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Thursday January 17th, 2019

For those in Boston ... check out Akili Jamal Haynes (LaG '89) performing his work "Becoming Chibuzo" for film, multiple instruments, voice, and spoken word on January 26, 2019 at Boston's New Gallery Concert Series
www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/events/
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For those in Boston ... check out Akili Jamal Haynes (LaG 89) performing his work Becoming Chibuzo for film, multiple instruments, voice, and spoken word on January 26, 2019 at Bostons New Gallery Concert Series 
http://www.newgalleryconcertseries.org/events/

 

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Represent for old school LAG!

What's up LaG fam?!

Thanks for posting....

Thursday January 17th, 2019

More details and tickets to Reunion 2019 at alumniandfriends.org/reunions/ ... See MoreSee Less

More details and tickets to Reunion 2019 at https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

 

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More details and tickets to Reunion 2019 at alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Don't miss the final days of former LaGuardia art faculty Betsy Goldberg's gallery exhibit "INTERSECTIONS" at the Master Gallery, 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd St. She will be at the gallery this Wednesday, January 16th from 5:30-8pm, and closing date is January 26. Visit betsygoldberg.com for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss the final days of former LaGuardia art faculty Betsy Goldbergs gallery exhibit INTERSECTIONS at the Master Gallery, 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd St.  She will be at the gallery this Wednesday, January 16th from 5:30-8pm, and closing date is January 26. Visit betsygoldberg.com for more details!

Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Check out the new book by Ilise Feitshans (M&A '74): 'Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement.'
Purchase here: www.amazon.com/Global-Health-Impacts-Nanotechnology-Law/dp/9814774847/
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Check out the new book by Ilise Feitshans (M&A 74): Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement. 
Purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Global-Health-Impacts-Nanotechnology-Law/dp/9814774847/

Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Pre-sale tickets for alumni, friends, and family are available for RISING STARS 2019 - This Is Me: A Journey (February -10).
Visit laguardiahspa.tix.com and use code: ShineOnMe through Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm, when ticket sales are opened to the public. Tickets are $25. Rising Stars sells out every year, so do not delay!

Rising Stars is a special event where students from all LaGuardia departments bring forth their own ideas and material. It's an event not to be missed!
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Pre-sale tickets for alumni, friends, and family are available for RISING STARS 2019 - This Is Me: A Journey (February  -10).  
Visit laguardiahspa.tix.com and use code: ShineOnMe through Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm, when ticket sales are opened to the public. Tickets are $25. Rising Stars sells out every year, so do not delay! 

Rising Stars is a special event where students from all LaGuardia departments bring forth their own ideas and material. Its an event not to be missed!

 

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Monday January 14th, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Winter Dance Showcase in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theatre, January 18 and 19; $20/$15 students. Tickets available online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 and at the door before each performance.

Performances are:
Friday, January 18: 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, January 19: 2pm and 7:30pm
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Join us for the 2019 Winter Dance Showcase in LaGuardias Little Flower Theatre, January 18 and 19; $20/$15 students. Tickets available online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 and at the door before each performance. 

Performances are:
Friday, January 18: 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, January 19: 2pm and 7:30pm

Friday January 11th, 2019

For those in the Virginia area, see LaG '89 alumna Marcia Neblett's beautiful woodcuts and scratchboard drawings on view January 5-24th, 2019 at CURE Coffeehouse and Brasserie (503 Botetourt Street, Norfolk, Virginia).

Art exhibition features 16 graphic works are on display that include large scale woodcuts on the theme of fruits and vegetables, intricate woodcuts on the Grimm’s Brothers fairy tales and recent scratchboard drawings of common flora of Virginia. Marcia is a new Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Norfolk State University.

www.curecoffeehouse.com/
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For those in the Virginia area, see LaG 89 alumna Marcia Nebletts beautiful woodcuts and scratchboard drawings on view January 5-24th, 2019 at CURE Coffeehouse and Brasserie (503 Botetourt Street, Norfolk, Virginia). 

Art exhibition features 16 graphic works are on display that include large scale woodcuts on the theme of fruits and vegetables, intricate woodcuts on the Grimm’s Brothers fairy tales and recent scratchboard drawings of common flora of Virginia. Marcia is a new Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Norfolk State University.

https://www.curecoffeehouse.com/

Friday January 11th, 2019

Join us on January 16 at 6pm in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theater for the memoriam celebration of the life of LaGuardia dance teacher Deborah Zall, who passed away in December 2018. We will celebrate Ms. Zall’s legacy and everlasting contribution to the Arts.

Contributions may be made in memory of Deborah Zall to support the LaGuardia Dance Department: alumniandfriends.org/fund/deborah-zall/
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Join us on January 16 at 6pm in LaGuardias Little Flower Theater for the memoriam celebration of the life of LaGuardia dance teacher Deborah Zall, who passed away in December 2018. We will celebrate Ms. Zall’s legacy and everlasting contribution to the Arts. 

