Steve Lucin (LaG '04) is proud to announce the 3rd Annual (Untitled)3: Art Awards Show on August 18, through the organization he founded, 'We Support Creativity.' Every year they award 3 creative students a $1,000 scholarship. This year they are partnering with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Taxiplasm. Applicants and winners will join together to bring you a glimpse of the potential in our next generation of up and coming artists. In addition, there will be a live community mural by The Art Rising and a panel of working NYC artists sharing their knowledge and experience. This is a FREE event open to the public. RSVP at: untitled3.eventbrite.com... See MoreSee Less
Join us on August 18, 2018, for our art show and scholarship presentation. Every year we award 3 creative students each a $1,000 scholarship. This year we are proud to be partnering with the Nuyorican...
Recent alum Genessy Castillo (LaG '17) is in the Top 10 of FOX television's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and will be competing on the live show, August 6th at 8pm. Make sure to tune in and VOTE for Genessy! Voting procedures will be announced on the show.
Pace Gallery presents 'Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet' through August 17, 2018. The exhibition features Wilson's (M&A '72, and 1999 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient) most recent body of work originally produced for the 15th Istanbul Biennial in the Fall of 2017 and recently exhibited at Pace in London in Spring 2018. www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/12944/afro-kismet#exhibition... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to dancer Shamel Pitts (LaG '03) on being named a 2018 Princess Grace Award Winner for his upcoming creation for Gibney Dance Company! Gibney Dance Company Co-Director Nigel Campbell (LaG '04) sat down with Shamel Pitts to discuss the award and his upcoming commission - read it here: gibneydance.org/2018/07/23/shamel-pitts-princess-grace/... See MoreSee Less
Did you graduate in a year ending in '4' or '9' (for example 2009, 1984, etc.)? We're already planning Reunion 2019 for early June 2019 (date TBD in early September). If you have not been receiving emails or mail from us, that means we don't have your up-to-date contact info. PLEASE fill out our alumni contact form so we can keep you and your classmates connected! See you in June 2019! alumniandfriends.org/connect/ ... See MoreSee Less
So sad to hear that my High School Of Music & Art classmate Myles Carter (son of legendary Jazz great Ron Carter) has passed away. He was a very talented artist. My prayers and condolences go out to his family.
Rest In Peace Myles.
This book, titled Selected Poetry Book V: 21st Century Poetry Cantos Epigrammes, is the fifth poetry book in a series of selected poetries by Paul Shapshak. The ten sections in this book include, as p...
I can only assume that given she is a LaGuardia Grad, she's a Liberal. Unfortunately, I am part of a small minority who is not. I have a Grandaughter ( graduate of Columbia Law ) who will probably one day run for office. She too, leans to the left. But, at least she listens to the other side. I hope Hannah does the same.
Committee woman is not an elected position unless there is a primary.
On July 28 check out WAACK TO THE FUTURE dance battle, featuring LaGuardia alumnae Princess Lockerooo (aka Samara Cohen, LaG '03) and Samara Dunn (LaG '89). WAACK TO THE FUTURE is a dazzling, multicultural celebration of creativity, self empowerment, and gender equality. July 28, 5pm at The Center: 208 West 13th Street, NYC. www.princesslockerooo.com/waack-to-the-future... See MoreSee Less
Montero Violins, a full-service shop for stringed instrument players, is tuning up operations in Emmaus. The store plans to move Aug. 1 from 705 Chestnut St. to a larger space a couple blocks away at ...
San Francisco Pride is poised to get the biggest infusion of movement, outlandish style and fabulosity, with two of the most enduring men of color in LGBTQ culture, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis ...
I think they would have been class of 1989 if they finished all four years. Especially if they were touring with Madonna in 1991, they couldn’t have been 93 and 97.
