Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Fashion on a Shoestring

First of a two-part series Comment.

Frank Sinatra HS students showcase artistic prowess

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott received an enthusiastic reception at the Summer Arts Institute, held at Frank Sinatra High School in Astoria. During his visit to multiple classes at the institute last week, Walcott was serenaded by student choruses, discussed the finer points of photography and showed his tattoo to a budding documentarian. Comment.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Artist in transit

Full of ideas and the drive to make them happen, Astoria native and former Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee Clif Militello has just published his first book, “Murder at Transit.” Comment.

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A harrowing, surreal tale of love and youth ‘For Rent’

“For Rent,” Ozen Yula’s experimental play enjoying a brief run at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, premiered in one of the most dramatic, sudden rainstorms of the summer. By the time the reviewer struggled the couple of blocks from the No. 7 subway to LaGuardia Community College she was soaked to the bone, and the theater’s otherwise welcome air conditioning left her shivering. But this interesting, disturbing surrealistic work did manage to punch through the soggy discomfort. Comment.

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