WATCH: Astoria puppet visits Queens and vies for votes in America’s Got Talent live round


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Screenshot via nbc.com

Along with wowing audiences for a third time on America’s Got Talent — with an act fit for Las Vegas — one unique contestant made his return to the place he says will always be in his heart: Astoria.

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New York Riveters, city’s first female pro hockey team, set to take ice


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Photos courtesy Aviator Sports and Events Center

The New York Riveters of the newly formed National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) will play their home games at the Aviator Sports and Events Center located at Floyd Bennett Field.

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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC


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Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community.

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Armstrong House hosts Hot Jazz/Cool Garden concert this Saturday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Andrew Sciaulino

On Aug. 15 at 2 p.m., Cynthia Sayer brings her Sparks Fly Quartet to the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona to jam during the ninth annual Hot Jazz/Cool Garden series.

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Astoria playwright to debut three-person production at New York International Fringe Festival


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Photo by Darren Cox

An Astoria playwright’s new production is set to take the big stage at the New York International Fringe Festival this week and hopes to keep audiences thinking even after they leave the theater.

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Singer Patti LaBelle to perform at Queens College


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Kupferberg Center for the Arts

After a successful run on “Dancing with the Stars,” legendary singer Patti LaBelle will be performing at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.

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PHOTOS: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin film in Maspeth


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos By Kelly Marie Mancuso

Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin descended upon Nat’s Diner in Maspeth on Monday to shoot scenes for New Line Cinema’s remake of the 1979 comedy “Going In Style.”

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Author to discuss book ‘Images of America: Forest Hills’ at local Barnes & Noble


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Image of America: Forest Hills

The book begins with a forward by native son Ray Romano, who waxes nostalgically about the tree-lined streets, sense of community and Eddie’s Sweet Shop.

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