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Friday March 15th, 2019

Get your tickets to the LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival production of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theatre.

Tickets are $25/$15 students and performances will be:
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 at 5pm

Tickets available online and at the door: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Get your tickets to the LaGuardias Spring Drama Festival production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot in LaGuardias Little Flower Theatre.

Tickets are $25/$15 students and performances will be: 
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 24 at 5pm

Tickets available online and at the door: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Friday March 15th, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 will be the annual LaGuardia Spring Choral Concert at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr @ 121st Street.
Tickets to this glorious concert will be sold at the venue on the night of the performance – cash and credit card accepted. 7:30pm. alumniandfriends.org/event/the-laguardia-spring-choral-concert/
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 will be the annual LaGuardia Spring Choral Concert at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr @ 121st Street. 
Tickets to this glorious concert will be sold at the venue on the night of the performance – cash and credit card accepted. 7:30pm. https://alumniandfriends.org/event/the-laguardia-spring-choral-concert/

 

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Congrats to all 💜🎼💜

Thursday March 14th, 2019

Enjoy the opening of LaGuardia's Senior Art Show #3 on Friday, March 15. The art students' amazing work will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy the opening of LaGuardias Senior Art Show #3 on Friday, March 15. The art students amazing work will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm.

 

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Go M&A🍄🧚‍♀️🎶

I have a framed photo of some scratch art created by Judith D. Marks at High School of Music & Art, N.Y. A label on back shows the date 1954. I note there is a reunion this year for years ending in "4" and "9". Perhaps someone could check to see if she is an alumni and possibly attending this reunion. It's is a beautiful picture and would be nice if it were in her possession.

Thursday March 7th, 2019

LaG '13 alumna Annabelle Popa's artwork is featured on a mural in Jackson Heights at 75th Street and 37th Avenue - “Guardians of Jackson Heights”mural project for the ‘ArtSite’ Grant with Queens Council of the Arts.

Annabelle Popa says, "The concept is based off of the architecture of Jackson Heights as well as folkloric creatures that help represent the current ethnicities who live in the area. I want to depict these fantastical beings as Guardians to the area; that they are here to protect the beautiful neighborhood and the amazing people who live in it."

Read a great interview with Annabelle: www.qgazette.com/news/2019-02-27/Features/Local_Express.html
and check out her website: www.annabellepopa.com/
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LaG 13 alumna Annabelle Popas artwork is featured on a mural in Jackson Heights at 75th Street and 37th Avenue - “Guardians of Jackson Heights”mural project for the ‘ArtSite’ Grant with Queens Council of the Arts. 

Annabelle Popa says, The concept is based off of the architecture of Jackson Heights as well as folkloric creatures that help represent the current ethnicities who live in the area. I want to depict these fantastical beings as Guardians to the area; that they are here to protect the beautiful neighborhood and the amazing people who live in it.

Read a great interview with Annabelle: http://www.qgazette.com/news/2019-02-27/Features/Local_Express.html  
and check out her website: https://www.annabellepopa.com/

Thursday March 7th, 2019

Shout out to Benjamin Sperling, LaG '17, and recipient of 3 Alumni & Friends Awards during his time at LaGuardia! He composed the music for Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals show, HPT 171: France France Revolution! (He also plays piano in the pit orchestra, which he did countless times while a LaG student.) There will be two performances in NYC - March 15 and 16 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Go LaGuardia!
More information here:
www.hastypudding.org/buy-tickets
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Shout out to Benjamin Sperling, LaG 17, and recipient of 3 Alumni & Friends Awards during his time at LaGuardia! He composed the music for Harvards Hasty Pudding Theatricals show, HPT 171: France France Revolution! (He also plays piano in the pit orchestra, which he did countless times while a LaG student.) There will be two performances in NYC - March 15 and 16 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Go LaGuardia! 
More information here: 
https://www.hastypudding.org/buy-tickets

 

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Great show!

Will be there Saturday. My first Hasty Pudding show, in 1981, had a roommate in the pit, Stuart C Malina. Now it’s a friend of my youngest son.

Wow! Congrats!

Yeah Benjamin Congratulations 🍾🎈🎊🎉

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Every Friday morning at LaGuardia is "Fiorello Friday," where students perform in the LaGuardia lobby. Last Friday students did a preview of this weekend's LaGuardia opera - "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Enjoy! And see you at the show!
Performances are:
Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPmfFFg_Exs&feature=youtu.beLaGuardia High School Opera Workshop performs a teaser of "There You Are" from the upcoming production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at Firoello Friday as ...
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I love this. ❤

Love this! Great idea!

Mary Ann Swerdfeger they sounds so beautiful!!! Yayyyy!!!!❤️❤️❤️

Monday March 4th, 2019

Due to the today's school closure for the "snow day," the Parents Association Broadway Singalong Gala will be Tuesday, March 5. Same place, same time! Hope to see you there for a great night! laguardiahspa.org/laguardia-annual-benefit/ ... See MoreSee Less

Due to the todays school closure for the snow day, the Parents Association Broadway Singalong Gala will be Tuesday, March 5. Same place, same time! Hope to see you there for a great night! https://laguardiahspa.org/laguardia-annual-benefit/

Monday March 4th, 2019

For those in Spain, check out M&A '45 alumnus Norman Narotzky's exhibit 'Ocaso' at the Museo de L'Hospitalet.

