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🎵 PRELUDE: St. Teresa

Joan Osborne is an eight-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling recording artist. A native of Kentucky, she moved to NYC to attend NYU Film School but dropped out after becoming involved in New York’s downtown music scene. Osborne has stated that she feels a particular attachment to the city, particularly the borough of Brooklyn.

Ms. Osborne has had an extraordinary career in music. In 1991 she founded her own independent label called Womanly Hips Records. She has performed duets with Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Emmylou Harris, Isaac Hayes, was a co-headliner for the Lilith Fair tour, performed for The Dalai Lama at his monastery in Dharmsala, India, opened for The Who at NY’s Madison Square Garden, performed at Austin City Limits, and has toured the U.S. as co-headliner with Mavis Staples. Osborne continues to write, produce and perform. Her most recent album called Radio Waves was released in February 2022. 

Osborne will be performing on Saturday, March 26 at Woodstock’s Bearsville Theater as part of their weekend’s “We Got the Beat: Women in Music Summit” Tickets are still available for various panel discussions and the live show.

— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features

The Show Must Go On

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Westchester’s arts and entertainment community continues pushing forward amid COVID-19 challenges

The Long and the Shortz of It

New York Times’ puzzlemaster extraordinaire Will Shortz dishes crosswords, table tennis, life in Pleasantville, staying healthy, and more

Wine Enthusiast

A Q&A with Bronxville’s Randall Restiano, Eataly’s Trailblazing Wine Curator

Your Best Bets: What to Do This Weekend (and Beyond)

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Meet the Easter Bunny, stroll the Croton aqueduct, take in a dance show, and much more. Spring has sprung and events are happening all over the county

Are You a ‘Beautiful Questioner’?

Mount Kisco–based author Warren Berger says you can improve your life simply by asking more questions

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Schumer Pushes for More Funding for Indian Pt. Municipalities: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is making a push for municipalities surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power plants to receive federal assistance to help offset the loss of revenue following the plant’s closure. (Examiner)

  • Owner Of Northern Westchester Not-For-Profit Dog Rescue Group Admits To Stealing Money: The owner of a not-for-profit dog rescue shelter in Northern Westchester admitted to stealing thousands of dollars earmarked for animals over the course of a year, authorities announced. (Daily Voice)

  • Student Uses Life-Altering Injury to Help Others Change the World: Zoe Gellert’s life-altering experience happened in sixth grade. In February 2016, while outside Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua that she attended at the time, another student somehow kicked a 40-pound concrete paver onto her right foot. (Examiner)

  • DA Names Westchester’s First Female Senior Criminal Investigator: Latheia Smith is also the first Black woman to ever hold the high-profile position after her appointment by District Attorney Miriam Rocah. (Patch)

  • Ex-Peekskill Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Woman: A former Peekskill police officer is facing seven years in state prison after pleading guilty last week to sexually abusing a woman he threatened with arrest while he was on duty on multiple occasions. (Examiner)

  • Expect Delays — Closures Scheduled For Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway: State officials are advising motorists to expect delays as a stretch of the Saw Mill River Parkway is set to close to facilitate drainage work. (Daily Voice)



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