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Meet Naomi Cho, a curious, thoughtful St. John’s University student whose promising career has gained a significant edge through her participation in Queens Council on the Arts’ HS2AS (High School to Art School) program. Check her out at Il Bambino. Il Bambino 34-08 31st Ave Astoria, NY 11106 Tweet

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Ian Wen, the Astoria-based butoh dancer and performance artist who is co-founder of de novo, a new company featuring a motley group of musicians, actors, dancers, and composers. Check him out at Cronin & Phelan’s Bar & Restaurant. Cronin & Phelan’s Bar & Restaurant. 3814 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103   Tweet

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Meet Valerie Green, founder and artistic director of Long Island City-based modern dance company Dance Entropy, as well as Green Space, the beautiful 1,800-square-foot studio Dance Entropy has called home since 2005. Check her out at Cafe Triskell in Astoria. Cafe Triskell 33-04 36th Avenue Astoria, NY, 11105 718.472.0612 Tweet

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Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. Check her out in Annam Brahma. Annam Brahma is a vegetarian restaurant owned and operated by students of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy. Annam Brahma 8443 164th St Jamaica Hills, NY 11432 […]

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Date of the event?: Wed, June 26 2013, 7PM & 9PM (ONE NIGHT ONLY) Where is the event taking place?:The Chain Theatre, 21-28 45 RD Long Island City, NY 11101 The Dare Project world premiere ten-minute plays, written on a dare Here’s how it works: Each writer is dared to write a play. The dare […]

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Meet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, a Jamaica-based Renaissance woman who is author of the poetry collection Karma’s Footsteps, a performer, York College educator, and the recipient of a Queens Council on the Arts grant for her research on herbalists of the African Diaspora. So, tell us what you are currently working on? I am currently working […]

Ian Wen

Ian Wen, the Astoria-based butoh dancer and performance artist who is co-founder of de novo, a new company featuring a motley group of musicians, actors, dancers, and composers. Ian, who has performed off-Broadway, is an adjunct assistant professor in Brooklyn College’s theatre department, teaching MFA acting students movement work based on butoh and animals. Additionally, […]

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Meet Naomi Cho, a curious, thoughtful St. John’s University student whose promising career has gained a significant edge through her participation in Queens Council on the Arts’ HS2AS (High School to Art School) program. So, tell us what you’re currently working on? Concluding my first year in college, I’ve just ingested a large amount of […]

Valerie Green

Meet Valerie Green, founder and artistic director of Long Island City-based modern dance company Dance Entropy, as well as Green Space, the beautiful 1,800-square-foot studio Dance Entropy has called home since 2005. At Green Space, which attracts a wide range of visiting choreographers, Valerie has successfully launched the performance festivals Fertile Ground, Take Root, and […]

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Meet Nivedita ShivRaj, a Flushing-based musician who hails from Chennai, India. A composer who plays the veena, a South Indian string instrument, Nivedita is also a teacher, trained Bharathanatyam dancer, and through Queens Council on the Arts, a recipient of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund for Individual Artists. […]