Kupferberg Brings Satchmo Back To Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Satchmo’s home borough is continuing his legacy. The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival, presented by the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s 1964 World’s Fair performance. Two years in the making, this festival […]

Lauper On ‘Front and Center’ This Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This season of the Public Television music series “Front and Center” will feature one of Queens’ most successful singers. Cyndi Lauper will take the stage on June 28 for the third season of “Front and Center,” a music performance series that features a variety of excellent musicians in an intimate […]

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 […]

Meng Hosts Jewish-Korean Discussion

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Jewish-American and Korean-American leaders came together in Bayside for a discourse about nurturing community collaboration. The Jewish and Korean-American Intercultural Dialogue was held at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College on March 31. Hosted by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), the evening featured performances, guest […]

Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]

J. Cole To Perform At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Although Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the official performers for Super Bowl XLVIII, Queens College will get its own musical guest as J. Cole will hold a concert at the school. With the divisional playoffs decided, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are gearing up to […]

Officials, Friends Honor James Muyskens

We can expect no more of a college president than the contributions made by Jim Muyskens to Queens College. During his tenure, he has led the college to make great strides forward in many areas. I want to pay tribute to him for his leadership role in building the profile, impact and sustainability of the […]

Muyskens Spearheads Arts At The College

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Although Queens College has been collecting artwork for its campus museum since 1957, many believe that the CUNY school would not have earned its international recognition for the arts without the leadership of Dr. James Muyskens. Muyskens, who has served as president since 2002, is credited by the faculty and […]