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DECEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014 news in brief

Wycliffe Gordon Performs at PJS Jazz Society

honored is educator/activist Dr. Saul M. Yanofsky, who has devoted his career to helping local youth as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Westchester Community College.

Exhibition Parallels Major Art Movements

Wycliffe Gordon (photo credit: Jazz San Javier)

Wycliffe Gordon returns in January for his sixth appearance with PJS Jazz Society. Gordon has enjoyed an impressive career performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz around the world. Jazz Journalists Association named him Trombonist of the Year in 2001, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 and ‘11, and he is a past recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award. PJS presents jazz concerts on the second Sunday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon. Gordon will perform from 6:30-9pm on Sunday, January 12. For more info, visit:

Youth Bureau Honors Local Choreographer

tive. Westchester residents were encouraged to vote for their favorite among three non-profit organizations on Westchester Toyota’s Facebook page. ArtsWestchester will use its first-place prize donation to ensure the availability, accessibility and diversity of the arts in Westchester County.

Dr. Joseph Hankin to Retire After 42 Year Tenure

In Memoriam: Maestro James Sadewhite

Westchester County Business Journal • ARTSWNEWS


Carousel by Theodore Fried (Courtesy of Madelyn Jordon Fine Art)

Camille A. Brown (photo credit: Ra-Re Valverde)

Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau (FoWPYB) will honor cho- reographer Camille A. Brown at its Ninth Annual Dance Benefit, Mind in Motion, on January 25 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Brown, who is a leading female choreogra- pher, produces professional works, one of which is her 2012 choreog- raphy for the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Also being

Born in Hungary near the turn of the 20th century, pioneer photogra- pher André Kertész and oil painter and master etcher Theodore Fried were destined to meet and work in Paris, escape the Nazis and carry on their long careers living a half- mile apart in New York’s Greenwich Village. Scarsdale’s Madelyn Jordon Fine Art gallery’s current exhibition, Converging Journeys in the Modernist Age, evidences the two artists’ careers, including more than 35 works spanning the artists’ aesthetic journey, from the formative Paris years (1920s -1940) to mature works in the U.S. (1940 – 1970s). In turn, the exhibition, co-curated by Madelyn Jordon and Milton Ellenbogen, parallels most of the major art movements of their time, such as expressionism, sur- realism and cubism. Converging Journeys is currently on view through December 28. For more info, visit: www.madelynjordon-

Westchester Toyota

Awards ArtsWestchester ArtsWestchester is the recipi- ent of a $1,500 donation from Westchester Toyota, as part of the local dealership’s Give Back initia-

James Sadewhite Dr. Joseph Hankin

Dr. Joseph Hankin of Westchester Community College (WCC), and the nation’s longest serving community college president, has announced his retirement. At the helm of WCC since 1971, Hankin’s work ethic and vision- ary leadership spawned the largest educational institution in Westchester County. Over the years Hankin has worked closely with ArtsWestchester and other community organizations. The WCC Board of Trustees has granted Dr. Hankin a leave of absence from January 1-December 31, 2014, during which time he will assist in the search for a new president. “The college will be forever defined by President Hankin’s tenure,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, “and his many contributions to SUNY and to New York State will benefit generations to come.”

Maestro James Sadewhite, born and raised in Westchester County, began conducting in 1963 as a stu- dent conductor of the Westchester Youth Symphony. He has led the Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra, the Summit New Jersey Symphony, the State Repertory Opera (NJ), and the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, among his many accomplishments. Dedicated to teaching and sharing his knowledge of music, Sadewhite taught instrumental and vocal music at all levels in the Dobbs Ferry Public Schools and served on the fac- ulty at Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division for 34 years. His legacy will live on through the many lives he’s touched with music.


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