Ummm... I don't know who this Luis Camacho is, but I knew LOUIS Camacho (93) who was a low-key, straight trumpet player. This is NOT him. People lie about going to LaG/PA all the time...im thinking this dancer is probably lying too. (Or from another year.) Most of us wouldn't have called it the "High School of Performing Arts" if we went there in the 90s. #duediligence
Go ahead now!!!❤💚💜💙
Friday June 22nd, 2018
Michael Leonhart (LaG '92) just released his first album with his orchestra, The Michael Leonhart Orchestra. “The Painted Lady Suite,” courtesy of Sunnyside records, is now available. You can listen to it here: soundcloud.com/user-282110124/michael-leonhart
The Michael Leonhart Orchestra will be performing two nights at the Jazz Standard on July 17th & 18th, to celebrate the official record release. ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village: NYC Teachers Against Guns: A Benefit Concert to Aid Everytown for Gun Safety. The concert will raise money to support gun safety laws and each of the five bands consists of members who work or once worked at LaGuardia High School. Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, 7-11pm, $25. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3428647?cookie_header=1... See MoreSee Less
This man grew up during a turbulent era in a rough neighborhood. The idea of getting out, and even pursuing higher education was far-fetched, until a mentor helped him seize an opportunity—then, the...
I’m Monday morning Quarterbacking here to the M&A class of 68, so apologies. Can we create a 50th Reunion “Yearbook”? There must be tons of photos.. create a then and now with short bios and maybe some art work and music segments. If we price it right, this could be a nice fundraiser for the school.
Friday June 1st, 2018
Let us plan your weekend cultural calendar! See the LaGuardia Graduation Dance Concert: Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 2 at 2pm and 7:30pm.
AND see the Drama Department's "A Little Night Music": Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 3 at 5pm. Tickets for both shows will be available at the door.
Don't miss the last LaGuardia performances of the year, the Semi Annual Orchestra and Choral Concert on June 8 & 9 at 7:30pm, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Aaron Copeland: Rodeo, George Gershwin: Cuban Overture, and William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony.
Come early and feast your eyes on the FREE Semi-Annual Art show opening on Friday, June 8, 4-7pm.
Come see the drama department's production of "A Little Night Music" - the groundbreaking Tony Award winning musical! Thursday, May 31: 7:30pm Friday, June 1: 7:30pm Saturday, June 2: 7:30pm Sunday, June 3: 5pm $15 students/$25 adults ... See MoreSee Less
Don't miss the amazing LaGuardia Graduation Dance Concert Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 2 at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door - $15 students/$20 adults. Get a sneak preview: youtu.be/b_FBDl8TzwoJune 1st @ 7:30 June 2nd @ 2:00 & 7:30 Visit: laguardiahs.tix.com to purchase tickets. ... See MoreSee Less
Conductor James Conlon (M&A '68) was named Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) by the President of the Italian Republic. Two other American-born conductors have been similarly honored: Leonard Bernstein (1989) and Thomas Schippers (1975). Mr. Conlon was also awarded the Légion d'Honneur, the equivalent honor in France, by then-President Jacques Chirac in 2002. Mr. Conlon, Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino since 2016—the first American to hold this position—has performed regularly in Italy for over thirty years. www.shumanassociates.net/agency.php?view=news&nid=9620... See MoreSee Less
Join LaG '07 alum Riva Nyri Précil and other female musicians for an evening of Haitian culture and pride to commemorate the 215th anniversary of Haiti’s flag, the symbol of the first free Black Republic in the Western Hemisphere. May 20 at SOBs in Manhattan. In honoring women’s contribution to the Haitian flag, three Haitian-American female artists will be showcased for this special evening.
May 18, 6:30pm - In celebration of his current Society of Illustrators exhibit, 'Shawn Martinbrough: Storyteller,' join Shawn Martinbrough (LaG '89), critically acclaimed creator/artist whose Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include "Thief of Thieves," "Batman: Detective Comics," "Luke Cage Noir," "Captain America," "The Black Panther," and "Hellboy: Secret Nature," for an evening conversation. Martinbrough will discuss his career and work with The Blerdgurl founder, Karama Horne. www.societyillustrators.org/events/martinbrough-convo... See MoreSee Less
Great to read about visual art alums. Often it’s the performers who get the most notice. Thanks A&F—this means a lot.
I always love to hear of any M&A/LaG Alum's successful career accomplishments. Although I'm not able to see Mr. Martinbrough's presentation in person, I'm very sure that it will leave a lasting impression on anyone who attends. I wish him good luck in all of his future endeavors
Monday May 14th, 2018
Tickets are on sale for incredible upcoming performances at LaGuardia! See these amazing kids in action. Spring Drama Festival #3 is the musical 'A Little Night Music' May 31-June 3, and the 2018 Graduation Dance Concert will be June 1-2. You won't want to miss them! laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699... See MoreSee Less
Retired LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg is exhibiting her paintings through June 20, 2018 at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th St., 2nd floor. The opening reception is May 23, 5:30-8pm. ... See MoreSee Less
This was a great piece. Really important to hear from a developed artist for whom time has been an asset.