'Ocaso' demonstrates the transition towards darkness: from the killings and wars to climatic change, passing through the boom of intolerance and a new kind of totalitarianism. Narotzky wants to shake the viewer because he believes in the next sunrise.

He has lived and worked in Catalonia since 1958 and has always shown a strong commitment against fascism and anti-Semitism.

www.museul-h.cat/detallExposicio_2.aspx?2AMoSuqazA1lD2P7PTjkEPY6G36EqazCuUFuAQppEL1hEdwZPo27cmCPd...
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For those in Spain, check out M&A 45 alumnus Norman Narotzkys exhibit Ocaso at the Museo de LHospitalet. 

Ocaso demonstrates the transition towards darkness: from the killings and wars to climatic change, passing through the boom of intolerance and a new kind of totalitarianism. Narotzky wants to shake the viewer because he believes in the next sunrise. 

He has lived and worked in Catalonia since 1958 and has always shown a strong commitment against fascism and anti-Semitism.

http://www.museul-h.cat/detallExposicio_2.aspx?2AMoSuqazA1lD2P7PTjkEPY6G36EqazCuUFuAQppEL1hEdwZPo27cmCPdtG8wqazBqazB

Friday March 1st, 2019

LaGuardia alumni in "Hamilton" in Chicago!
Congratulations to Robert Ariza, LaG '08 and Adam Ali-Perez, LaG '11 on joining 'Hamilton' in Chicago!
Adam Ali-Perez is a swing. Robert is in the ensemble and will be debuting as Alexander Hamilton on March 17, 2019. Robert generously donated his time to sing at one of our Alumni & Friends benefits!
Our alumni are everywhere, and they are amazing!
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LaGuardia alumni in Hamilton in Chicago! 
Congratulations to Robert Ariza, LaG 08 and Adam Ali-Perez, LaG 11 on joining Hamilton in Chicago!
Adam Ali-Perez is a swing. Robert is in the ensemble and will be debuting as Alexander Hamilton on March 17, 2019. Robert generously donated his time to sing at one of our Alumni & Friends benefits! 
Our alumni are everywhere, and they are amazing!

 

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Don’t forget about Jasmine Cephas Jones who was the original Peggy!!

PA strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!! But please fix the typo: “Our alumni ARE everywhere...”

PA family, We Rock💜

And Adam Ali-Perez who just joined as a swing! Class of ‘11! #LaGPride

Congratulations to all! Please do not forget Jennie Harney - Fleming Vocal '05 who is ALSO in the cast!!!!!!!

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Thursday February 28th, 2019

On Friday, March 1, come to LaGuardia to see the amazing work of our senior artists in Senior Art Show #2. Work will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm.
Then stay for the incredible Senior Jazz Concert at 7:30pm. Tickets for the Jazz Concert are available at the door, $20/$15 students. What a night!
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On Friday, March 1, come to LaGuardia to see the amazing work of our senior artists in Senior Art Show #2. Work will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm. 
Then stay for the incredible Senior Jazz Concert at 7:30pm. Tickets for the Jazz Concert are available at the door, $20/$15 students. What a night!

Wednesday February 27th, 2019

The 2019 annual LaGuardia opera will be "The Mystery of Edwin Drood!" This Tony Award Winning Murder Mystery Musical is filled with love, intrigue, and audience participation!
Showtimes are:
Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
Tickets are $30/$20 students.
laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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The 2019 annual LaGuardia opera will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood! This Tony Award Winning Murder Mystery Musical is filled with love, intrigue, and audience participation! 
Showtimes are:
Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2pm
Tickets are $30/$20 students. 
https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Tuesday February 26th, 2019

On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30pm, join the LaGuardia Parents Association for their annual benefit in the Little Flower Theater: "Raise Your Voice to Raise Some Funds."
Featuring special Broadway guests and student talent from all the LaGuardia studios.
Alumni 30 years old and younger qualify for the special $30 student tickets. For more information and tickets: laguardiahspa.org/laguardia-annual-benefit/

Director & Host: Paula Leggett Chase
Director & Producer: Alice Jankell
Musical Director: Larry Pressgrove
Event Co-Chairs: Paula Leggett Chase, Alice Jankell and Wendy Reimer
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On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30pm, join the LaGuardia Parents Association for their annual benefit in the Little Flower Theater: Raise Your Voice to Raise Some Funds. 
Featuring special Broadway guests and student talent from all the LaGuardia studios.
Alumni 30 years old and younger qualify for the special $30 student tickets. For more information and tickets: https://laguardiahspa.org/laguardia-annual-benefit/

