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The Astoria Symphony Orchestra Celebrates An End To An Era

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After conducting concerts, education programs and musical community outreach for more than a decade, Maestro Silas Huff will conduct his last concert on March 30. The Astoria Symphony Orchestra’s last concert under the direction of Huff will also be a celebration of his time and contributions. A native of San […]

Beer Week Comes To Queens

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Queens residents will not have to travel over the bridge or through a tunnel to taste the City’s finest beer this April. The first annual Queens Beer Week has been announced for April 19-27. The nine day series of events are becoming a reality due to organizer Dan Bronson, a […]

Cirque du Soleil Show Opens At Citi Field

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With the start of spring this week, a Cirque du Soleil show has landed in Queens to welcome the warmer weather. “Amaluna” will hold its first performance on March 20 in its own mobile village outside of Citi Field. With the large tent visible from multiple highways, the yellow and […]

Radio Station Hosts Instrument Drive

A City-based radio station hopes to open the door to music for students in the five boroughs. WQXR, a classical music station, will host its first-ever instrument drive, starting on March 28. The drive will take place at several Sam Ash locations in the City, including the one on 113-25 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills. […]

Queens Musicians Win

The International Music and Arts Society held its Second Annual Young Artists Music Competition, with hundreds of talented musicians between the ages of 7-18 years old from New York, New Jersey and California taking part. Queens’ musicians showed off their talent in the competition, making it difficult for the IMAS judging panel to select the […]

Red Storm Out Of NCAA Tournament

The Selection Committee decided that St. John’s was not good enough for the NCAA tournament. Providence sent the Johnnies to the National Invitational Tournament, beating them 79-74 in the Big East quarterfinal last Thursday at Madison Square Garden. “What I shared with the team is that at this stage, things are in the Selection Committee’s […]

Theatre Time Preps New Production

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Amateur detectives, get ready for a show right up your alley. A new mystery play is starting up in Bayside at the end of the month. Theatre Time Productions is putting together a staging of “The Gemini Killer,” a thriller written and directed by Tom Williams. This show will be […]

Five Borough Festival Stops In Jamaica

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On March 14, Les Délices, a critically-acclaimed French Baroque ensemble, will perform at King Manor Museum in Jamaica for the Five Borough Music Festival’s final stop in Queens. The concert is part of the nonprofit’s three-month long series that aims to bring affordable world-class chamber music to the outer boroughs. […]

World Pong Tour Comes To Queens

A world pong tournament will be held in Flushing this weekend, offering contestants a chance to show off their skills for prizes. World Pong Tour will host its first Queens tournament at Place@Main in Flushing on March 15. Starting at 7 p.m., the competition will take place at 36-45 Main St., Second Floor. The venue […]

‘Beautiful’ Tells Stories Of A Simpler Time

Carole King met her co-writer and future husband, Gerry Goffin, when they attended Queens College. The rest, as they say, is history. It’s also “Beautiful!” Starring Jessie Mueller as singer/songwriter Carole King, this wonderful jukebox musical, detailing the early years of King’s career, should have mass appeal for the Baby Boomer generation who grew up […]