrive at ACT of CT, and a smiling usher shows you to your seat. House lights dim, and the show… Read More

Making Connections – Jeffrey Tambor’s next act

“I can’t think of a time when we needed more connectivity,” says Jeffrey Tambor as he describes the workshop he is leading this fall at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The Lewisboro-based thespian has been teaching acting for more than four decades… Read More

Riding High – Comedian John Mulaney is Hot

John Mulaney is in his West Village apartment, wiped out at 1 p.m. His dog Petunia is splayed on the wood floor in the next room. The air conditioner is cranked. You’d think they had just completed a half-marathon. Farthest… Read More
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