LIC Resident Performs On ‘America’s Got Talent’

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A world class contortionist has arrived in the Borough with plans to bend the minds of audiences across the United States. Swiss contortionist Nina Burri said she moved to Long Island City earlier this summer. Having already performed on the Swiss and French versions of the competition, she made […]

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Voelker Orth Welcomes ‘Two Gentlemen’

On Aug. 13, the Hip to Hip Theatre Company’s production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” was performed in the garden of the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing. The hilarious performance, which explored the themes of love and friendship, included masks, puns, slapstick and a human playing a dog (who is usually played by a dog). […]

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QPAC Reveals Schedule

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The new season at Queensborough Performing Arts Center is ready to start. Between Sept. 14, 2014 and May 9, 2015, 15 performers will come to entertain audiences in Queensborough Community College’s 875-seat venue. “Our goal is fairly simple – to book exceptional, professional talent that all people of varying ages […]

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New E-Book Imagines Life And Times Of Mr. Met

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer He has an enormous baseball for a head and an even bigger heart for the Mets. In the new comedy e-book, “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Mr. Met,” Alan Katz imagines a history for the team’s intrepid icon. According to Katz’s story, Mr. Met is not just an actor in a […]

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Live Jazz At Flushing House

Live Jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Sept. 12, as a group of musicians bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on the rooftop of Flushing House. “Jazz Up In The Sky” takes place up on the roof at Flushing House, an Independent Living retirement community in Flushing. This […]

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Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Kicks Off U.S. Open

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer August is the last full month of summer and there is no better way to say goodbye to the season than with Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The United States Tennis Association recently announced its talent line-up and scheduled activities for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, the official kick-off event for the […]

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Queens Jewish Community Council Holds Concerts

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Jewish Community Council is bringing three Wednesdays of entertainment to Hillcrest this month. The organization is presenting “Jewish Music Under The Stars,” a concert series that will bring a variety of Jewish music to eastern Queens. The free performances will take place at 7 p.m. in Cunningham Park, […]

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Secret Theatre Launches Fundraising Campaign

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Can you help keep the Secret? This is the question that Richard Mazda, founder and artistic director of the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, is asking of local theater and art fans. Having run into financial obstacles, Mazda launched a fundraising campaign Tuesday titled “Can You Keep The […]

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Botanical Garden To Hold Concert This Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are looking to enjoy a great, local concert this month, there is no better place to go than the Queens Botanical Garden. The garden will host The Ebony Hillbillies, New York City’s only African-American string band, on Aug. 16, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The concert is […]

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