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‘Elijah’ To Be Performed At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Choral Society will help wrap up Queens College’s spring semester with a concert of “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn. Taking place on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Colden Auditorium, nearly 300 musicians from the Queens College Choral Society, Choir, Women’s Choir and Orchestra will come together for this […]

Queens Actor Returns In ‘Cabaret’ On Broadway

It’s hard to get roles on Broadway yet some excellent performers are always employed.  One such performer is the talented Queens-born Danny Burstein, who won accolades for his work last year in Talley’s Folly. This year, the talented Burstein has returned in the revival of “Cabaret” at Studio 54 as the Jewish fruit vendor Herr […]

Review: Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Queens-native Audra McDonald has won five Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. She’s been recognized for her extraordinary singing as well as her skillful acting. Now in a limited-run performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” she is once again thrilling audiences and generating Tony buzz. Playwright Lanie Robertson […]

Barbara Cook Ends Kupferberg Season

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013-2014 season of Kupferberg Presents will wrap up this weekend with a Broadway legend. Barbara Cook will present an evening of tunes and tales at Colden Auditorium on May 10 at 8 p.m. Her concert is the last one for this season of Kupferberg Presents, which is ending along […]

Flea And Food Expands To Astoria

By JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Long Island City Flea and Food has expanded to Astoria. For eight consecutive Sundays this summer, Astoria Flea and Food will bring international and local cuisine, as well as antiques, crafts, art and fashion to the outdoor backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios. Long Island City Flea and Food, which occupies […]

Finback Brewery To Open On Saturday

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Bottoms up! After months of building and perfectly crafting its headquarters, Finback Brewery will open its doors on May 10. The brewery’s co-founders, Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford, will host the grand opening this weekend, beginning at 2 p.m. Although there will not be anything extra special for the brewery’s […]

Big Apple Circus Returns To Queens May 18

“The dogs feel that performing in the Big Apple Circus is all about having fun,” said Jenny Vidbel, an animal trainer and performer who mainly uses mutts rescued from shelters in her act, plus horses and other animals. “They’re just so happy to be out of the pound. They want to learn every trick I […]

Forest Hills Stadium Announces Second Show

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer An upcoming concert announced on Tuesday will bring a different flavor to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium than previously announced shows. Two popular rock bands, Modest Mouse and Brand New, will co-headline a show at the Tennis Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 9. The show is the second of six scheduled […]

Discovering Identity Through Fashion At Queens College

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Leather skirts, an Indian Kurta, a hijab and pink short-shorts all hit the runway Monday night at Queens College. “Fashioning Our Identities” was the third annual inter-cultural fashion show put on by the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU). Seventeen models worked with six stylists and […]

Music Festival Comes To Queensborough

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This Sunday, an array of talented artists will come together in Bayside for a celebration of music. The Queens Symphonic Band is going to host the inaugural Queens Music Festival on May 4 at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Featuring musicians from several genres, the showcase offers a full afternoon […]