Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Music

Breaking Through

Queens has long been known as home to some of jazz music’s most accomplished players, including luminaries such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. Comments (1).

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Sunnyside

Takesushi: Rare Japanese cuisine shines in Sunnyside

Compared to the former occupants, nothing seemed scary about Takesushi, a Japanese restaurant taking over the space previously occupied by Transylvania, a Romanian one. No more cheesy vampire jokes. Then we scanned the menu at Takesushi and saw FUGU!!! That’s something scary for real—a fish that can kill you if not properly prepared. The organs of fugu, aka puffer fish or blowfish, contain a potentially lethal poison, tetrodotoxin, which must be removed by an expert to prevent dire consequences. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

The Play’s the Thing

Groups raise the curtain on LIC musical theater

A lot is happening in Long Island City. Once a mostly industrial enclave in far west Queens, it’s now in the midst of gentrifying with the rise of several new residential buildings, and its main thoroughfares of Vernon Blvd., Jackson Ave. and Borden Ave. are sprucing up with amenities for the new inhabitants. Comment.

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