Contributions may be made in memory of Deborah Zall to support the LaGuardia Dance Department: https://alumniandfriends.org/fund/deborah-zall/

Tuesday January 8th, 2019

"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" (starring LaG '15 alum Damaras Obi) begins its 2019 tour with a special engagement at The Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave) on January 19 & 20, 2019 in celebration of Martin Luther King's Birthday.

Developed for the stage by Ally Sheedy, who taught theater and film classes at LaGuardia, this poignant and inspirational new play is the true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to march all the way from Selma to Montgomery in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.

www.broadwayworld.com/article/TURNING-15-ON-THE-ROAD-TO-FREEDOM-Celebrates-Youth-Activism-at-The-...
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom (starring LaG 15 alum Damaras Obi) begins its 2019 tour with a special engagement at The Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave) on January 19 & 20, 2019  in celebration of Martin Luther Kings Birthday.

Developed for the stage by Ally Sheedy, who taught theater and film classes at LaGuardia, this poignant and inspirational new play is the true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to march all the way from Selma to Montgomery in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/TURNING-15-ON-THE-ROAD-TO-FREEDOM-Celebrates-Youth-Activism-at-The-Riverside-Theatre-20190103

 

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Thursday January 3rd, 2019

LaGuardia's Semi-Annual Art Show and Concert will be January 4 and 5, 2019. Enjoy the exhibit opening from 4:15-7pm on January 4 and the concert at 7:30pm both Friday and Saturday. Tickets available at the door: $20/$15 students.

Music program includes:

"Symphony No. 4 in Eminor Op. 98" - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

"Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167" - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

"Si Ignoras Te" - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

"O Vos Omnes" - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

"El Guayaboso" - Guido López-Gavilán (b. 1944)

"Stars" - Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)

"Elijah Rock" - Traditional Spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
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LaGuardias Semi-Annual Art Show and Concert will be January 4 and 5, 2019. Enjoy the exhibit opening from 4:15-7pm on January 4 and the concert at 7:30pm both Friday and Saturday. Tickets available at the door: $20/$15 students.

Music program includes: 

Symphony No. 4 in Eminor Op. 98 - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167 - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Si Ignoras Te - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

 O Vos Omnes - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

El Guayaboso - Guido López-Gavilán (b. 1944)

Stars - Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)

Elijah Rock - Traditional Spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

 

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Is she singing a solo

My daughter Maxx is in the senior chorus. I will be there Friday evening.

Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to Lilli Cooper (LaG '08), who will be appearing in "Tootsie" on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre starting March 29, 2019.
broadwaydirect.com/santino-fontana-and-lilli-cooper-bring-laughter-and-love-to-tootsie/?utm_mediu...
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Congratulations to Lilli Cooper (LaG 08), who will be appearing in Tootsie on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre starting  March 29, 2019.
https://broadwaydirect.com/santino-fontana-and-lilli-cooper-bring-laughter-and-love-to-tootsie/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_campaign=

 

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Congrats!

Congratulations M&A 4 ever!

Monday December 24th, 2018

LaGuardia's Semi-Annual Art Show and Concert will be January 4 and 5, 2019. Enjoy the exhibit opening from 4:15-7pm on January 4 and the concert at 7:30pm. Tickets available at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Music program includes:
"Symphony No. 4 in Eminor Op. 98" - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

"Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167" - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

"Si Ignoras Te" - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

"O Vos Omnes" - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

"El Guayaboso" - Guido López-Gavilán (b. 1944)

"Stars" - Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)

"Elijah Rock" - Traditional Spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
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LaGuardias Semi-Annual Art Show and Concert will be January 4 and 5, 2019. Enjoy the exhibit opening from 4:15-7pm on January 4 and the concert at 7:30pm. Tickets available at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Music program includes: 
Symphony No. 4 in Eminor Op. 98 - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167 - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Si Ignoras Te - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

 O Vos Omnes - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

El Guayaboso - Guido López-Gavilán (b. 1944)

Stars - Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)

Elijah Rock - Traditional Spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Tuesday December 18th, 2018

Happy holidays from the bottom of our heARTS! Holiday card artwork by Alan Binstock, M&A '64 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy holidays from the bottom of our heARTS! Holiday card artwork by Alan Binstock, M&A 64

Tuesday December 18th, 2018

Don't miss the spectacular LaGuardia Winter Gospel Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door - $20/$15 students. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss the spectacular LaGuardia Winter Gospel Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door - $20/$15 students.

Tuesday December 18th, 2018

Classes of "4" and "9" - if you did NOT receive an email about the reunion, you are LOST in the alumni database.
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FILL THIS OUT IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN RECEIVING EMAILS: alumniandfriends.org/connect/

Friday December 14th, 2018

Early Bird Tickets are on sale for REUNION 2019 for classes ending in "4" and "9!"