I really like her work, plus we had Spanish class together 🙂
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
May 16-18 at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St: Haven Kids Rock presents 'Unstoppable The Musical,' brainchild of Nefertiti Jones (M&A '85).
'Unstoppable' follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids as they navigate their way through foster care, shelters, deportation and the unforgiving streets of NYC. Despite the many obstacles and heartbreaks they face, nothing can stop them from dreaming as they reach for the stars.
Haven Kids Rock is a music program that was created in 2008 for at-risk kids in the NYC child welfare and foster care systems. Rock guitarist Jimi K Bones and musician and casting director Nefertiti Jones founded Haven Kids Rock in 2008 to provide children with a creative/enriching/therapeutic outlet. The weekly music program resides within Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx and shares a close partnership with The New York Foundling, one of the city’s largest and most respected social service agencies.
Let's get this out of the way right now: Not only is Miles from Tomorrowland, currently in its third season, intelligent and entertaining, but it has one of the most impressive supporting casts in ani...
Tonight is opening night for Spring Drama Festival #2 - 'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.'
This is the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts' play won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets will be available at the door. Performance times are: Thursday 4/26 at 7pm. Friday 4/27 at 7pm Saturday 4/28 at 7pm. Sunday 4/29 at 5pm . ... See MoreSee Less
Gibney Dance Company, Co-Directed by Nigel Campbell (LaG '04) will be performing next week - May 3-5. Nigel will be dancing and performing the world premier of a new creation by his LaGuardia classmate Bryan Arias called 'One Thousand Million Seconds.'
Bryan created a beautiful work, and it also marks the first time Nigel and Bryan have shared a studio since their time at LaGuardia!
Jazz pianist Jeremy Manasia (LaG '89) is celebrating his new CD release this week! Tonight through Sunday (4/25-4/29), he'll be at the VILLAGE VANGUARD with the Javon Jackson Quartet, featuring David Williams and McClenty Hunter, 8:30-10:30pm. Monday, April 30th, he'll be leading his own quintet at FAT CAT, featuring Troy Roberts, Stacy Dillard, Joseph Lepore, and Willie Jones III. 9pm-midnight. www.jeremymanasia.com/... See MoreSee Less
Another alum making headlines! Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum, LaG '06) is featured in 'Ocean's Eight' and 'Crazy Rich Asians,' based on Kevin Kwan's hugely popular novel. Awkwafina also appeared in 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,' 'Girl Code' and 'Dude,' which hit Netflix last week. Our alumni and everywhere!
Jazz flutist Andrea Brachfeld (M&A '72) will release "If Not Now, When?," on May 18 by Jazzheads Records. "It seems that music always chooses me, and I very politely acquiesce to its energy. This has been my journey throughout my life and If Not Now, When? is no exception," she explains. "Of all my projects, this recording is the closest yet to my heart. Every note felt good in my body." www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=8618... See MoreSee Less
The incredible clarity of purpose flutist-composer Andrea Brachfeld gained after spending 2016 in deep introspection about her life and music generated the nine original compositions on her exhilarati...
We have an incredible week of LaGuardia performances: Spring Musicale featuring Junior Band, Intermediate Orchestra, Girls Chorus, and Junior Jazz Spring Drama Festival #2 - "August: Osage County" and the Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert. For a full calendar of upcoming performances, visit alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/... See MoreSee Less
The Cher Show is coming to Broadway this fall, and its cast includes two locals in big roles. Micaela Diamond, a Margate City native, will be one of three actors playing Cher at different parts of her...
