Arts & Music

Holocaust survivor shares experiences through art
Holocaust survivor shares experiences through art
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 12/12/2013 at 12:44PM

As visitors walk through the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Art Gallery, they are taken through the experiences of Rosemarie Koczÿ, who at three years old had her life turned upside down. Koczÿ was born in 1939 in Recklinghausen, Germany and three years later was taken to a concentration camp together with her family. At a [...]

Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 11/29/2013 at 2:45PM

It’s never too young to become an artist. A group of students from elementary schools all over the city, including three from Queens, won awards for their artwork displayed at this year’s Learning though an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) Annual Art Exhibition. The young artists were honored on November 20 for their works currently on [...]

Queens College honors late jazz great
Queens College honors late jazz great
Arts & Music Melissa Chan 11/27/2013 at 11:12AM

The legacy of a late Queens College music professor will live on with a memorial scholarship in his name. Queens College and the Aaron Copland School of Music paid tribute to Howard Brofsky Tuesday, establishing the Howard Brofsky Memorial Scholarship in Jazz in his honor. Brofsky passed away on October 17 at age 86. He [...]

Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 12:03PM

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art [...]

Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/16/2013 at 9:21AM

ALAN CAPPER “God invented it in lightning,” says Kenny Greenberg, owner of Krypton Neon in reply to the question, “Where does Neon come from?” Although there had been efforts made with glass tubes and heat before, neon as we know it first made its appearance at the Chicago World Fair in 1892, and the drama [...]

Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Arts & Music Family Features 11/09/2013 at 12:14PM

With each new season comes the familiar urge to shop and stock up on the latest fashion trends. Whether you’re dreaming of the looks heading down the runway or shopping at your local thrift store for fabulous finds, it can be hard to get everything you want without breaking the bank. So, how do you [...]

Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 4:04PM

An Inclusive World, the traveling art exhibit, is making its next stop at the Queens Museum. “The exhibition has evolved,” said Vida Sabbaghi, curator. On Saturday, November 9, museum-goers can expect both visual arts components as well as various performance pieces, ranging from music to dance. The exhibit will run through November 30. “People from [...]

Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/03/2013 at 11:49AM

NIKKI DJOKOVICH “I never in a million years thought I’d be an author. Maybe playing for the Cincinnati Reds, but I wasn’t that good,” said three-time published author Joe Cognard. This Queens native and Flushing resident never aspired to be the self-published novelist he is today. He actually attended St. John’s University and majored in [...]

Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 4:28PM

Everything must come to the end and in graffiti artist Banksy’s case, the big finale came in Queens. Since the start of October, the ghost-like and notorious British graffiti artist, only known by the name Banksy, has hit the streets to tag his way around the Big Apple. In a unique show titled “Better Out [...]