Archive by category Entertainment

Clowning Around With Big Apple Circus

Rob Torres, an award-winning clown in the new Big Apple Circus show, has performed around the world without using words, sharing with every audience the universal language of laughter. Among his many achievements, the native New Yorker performed a one-man show in seven countries, toured with another circus to 121 American cities and created shows […]

Botanical Garden Holds Orchid Exhibit

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Botanical Garden will kick off both its opening weekend and the World’s Fair Anniversary season with a special flower exhibit. “Taiwan: A World of Orchids” will be presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Starting on April 5, the display will feature an array of […]

Armstrong’s Ambassador Series Available Online

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Fans of Louis Armstrong around the world now have the opportunity to own some rare recordings by the legendary jazz musician. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is making all 16 of his Ambassador Series discs available online for the first time. Previously, these recordings were only available to purchase at […]

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 […]