Several M&A alumni (Wolf Kahn, Mary Frank, Susan Kaprov and Susan Schwalb) and a LaGuardia parent (Deborah Freedman) are represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection! This Friday, April 20th. their work will be featured in the Met Store Mezzanine Gallery. Come, enjoy drinks and admire their work! ... See MoreSee Less
Another amazing LaGuardia concert tomorrow, April 20 - the LaGuardia Gospel Choir Spring Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $20/$15 students and will be available at the door. ... See MoreSee Less
This Friday April 20, 6-8pm, is the opening of Karen Leo's (LaG '89) solo exhibition 'This is It!' at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Karen is a public school art teacher and this is her first solo exhibition in NYC. The exhibit is an installation of videos, drawings and sound - a collection of visual narratives about doubt, obsolescence, and mental reverb. Featuring puppets, animated characters and disembodied voices, these stories convey moments of observation, reflection, conspiracy and connection. www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/this-is-it... See MoreSee Less
For those in the Rhinebeck, NY area, check out a reading tonight (April 18) at 6:30pm by M&A '59 alum Marcia Slatkin. She is a poet, artist, and playwright, and will be reading from 'Cheese After Fukushima: Poems for a Changing Planet.' galleryrhinebeck.org/... See MoreSee Less
Reunion 2018 is happening June 8 and 9, 2018 for classes ending in '3' and '8'. The class of 2008 is in the lead, with 107 people coming to their 10-year reunion! Can your class beat that number? Get your tickets today! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
When Natalie Toro steps onto the Arena Stage in the world premiere of Snow Child this week, she’ll be adding a whole new role to the worldwide musical repertoire. But while the part is new, the char...
How exciting! Actress Mary Louise Parker came to LaGuardia on April 13 to speak to the drama students and the kids were thrilled! Mary Louise Parker is a Tony, Golden Globe, and Primetime Emmy winner, and has graced the stage and screen for nearly 3 decades. What a treat to have her impart her wisdom. Thanks to all who nurture these amazing students! ... See MoreSee Less
Get your reunion tickets (all classes ending '3' and 8')! Today (April 15) is the last day for discounted tickets but you can still get regular priced tickets through May 24. See you at the reunion in June! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
Check out a new short play by former Performing Arts and LaGuardia drama teacher John Cappelletti this weekend! Cappelletti writes, "My short play COMRADES is being presented in the NYC One-Act Festival at The Producer's Club. COMRADES is a comedy about Henrik Ibsen and his wife Susannah on the Opening Night of A Doll’s House. Ibsen is furious at the critics because their negative reviews may force him to lose his theatre. He is considering challenging them to a duel when Susannah enters and confronts him to face the reality of his own marital doll’s house before the door on his marriage slams shut like it does on his play's husband character's."
The NYC One-Act Festival at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th St. NYC, 10036 THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH @ 8 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH @ 8 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH @ 5 PM & @ 8 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH @ 3 PM Tickets are $20 @ nycfest.brownpapertickets.com/... See MoreSee Less
We are giving away a limited number of FREE tickets to LaGuardia's 'Show Choir Concert' for Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm. Win tickets to see the amazingly talented group of 60 singers, which performs pop and Broadway show tunes annually at Lincoln Center's Winters Eve and NY Public Library's Holiday Gala. Fill out our ticket giveaway form before Friday, April 13 at 10am. goo.gl/forms/utyqCgXuSeYha66o2... See MoreSee Less
We've got an amazing line up of performances at LaGuardia from now through June! This Friday, April 13, 7:30pm come see the LaGuardia Symphonic Band conducted by Richard Titone and the New Music Ensemble, directed by Robert Apostle. The New Music Ensemble is comprised of vocal and instrumental students who compose and perform original compositions in a wide array of musical styles. Tickets are $20/$15 for students and will be available at the door.. ... See MoreSee Less
Early bird pricing for Reunion 2018 ends on April 15! Get your discounted tickets today! Visit with classmates, see the amazing talent of current LaGuardia students, make new memories with old friends! See you in June! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
We can't wait for the Alumni Reunion on June 8 & 9, 2018 for all classes ending in '3' and '8'. If you have not received emails or paper mail about the upcoming reunion from Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia, that means we don't have your email address/contact information. PLEASE fill out our alumni contact form so we can keep you and your classmates connected! See you in June! alumniandfriends.org/connect/... See MoreSee Less
Steven Bochco, M&A ’61, influential television producer who pushed boundaries with series like "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," passed away on Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74. He was a ten time Primetime Emmy Award winner, who also was behind the Neil Patrick Harris comedy-drama "Doogie Howser, M.D." While at M&A he studied vocal music, and had a sister who was a member of the M&A class of '58. Read more from the New York Times obituary: www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/obituaries/steven-bochco-dead-tv-producer.html... See MoreSee Less
It never ceases to amaze me the incredible impact LaGuardia alums have had on the culture on this planet. Mr. Bochco is a perfect example. Proud to have walked the same halls at M&A that he did. Music and Art Proud Class of 1975.🎼🎨
He went on to graduate from Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon), my alma mater. He was very loyal to his school and to fellow alumni.