Go to alumniandfriends.org/reunions and click on your class for the ticket page.
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Early Bird Tickets are on sale for REUNION 2019 for classes ending in 4 and 9! 

Go to https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions and click on your class for the ticket page.

 

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Does anyone from the class of 1944 plan to attend? My mother, Elsie Flinkstrom, graduated from Music & Art in 1944 and I would be honored to meet any of her classmates. My name is Lee McManus and I am a retired teacher in Los Angeles.

Thursday December 13th, 2018

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Modern Dance faculty member, Deborah Zall, who taught at LaGuardia for over 20 years. Her legacy lives on in today's dance students. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Modern Dance faculty member, Deborah Zall, who taught at LaGuardia for over 20 years. Her legacy lives on in todays dance students.

 

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I wasn't a dancer major ...but have fond memories of her. S.I.P

🙏🌺

Blessings to her family. She was a wonderful Instructor n person. May she rest n rise in peace n never stop dancing in Heaven 😢😘🙏🏼

RIP Ms. Zall-such an iconic figure and wonderful teacher. I was truly blessed to have you as my teacher.

Oh no! I learned so much from her! Prayers for the family. ❤️

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Rest peacefully Ms. Zall (class of 94)

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

RIP

Rest In Peace Ms. Zall.

RIP

Thank you for sharing h your gift with the world. Rest now!

I’m in awe. She was another LaGuardia icon. So sad. My condolences to her students, friends & family

She was an amazing teacher- rest well Ms Zall

Amazing teacher and the embodiment of graham. May she Rest In Peace

A wonderful colleague knew her well during my years at LaG. SIP

Hope you are dancing amongst the angels!

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

so uplifting, a wonderful person will be missed

Talia Wray

Rip Ms. Zall. Thank you for teaching me. You were amazing dancer.

May she Rest in Peace

Rest In Peace Ms. Zall ❤️

RIP

May she rest in eternal peace.

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Thursday December 13th, 2018

Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia is in a very giving mood! We are pleased to be giving away tickets to LaGuardia's Winter Gospel Chorus Concert on December 19, 2018 at 7:30pm. The show promises to be spectacular! Enter to win a pair of tickets.
alumniandfriends.org/alumni-friends-ticket-giveaway/
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Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia is in a very giving mood! We are pleased to be giving away tickets to LaGuardias Winter Gospel Chorus Concert on December 19, 2018 at 7:30pm. The show promises to be spectacular! Enter to win a pair of tickets. 
https://alumniandfriends.org/alumni-friends-ticket-giveaway/

 

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Congratulations to our Gospel ticket winners: Victor Trent Cook, Stephanie McCray, Tanya Middleton, Tanya Robinson, Sakiyna Switzer, Yolanda Tabb.

Monday December 10th, 2018

Congratulations to all our LaGuardia YoungArts stars! YoungArts is an application-based award for emerging young artists.Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.
www.youngarts.org/winners

FINALISTS
Aluna Brogdon - Writing - Novel
Thomas Hogan - Choreography
Hawa Kamara - Musical Theater
Codelia King - Modern Dance
Ayane Nakajima - Classical Piano
Daniel Narvaez - Visual Arts
Kalissa Persaud - Theater
Marleny Rosa - Modern Dance
August Rosenstein - Musical Theater

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Anire Amoda - Theater
Ella Marcus - Jazz Voice
Jaswiry Morel - Popular Voice
Neve Oren - Theater
Anaïs Reno - Jazz Voice
Alexander Walk - Theater

MERIT
Noga Cabo - Singer-Songwriter
Marvin Carter - Jazz Alto Saxophone
Adrian LiPuma Chabla - Singer-Songwriter
Samuel Reiss - Jazz, Double Bass
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Congratulations to all our LaGuardia YoungArts stars! YoungArts is an application-based award for emerging young artists.Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.
http://www.youngarts.org/winners

FINALISTS 
Aluna Brogdon - Writing - Novel
Thomas Hogan - Choreography 
Hawa Kamara - Musical Theater 
Codelia King - Modern Dance
Ayane Nakajima - Classical Piano 
Daniel Narvaez - Visual Arts
Kalissa Persaud - Theater
Marleny Rosa - Modern Dance
August Rosenstein - Musical Theater 

HONORABLE MENTIONS 
Anire Amoda - Theater
Ella Marcus - Jazz Voice 
Jaswiry Morel - Popular Voice 
Neve Oren - Theater
Anaïs Reno - Jazz Voice
Alexander Walk - Theater

MERIT 
Noga Cabo - Singer-Songwriter 
Marvin Carter - Jazz Alto Saxophone
Adrian LiPuma Chabla - Singer-Songwriter 
Samuel Reiss - Jazz, Double Bass

 

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Congratulations to all the Young Arts Finalists. Best of luck to all of you. I'm from M&A.class of '59.

