Queens arts center looks to become one-stop shop for artists and community


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

After experiencing financial struggles amid an economic downturn, the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is restructuring to sustain its programming.

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Exhibition shares community ideas for Flushing Meadows Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by William Michael Fredericks/Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space

The voices of the people in the communities surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park have been heard, and now they will be able to share their ideas through a new exhibition at the Queens Museum.

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Glendale author pens short story to honor family members on Titanic


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Glendale woman is paying tribute to her two uncles who worked on the Titanic by releasing a short story about their lives on the 103rd anniversary of the sinking.

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Open call for Queens-based LGBTQ performing artists for Jackson Heights concert


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File Photo

Flushing Town Hall is looking for LGBTQ entertainers to help kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this June with music, words and the performing arts.

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LIC’s SculptureCenter to get excellence in preservation award for renovation, expansion


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Images courtesy of Michael Moran

One Long Island City nonprofit is being recognized for its excellence in preserving a century-old building, home to a former trolley repair shop, and converting it into a large art institution with its recent renovation and expansion.

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LIC Arts Open to celebrate fifth year


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Junenoire Fonte

Long Island City is coming together next month to celebrate the art scene that grows every day throughout the western Queens neighborhood.

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George Clooney film scheduled to shoot scenes at Ridgewood studio Friday


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/tavernakyclades

TriStar Productions announced that scenes for its upcoming financial thriller “Money Monster” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts will be filmed at Broadway Stages in Ridgewood on Friday.

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Holy Cross High School to host doowop spectacular April 18


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Jay Siegel and the Tokens will play the Doowop Spectacular at Holy Cross High School on April 18.

Some of music’s most famous doowop acts will bring their vocal talents to Holy Cross High School later this month for the Flushing school’s 17th annual Doowop Spectacular.

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Glendale Romani gypsy teens share arranged marriage on docuseries


| kmedoff@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of FYI/"Arranged"

Many kids are told that their parents know best, but two Glendale teens really had to trust that was true as they prepared for their arranged marriage in September.

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