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2019 Alumni Notes Newsletter

LaGuardia, M&A, PA Reunions


ALUMNI NEWS

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Friday November 27th, 2020

Sisters Cherissia and Cherisse Williams (LaG ‘09) wrote a Christmas musical with their father that will premiere November 28 on Broadway On Demand. It features two LaGuardia alumnae: Denielle Gray LaG ‘07) and D’Nasya Jordan (LaG '09). Catch the World Premiere of "A Christmas Deed" on Saturday Nov. 28th, 2020 starting at 7:30pm EST. Available for 24 hours only, on Broadway On Demand. For tickets log on to www.broadwayondemand.com/series/0PuyaEsiMXeg-a-christmas-deed A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Covenant House. We hope you will tune in! ... See MoreSee Less

Sisters Cherissia and Cherisse Williams (LaG ‘09) wrote a Christmas musical with their father that will premiere November 28 on Broadway On Demand. It features two LaGuardia alumnae: Denielle Gray LaG ‘07) and D’Nasya Jordan (LaG 09). Catch the World Premiere of A Christmas Deed on Saturday Nov. 28th, 2020 starting at 7:30pm EST. Available for 24 hours only, on Broadway On Demand. For tickets log on to https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/0PuyaEsiMXeg-a-christmas-deed A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Covenant House.  We hope you will tune in!

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FAME LIVE FROM LONDON'S WEST END "IS A MASTER CLASS IN MUSICAL THEATRE FROM START TO FINISH!" STREAMING NOW ON BROADWAYHD

Tuesday November 17th, 2020

Thank you to Anthony G. Evans (M&A '79), who enriched our lives with the song "Never Alone" from the FAME soundtrack, sung by the inimitable M&A Gospel Choir! Yesterday, Anthony generously gave his time to teach today's LaGuardia Gospel Choir students the song over Zoom! What a beautiful legacy! Stay tuned for more details on hearing "Never Alone" with voices from the 1970s to 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday November 14th, 2020

Enjoy this wonderful new book by Claire Serant (M&A '80), "Images of America St. Albans" (Arcadia Publishing), released in January 2020. This is Serant's first book and chronicles the rise of African American and Caribbean American middle-class families in the southeast Queens neighborhood. M&A alumni Omar Hakim (M&A '77) and Billy Cobham (M&A '60) are featured in the book. Serant is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College. Available at: www.amazon.com/Albans-Images-America-Louise-Haynes/dp/0738573469 ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy this wonderful new book by Claire Serant (M&A 80), Images of America St. Albans (Arcadia Publishing), released in January 2020. This is Serants first book and chronicles the rise of African American and Caribbean American middle-class families in the southeast Queens neighborhood. M&A alumni Omar Hakim (M&A 77) and Billy Cobham (M&A 60) are featured in the book. Serant is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College. Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Albans-Images-America-Louise-Haynes/dp/0738573469

Saturday October 31st, 2020

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We know that Halloween 2020 is VERY different from years past, but I know we all remember the AMAZING costumes from high school! Please share your current or high school Halloween photos in the comments or on instagram @lagalumniandfriends. ... See MoreSee Less

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We know that Halloween 2020 is VERY different from years past, but I know we all remember the AMAZING costumes from high school! Please share your current or high school Halloween photos in the comments or on instagram @lagalumniandfriends.

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Wednesday October 28th, 2020

Enjoy this beautiful original song and video for "Fireflies" by Alice Texas (LaG '87): www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTK6lSxwn-I ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday Alice and WOW, beautiful SONG!!!

Thursday October 22nd, 2020

Enjoy this new video by GET OPEN, featuring Sebastian Bardin-Greenberg (aka Siba Giba, LaG '89) and Kiambu Dickerson (LaG '91): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey4agjcEt-k&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday October 17th, 2020

Enjoy this great oral history about the groundbreaking 2000 independent film "Requiem for a Dream," which starred Marlon Wayans (LaG '90). www.vulture.com/article/an-oral-history-of-requiem-for-a-dream.html

"I slept in the same clothes, literally, for ten days,” Marlon Wayans says of his Requiem preparation. “I barely washed. I would talk like the character. My boys would come over to the house — Omar Epps was concerned, like, Are you okay?”
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Enjoy this great oral history about the groundbreaking 2000 independent film Requiem for a Dream, which starred Marlon Wayans (LaG 90). https://www.vulture.com/article/an-oral-history-of-requiem-for-a-dream.html

I slept in the same clothes, literally, for ten days,” Marlon Wayans says of his Requiem preparation. “I barely washed. I would talk like the character. My boys would come over to the house — Omar Epps was concerned, like, Are you okay?”