Do NOTHING donate to this school ! They want to remove historically ACCURATE props from their production of "Sound of Music" A TRUE STORY about escaping from Nazi Adolf Hitler. STOP THESE LIBERALS NOW ! Evil Hitler attempted to capture fine families and individuals in WW I I. Stop rewriting history to Liberals convenient truth. !

Sunday December 9th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Carl Johnson, LaGuardia vocal music teacher and director of LaGuardia's Show Choir. He will be deeply missed. The memorial for Carl Johnson will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City, 3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Carl Johnson, LaGuardia vocal music teacher and director of LaGuardias Show Choir. He will be deeply missed. The memorial for Carl Johnson will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City, 3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023.

 

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The memorial for Carl Johnson will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City. 3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023.

So sad. Went to hear the show choir's annual performance at TW 's Winter's Eve last week and missed seeing Carl and the joy he had working with the LaGuardia kids. What a mensch; truly a loss for the school. He will forever be remembered by the hundreds of students who were lucky enough to have worked with him.

Such a kind soul. So blessed that our son, Steven Taylor Jr., has been influenced by his deep love of music and deep loyalty and love of his students. He allowed me to accompany all of the show choir performances in the past few years, where I became his friend and an admirer of his gentle spirit. May he rest in eternal peace. Comfort and peace to the LaGuardia family. 💜

Shocked and sad to hear this news. Rest In Peace Mr. Johnson. Thank you for touching my life and so many others on their road to adulthood. ❤️❤️

Enjoyed workng with Carl during vocal auditions!

Mr. J. taught my son for all four years as voice coach and in Show Choir and was a gem. I made a point to visit him at every parent- teacher conference. He would always greet me with a smile and a hug and say, “oh my favorites are all coming to see me.”

A wonderful man. My daughter adored him. Memory eternal.

Hi - for an obit - can you tell me if Show Choir won awards or performed in front of anyone famous? Please email me at nkatzdailynews@gmail.com Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

This is such a beautiful picture. Thank you so much for sharing. We’ll miss him so much.

I have many memories with Mr. Johnson. He was a wonderful teacher and person. RIP.

We love you, Mr. Johnson!

This is terribly sad news !

RIP

Amy Don

Natalie Black

Julia Nagar

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Tuesday December 4th, 2018

Join M&A '61 alum Jimmy Owens on December 7 and 8, 2018, 8pm and 10:30pm sets at 75 Club (75 Murray St. bet. West Broadway and Greenwich St.). $20 with reservations, $25 at the door.
www.the75clubnyc.com/
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Join M&A 61 alum Jimmy Owens on December 7 and 8, 2018, 8pm and 10:30pm sets at 75 Club (75 Murray St. bet. West Broadway and Greenwich St.). $20 with reservations, $25 at the door. 
https://www.the75clubnyc.com/

Tuesday November 27th, 2018

We are more than a school. We are a family. A unique and supportive family.

This #GivingTuesday, please consider a contribution to Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia. Your generous gift today means that Alumni & Friends can continue to subsidize and strengthen LaGuardia’s arts programming with accompanists for dance, theater, vocal and instrumental classes, art supplies, costumes, master classes taught by professionals, on-site instrument repair, and so much more.

Your contributions also provide scholarships for summer arts programs and private lessons, which help students as they pursue their creative passions and prepare for college.

One of our recent summer study scholarship recipients wrote: “Being given the opportunity to go to the School of Visual Arts Summer Program through the Alumni & Friends scholarship was a dream come true....I am so grateful for this opportunity that allows me to build an impressive portfolio for college, and takes me closer to my career goals. You have given me motivation to continue to pursue my dream. Thank you for supporting me on my artistic journey!”

The students who receive your help are making the world a more beautiful place! Please consider a donation today.

alumniandfriends.org/give/annual-fund/
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We are more than a school. We are a family. A unique and supportive family.

This #GivingTuesday, please consider a contribution to Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia. Your generous gift today means that Alumni & Friends can continue to subsidize and strengthen LaGuardia’s arts programming with accompanists for dance, theater, vocal and instrumental classes, art supplies, costumes, master classes taught by professionals, on-site instrument repair, and so much more. 

Your contributions also provide scholarships for summer arts programs and private lessons, which help students as they pursue their creative passions and prepare for college.  

One of our recent summer study scholarship recipients wrote: “Being given the opportunity to go to the School of Visual Arts Summer Program through the Alumni & Friends scholarship was a dream come true....I am so grateful for this opportunity that allows me to build an impressive portfolio for college, and takes me closer to my career goals. You have given me motivation to continue to pursue my dream. Thank you for supporting me on my artistic journey!”

The students who receive your help are making the world a more beautiful place! Please consider a donation today.

https://alumniandfriends.org/give/annual-fund/

Monday November 26th, 2018

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Wednesday November 21st, 2018

Check out a LaGuardia performance or exhibit and see the legacy live on! You'll be amazed and proud!

alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/
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Check out a LaGuardia performance or exhibit and see the legacy live on! Youll be amazed and proud!

https://alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/

 

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So many great memories!

