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JANUARY 6

Talented Triumvirate

Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont opens its 2018 season with “Revivify — Susan English, Catherine Latson, Janna Watson”. The public is invited to a reception from 6:30-8. This three-person exhibition will be on view in Gallery II through February 17.

Boundless curiosity and close observation are manifest in the work of Catherine Latson. Her “Specimen Series” is inspired by sea anemones and the motion of the water-bound world.

Susan English creates evocative surfaces by pouring layers of tinted polymer on wood panel.

A young artist who has quickly made an impression on the contemporary art scene, Janna Watson’s abstract compositions possess an elegant and powerful vitality.

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Saxophonist Donny McCaslin

JANUARY 7

On the Beat

Greenwich Library’s Peterson Concert Series hosts saxophonist Donny McCaslin and keyboard player Jason Linder at 3:30 in the Cole Auditorium.

Donny McCaslin and Jason Lindner comprise half of the Donny McCaslin Quartet, the ensemble that backed David Bowie on the pop icon’s final album, “Blackstar”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart in 2016. 

Together, they bring their well-honed jazz sensibilities to bear on free-form explorations that evolve in ways that reflect the players’ telepathic interaction and the musical logic peculiar to the spontaneous composition in which they are involved.

McCaslin is one of the most highly acclaimed saxophonists on the scene today and has received several Grammy nominations. Pianist Linder, a recording artist in his own right, has been characterized by Ben Ratliff in The New York Times as “robust, kinetic, and mature with muscular, beat-centric arrangements.”  

The Peterson Concert Series is open to all at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and generous donors. Doors open at 3. For more information, call 203-622-7917.

JANUARY 12

Play It Again

The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck once again presents its annual Oscar Contender Series, giving movie lovers an opportunity to see some of the best films of 2017 just before the 90th Academy Awards. The theatre is equipped with stadium seating and state-of-the-art digital projection.

This year’s picks include Best Picture hopeful, “The Big Sick”, the rom-com summer box office hit and film festival darling starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, and Holly Hunter; and “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan’s World War II film which scored big with critics and at the box office, and is a potential nominee across several Oscar categories.

The films will be shown Friday nights at 8. For a complete schedule and to buy tickets, visit emelin.org.

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Andy Pitz

Adam Oliensis

JANUARY 20

Comedy Tonight!

Music at the Mansion is changing its name — for one night only — to Comedy at the Mansion, when Adam Oliensis and his LoHud Comedy tour take over the Crawford Mansion in Rye Brook.

The laughs begin at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Go to www.musicatthemansion.org. Proceeds will go toward beautification of 36-acre Crawford Park.

Andy Pitz is the evening’s headliner. He’s been doing standup for 20 years. He zeroes in on the everyday things he’s obsessed with — his marriage, fatherhood, technology, and social networking.

Host Adam Oliensis, Rockland’s King of Comedy, explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments forced on him by genuine adulthood.

This is the last program at Crawford Mansion for the next year. Starting February 1, it will be closed for renovation. The Music at the Mansion concert series will resume in 2019.

Catherine Latson, <Specimen 5>, 2017, hand-dyed cotton thread, cotton, wire

Photo by Catherine Latson


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