Saturday October 17th, 2020

Another awards show with another alumnus! Congratulations to Danny Burstein (PA '82) for his Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for "Moulin Rouge." (Did we miss anyone? Please let us know in the comments if any other alumni were nominated.)
www.playbill.com/article/2020-tony-award-nominations-jagged-little-pill-moulin-rouge-slave-play-l...
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Another awards show with another alumnus! Congratulations to Danny Burstein (PA 82) for his Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Moulin Rouge. (Did we miss anyone? Please let us know in the comments if any other alumni were nominated.)
https://www.playbill.com/article/2020-tony-award-nominations-jagged-little-pill-moulin-rouge-slave-play-lead-the-pack

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Bravo. Take a bow!

Thursday October 15th, 2020

Tune in right now on Behind the Recordz with Rob Love in conversation Dana Dane (M&A '83) - 8pm EST. Watch here www.instagram.com/iamroblove or IG @iamroblove or @DanaDanemedia ... See MoreSee Less

Tune in right now on Behind the Recordz with Rob Love in conversation Dana Dane (M&A 83) - 8pm EST. Watch here http://www.instagram.com/iamroblove or IG @iamroblove or @DanaDanemedia

Friday October 2nd, 2020

On October 4, 8-9:30pm and 10/5 at 3pm, catch PA/LaG alumna Orfeh (Broadway's "Legally Blond" and "Pretty Woman") with Andy Karl and Seth Rudetsky on the "Seth Concert Series." Tickets available for $25.
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On October 4, 8-9:30pm and 10/5 at 3pm, catch PA/LaG alumna Orfeh (Broadways Legally Blond and Pretty Woman) with Andy Karl and Seth Rudetsky on the Seth Concert Series. Tickets available for $25. 
https://events.broadwayworld.com/event/orfeh-andy-karl-w-seth-rudetsky-10-4-8-pm-et/

Thursday October 1st, 2020

Today is the opening of Derek Buckner: Paintings Buckner's (LaG '88) exhibit at the George Billis Gallery in NYC (exhibit through October 24): 525 West 26th Street. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, www.georgebillis.com/
See more of Derek's artwork and read his artist statement at: www.derekbuckner.com/
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Today is the opening of Derek Buckners (LaG 88) exhibit at the George Billis Gallery in NYC (exhibit through October 24): 525 West 26th Street. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, http://www.georgebillis.com/
See more of Dereks artwork and read his artist statement at: http://www.derekbuckner.com/

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Thanks for the shout out!

Beautiful

Nice (PA '58)

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Check out Audrey Flack's (M&A '47) artwork on view at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art - "Leonardo's Lady" (1974).
And learn about "Queen of Hearts," a documentary about the life and art of Audrey Flack.
"Octogenarian artist Audrey Flack has always been a trailblazer. In this intimate portrait of her life and work, she returns to her canvas for the first time in decades, revealing her longtime struggles as an artist and mother to find her rightful place in the art world." www.audreyflackfilm.com/
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Check out Audrey Flacks (M&A 47) artwork on view at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art - Leonardos Lady (1974). 
And learn about Queen of Hearts, a documentary about the life and art of Audrey Flack.
Octogenarian artist Audrey Flack has always been a trailblazer. In this intimate portrait of her life and work, she returns to her canvas for the first time in decades, revealing her longtime struggles as an artist and mother to find her rightful place in the art world. https://www.audreyflackfilm.com/

Friday September 18th, 2020

Watch a Q&A with the cast of the 2020 remake of "Dune" starring Timothée Chalamet (LaG '13, Drama).
Stephen Colbert hosts cast members Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem, and director Denis Villeneuve.

The stars and filmmaker talk about making the long-awaited sci-fi epic and what it means. The panel includes footage and imagery not included in the first trailer.

"Dune" is expected to hit theaters December 2020.
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Thursday September 17th, 2020

Check out the artwork of Derek Buckner: (LaG '88) in person at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles for the current "Cityscape Show X: Concrete and Earth" (through October 10) or online at www.gbgla.com/the-cityscape-show-2020.html ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the artwork of Derek Buckner: (LaG 88) in person at the  George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles for the current Cityscape Show X: Concrete and Earth (through October 10) or online at http://www.gbgla.com/the-cityscape-show-2020.html

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Thanks so much for the shout out! I will be having an exhibition of watercolors at the George Billis Gallery in New York opening on October 1 as well.

