NYC Spotlights Immigrant Arts And Edu.

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Continuing its effort to dismantle a “Tale of Two Cities” economic chasm in New York, the City Council has introduced new priorities in cultural funding. Last Wednesday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the creation of a Cultural Immigrant Initiative, aimed at bolstering cultural funding that targets the City’s […]

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Star Red Hawk Signs With Dominican

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer He has the stature of LeBron James, a relentless work ethic, and now, a scholarship to shoot hoops at a four-year college. Charles Williams is the star center of the LaGuardia Community College Red Hawks basketball team, which first hit the courts in the fall of 2013. As LaGuardia announced […]

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New Book Highlights Central Queens Celebs

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Forest Hills resident and historian is coming out with a book highlighting the famous natives that have come out of the central Queens neighborhood. Michael Perlman will release a book next year titled “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park,” taking a look at several well-known people that […]

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Book Maps Paths In Queens Neighborhoods

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While Queens offers its residents so much diversity, culture and history, seeing it all can be a challenge. With so much to do, where should you start? Fortunately, a new walking guide to the Borough should help anyone with this problem. “Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, […]

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‘Orange’ Star Coming To LIC’s Chain Stage

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A holiday fundraiser at the Chain Theatre brings Barbara Rosenblat to Long Island City, in the form of 14 different characters. The “Orange is the New Black” star – she plays Miss Rosa on the hit Netflix series –  will perform a staged reading of Jane Wagner’s “The Search for […]

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Queens Band Selected To Tour Venezuela

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens band will represent American culture during a tour of Venezuela early next year. The U.S. Embassy in the South American country selected Street Beat Brass Band for a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The band, which has three members from Queens, will be musical ambassadors as […]

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Pearl Jam Fundraiser Scheduled For Jan. 8

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The effort to bring Pearl Jam to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium has its first fundraiser scheduled. The PearlJamForestHills movement will have its first in-person fundraising event on Jan. 8 at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens. The fundraiser’s founder, Daniel Sheffer, said it is an opportunity for Pearl Jam […]

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