Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Astoria Times

Tavernetta Europa: Charm intact after move

Change is good, and when it comes to politics we’re all for it. But in some areas we’re very resistant to change. Like, for example, when it comes to our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queens Int’l Film Festival showcases indies, shorts

The Queens International Film Festival will unveil a lineup of films as diverse as the borough that is hosting it when it kicks off its sixth year in East Elmhurst Nov. 6. Comment.
Astoria Times

Sliding into the spotlight

“Axiom” is the first release as bandleader for jazz musician Bill Cantrall, who, along with his ensemble, will be debuting some of the album’s tunes at a release party at Manhattan’s Smoke Jazz Club Nov. 19. The New Jersey native, now a two−year Astoria resident, has played trombone for years as a sideman in salsa groups and big bands from here to Chicago. Cantrall decided the time had come to take the role of band leader, and so this summer “Axiom” was born. Comment.
Astoria Times

APAC stages readings of new plays at church

Tom Wojtunik, who’s just been named the artistic director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center, wants his playwrights to hit the big time, which means Broadway. Comment.
Astoria Times

Tragic musical ‘Evita’ triumphs at BroadHollow

Has there ever been a musical that so despised its subject as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Evita?” Every song in the first act mocks and derides her through the improbable character of Che (Guevara? Was he really hanging around during all this?), a sneering anti−Peronista type who’s supposed to be the voice of conscience. Comment.

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