Thursday September 10th, 2020

Julian LaVerdiere (LaG '89) is one of the creators of the beautiful Tribute in Light, which has memorialized the attacks on the Twin Towers since 2002.

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.
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Julian LaVerdiere (LaG 89) is one of the creators of the beautiful Tribute in Light, which has memorialized the attacks on the Twin Towers since 2002.

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York. 
https://www.911memorial.org/visit/memorial/tribute-light

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Julian LaVerdiere xxx

Thursday September 10th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
Dick Rauh (M&A '43) says, "It is hard to evaluate how much Music and Art has meant to me. All I know is that if you scratch the surface of anything I have done in my life, you will find a trace of that wonderful edifice."
('thank you" artwork by Athena Capo-Battaglia, LaG '18)

⭐️Fill out our quick form at alumniandfriends.org/thankful/ and tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE high school arts education at PA, M&A, LaGuardia! And read why others are thankful.
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#thankfulthursday
Dick Rauh (M&A 43) says, It is hard to evaluate how much Music and Art has meant to me. All I know is that if you scratch the surface of anything I have done in my life, you will find a trace of that wonderful edifice.
(thank you artwork by Athena Capo-Battaglia, LaG 18)

⭐️Fill out our quick form at alumniandfriends.org/thankful/ and tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE high school arts education at PA, M&A, LaGuardia! And read why others are thankful.

Thursday September 10th, 2020

Enjoy this new book by Dick Rauh (M&A '43) - "The Science Behind Flowers - Plant Morphology for Botanical Artists" at www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRHR9K9/
and read a piece about his art: www.ctinsider.com/living/ctpost/article/At-95-Dick-Rauh-remain-a-master-of-botanical-art-15382309...
"Explore the reasons why flowers provide such a feast of variety to our eyes in a fully illustrated text written by an artist. The aim of the book is to provide a storehouse of basic information in layman's terms that will guide you to identify and stress those features that make each flower special. Stacked photographs of thirty floral families are featured, covering the wide range of floral form. It is the author's hope that it will leave you realizing that you will never look at a flower in the same way again."
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Enjoy this new book by Dick Rauh (M&A 43) - The Science Behind Flowers - Plant Morphology for Botanical Artists at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRHR9K9/ 
and read a piece about his art: https://www.ctinsider.com/living/ctpost/article/At-95-Dick-Rauh-remain-a-master-of-botanical-art-15382309.php
Explore the reasons why flowers provide such a feast of variety to our eyes in a fully illustrated text written by an artist. The aim of the book is to provide a storehouse of basic information in laymans terms that will guide you to identify and stress those features that make each flower special. Stacked photographs of thirty floral families are featured, covering the wide range of floral form. It is the authors hope that it will leave you realizing that you will never look at a flower in the same way again.

Thursday September 10th, 2020

September 11 performance, 7:55am
"Art has the power to transcend boundaries. One step at a time, we shall change the world." - Jacqulyn Buglisi (PA '68)
Join the 10th anniversary Table of Silence Project 9/11
Friday, September 11, 2020, 7:55AM www.tableofsilence.org/
Performers include Jaryd Farcon (LaG '16) and LaG Dance Faculty Blakeley White-McGuire.

Free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi
presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center
in partnership with DanceNYC at Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NYC
Global Live Streaming on YouTube, Facebook Live, LincolnCenter.org

COVID-19 restrictions prohibit spectators from gathering on the Plaza during the live performance.

The live performance adheres to all CDC and NYS guidelines of social distancing and face coverings for outdoor gatherings.
www.tableofsilence.org/
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September 11 performance, 7:55am
Art has the power to transcend boundaries. One step at a time, we shall change the world. - Jacqulyn Buglisi (PA 68) 
Join the 10th anniversary Table of Silence Project 9/11
Friday, September 11, 2020, 7:55AM https://www.tableofsilence.org/ 
Performers include Jaryd Farcon (LaG 16) and LaG Dance Faculty Blakeley White-McGuire. 

Free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi
presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center 
in partnership with DanceNYC at Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NYC
Global Live Streaming on YouTube, Facebook Live, LincolnCenter.org

COVID-19 restrictions prohibit spectators from gathering on the Plaza during the live performance.