Tuesday November 6th, 2018

A reminder to our family of alumni to get out and VOTE! For a little motivation, here's a get-out-the-vote song by recent graduate Charlie Baker (LaG '13).

youtu.be/UeaEmVEPNsYAt the start of November Make sure you remember To get out there and vote Then whatever you wrote Will come true It could be magic Instead it’s tragic That s...
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Monday November 5th, 2018

THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK, the debut album from Slick Rick (M&A '83, aka Richard Walters) - the inimitable British-American MC and third signing to the legendary Def Jam Recordings label - is widely regarded as one of hip-hop's seminal masterpieces. Originally released by Def Jam Recordings on November 1, 1988, THE GREAT ADVENTURES celebrates its historic 30th anniversary this week.

www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-ruler-returns-slick-rick-celebrates-30-years-of-an-unprecede...
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THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK, the debut album from Slick Rick (M&A 83, aka Richard Walters) - the inimitable British-American MC and third signing to the legendary Def Jam Recordings label - is widely regarded as one of hip-hops seminal masterpieces. Originally released by Def Jam Recordings on November 1, 1988, THE GREAT ADVENTURES celebrates its historic 30th anniversary this week.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-ruler-returns-slick-rick-celebrates-30-years-of-an-unprecedented-legacy-with-the-great-adventures-of-slick-rick-300742900.html

 

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Legend 👑

Wednesday October 31st, 2018

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Happy Halloween! https://conta.cc/2Q779NX

Monday October 29th, 2018

See the lovely artwork of former LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg
(she taught at LaG for almost 20 years!) in her solo show INTERSECTIONS: Paintings by Betsy Goldberg, November 8, 2018 - January 26, 2019.
Opening Reception November 8, 7-8:30pm
The Master Gallery
310 Riverside Dr., at 103rd St
New York City
betsygoldberg.com
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See the lovely artwork of former LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg          
 (she taught at LaG for almost 20 years!) in her solo show INTERSECTIONS: Paintings by Betsy Goldberg, November 8, 2018 - January 26, 2019. 
Opening Reception November 8, 7-8:30pm
The Master Gallery
310 Riverside Dr., at 103rd St
New York City
betsygoldberg.com

 

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Urszula Kurpiewska Mamus pójdziesz z mną?

Can't wait!! Yeah!!

Friday October 26th, 2018

Enjoy this year's spectacular all school musical, "The Sound of Music!" Performances begin December 6, 2018. Tickets are available online for $30 (and will sell out quickly): laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy this years spectacular all school musical, The Sound of Music! Performances begin December 6, 2018. Tickets are available online for $30 (and will sell out quickly): https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

 

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Deepa Manwani want to go??

Does “all school” mean that all departments are performing in this production: Dance Dept, drama, music programs, art department contributing to set design… Backdrop…?

Samantha Alexander Celene Fren

Kristen any chance you can go on 12/6? I'll be in town.

Matt DeMarco

Simone Vinocour McKeever, let's see if we can agree on a date, we can do beforehand

Absolutely!! We are watching the game and looking at dates now.

Suzanne Levine

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Friday October 26th, 2018

Come to the LaGuardia student curated art show opening reception on Friday, November 2, 4-7pm in the LaGuardia Art Gallery (2nd floor). The art opening is FREE and open to the public. You don't want to miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

Come to the LaGuardia student curated art show opening reception on Friday, November 2, 4-7pm in the LaGuardia Art Gallery (2nd floor). The art opening is FREE and open to the public. You dont want to miss it!

 

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How long will the exhibit be up and open to viewers?

Where is the location

Friday October 26th, 2018

For those in the Maryland area, check out the exhibit of M&A '64 alum Alan Binstock "ShadowLands - 3-D Adventures in Light and Space" at The American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland, through April 12, 2019: www.acp.org/sites/default/files/events/shadowlands.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

For those in the Maryland area, check out the exhibit of M&A 64 alum Alan Binstock ShadowLands - 3-D Adventures in Light and Space at The American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland, through April 12, 2019: http://www.acp.org/sites/default/files/events/shadowlands.pdf

Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

There's another chance to catch Lillian Colon, PA '73, in her one woman show "Lilly" about her journey from an orphanage in the Bronx to the stage at Radio City Music Hall, where she became the first Spanish Rockette. A new show was added on October 27, 9pm, at the United Solo Theatre. Don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

Theres another chance to catch Lillian Colon, PA 73, in her one woman show Lilly about her journey from an orphanage in the Bronx to the stage at Radio City Music Hall, where she became the first Spanish Rockette. A new show was added on October 27, 9pm, at the United Solo Theatre. Dont miss it!

