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Norman Rockwell as Civil Rights Activist

July 19, 2009 - 19:41

Today, Tom Daly, educational curator at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Sturbridge MA, spoke at the Norman Rockwell Habitat ReStore  on New Rochelle’s Main St on the subject of Norman Rockwell as a Civil Rights Activist. The talk highlighted the background of Norman Rockwell's "New Kids in the Neighborhood", which depicts the first African American Neighbors moving into an all white neighborhood.





New Rochelle Historian Barbara Davis Releases New Book on City's Storied History

July 10, 2009 - 12:43

8655B547-7F08-4E1D-AFF4-12484F0E0774.jpgBarbara Davis has inspired us with her work at the Library for years with her talks and walks, her tours and lures of exciting people to hear music and learn about the great History of New Rochelle. Now you can buy New Rochelle (Images of America), a new book on the great History of New Rochelle. It is available at the New Rochelle Public Library and online through,

New Rochelle's Joan Crowe at the Metropolitan Room Thursday for CD Release Show

July 08, 2009 - 17:45

"In The Key Of Comedy" CD Release Show on Thursday July 9th @ 9:45pm
Tedd Firth on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass & Rosa Avila on drums!
Music by humorous writers such as Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Dave Frishberg, Bob Dourough, and others.


Like my new CD, "In the Key Of Comedy", is a series showcasing humorous jazz with a different show each week. Featuring music by Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Oscar Brown Jr., Dave Frishberg, Bob Dourough, and contemporary writers, too. You will hear a unique repertoire emphasizing funny jazz from every era.


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