The live performance adheres to all CDC and NYS guidelines of social distancing and face coverings for outdoor gatherings.  
https://www.tableofsilence.org/

Tuesday September 8th, 2020

For those on the East Coast, you can catch a viewing of the 1980 movie "Fame" today at 4:50pm on Movies TV Network: moviestvnetwork.com/movies/1850
Future dates:
Wed, Sep 16 at 8:00PM
Mon, Sep 21 at 3:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 at1:10PM
Wed, Sep 30 at 8:00PM
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For those on the East Coast, you can catch a viewing of the 1980 movie Fame today at 4:50pm on Movies TV Network: https://moviestvnetwork.com/movies/1850
Future dates: 
Wed, Sep 16 at 8:00PM
Mon, Sep 21 at 3:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 at1:10PM
Wed, Sep 30 at 8:00PM

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FAME "LIVE" FROM LONDON'S WEST END IS STREAMING NOW ON BROADWAYHD - "IT'S A MASTER CLASS IN MUSICAL THEATRE FROM START TO FINISH!" " THE STUNNING MUSICAL THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER!" vimeo.com/447323399/ca405d84f0

Thursday September 3rd, 2020

Check out this article from Vassar's student newspaper about social media graphics inciting long-lasting awareness of injustice, featuring artist Kim Saira Sarte (LaG '15).
"artist Kim Saira (@kimsaira) intends to fight for long-term change, not the short-term rush of social media activism that quickly fizzles out. “I want my art to inspire others to go out there and advocate in real life,” said Saira.“Instagram posts are just Instagram posts, similar to performative activism. My art doesn’t mean much at all if the work isn’t being done in real life. And I hope my art enrages, inspires or even makes people uncomfortable enough to go take action in their daily lives.”

Saira began creating and sharing her art in May as a way to process George Floyd’s death. But she had been practicing and studying art for years prior, beginning as a student at LaGuardia High School, a specialized public school for art in New York City. “I…grew up as an immigrant in NYC up until college, which plays heavily into my art themes” Saira shared. “When I was growing up, English was a second language for me and I was super quiet because of it. I remember drawing to truly express all of my feelings. This followed me as I grew older, where I use art to relay messages and feelings to my audience.”
miscellanynews.org/2020/09/02/arts/social-media-graphics-more-than-playful-platforms-for-artists-...
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Check out this article from Vassars student newspaper about social media graphics inciting long-lasting awareness of injustice, featuring artist Kim Saira Sarte (LaG 15). 
artist Kim Saira (@kimsaira) intends to fight for long-term change, not the short-term rush of social media activism that quickly fizzles out. “I want my art to inspire others to go out there and advocate in real life,” said Saira.“Instagram posts are just Instagram posts, similar to performative activism. My art doesn’t mean much at all if the work isn’t being done in real life. And I hope my art enrages, inspires or even makes people uncomfortable enough to go take action in their daily lives.”

Saira began creating and sharing her art in May as a way to process George Floyd’s death. But she had been practicing and studying art for years prior, beginning as a student at LaGuardia High School, a specialized public school for art in New York City. “I…grew up as an immigrant in NYC up until college, which plays heavily into my art themes” Saira shared. “When I was growing up, English was a second language for me and I was super quiet because of it. I remember drawing to truly express all of my feelings. This followed me as I grew older, where I use art to relay messages and feelings to my audience.”
https://miscellanynews.org/2020/09/02/arts/social-media-graphics-more-than-playful-platforms-for-artists-incite-long-lasting-awareness-of-injustice/

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

Catch "Fame" on tv right now! Or on the following dates:
Wed, Sep 2 at 5:00PM
Tue, Sep 8 at 4:50PM
Wed, Sep 16 at 8:00PM
Mon, Sep 21 at 3:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 at1:10PM
Wed, Sep 30 at 8:00PM

moviestvnetwork.com/movies/1850
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Catch Fame on tv right now! Or on the following dates:
Wed, Sep 2 at 5:00PM
Tue, Sep 8 at 4:50PM
Wed, Sep 16 at 8:00PM
Mon, Sep 21 at 3:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 at1:10PM
Wed, Sep 30 at 8:00PM

https://moviestvnetwork.com/movies/1850

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

Enjoy the incredible artwork and creativity from the LaGuardia Fine Art department during spring 2020, and the outstanding Semi Annual Art Show. Click the many links on this page to take an art tour. www.lagartstudiopa.org/semi-annual-lobby ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy the incredible artwork and creativity from the LaGuardia Fine Art department during spring 2020, and the outstanding Semi Annual Art Show. Click the many links on this page to take an art tour. https://www.lagartstudiopa.org/semi-annual-lobby