Monday October 22nd, 2018

Capathia Jenkins (M&A '84) is having a CD release party for her album "PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs" with Louis Rosen at Birdland October 25-27.

For tickets go to: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1741842?_ga=2.88986907.1214697234.1539186505-736893508.1539186503
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Capathia Jenkins (M&A 84) is having a CD release party for her album PHENOMENAL WOMAN: The Maya Angelou Songs with Louis Rosen at Birdland October 25-27.

For tickets go to: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1741842?_ga=2.88986907.1214697234.1539186505-736893508.1539186503

 

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Congrats & YAY M&A alum🎉🌈🎶🌟

Thursday October 18th, 2018

Tomorrow night, Friday, October 19, you don't want to miss the amazing LaGuardia Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Concert at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door: $20/$15 students. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow night, Friday, October 19, you dont want to miss the amazing LaGuardia Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Concert at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door: $20/$15 students.

 

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Little flower theatre?

Friday October 12th, 2018

Friday, October 19, come out the first LaGuardia concert of the school year! See the Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, October 19, come out the first LaGuardia concert of the school year! See the Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Wednesday October 10th, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Reunion 2019 will be June 7-8, 2019 for all classes ending in '4' and '9' and all classes from 1940-1953. We can't wait to see you! More details at: alumniandfriends.org/reunions/ ... See MoreSee Less

SAVE THE DATE! Reunion 2019 will be June 7-8, 2019 for all classes ending in 4 and 9 and all classes from 1940-1953. We cant wait to see you! More details at: https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

 

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Gosh . So many at one time.

Tuesday October 9th, 2018

Friday, October 12, 4-6pm, enjoy the LaGuardia Faculty Art Show in the Art Gallery! FREE and open to the public. Visit the school and see the inspiring work of our incredibly talented educators. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, October 12, 4-6pm, enjoy the LaGuardia Faculty Art Show in the Art Gallery! FREE and open to the public. Visit the school and see the inspiring work of our incredibly talented educators.

 

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How long will this show be up?

Tuesday October 9th, 2018

Tonight on PBS "American Experience - The Circus" catch LaG '94 alum Johnathan Lee Iverson, former Ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Circus. Iverson was 22 years old when he became the youngest, the first New Yorker, and the first African American Ringmaster in the 150 year history of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/circus/ ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight on PBS American Experience - The Circus catch LaG 94 alum Johnathan Lee Iverson, former Ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Circus. Iverson was 22 years old when he became the youngest, the first New Yorker, and the first African American Ringmaster in the 150 year history of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/circus/

 

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I’ve been recording this show this week and had no idea he went our school . I can’t wait to tell my son we saw him 😊

I had a co-worker whose friend was related to Jonathan and I attended the circus several times with him as ringmaster. I didn't know he was a LaGuardia grad, though. I miss " The Greatest Show on Earth ". I always thought they took excellent care of the elephants. Lions and Tigers in small cages was more of a concern.

And the first classically trained singer!

I cannot wait to watch the Circus: American Experience on TV tonight and see Johnathan Lee Iverson, former Ringmaster for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Fantastic!

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Wednesday October 3rd, 2018

Art therapist Beth Lauren Chapnick (LaG '10) is pleased to be involved in a Breast Cancer Gala Fundraiser in NYC on October 9, 2018, for which she has donated two paintings to the silent auction. The Breasties is a non-profit organization that has created a community of young women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. They provide completely free wellness retreats and events worldwide to Previvors and Survivors. More info is available on their Instagram page The Breasties and Paige_Previvor ... See MoreSee Less

Art therapist Beth Lauren Chapnick (LaG 10) is pleased to be involved in a Breast Cancer Gala Fundraiser in NYC on October 9, 2018, for which she has donated two paintings to the silent auction. The Breasties is a non-profit organization that has created a community of young women affected by breast and ovarian cancer. They provide completely free wellness retreats and events worldwide to Previvors and Survivors. More info is available on their Instagram page The Breasties and Paige_Previvor

Monday October 1st, 2018

For those in the Long Island area, check out artwork by former LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg at the Art League of Long Island through October 7, 2018. The New York Society of Women Artists presents “Insight in Sight," works of painters, mixed media artists, and sculptors at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island. artleagueli.net/node/1523 ... See MoreSee Less

For those in the Long Island area, check out artwork by former LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg at the Art League of Long Island through October 7, 2018. The New York Society of Women Artists presents “Insight in Sight, works of painters, mixed media artists, and sculptors at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island. http://artleagueli.net/node/1523

 

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A beautifully composed artwork! Good balance of shapes and colors.

Friday September 28th, 2018

WE ARE GIVING AWAY BOOKS TO OUR WONDERFUL M&A/PA/LAG COMMUNITY! Enter our raffle! alumniandfriends.org/book-giveway-for-the-silver-gun/

Alumni & Friends is pleased to give away several signed copies of the Art Deco mystery novel "The Silver Gun," written by LaGuardia parent L.A. Chandlar. "The Silver Gun" features Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and takes place in NYC in 1936, the year he established our school.

