Arts & Music

Tony Vaccaro: An incredible life in photography
Tony Vaccaro: An incredible life in photography
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 2:57PM

BY ALAN CAPPER “I want a great person. Somebody who gives something to humanity.” That’s how Tony Vaccaro chose his subjects for his photography in a career spanning over 70 years. He has used this criteria to capture the essence of some of the 20th century’s most iconic figures. They include Pablo Picasso (“I wanted [...]

Locals showcase work at Jackson Heights Arts Festival
Locals showcase work at Jackson Heights Arts Festival
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2013 at 3:20PM

BY BENJAMIN FANG The arts took to the streets in Jackson Heights this past weekend. Hundreds of community members attended the Jackson Heights Arts Festival on Saturday as over 30 local artists, from writers to painters, showcased their work. Organized by Hibridos Collective, an interdisciplinary collaborative co-founded by Carlos Martinez and Beatriz Gil, the arts [...]

‘Party Wall’ to debut at MoMA PS1 Warm Up summer music series
‘Party Wall’ to debut at MoMA PS1 Warm Up summer music series
Arts & Music Cristabelle Tumola 6/17/2013 at 4:46PM

Once again, the heat won’t be the only thing warming up Long Island City this summer. The 16th edition of MoMA PS1’s Warm Up summer music series and dance party will kick off June 29 and take place every Saturday through September 7. More than entertainment, the series also acts as an architectural exhibit. The [...]

Photographer Chad Weisser explores the ‘tiny planets’ of LIC
Photographer Chad Weisser explores the ‘tiny planets’ of LIC
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 6/16/2013 at 11:18AM

Making his way to Long Island City from the Upper East Side, self-taught photographer Chad Weisser looked for a location where he could immerse himself in the arts and get away from the new Second Avenue subway line. “I wanted to be in an art-friendly area,” said Weisser. “After lots of searching, LIC was a [...]

Astoria photo exhibit shows off diversity of neighborhood
Astoria photo exhibit shows off diversity of neighborhood
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 5/31/2013 at 2:46PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The diversity of Astoria is the focus of a new photography exhibit that kicked off at LaGuardia Community College. “The Astoria Project,” a collection of photographs snapped and curated by students of LaGuardia enrolled in photography classes, focuses on how people of different backgrounds interact within the neighborhood. The idea for the [...]

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning offers space to cultural institutions
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning offers space to cultural institutions
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 5/28/2013 at 10:39AM

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is opening its doors to the city, inviting other cultural organizations and working artists to use any of its many available performance spaces. “We began to realize that we had untapped resources that weren’t being utilized,” said JCAL’s Executive Director Carl Fields. “A lot of folks go [...]

Multimedia musical celebrates diversity of Queens
Multimedia musical celebrates diversity of Queens
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 5/26/2013 at 11:01AM

The Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group (FSFCTG) celebrated the diversity and uniqueness of Queens in a multimedia musical highlighting the borough from well-known landmarks to home-grown celebrities. FSFCTG started in 1973 and has since showcased fall productions at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. The group has also produced a number of spring shows, [...]

Art project to transform space under 7 train
Art project to transform space under 7 train
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 5/20/2013 at 10:37AM

Darren Goins is taking his art to the street. In a joint project with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Astoria and Sunnyside, Long Island City artist Goins will present his work underneath the No. 7 train at a pedestrian plaza. The project, located at 46th Street and Queens [...]

Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry
Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 5/16/2013 at 5:10PM

East River commuters have some new scenery to look at when travelling. A new photo installation series is now on display on three East River Ferry vessels. “Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition” will run for four months on the boats, with a new set of photos opening monthly. “Through the lens of talented [...]

Affordable spring fashion trends for men
Affordable spring fashion trends for men
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 5/12/2013 at 10:47AM

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