Monday August 31st, 2020

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen (LaG '90) has made a documentary about the Life and Death of Breonna Taylor. Watch the trailer now on vimeo. The full documentary will air September 4th on FX and stream on Hulu.
vimeo.com/453038242?fbclid=IwAR1Y7lcAbKkCfUjpWvIwdERXn5lhBDAxKO5poXoV4nUs7_x0cQ0IdLmkBl0
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Friday August 28th, 2020

#FiorelloFriday
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia would have been in awe of our students' dedication these past few months. Please enjoy the 2020 Senior Choir's virtual performance, which was part of the 2020 Commencement Ceremony: "Abendstandchen from Op. 42" by Johannes Brahms, conducted by Jana Ballard.
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Thanks for posting. Jana Ballard’s performances are not to be missed; this Brahms is beautiful and will be shared widely among my 59’s friends ++.

Ms. Ballard never disappoints.

Just beautiful.

The beauty of this high school is talent never takes a break

Beautiful! They raised my spirit.❤️

Beautiful ❤️

Lovely!

This is amazingn

So proud of them all!

So proud to be and M&A graduate. Beautiful!

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Thursday August 27th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
We are so thankful for the perseverance of our students and faculty. Please enjoy the Graduation Dance Concert from June 2020 - the culmination of amazing hard work and dedication!
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And please read the incredible review of the concert in SeeingDance website: www.seeingdance.com/laguardia-high-school-graduation-dance-concert-22062020/?fbclid=IwAR0pc3BbkM5...

Any advice as to how to get a copy of the 2020 yearbook? My class of '20 graduate never got his--who can I contact? Thanks.

Tuesday August 25th, 2020

⭐️CASTING CALL FOR 18-25 YEAR OLDS!⭐️
Amir Royale (LaG '16) shares the following opportunity with the LaG family (link below):
The Nvak Foundation is currently casting and recruiting young artists around the US to be the on-screen talent for its free e-Curriculum music courses (on songwriting, production, and music business). It hopes to shoot at the end of September​. All artists between 18-25, energetic, friendly with leadership qualities are welcomed and encouraged to audition by sending a video of them teaching a music subject of their choice for one minute! Such subjects can include poetry writing, song structure, Logic Pro X and the process of releasing music.

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⭐️CASTING CALL FOR 18-25 YEAR OLDS!⭐️
Amir Royale (LaG 16) shares the following opportunity with the LaG family (link below): 
The Nvak Foundation is currently casting and recruiting young artists around the US to be the on-screen talent for its free e-Curriculum music courses (on songwriting, production, and music business). It hopes to shoot at the end of September​. All artists between 18-25, energetic, friendly with leadership qualities are welcomed and encouraged to audition by sending a video of them teaching a music subject of their choice for one minute! Such subjects can include poetry writing, song structure, Logic Pro X and the process of releasing music. 

https://alumniandfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/CASTING-CALL-Song-Start-One-Sheet-Nvak-Foundation-Creative-Waves.pdf

Thursday August 20th, 2020

On Monday, August 17, 2020 our own lovely and talented soprano Priscilla Baskerville (M&A '67 and recently retired LaGuardia vocal music teacher) was one of the esteemed guests on BLACK OPERA Live. You can watch the recording here! Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ah... Thanks for sharing... wanted to see it on Monday night, but couldn't find the link...

This was outstanding. Thank you!

Wednesday August 19th, 2020

$3600 Paid Internships September 3-November 5, 2020 (20 hrs/week) for college students or recent college graduates!

Harris Doran (LaG '96) is the Director of Development & Marketing/Film Team Leader for Students for Social Justice - an internship program for current college students, including those taking gap years, and recent graduates. It was created to meet two urgent needs – the need to fight voter suppression and apathy, and students’ need for meaningful, safe internship opportunities.

You must be enrolled in or on leave from college or a recent college graduate, and you must be 18 or older by September 3 to participate.

Please Share!

alumniandfriends.org/internship-opportunity/

www.studentsforjusticevote.com/
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$3600 Paid Internships September 3-November 5, 2020 (20 hrs/week) for college students or recent college graduates!

Harris Doran (LaG 96) is the Director of Development & Marketing/Film Team Leader for Students for Social Justice - an internship program for current college students, including those taking gap years, and recent graduates. It was created to meet two urgent needs – the need to fight voter suppression and apathy, and students’ need for meaningful, safe internship opportunities. 

