Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Dining Out: Astor Room: Classic cuisine remake at Kaufman Astoria

The not quite three-month-old Astor Room in Astoria has a lot going for it. It occupies the site of the original commissary of the studio built by Adolph Zuckor in 1920 which became Paramount Pictures. The building is now home to Kaufman Astoria Studios, where films and TV shows are still being made. Comment.

Telling the story of Haiti

In his 85 years, Cambria Heights artist James Brown has played many different roles — student, World War II aviation engineer, husband, father, scholar, educator and painter. But the one role that seems to spur his every word and action is that of an activist. In fact, Brown has used his artwork as a means of expressing his opinions on global issues such as poverty, political oppression and racism. Comment.

QC Choral Society marks 70 years of beautiful music

The Queens College Choral Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with a spring performance on May 14. The concert will feature the premiere performance by the Choral Society of Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis,” an 1823 work that is considered a turning point in music writing. The thought-provoking piece sheds light on Beethoven’s complex spiritual views.  Comment.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


What’s past is present

The Queens Museum of Art is looking to the past with a pair of new exhibits: one delving into the origins of the 1939 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the other reaching back into people’s memory for the objects that spark remembrances of significant moments. Comment.

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