Musician Of Queens: The Good Morning Nags

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Good Morning Nags are a Queens- and Brooklyn-based band who stand out in “a world of pop-chaos,” as they put it, with stomping American roots music that is steeped in history and knowledge of the genre. Band members Britt Reagan, Tim Hassler, Titus Tompkins, Mark Spitznagel and Ben Quinn […]

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SummerStage Returns To The Boro This Year

The City Parks Foundation is bringing back SummerStage for its 30th anniversary, featuring a variety of artists in Queens such as Large Professor, Marley Marl and George Clinton. At the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, the former James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be performing at Flushing Meadows Corona Park along with Jamaica-native […]

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Night Market Coming To Flushing Meadows

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Get your pocketbook ready, because the first-ever Queens International Night Market is coming to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to midnight. John Wang, founder and organizer of the night market, said he became inspired to bring the international night market to the Borough from some of […]

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Musician Of Queens: J. Walter Hawkes, LIC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Emmy-winning composer, arranger and performer said he was “originally drawn to [the trombone] for the funny noises it would make” in the cartoons he watched as a kid; now, as a professional, he has given a musical backbone to shows from Blue’s Clues to Sesame Street to The Wonder […]

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Open Call For LGBTQ Performers At FTH

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer LGBTQ artists have an opportunity to kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this summer. Flushing Town Hall has released an open call for Queens-based artists who identify as LGBTQ, to perform in a free, outdoor concert at Diversity Plaza – next to Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights […]

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Taste Of Sunnyside Back Under The 7

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A block-long buffet of dumplings, pub food, bubble tea, craft beers and more will sit under the 7 train in Sunnyside again this May. Taste of Sunnyside, presented by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, is back for another year under the train at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. The […]

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Musician Of Queens: Kento Iwasaki

Musician Of Queens: Kento Iwasaki

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer For Elmhurst-based composer Kento Iwasaki, music has a narrative. The artist draws from a variety of musical and artistic traditions to create compelling songs that tell a story. Iwasaki’s works include everything from orchestral pieces, to narrated folktales, to performance pieces and accompanied spoken word. “I find gestures in music […]

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Casino Exhibit Brings Spring To Life

The Queens Botanical Garden will be displaying Spring Into Queens, an exclusive horticultural exhibit at Resorts World Casino that highlights floral works of art, for the entire month of April in the Red Wall Gallery. The gallery was designed by Garden staff member Shari Romar and members of the QBG Gallery Committee. The Garden is […]

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