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New York’s redistricting woes; a tour of the county’s independent bookstores; the economic wins and social losses of Empire City; what to do this weekend; out-of-the-box Mother’s Day dining options

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🎵 PRELUDE: Sea of Love

The iconic tune, “Sea of Love” was written and recorded by John Philip Baptiste (Phil Phillips) and George Khoury in 1959. Although Cat Power writes original music, “Sea of Love” is from her 2000 record called “The Covers Album” and is her most streamed song. Power’s beautiful arrangement and unique vocal style make her version captivating. 

Cat Power (Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall) has released eleven studio albums since 1995, including “Covers,” her most recent which came out in 2022. 

Cat Power’s early songs have blended elements of punk, folk, and blues. Some critics describe her music as somber, blues-influenced instrumentation with melancholy lyrics. Marshall (Power) claims that her music is often misinterpreted and that many of her songs are “not sad, but triumphant.”

Cat Power will be performing at The Capitol Theatre on Sunday, May 1. Tickets are still available. 

— 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

Singing the “Blues”?

New York Dems vied to tighten their grip on power with redistricting. Another court ruling said not so fast.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Great Yonkers Casino Gamble

Has betting on Empire City paid off? (PART 2 of 2)

Independent Bookstores: A New Chapter

Take a tour of Westchester’s independent bookstores and meet their community-minded owners dedicated to keeping them alive

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

Savor an Italian wine and food dinner; attend the Pete Seeger festival; LOL at a night of stand-up comedy; enjoy the cherry blossoms without having to go to D.C.; take a twilight hike; and more

Out-of-the-Box Mother’s Day Brunch

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Spare mom (and yourself!) the tired waffle and eggs for these enticing alternatives

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • New York-Presbyterian HV Hospital Launches Interventional Cardiology Program: New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital recently celebrated the launch of its interventional cardiology program and the opening of its new cardiac catheterization laboratory, designed to support cardiac health and provide quality interventional cardiology care. (Examiner)

  • Westchester Veterinarian Arrested for Six Counts of Animal Cruelty, Assault, and Forgery: SPCA Westchester announced today that their Humane Law Enforcement Unit (HLE), under the direction of Ernest Lungaro and Elmsford Detective Paul Rescigno and Detective Robert Caralyus, in a joint investigation and with the assistance of the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, arrested Veterinarian Javier Diaz, DMV, 46, the owner of Main Street Animal Hospital in Elmsford. Dr. Diaz was charged with Forgery 2nd degree, Six counts of animal cruelty, and assault 3rd degree. (Yonkers Times)

  • White Plains Gamer to Compete in College Esports Nationals: White Plains resident Dylan Zerafa, captain of Iona College’s newly established Rocket League esports team, will compete in the college esports Rocket League nationals on April 29. (Examiner)

  • Mom Gives Birth to Twins — For The Third Time: Kimberly Alarcon gave birth to twins Kenzy and Kenzly at Westchester Medical Center on Monday, the third consecutive set of twins she and her husband have had, giving them 10 children altogether (NBC 4-NY)

  • Parents Press for Answers in Fox Lane Bathroom Pictures Scandal: Parents and community members angered by a sluggish response by Bedford School District officials to images of naked special education students being circulated again confronted the Board of Education last week demanding change. (Examiner)

  • Westchester County Cracks Down on Wrong-Way Drivers With Installation of New Parkway Signs: A task force aimed at cutting down on wrong-way drivers on parkways in Westchester County announced its findings as well as some of its accomplishments on Tuesday. (ABC 7-NY)


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