Movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne begins film preparations in Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A new movie, “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Bryne is expected to begin filming in September in Bayside. Crew members were spotted starting to moving equipment into the area on Thursday.

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Ridgewood bar hosts first variety and burlesque show


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Photos Courtesy of KissedPR

Queens County took on a whole new meaning when the Queens Tavern on Fresh Pond Road hosted the first-ever Ridgewood Variety Show on Aug. 14.

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LIC chef to compete in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Natasha Pogrebinsky is at it again and this time she is looking to take on an iron chef.

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Voice of Dora the Explorer, Queens native talks new show


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Photo by Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon

Even though Dora the Explorer is getting older and making a move to a big city, the Queens native and voice behind the popular cartoon is not going anywhere.

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Woodside resident writes book on famed Brazilian soccer player


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Dominique Beaucant, who is originally from France and came to the United States in 1978, is the author of the privately published book called “Garrincha – O Rei Dos Reis,” meaning “Garrincha – A King of Kings.”

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Actress Karen Black showcased at film festival in LIC


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The Second Annual Chain NYC Film Festival is underway in Long Island City, showcasing more than 100 films through Aug. 17. Documentaries, narratives and web series will be displayed alongside talkbacks and performances with famous and up-and-coming actors alike.

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NYC musician to perform, celebrate roots at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival


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Photo Courtesy of the Rectifist

For Rectifist vocalist Marcus Lui, performing at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is extra special.

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Forest Hills opera singer competing for America’s vote on ‘AGT’ this week


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Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC

A Texas-born, afro-sporting woman who enjoys football and mixed martial arts is not who most people imagine when they think of an opera singer.

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Queens filmmaker co-creates first ‘TV series’ made exclusively for Instagram


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Photos courtesy of “Artistically Challenged”

“Artistically Challenged,” the first “TV series” written, directed, shot and formatted specifically for Instagram, launched on July 1, with seven episodes. Rego Park resident Aleks Arcabascio, and co-producers and co-writers Samuel Delmara and Jeremy Boros, are releasing an episode each day until the end of the month, when all 32 videos will be available on the photo sharing app.

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