Nicolas Penfold tried his hand at pottery. “I made a bunch of pots, and they broke when I dropped them,” says the Scarsdale High School senior. Now the 17-year-old works in a sturdier medium: steel.
AP photo class teaches the finer points of photography (Olivia Crumm in Gwynne Bettencourt’s AP Photo class at Mamaroneck High School. On the screen is Crumm’s untitled image depicting the pressure girls feel to conform to society’s idea of beauty. Portrait by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) Mamaroneck High School senior… Read More →
See Carly on TV, and possibly be part of XFactor finale yourself If you can’t get enough of Mamaroneck’s singing phenom, Carly Rose Sonenclar, here’s your shot to put her over the top in Wednesday’s finale—and maybe get on national TV at the same time. “The X Factor” is hosting… Read More →
At Woodlands, a white Othello and a black Iago Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” tells the story of a Moor, an African or Arabian general, who is unlike the men of Venice he commands. He is a leader but an outsider, a black face among whites. But not at Woodlands High School… Read More →
Fox Lane junior stitches together his own course of study It was the ultimate throwaway assignment, but it led Conner Ives to what he hopes will be a long career. When Ives was a freshman, the art department at Fox Lane High School held a “Trashing Competition,” a challenge where… Read More →
High-school productions weather storms to a heavenly ‘Hell Week’ After years of focusing purely on high-school theater during the busy spring rush of shows, I’ve been expanding my coverage to other forms of performing and visual arts. Still, I have to admit it was nice to get back in a… Read More →
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass sing the praises of choir (Soprano Emily Brotmann, alto Sebastianne Kent, tenor David Axelrod and bass Justin Fischer in Penelope Cruz’s choir room. Photo by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) As four of the 40 voices in the White Plains High School Choir, they are accustomed to… Read More →
Chatting up ‘X Factor’ phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar The World Series is booting “The X Factor” from its Wednesday/Thursday lineup on Fox this week (and possibly next), but we caught up with the very busy Carly Rose Sonenclar and the Mamaroneck phenom talked about last week’s episode, when Britney Spears… Read More →
Making movies has a special effect on Eastchester student (Eastchester High School senior Jessica Costa, 16, in the school’s film studio. Photo by Seth Harrison/The Journal News.) Eastchester High School’s Jessica Costa knows, at 16, that movies are going to play a role in her future. In her third year… Read More →
Making movies has a special effect on Eastchester’s Jessica Costa At 16, Jessica Costa already knows that movies will play a role in her future. She’s in her third year studying film at Eastchester High School and is starting work on her most personal movie yet: a fictionalized account of… Read More →
Mamaroneck ‘dragon caterpillar’ talks about Britney’s home The morning after will.i.am dubbed her a “dragon caterpillar” who starts out soft and then scorches the village, Carly Rose Sonenclar called this morning to talk about the experience of being at Britney Spears’ Malibu home for last night’s episode of “The X… Read More →
Mamaroneck teen wows Britney and Will.i.am in Malibu On “The X Factor” last night, after L.A. Reid was finished screening the six finalists in the “Over 25” category, it was time for the teens—and Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar.
On tonight’s hour-long episode of “The X Factor,” Mamaroneck 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar and her fellow teens hang out at Britney Spears’ Miami home, and compete to be among the four teen acts moving on to the Fox show’s “live shows.” The show airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m…. Read More →
Self-described ‘yerds’ at Rye and Suffern craft award-winning annuals (The top editors at Suffern’s Panorama yearbook, from left: Lior Gensler (photo); Sarah Griffin (business); Nicole Haubner (design) and editor-in-chief Nora Patwell in the classroom where the award-winning annual takes shape. Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) When Suffern’s Nora Patwell… Read More →
They cheer, fly and dance at Spring Valley High School (Ingrid, left, and Olivia Castor are on the Spring Valley Cheerleading Squad, but also study dance. Ingrid likes ballet, while Olivia likes the free-flowing nature of African dance. Photos by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News.)
Mamaroneck teen on a ‘wild ride’ Carly Rose Sonenclar singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Got a few minutes with Carly Rose Sonenclar, the Rye Neck eighth-grader who wowed “The X Factor” judges last week. She’ll be back at Rye Neck tomorrow, a girl with a video that has been viewed… Read More →
Toast of West End seeks Broadway lede “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” —“Matilda” by Roald Dahl The producers of Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical” are looking for four young actresses to play the title role.
A newspaper’s archives are a wonderful thing. As Carly Rose Sonenclar’s hometown paper, we’ve watched “The X Factor” star grow up, following her growth as a performer and gracing our pages with her face. Here are some photos from along the way.
Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar, who took “The X Factor” by storm when her audition aired last week, is getting more airtime. Her mom tells me Carly will be on NBC’s “Access Hollywood Live” this morning, between 11 and noon, and on Extra at 7 p.m., so set those DVR’s. As… Read More →