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Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] E Irvington civic leader Carole Demas in concert- --other performers need your support


COVID 19 has impacted the arts. Seasons have been suspended. Stages have gone dark. Artists--musicians, dancers, performers have lost their jobs.  Restaurants near theaters have been hurt. Some artists are offering online classes and virtual concerts. 

Carole Demas, Legendary Broadway and TV star, who (among her many shows) created the iconic role of Sandy in GREASE and Carole from TV's beloved Magic Garden, and a Greenburgh Resident for over 30 years, is embarking on a new virtual concert series from her home.  The music will be a wide range of songs from Broadway, The Great American Songbook, POP, Classic Rock and possibly some folk music as well.
Carole Demas  has also contributed thousands of hours of volunteer services to the town and to the E Irvington community  She is on the Board of the E Irvington Civic Association.  She was one of the leading members of the committee that successfully persuaded the town, county and state to preserve 200 acres of parkland at Taxter Ridge.  She raised $25,000 for Taxter Ridge at the beginning of the citizens effort to save this open space which led to the preservation of woodlands by organizing concerts.  She performed a concert for families and resident tortoises at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Greenburgh Nature Center and also performed at a fundraising event for the historic Irvington Town Hall theater.  In addition she has helped teens by Judging several Westchester Teen Idol Performances. She gave her time - singing at the Irvington High School Latin Club.

In partnership with they will be live streaming Carole and Ian Herman (her musical director for over 40 years),  on October 2nd, at 7:30pm.  This will be a delightful and intimate musical event, the first in what they hope will be a series of first Fridays of each month.
The cool thing is that if you buy a ticket for any price, you can watch whenever is convenient either live or anytime afterwards.  AND you can watch in HD or in 360 Degree viewing.  If you order early, at certain price points, a free VR headset will be sent to you.

So, in this every changing world, they are changing with it.  This is the inaugural event, in this series.
The plan is to do this every month on the first Friday of every month with special fellow Broadway performers as guest artists.  More info will be sent every month.

Tickets range from 5.00 to 100.00, essentially whatever you can afford is appreciated.
They will have very high quality sound and lights, so it should be thoroughly enjoyable for all.

here's the link 

River Spirit Music is also offering virtual performances of local artists.    Last week i invited  Hastings resident Tal Aviezer, artistic director of Red Monkey Theater Group which is based at the College of Mount Saint Vincent to talk about theater and arts during and after COVID-19 on my WVOX radio show (link below).   His Theater group has tried coming up with creative  programs during COVID  

BROADWAY TRAINING CENTER OF WESTCHESTER PURCHASING BUILDING IN HASTINGS TO ENLARGE SPACE< CREATE EXPANDED PROGRAMMING-- Hastings on Hudson has always been known for its artists, musicians, dancers, actors and actresses. The Broadway Training Center ( has embarked on a forever home capital campaign to purchase a building, enlarge space and created expanded programs for young people and adults. They were rated the best of Westchester and family favorites winner. If your son or daughter wants to go into the arts check this organization out.  (

Clocktowerplayers always offers the young and old great programs -many virtual this fall

The Irvington Theater is a historic building that also is sponsoring virtual programs what's happening to the arts county wide! from head of Tarrytown Music Hall

An organization serving the River Villages -dedicated to the arts:


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