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Queens

Queens

  There’s a reason that the second rule of Fight Club is the same as the first rule of Fight Club.  Because Tyler Durden (and by extension, author Chuck Palahniuk) understood that it’s human nature to break rules.  First rule of Fight Club – don’t talk about Fight Club.  Second Rule of Fight Club:  DO NOT talk about [...]

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Art imitates life.  Life imitates art.  Often times -for the life of a playwright- the lines are so blurred that it’s almost impossible to distinguish realism from hyper-realism or acting from genuine feeling and emotion.  When fact and fiction can no longer be untangled it isn’t always easy to recognize if the words you’re hearing [...]

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Three Sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina lead a quiet but not content life in a small garrison town of Russia, much longing for Moscow they had left elven years ago. The oldest, Olga, is only twenty-eight, yet she is already considered an old spinster; at some point admits that she would marry “any man, even [...]

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Zaritsas, Russian Women In New York – A Life-Changing Documentary

by Lina Zeldovich September 29, 2010 Event

Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York – a life-changing documentary by Elena Beloff will be screened on Oct 24 at the Astoria/LIC Film Festival. Elena Beloff, a graduate of the New School University where she had studied film production, wanted to make movies since she was a little girl in her hometown in Tatarstan, Russia. [...]

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2nd Ave Poetry – Volume 3 Launch

by Karen Tortora-Lee September 25, 2010 Books

2nd Ave Poetry, vol 3: The Occult Saturday, September 25 5-7 pm FREE (or with suggested donation) The Creek and The Cave 10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City (on the E, G, & 7 train, B61 bus) featuring readings & multimedia performances by mitch HIGHFILL   *   toni SIMON  *  hector CANONGE * charles BORKHUIS  [...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For, You May Get It – An Interview With Dénes Orosz

by Lina Zeldovich August 21, 2010 Film

In Poligamy – a Hungarian indie feature film to be screened at the Astoria/LIC International Film Festival Oct 22-24, 2010 Dénes Orosz, a Hungarian director and producer,explores the ever-controversial subject of polygamy from the surprising angle of what would happen if someone’s coveted wish was miraculously fulfilled. A young Hungarian couple, Andrash and Lilla, have been [...]

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A Creek, A Cave, A Beer, A Theme And 1001 Nights

by Karen Tortora-Lee August 19, 2010 Event

Sometimes you just need a break from all the Fringe going on all around you.  Alternately, maybe you’re just looking for some good guacamole and chips with a side of laughs.  Or you just want to hang out with your friends at the bar downing some beers with the cozy feeling of a room full [...]

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Entrevista: Shakespeare In The Garden (A MidSummer Night’s Dream)

by Antonio Miniño July 1, 2010 Entrevista

A professor once told me –”If you want to be cast in the kind of plays that you really believe in, if you want to do work that is meaningful to you, with actors  trained in the same way as you, and have the same aesthetic… create your own theatre company together, the most important [...]

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Play Me I’m Yours (Sing For Hope)

by Antonio Miniño June 30, 2010 Art

The other day I was walking by myself, minding my own business down Riverside Park, trying to have some me time with . . . well . . . me, and I noticed these pianos just lying there unattended. So I snapped a shot and did some snooping around, and found out about a fantastic [...]

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Sweet Dreams? The Pillowman Comes To Astoria

by Karen Tortora-Lee November 9, 2009 Off-Off-Broadway

If you know nothing at all about The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh you might mistakenly allow the deceptively downy title to lead you to believe this is a play about security and comfort.  However, if The Pillowman brings up recollections of what you know about the Tony Award nominated 2005 Broadway run — and you still can’t resist the [...]

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Halloween in Socrates Sculpture Park

by The Happiest Medium October 19, 2009 Art

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL 2009 Theme: GLAMROCK! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2009 11 AM – 2 PM / FREE Join Socrates Sculpture Park for the 9th annual Halloween Harvest Festival. This FREE family and community event celebrates Halloween and the fall harvest with creative activities in the dynamic setting of Socrates Sculpture Park. Related Posts:A [...]

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