Astoria face and body painter brings out inner child with colorful designs


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Photos courtesy of The Cheeky Chipmunk

Lenore Koppelman, 39, is the owner and artist behind The Cheeky Chipmunk, offering face and body painting for every occasion from birthdays to corporate events.

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RoGallery: A leader in art auctions


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Photos courtesy of RoGallery

In Long Island City, RoGallery, an auction house founded more than 30 years ago by Robert Rogal, now the director of business and operations, occupies a 10,000-square-foot building that holds the gallery’s collection of modern and contemporary art including paintings, print, photographs and sculpture.

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High school students record holiday songs at Kaufman Astoria Studios


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

Members of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts a cappella concert choir were invited on Monday to record two holiday songs at one of Kaufman Astoria Studios’ recording studios and one of the largest in the city, KAS Music & Sound.

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Astoria’s The Green Gallows talk rad tunes with a side of whiskey


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Jovani Demetrie McCleary (J. Demetrie Photography)

As they sat in a Hooters an hour away from Chicago, the members of The Green Gallows opened up about the realities of touring, and their slow rise to success.

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LaGuardia Performing Arts Center photo exhibit to explore Muslim identity


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is hosting the photography exhibit “Faces of Islam” at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center from Nov. 13. The exhibit features more than 30 photographs of Muslims associated with the college: students, administrators, and their families and friends.

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Former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. to face dunk tank for charity


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Peter Vallone Jr.

Katch Astoria, located at 31-19 Newtown Ave., will host a Carnival Party on Friday including a fortuneteller, performer from Coney Island, magician, and a chance to dunk Former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.

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Astoria woman releases Queens food guide


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Photo by Mark Bennington

Andrea Lynn released her fourth food book called “Queens: A Culinary Passport” on Sept. 30, providing a guide to the most diverse borough and the variety of ethnic cuisines it has to offer.

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Artist, volunteers beautify pedestrian walkway that connects Woodside and Jackson Heights


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

One busy overpass filled with traffic from pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles has received a stroke of color.

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