March 15, 2009

RECORD-REVIEW "Talk of the Town"


Are you dyeing? Are you suffering from fried hair, too? Are you seeking coiffed redemption? Hair stylist Robert Ciri is doing a new extensive process for re-conditioning hair with Aestelance moisturizing products. It’s been a long winter. Treat yourself to a deep treatment so that you don’t have to duck the paparazzi in Scotts Corner Market. To miraculously beautify thyself, make an appointment with Robert at 764-4077.

Joe Cavise, Pound Ridger and artistic director of Off Center Dance Theatre (OCDT), will host the 7th Annual Invitational Dance Concert on Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Rye Country Day School’s Dunn Performing Arts Center. Joe’s troupe—which includes Camille Swersky, a fellow Pound Ridger and Fox Lane high School student—will hoof it with other dancers from NYC’s Arts in Motion (AIM), New England Academy of Dance, and members from Connecticut Ballet.

Joe, who has been hailed as “Westchester’s Dance Man” by nationally published Dance Teacher Magazine, has a career that spans 30 years, including a 4-year run with the original Broadway cast of “Cats.” Dance Cavise, whose studio in Mamaroneck is now in its 20th season, has both on-stage and in-community presence. The company will offer a complimentary performance for invited youth and senior groups on March 21 at 4:30 p.m. Interested groups can arrange tickets by calling Gina at OCDT at 381-8080.

Proceeds from a silent auction during the two March 21 performances will benefit the troupe’s interactive outreach projects for various organizations throughout the Tri-state area, including those serving children at risk.For information on tix for either the complimentary or evening performance, visit

Did you know that the Pound Ridge Neighbors and Newcomers Club isn’t just for newbies? (Ann Johansmeyer has been a “Newcomer” for 20 years.) The primary mission of the group is to help foster relationships among folks in the community.

The non-profit group hosts fun social events and casual get-togethers, like seasonal parties, book clubs, wine tastings, and the ever-popular “Real Men Do Cook.” Club members include singles, couples, families, empty nesters, and new residents.

Next on the docket is the PRNNC Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Come join hosts Gem and Pete Chema, and organizers Janice Bergstein and Kathy Boyle, for a culinary tour of fine Spanish wines led by Tish, who is celebrated for pairing wine and fun since the 20th century. Imbibing attendees will have an opportunity to purchase wines featured that evening for a discount. There will also be a Spanish “pot-luck” dinner, so please bring a tapas.

Take a trip to Spain without the hassle of JFK for a mere $30 per couple and $20 per individual. For more info, contact Janice (at 714-0403 or or Kathy (at 517-4200 or

If you’re looking for something crazy to do, but don’t want to go too far over the line, head north to Croton Creek, a charming steakhouse and wine bar in a restored 100-year-old building in Croton Falls. Two of my fave gal pals took me there for a b-day brunch and the food/company was savory indeed.

On Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Croton Creek, Collin McLoughlin will perform new music from a second CD, some from his first CD, and a few covers in an unplugged coffee house-style performance. This young musician writes beautiful, soulful songs that stay with you. If you see me driving around in a red Mini Cooper, and my lips are moving but no one is in the car, I’m likely singing along to “You Had Your Shot” blaring from the iPod.

For more info on Croton Creek and Collin’s upcoming appearance, call 276-0437 or go to To memorize some of his lyrics before the gig, check out

Have you ever stood in a pub, or a patch of clover, and thought, “Why am I here?” Or worn a button that says, “Erin Go Braugh” and felt like a culchie for not really knowing what it means? (When I was in grammar school I thought the phrase was something racy about going bra-less. You live. You learn.)

There’s a new product called “Instant Irish Accent Mouth Spray.” One spritz and you instantly have an Irish brogue. Woah? That’s right. According to the label, “It activates invisible language receptors in the mouth” and in seconds you, too, can have a flawless accent straight from Blarney. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

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