Queens College to stage Bernstein’s ‘Mass’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Edward Smaldone

Queens College is hosting a full staging of “Mass,” an awe-inspiring musical about the crisis of faith, composed by the legendary musician Leonard Bernstein. More than 200 artists will take to the stage for two performances on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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George Clinton brings funk to Astoria during book signing, talk at Museum of the Moving Image


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Asha Mahadevan

George Clinton proved his legendary status Monday night when more than 100 fans chanted “just funk it” at the Museum of the Moving Image.

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Nick Cannon visits Bayside children’s hospital for fundraiser


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Nick Cannon is giving St. Mary’s Hospital a dose of talent. The comedian and host of “America’s Got Talent” recently became a board member of the children’s hospital and on Thursday he stopped by the Bayside facility to kick off a fundraiser.

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Astoria composer and ‘Saw Lady’ featured in new Richard Gere movie


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Photo courtesy of Michelle Nishry

The musical piece titled “Lullaby for the Forgotten,” written by composer Scott Munson and performed by Natalia Paruz, also known as the “Saw Lady,” is featured in the upcoming film “Time Out of Mind” starring Richard Gere.

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Glendale’s Artistic Stitch to be on CNBC’s ‘The Profit’


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Photos courtesy of CNBC

Artistic Stitch, an 18-year-old Glendale business, is close to shutting its doors for good in 2014 because it ran into some financial hardships. Owner Sal Loretta could see Artistic Stitch going downhill, so he decided to seek help from a man known for saving dying businesses, Marcus Lemonis.

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LIC startup offers independent musicians feedback from public


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Audiokite

Think music startups and you don’t usually think Queens. However, for Long Island City resident Alex Jae Mitchell, basing his business in Queens was a no-brainer.

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Pumpkins and more at LIC Flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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This weekend, attend the Long Island City market in your Halloween costume to get you a discount of $2 off your first beer. And that’s not all. The market, located at the outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, is also hosting special events for children with prizes.

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Queens Hindus to celebrate Diwali


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Buddy Singh

After a two-year hiatus, the annual motorcade in Richmond Hill celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali will drive down Liberty Avenue on Saturday.

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