Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Friday, May 2, 2008

Astoria Times

Mothers’ Day for dummies

Let's face it. What kind of Mother's Day you have depends on whether your family believes this is a holiday concocted by retailers and greeting card manufacturers. If that's the case, don't get your hopes up. Comment.
Astoria Times

Woodside man takes clowning very seriously

Since 2003, comedians and New York residents Matthew Duncan and Brian Foley have been making people float, juggling plates, riding a six-foot unicycle and playing the ukulele, all without saying a word. Their silent comedic performance "Bambouk" has traveled the world, from Alaska to China, and now it is settling somewhere in between at the American Theatre of Actors in Manhattan. Comment.
Astoria Times

Simple breakfast ideas give mom morning off

Making Mom's special day memorable is easy when you remember two rules. Comment.
Astoria Times

Musicals of golden age thrive in Queens theater

It was once called musical comedy, but today, dramatic or not, the Broadway musical is the centerpiece of New York theater, the main attraction that brings all those tourists to midtown and keeps our economy solvent. The financial and housing markets may be down, but Broadway is busier than ever. Whether the shows are as good as they used to be, however, is another story. Comment.
Astoria Times

Colombia to Queens: Tale of immigrants struggling to survive in Jackson Heights debuts at Tribeca Film Fest

Colombian-born filmmaker Simon Brand knows what it means to venture out into the unknown, and his sophomore film "Paraiso Travel," which makes its U.S. debut at the Tribeca Film Festival this month, vividly details the struggles of illegal immigrants, one of whom finds himself lost in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Astoria Times

Boro’s diversity on display in ‘Crossing the BLVD’

According to the 2000 Census, 44 percent of Queens' population is foreign-born, making it the most diverse county in the United States. Artist and educator Judith Sloan is celebrating that diversity with an exhibit of photographs and sound stations at Queens College entitled "Crossing the BLVD" and an accompanying concert on April 30 that will feature an array of multi-cultural, interdisciplinary arts. Comment.
Astoria Times

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Galleries & Exhibits Comment.
Astoria Times

Qstage: Queens Theater Calendar

Triumph of Love Astoria Performing Arts Center presents. Comment.
Astoria Times

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Auditions & Rehearsals Comment.
Astoria Times

Astorians take on Brecht at Off Broadway playhouse

Three Astoria residents and their theater company are spearheading a revival of Bertolt Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle." Comment.

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