Q Guide

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Astoria Times

Tierras Argentinas: Charming, authentic bistro

Unlike most of South America, Argentina — the land of tango, gauchos and great wine — had virtually no indigenous population when the Europeans arrived. Italian and Spanish settlers were the cuisine’s major influence, although the French, German, Swiss and Eastern Europeans have left their culinary stamp as well. Comment
Astoria Times

Flushing filmmaker offers less-traveled reasons to love NY

Flushing's Roger Florez wants to show the world how much he loves the five boroughs, and it will only take a minute. Comment
Astoria Times

Ballad of a mean girl

In “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” the likable and surprisingly poignant Off Broadway musical comedy playing at the Westside Theater, Astoria resident Victoria Matlock plays Cindy Lou, the popular but nasty girl most of us knew — and usually hated — in high school. Comment
Astoria Times

Queens Symphony devotes season to Bernstein’s legacy

Commemorating what would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 90th birthday and his rich musical legacy to New York and indeed, the world, the Queens Symphony Orchestra is focusing its 56th season on Bernstein’s musical career. Concerts in the 2008−2009 season will run the gamut of Bernstein’s impact on classical music, from Bernstein’s own influences to current composers who cite him as a major influence on their work. Comment
Astoria Times

Innocence lost, but compassion found, in Beari Productions’ staging of ‘Bus Stop’

Perhaps the only thing worse than being stuck on a bus for hours and hours is being stuck in a bus stop, on a blizzardy March night, for hours and hours. Such is the fate of the characters in William Inge's surprisingly big-hearted play "Bus Stop," whose 1956 movie version made an even bigger star of Marilyn Monroe, who played Cherie, the dumb, put-upon "chanteuse." Comment
Astoria Times

Jayu fuses Korean music, jazz at JCAL performance

Queens−based ensemble Jayu will showcase their unique blend of jazz and traditional Korean music at a free concert Oct. 25 at the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Astoria Times

Models strut stuff at York for Ebony Fashion Fair

The 51st national touring edition of the highly regarded Ebony Fashion Fair took the stage at the York College Performing Arts Center Sept. 26 to a virtual sell-out crowd. Comment
Astoria Times

Finding her voice

Kerry Politzer is a Maryland-born classical jazz musician turned Forest Hills resident who isn't afraid of exploring her talents. That's why Politzer's latest album, "You Took Me In" (2007), is her first album to showcase her lyrical ability. Comment
Astoria Times

Make best of Manhattan: It’s closer than Alaska!

I'm riding the Port Washington LIRR from Penn Station back to Auburndale after spending a weekend in the City with my first wife. We do that every once in a while, seeing some shows, eating at some good restaurants and staying at a Midtown hotel, this time at our favorite, the Michelangelo at West 51st Street and Seventh Avenue. It costs a lot, the economy is tanking and the dollar is not worth what it used to, but as somebody once said, you can't take it with you. Comment


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