Fall ’18 2nd Prize Winner: I Am the Symphony of Beacon by Jennifer Rossa

My composer, a what-do-you-call-it - transplanted citiot? - thinks Beacon needs a symphony that showcases its spirit. Now, she might just not know what she’s talking about. But. Aaron Copland lived in Cortland Manor and Ossining. George Gershwin, in Ossining. John Cage, in Stony Point. Ferde Grofe’s The Hudson River Suite makes reference to Albany … Continue reading Fall ’18 2nd Prize Winner: I Am the Symphony of Beacon by Jennifer Rossa

Interview with Author Diane Lapis: Hot on the Trail of Cocktails Across America

by Julie Chibbaro We recently hosted author Diane Lapis who, with her writing partner Anne Peck-Davis, just published an unusual book that offers a unique overview of midcentury cocktail culture, featuring both recipes, and reproductions of the postcards used to advertise popular lounges and bars of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. But it’s more than … Continue reading Interview with Author Diane Lapis: Hot on the Trail of Cocktails Across America