Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Astoria Times

Yiddish theater doc has bones, if not roots, in Queens

Dan Katzir's documentary "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" took seven weeks to make and seven years to release. But the director, much like his film's protagonist, has stayed on the radar through perseverance and determination. Comment.
Astoria Times

Pimp My Plaza

Authentic foods from many different cultures, the Lemon Ice King, music playing on seemingly every block, loads of people walking and hurrying around. These are all the things that go hand in hand with Corona. Art? Not as popular a thought. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queens’ ‘Uncle Nicky’ looking for second act

Martin Alvin is a work in progress. Some might call him the original Dark Knight, some might say he's a colorful character, but those of us who have known him for a number of years realize that he's one of a kind. To be in his company is most definitely a memorable experience. Comment.
Astoria Times

Flushing Town Hall adopts diversity’s hodgepodge as art’s theme

Heng-Gil Han, the curator for Jamiaca Center for Arts & Learning, wanted to try a different approach to his exhibit for Flushing Town Hall. Entitled "The Aesthetics of Diversity," Han's show began with him e-mailing more than 100 artists involved with Flushing Town Hall, asking that they each send three works, from which he'd choose the strongest piece and display it in the exhibit. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Astoria Times

Let’s brunch

Nothing goes with lazy summer weekend afternoons quite like brunch. Comment.
Astoria Times

Flushing Town Hall takes diversity’s hodgepodge as its theme for new exhibit

Heng-Gil Han, the curator for Jamiaca Center for Arts & Learning, wanted to try a different approach to his exhibit for Flushing Town Hall. Entitled "The Aesthetics of Diversity," Han's show began with him e-mailing more than 100 artists involved with Flushing Town Hall, asking that they each send three works, from which he'd choose the strongest piece and display it in the exhibit. Comment.
Astoria Times

Boro actors, companies get nods at Innovative Theatre

The annual New York Innovative Theatre awards, created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Off Off Broadway productions, will be held Sept. 22 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, with the Blue Man Group scheduled to perform the opening number. The writer was pleased to speak with some of the nominees. Comment.

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