April 2019

Fascinating Friends

Horse and rider in history

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In the Russian nesting doll of narratives that is art history, “Secret Departure of Ivan the Terrible” is not merely a Nazi-looted work. It is also part of a genre – the man on horseback – that sweeps us from the ancient world to our own time, in which it has become a symbol of the controversy over Confederate monuments as well as a metaphor for dystopia.

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Stylin’ by Olivia

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We first encountered style goddess Olivia Palermo in flowing contrasting florals on the arm of now husband Johannes Hueble at the 2013 Sentebale Royal Salute Cup at Greenwich Polo Club, featuring Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras. Since then, Palermo has become even more regarded as a “street style pioneer,” says shades company Westward\Leaning, “known for her classic yet modern fashion sensibility.”

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Saddle up

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Continuing to represent Ireland, Christian Coyle “has jumped into the ribbons in grand prix events throughout North America,” even as he trains promising riders and their horses at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.

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Every dog has its day

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The American Kennel Club has relocated its popular Museum of the Dog from St. Louis to midtown Manhattan. Executive director Alan Fausel walks WAG through the treasure trove of canine art, collectibles and history.

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‘Hell,’ yes

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Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown took a break from “excavating” her life story to collaborate with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on the musical “Miss You Like Hell,” about the explosive but timely topic of immigration.

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The great American songbird

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The Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, André Previn, Caramoor, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin, The Great American Songbook Foundation, Cheyenne Jackson, Jimmy Webb, Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman, George Shearing, “The Gershwins and Me,” “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook,” Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko,

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Coastal living in Old Greenwich

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Old Greenwich wears its wealth lightly, offering visitors relaxing restaurants and enticing boutiques a stone’s throw from the serpentine, maritime beauty of Tod’s Point. So who wouldn’t want to live there, particularly in this 14-room home, which is finished on four levels?

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