You must be enrolled in or on leave from college or a recent college graduate, and you must be 18 or older by September 3 to participate.

Please Share! 

https://alumniandfriends.org/internship-opportunity/

https://www.studentsforjusticevote.com/

Friday August 14th, 2020

Please tune in on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7pm to see LaGuardia's own (and recently retired) vocal teacher Priscilla Baskerville (M&A '67) on BLACK OPERA!

Tune in to Facebook and YouTube LIVE for an in-depth discussion with 3 of the world's leading sopranos from the last two decades, as we dive into what it's really like to wear the iconic RED DRESS from "Porgy and Bess." Featuring sopranos Marquita Lister, Roberta Laws, and ⭐️Priscilla Baskerville⭐️ with host Kenneth Overton.

Priscilla Baskerville has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, and appeared in the films "The Cotton Club" (1984) and "We Shall Not Be Moved" (2001).

Stage Credits
First Lady Suite[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Marian Anderson

Porgy and Bess[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Clara (Alternate)
Bess (Alternate)

Sophisticated Ladies[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981

Porgy and Bess[New York]
Metropolitan Opera Revival, 1985
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Please tune in on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7pm to see LaGuardias own (and recently retired) vocal teacher Priscilla Baskerville (M&A 67) on BLACK OPERA!

Tune in to Facebook and YouTube LIVE for an in-depth discussion with 3 of the worlds leading sopranos from the last two decades, as we dive into what its really like to wear the iconic RED DRESS from Porgy and Bess. Featuring sopranos Marquita Lister, Roberta Laws, and ⭐️Priscilla Baskerville⭐️ with host Kenneth Overton. 

Priscilla Baskerville has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, and appeared in the films The Cotton Club (1984) and We Shall Not Be Moved (2001).

Stage Credits
First Lady Suite[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Marian Anderson

Porgy and Bess[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Clara (Alternate)
Bess (Alternate)

Sophisticated Ladies[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981

Porgy and Bess[New York]
Metropolitan Opera Revival, 1985
Performer

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How wonderful!!! Priscilla and I were classmates and have been in touch over the years... BEST HIGH C EVER!!!

Please like out page so you don’t miss it! www.facebook.com/blackoperafilm

Priscilla Baskerville, Class of '67. YAY!!

Thursday August 13th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
Each year Alumni & Friends gives out 200+ awards and scholarships to LaGuardia students and we are so thankful for the donors who make this possible. We share a thank you card and note from Sherry Chen (LaG '20), who just received the Mary and Pablo Frank Art Award, the Murray Braunstein Leadership Award, and last year received the Shirley Ellman Vann Architecture Scholarship to study at University of Michigan's Architecture School in summer 2019.
⭐️Fill out our quick form at alumniandfriends.org/thankful/ and tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE high school arts education at PA, M&A, LaGuardia! And read why others are thankful.🌠
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#thankfulthursday
Each year Alumni & Friends gives out 200+ awards and scholarships to LaGuardia students and we are so thankful for the donors who make this possible. We share a thank you card and note from Sherry Chen (LaG 20), who just received the Mary and Pablo Frank Art Award, the Murray Braunstein Leadership Award, and last year received the Shirley Ellman Vann Architecture Scholarship to study at University of Michigans Architecture School in summer 2019. 
⭐️Fill out our quick form at alumniandfriends.org/thankful/ and tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE high school arts education at PA, M&A, LaGuardia! And read why others are thankful.🌠

Thursday August 6th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
We are thankful for all of the support our LaGuardia 2020 Seniors received from friends, family, and community. We want to share moving videos that were made to congratulate the LaGuardia class of 2020 and put together by the amazing LaG '21 parent Pamela French. This video is for students from the Drama and Technical Theater departments: vimeo.com/435532121/52cf4531d8
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Thursday August 6th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
We are thankful for all of the support our LaGuardia 2020 Seniors received from friends, family, and community. We want to share moving videos that were made to congratulate the LaGuardia class of 2020 and put together by the amazing LaG '21 parent Pamela French. This video is for students from the Fine Art and Dance departments: vimeo.com/435527143/96cec5ba7a
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I spot Charisma’s super cute family!

Thursday August 6th, 2020

#thankfulthursday
We are thankful for all of the support our LaGuardia 2020 Seniors received from friends, family, and community. We want to share moving videos that were made to congratulate the LaGuardia class of 2020 and put together by the amazing LaG '21 parent Pamela French. This video is for students from the Music Department: vimeo.com/435932028/cec1af59
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