Enter the raffle through Tuesday, October 9 to win a copy of the book, which we will mail to you!
alumniandfriends.org/book-giveway-for-the-silver-gun/
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WE ARE GIVING AWAY BOOKS TO OUR WONDERFUL M&A/PA/LAG COMMUNITY! Enter our raffle! https://alumniandfriends.org/book-giveway-for-the-silver-gun/

Alumni & Friends is pleased to give away several signed copies of the Art Deco mystery novel The Silver Gun, written by LaGuardia parent L.A. Chandlar. The Silver Gun features Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and takes place in NYC in 1936, the year he established our school. 

Enter the raffle through Tuesday, October 9 to win a copy of the book, which we will mail to you! 
https://alumniandfriends.org/book-giveway-for-the-silver-gun/

Friday September 28th, 2018

Save the date October 11, 2018 for the opening of "MySelf" - artwork and writings created by people incarcerated on Rikers Island.

This exhibit was co-curated by Samm Cohen (LaG '92), an art therapist working at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services and the School of Visual Arts present “MySelf,” a multi-disciplinary art exhibit featuring the powerful narratives of people incarcerated on Rikers Island. The artists featured in the exhibit are participants of the Creative Arts Therapy Program, the largest jail-based arts therapy program in the nation. Be inspired by stories of self-expression and visions for a better life!

Opening reception is on October 11, 2018 from 5-8pm.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from October 4 to November 16 at School of Visual Arts Gallery, 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010
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Save the date October 11, 2018 for the opening of MySelf - artwork and writings created by people incarcerated on Rikers Island. 

This exhibit was co-curated by Samm Cohen (LaG 92), an art therapist working at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services and the School of Visual Arts present “MySelf,” a multi-disciplinary art exhibit featuring the powerful narratives of people incarcerated on Rikers Island. The artists featured in the exhibit are participants of the Creative Arts Therapy Program, the largest jail-based arts therapy program in the nation. Be inspired by stories of self-expression and visions for a better life!

Opening reception is on October 11, 2018 from 5-8pm. 
The exhibit is free and open to the public from October 4 to November 16 at School of Visual Arts Gallery, 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010

 

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Thursday September 27th, 2018

TONIGHT! Take a stroll on this beautiful day (Sept. 27) to the opening of alumni art show: 'Still Working! M&A ’64' curated by Joan Walton (M&A '64).
Opening reception: Thursday, September 27th, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm at Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540.

'Still Working! M&A’64' is a collection of work by class of 1964 graduates of Music & Art. The 19 included artists represent a sampling of the immense creative energy the graduates of this class have put forth over the long course of their art practice. The work runs the gamut from ceramic sculpture to painting, assemblage, glass, photography, botanical and political illustration, drawing and printmaking.

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TONIGHT! Take a stroll on this beautiful day (Sept. 27) to the opening of alumni art show: Still Working! M&A ’64 curated by Joan Walton (M&A 64). 
Opening reception: Thursday, September 27th, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm at Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540. 

Still Working! M&A’64 is a collection of work by class of 1964 graduates of Music & Art. The 19 included artists represent a sampling of the immense creative energy the graduates of this class have put forth over the long course of their art practice. The work runs the gamut from ceramic sculpture to painting, assemblage, glass, photography, botanical and political illustration, drawing and printmaking.

http://atlanticgallery.org/still-working/

 

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Thanks Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School!

Thursday September 27th, 2018

Through September 30th! YOU can easily raise money for LaGuardia this week simply by shopping at Barnes and Noble online. Use this voucher code ID: 12433116 to buy ANY BOOKS online and Barnes and Noble will donate up to 20% of all purchases to LaGuardia!

Thanks to LaGuardia music parent L.A. Chandlar for coordinating this book fair in conjunction with the release of 'The Gold Pawn,' the second installment of her bestselling Art Deco Mystery Series, that involves Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia.
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Through September 30th! YOU can easily raise money for LaGuardia this week simply by shopping at Barnes and Noble online. Use this voucher code ID: 12433116 to buy ANY BOOKS online and Barnes and Noble will donate up to 20% of all purchases to LaGuardia! 

Thanks to LaGuardia music parent L.A. Chandlar for coordinating this book fair in conjunction with the release of The Gold Pawn, the second installment of her bestselling Art Deco Mystery Series, that involves Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. 
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/

Tuesday September 25th, 2018

YOU can easily raise money for LaGuardia this week simply by shopping at Barnes and Noble online September 25th-30th. Use this voucher code ID: 12433116 to buy ANY BOOKS online September 25th-30th and Barnes and Noble will donate 10-20% of all purchases to LaGuardia!

