Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009

Astoria Times

Dining Out: Ornella: Tasty Italian upstart makes its mark on Astoria

Even during this pesky recession there seems to be no dearth of hopeful restaurateurs living their dream of a place of their own. A case in point is Ornella Trattoria on 23rd Avenue in Astoria. With one of the most celebrated Italian trattorias in Queens barely a block away, and countless others jockeying for position, it takes some real bravado to jump into the fray. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Reel Queens: Setbacks, scandal leave future of Queens film in question

For the past few years, Queens has garnered a reputation as a hotspot for filmmaking and television production as city and state tax incentives have drawn the entertainment industry to the borough’s studios and streets as never before. Comment.
Astoria Times

Fleeting faces

There’s a well-known saying that patience is a virtue seldom found in a woman, and never found in a man. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queens Players delight with madcap ‘Midsummer’

It seems that Katherine M. Carter, the director of the Queens Players’ adorable version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” remembered that the important word in the play’s title is “dream.” Comment.
Astoria Times

The Play’s The Thing: Promoting local theater is a tough job in Queens

Words, words. They’re all we have to go on. (Tom Stoppard, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”) Comment.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Astoria Times


Queens residents will have ample opportunities to mark the holiday season this month with more than 30 events taking place throughout the borough to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, including concerts, tree and menorah lightings, dance performances and house tours. Comment.

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