Sorry to hear. He was a real credit to Music and Art.
Our alumni are everywhere, but tonight catch SIX of our amazingly talented alumni family on NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live'! Camille Brown - Choreographer (LaG '97), Eric Christian - Lighting Programmer (LaG '06), Ensemble: Micaela Diamond (LaG '17), Mayte Natalio (LaG '01), Christina Sajous (LaG '03), Maleek Washington (LaG '05). www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar?nbc=1... See MoreSee Less
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Watch Easter Sunday, 8/7c. NBC's next live musical spectacular is a one-of-a-kind live staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock opera,...
Congratulations to all ... especially Mayte and Maleek !!!
Maleek - This was far and away the BEST Live from NBC that I have ever seen. The energy was amazing and continued as a thread all the way through for more than 2 hrs! Congrats everyone on MAGNIFICENCE!!!
Your donations to Alumni & Friends help today's LaGuardia students in so many ways. You've helped to support LaGuardia's Illustration Club, which will have its own table at MoCCA this year (Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art).
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings.
Reunion 2018 is coming up June 8 and 9, 2018 for all classes ending in '3' and '8'! Save $ on your ticket with early bird registration through April 15. Visit with classmates, see the amazing talent of current LaGuardia students, make new memories with old friends!
My daughter is graduating this year, it will be her last Semi with Senior Chorus on Saturday night...just curious, last year a gentleman in the front lobby had a table with M&A merchandise, will that be there this year? M&A is the root of Vocal Studio, would love to get her a keepsake. Also note the Music Studio PA will be there with tables of beautiful current merchandise, including this year new FAME shirts!
I'm from the class of 2017. May I be allowed to join?
Tuesday March 27th, 2018
Mark your calendars! Catch SIX LaGuardia alumni on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018) on NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live'! Camille Brown - Choreographer (LaG '97), Eric Christian - Lighting Programmer (LaG '06), Ensemble: Micaela Diamond (LaG '17), Mayte Natalio (LaG '01), Christina Sajous (LaG '03), Maleek Washington (LaG '05). www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar?nbc=1... See MoreSee Less
Watch Sunday, April 1 on NBC. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's goundbreaking rock opera gets a one-of-a-kind live staging as Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring John Legend, Alice Coope...
My favorite Jesus was Ladd Boris class of 1981! I was lucky enough to be in that production!
Mayte Natalio and Maleek Washington too!
Friday March 23rd, 2018
LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival continues this weekend with "You Can't Take it With You," George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Tickets are available at the door - $25/$15 students. Don't miss the amazing talent of our drama students in SDF #1! Showtimes are: Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm, Saturday March 24 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 25 at 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
View the artwork of LaGuardia '99 alum Francesca DiMattio through April 21, 2018 at Salon 94 Bowery (243 Bowery at Stanton). Salon 94 is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and monumental ceramic sculpture by Francesca DiMattio. In her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery, DiMattio returns to the aesthetics of craft for inspiration, metamorphosing traditional techniques and imagery into mad-cap mise en scenes. Boucherouite, the exhibition title, refers to the rag rugs traditionally made from torn and reused clothing by Berber women in North Africa. In a nod to their improvisational and idiosyncratic style, DiMattio shreds and weaves together images from many centuries and cultures, turning them into a new hybrid form.
A great piece on LaG '97 dance alum Camille Brown! In October, the Ford Foundation named her an Art of Change fellow. In November, she won an AUDELCO ("Viv") Award for her choreography in the musical Bella: An American Tall Tale. On December 1, her Camille A. Brown & Dancers made its debut at the Kennedy Center, and two days later she was back in New York City to see her choreography in the opening of Broadway's 'Once on This Island.' Weeks later, it was announced that she was choreographing NBC's live television musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live in Concert, to air on April 1.
Camille A. Brown is on an impressive streak: In October, the Ford Foundation named her an Art of Change fellow. In November, she won an AUDELCO ("Viv") Award for her choreography in the musical Bella:...
Tonight at 7:30pm is the annual LaGuardia Choral Concert at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive) - tickets will be available at the door. Thursday night (March 22) is opening night for LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival #1 "You Can't Take it With You." Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5pm. For a full list of upcoming performance and exhibits: alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/... See MoreSee Less