Tonight at 7pm, LaGuardia parent and author L.A. Chandlar will be hosting a book fair at Barnes and Noble's East 86th Street location to celebrate 'The Gold Pawn,' the second installment of her bestselling Art Deco Mystery Series, that involves Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

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YOU can easily raise money for LaGuardia this week simply by shopping at Barnes and Noble online September 25th-30th. Use this voucher code ID: 12433116 to buy ANY BOOKS online September 25th-30th and Barnes and Noble will donate 10-20% of all purchases to LaGuardia! 

Tonight at 7pm, LaGuardia parent and author L.A. Chandlar will be hosting a book fair at Barnes and Nobles East 86th Street location to celebrate The Gold Pawn, the second installment of her bestselling Art Deco Mystery Series, that involves Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia.

https://barnesandnoble.com

Monday September 24th, 2018

For those in the Maryland area, check out the grand reopening of the New Carrollton Branch Library, featuring sculpture by Alan Binstock (M&A '64). Programs begin at 11am on Wednesday, September 26. ... See MoreSee Less

For those in the Maryland area, check out the grand reopening of the New Carrollton Branch Library, featuring sculpture by Alan Binstock (M&A 64). Programs begin at 11am on Wednesday, September 26.

Monday September 24th, 2018

This Thursday, September 27 is the opening of the very special alumni art show: 'Still Working! M&A ’64' curated by Joan Walton (M&A '64).
Opening reception: Thursday, September 27th, 2018; 5:30-8:30 pm at Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540.

'Still Working! M&A’64' is a collection of work by class of 1964 graduates of Music & Art. The 19 included artists represent a sampling of the immense creative energy the graduates of this class have put forth over the long course of their art practice. The work runs the gamut from ceramic sculpture to painting, assemblage, glass, photography, botanical and political illustration, drawing and printmaking.

atlanticgallery.org/still-working/
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This Thursday, September 27 is the opening of the very special alumni art show: Still Working! M&A ’64 curated by Joan Walton (M&A 64). 
Opening reception: Thursday, September 27th, 2018; 5:30-8:30 pm at Atlantic Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 540. 

Still Working! M&A’64 is a collection of work by class of 1964 graduates of Music & Art. The 19 included artists represent a sampling of the immense creative energy the graduates of this class have put forth over the long course of their art practice. The work runs the gamut from ceramic sculpture to painting, assemblage, glass, photography, botanical and political illustration, drawing and printmaking.

http://atlanticgallery.org/still-working/

 

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Thanks so much, Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School! Hope to see so many of you alums at the reception! We hung the show yesterday and it looks great!

Saturday September 22nd, 2018

Check out Jill Cunniff's (M&A, and singer/songwriter/bassist of Luscious Jackson) solo art exhibit “Lyric and Word Paintings” at 198 Allen Street through Sunday, September 23.
The exhibit showcases a collection of abstract watercolor and mixed media paintings, some of which feature familiar Luscious Jackson lyrics.

"Cunniff was well immersed in art while attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. Always inspired by her native NYC surroundings, particularly the graffiti-draped subway cars of the ’80s, Cunniff went on to hone her own vibrant style ..." Read more at: www.boweryboogie.com/2018/09/luscious-jackson-singer-has-solo-art-exhibition-at-198-allen-street/ and check out her website at: www.jillcunniffstudio.com/
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Check out Jill Cunniffs (M&A, and singer/songwriter/bassist of Luscious Jackson) solo art exhibit “Lyric and Word Paintings” at 198 Allen Street through Sunday, September 23.
The exhibit showcases a collection of abstract watercolor and mixed media paintings, some of which feature familiar Luscious Jackson lyrics.

Cunniff was well immersed in art while attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. Always inspired by her native NYC surroundings, particularly the graffiti-draped subway cars of the ’80s, Cunniff went on to hone her own vibrant style ... Read more at: https://www.boweryboogie.com/2018/09/luscious-jackson-singer-has-solo-art-exhibition-at-198-allen-street/  and check out her website at: https://www.jillcunniffstudio.com/

Friday September 14th, 2018

Lilly Colon, PA '73, is starring in a one woman about her journey from an orphanage in the Bronx to the stage at Radio City Music Hall, where she became the first Spanish Rockette. Don't miss this inspirational show on Monday, September 17 at the United Solo Theatre Festival! ... See MoreSee Less

Lilly Colon, PA 73, is starring in a one woman about her journey from an orphanage in the Bronx to the stage at Radio City Music Hall, where she became the first Spanish Rockette. Dont miss this inspirational show on Monday, September 17 at the United Solo Theatre Festival!

 

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Yes.it is..

Tuesday September 4th, 2018

For those of you who didn't receive our alumni email this weekend, you can read it here: conta.cc/2CjSnkq
Please sign up to receive future emails at: alumniandfriends.org/connect
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For those of you who didnt receive our alumni email this weekend, you can read it here: https://conta.cc/2CjSnkq  
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