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Flushing Town Hall welcomes traditional Irish and Quebecois music trio, along with Polka musician in global mash up series

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Rachel Butler Traditional Irish music and music from Quebec is the specialty of trio Grosse Isle, who will join New York city based accordion player Erica Mancini at Flushing Town Hall for a concert on March 2 as part of the venue’s global mashup series where different music disciplines come together for a one of a kind performance. The artists will also be joined by drummers Brian Chase and Michael Winograd, trumpeter Frank London and more at the one-time concert. Mancini is set to play traditional Polka music known as Polka Loca hailing from the genre…
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Famous Spanish performer Charo to perform exclusive one-night show at Queens Theatre on March 2


Feb. 8, 2024 By Rachel Butler The internationally acclaimed artist Charo, celebrated for her exceptional talents as a singer and comedian, will grace the stage at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park for an exclusive one-night-only performance on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Spanish native has earned widespread recognition for her mastery of guitar playing, accumulating…
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Queens College to honor Martin Luther King. Jr Day with special ceremony Sunday


Jan. 10, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens College, located in Flushing, is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Sunday Jan 14 that will feature musical performances and include several guests such as Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.  The keynote address will be delivered by Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), who will also be recognized with the college’s 2024 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. The FPWA is an anti-poverty, policy and advocacy organization and Austin has led and secured changes in social policy to strengthen…
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Queens native brings LA based dance group Bodytraffic to Queens Theatre for three performances this month


Jan. 8, 2024 By Rachel Butler Los Angeles-based dance group Bodytraffic is coming to the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for three performances scheduled for Saturday Jan. 13 and Sunday Jan. 14. The group performed at the theater during the 2017/18 season, and Executive Director of the Queens Theater Taryn Sacramone said the…
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Flushing Town Hall’s mini global mashup series continues with ‘Barbados Meets USA African American Spirituals’ concert


Nov. 7, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing Town Hall‘s mini global mashup series is set to return on Friday, Nov. 17, with the “Barbados Meets USA African American Spirituals” concert. is preparing to host its upcoming performance combining musicians from Barbados and American jazz musicians on Nov. 17. The performance will blend Caribbean music with…
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Popular music station to host classical kids fair at Queens Theatre


Sep. 29, 2023 By Rachel Butler Classical music station WQXR 105.9 FM is heading to Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a classical kids fair on Sunday Oct. 8. The day will include live performances, an instrument “petting zoo,” dance and songwriting workshops, arts & crafts and more. Musicians from The Knights, the…
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DA Katz donates late father’s piano to Queens College


Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz donated her late father David Katz’s piano to Queens College earlier this month. The Concert Grand Steinway piano will be used by students in the college’s Aaron Copland School of Music. David Katz was the founder of the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which is the…
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