Astoria residents vie for win in national music competition


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Photos courtesy of Regret the Hour

Two brothers, who now call Astoria home, are hoping their band wins the grand prize in the national “Get Out of the Garage” competition in Brooklyn this weekend — and they’ll be carrying with them the memory of a bandmate who lost his life to cancer.

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New literary series in LIC to bring writing community together


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Images courtesy of Catherine LaSota

One Long Island City writer is setting the stage for fellow lovers of the art to share their work paired with a cold drink and microphone.

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Video: Lunar New Year performances at Flushing Town Hall


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

With the start of Lunar New Year, Flushing’s large Asian communities are getting ready to celebrate the year of the goat. At Flushing Town Hall, artists from all over the world will be holding workshops and performances for the public. Two performances are featured in this video as a sample of what to expect.

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‘Mad Men’ exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image to coincide with show’s final episodes


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Photo courtesy of AMC

A “Mad Men” exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image featuring large-scale sets, costumes, props, advertising art and video clips from the hit AMC series is opening on March 14.

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Queens film series to focus on immigrant experience of women in New York City


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Photo by Zahida Pirani

One new Queens film series is giving immigrant women a voice and showing what it means to be an immigrant within the five boroughs.

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Brewery in Ridgewood seeks Beer Week prize


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Ridgewood’s Bridge and Tunnel Brewery will be launching a new beer at a gala event next week as part of the annual New York City Beer Week “Rupert’s Cup” events.

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Video: Queens residents share how to say ‘I love you’ in seven languages


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Screenshot via YouTube

The first video of a series, looking to bringing awareness to public plazas throughout the city, gives a taste of the different ways Queens residents say “I love you,” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Video: Actors dressed as construction workers read ‘Fifty Shades’ to NYC subway riders


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Screenshot via YouTube/Even Construction Guys

A Little Neck actor and his friend, dressed as construction workers, decided to read passages from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to subway riders — while secretly filming their reactions – before the release of the movie version this Friday.

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Water purifier design selected for MoMA PS1’s 2015 Warm Up music series


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Images courtesy of Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation

The winning design expected to open at MoMA PS1’s courtyard in late June, was chosen from five finalists to serve as the temporary urban landscape for the 2015 Warm Up summer music series. The project is mobile, moving with the partygoers, and is made out of customized irrigation mechanisms.

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Watch Rego Park woman compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ Teachers Tournament semifinals


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Bay Ridge Prep fifth-grade teacher and Rego Park resident Erin McLaughlin was chosen to compete on the annual “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament.

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