Director & Host: Paula Leggett Chase
Director & Producer: Alice Jankell
Musical Director: Larry Pressgrove
Event Co-Chairs: Paula Leggett Chase, Alice Jankell and Wendy Reimer

Monday February 25th, 2019

Join Dr. Bertin Louis, LaG '89, giving a talk based on his book “My Soul Is in Haiti: Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas” on Tuesday, February 26 from 3:40-5pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium at Brooklyn College. Bertin Louis is an associate professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, and vice chair of the Africana Studies department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. ... See MoreSee Less

Join Dr. Bertin Louis, LaG 89, giving a talk based on his book “My Soul Is in Haiti: Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas” on Tuesday, February 26 from 3:40-5pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium at Brooklyn College. Bertin Louis is an associate professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, and vice chair of the  Africana Studies department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Monday February 25th, 2019

Don't miss LaGuardia's amazing Senior Jazz Band concert, Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20/$15 students, available online and at the door. Seating is General Admission.
Before the show, check out the Senior Art Show from 4:15-7pm in the lobby, the 2nd floor Art Gallery, and 7th Floor showcases. The art show is free and open to the public.
laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Dont miss LaGuardias amazing Senior Jazz Band concert, Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20/$15 students, available online and at the door. Seating is General Admission. 
Before the show, check out the Senior Art Show from 4:15-7pm in the lobby, the 2nd floor Art Gallery, and 7th Floor showcases. The art show is free and open to the public.
https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Tuesday February 12th, 2019

Want to do something GREAT on Valentine's Day? Enter to win tickets to LaGuardia's Black Student Union (BSU) Black History Month Cabaret "Legacy: The Future is Now" on February 14 at 6pm. This wonderful Cabaret is produced, written, and performed by students from all grades and all studios, and you don't want to miss it! Enter now through 2/13 at 11am.
alumniandfriends.org/giveaway/
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Want to do something GREAT on Valentines Day? Enter to win tickets to LaGuardias Black Student Union (BSU) Black History Month Cabaret Legacy: The Future is Now on February 14 at 6pm. This wonderful Cabaret is produced, written, and performed by students from all grades and all studios, and you dont want to miss it! Enter now through 2/13 at 11am.
https://alumniandfriends.org/giveaway/

Tuesday February 5th, 2019

There are still a few tickets left for one of LaGuardia's most popular and exciting shows, "Rising Stars." Performances are February 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and February 10 at 2pm. Get your tickets before they're all gone! laguardiahspa.tix.com ... See MoreSee Less

There are still a few tickets left for one of LaGuardias most popular and exciting shows, Rising Stars. Performances are February 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and February 10 at 2pm. Get your tickets before theyre all gone! https://laguardiahspa.tix.com

 

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Monday February 4th, 2019

LaGuardia's "Rising Stars 2019" runs February 7-10! Check out a video of last year's spectacular show! This is an event not to be missed!

LaGuardia Arts H.S. Parents Association
Who will be the next LaGuardia RISING STARS? Get your tickets NOW to find out. Here are some snapshots from the 2018 show. LaG's GOT TALENT!
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Tuesday January 29th, 2019

Catch Dharon Jones (LaG ’16) on the final episode and series finale of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," where he helps Titus Andromedon fulfill a dream! The last 6 episodes are streaming now on Netflix. Our alumni are everywhere! ... See MoreSee Less

Catch Dharon Jones (LaG ’16) on the final episode and series finale of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where he helps Titus Andromedon fulfill a dream! The last 6 episodes are streaming now on Netflix. Our alumni are everywhere!

Tuesday January 29th, 2019

Black Student Union (BSU) Black History Month Cabaret "Legacy" will be February 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 6pm. This wonderful Cabaret is produced, written, and performed by students from all grades and all studios, and you don't want to miss it!

Tickets are $20/$15 students. "BSU LaGuardia Family and Friends" Pre-Sale begins now and ENDS February 1st at 8pm. Use code LEGACY2019 at laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Black Student Union (BSU) Black History Month Cabaret Legacy will be February 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 6pm. This wonderful Cabaret is produced, written, and performed by students from all grades and all studios, and you dont want to miss it!

Tickets are $20/$15 students. BSU LaGuardia Family and Friends Pre-Sale begins now and ENDS February 1st at 8pm. Use code LEGACY2019 at https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Monday January 28th, 2019

Enjoy the magnificent talent of LaGuardia art students at our 2019 Senior Art Shows! The first one is Friday, February 1st, 4:15-7pm in the lobby, the 2nd floor Art Gallery, and 7th Floor showcases. Open to the public. Join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy the magnificent talent of LaGuardia art students at our 2019 Senior Art Shows! The first one is Friday, February 1st, 4:15-7pm in the lobby, the 2nd floor Art Gallery, and 7th Floor showcases. Open to the public. Join us!

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!

Thanks for posting....

What's up LaG fam?!

Thursday January 17th, 2019

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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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Yes it was excellent! Saw it last summer! (M&A84)

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

Is she singing a solo

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.
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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

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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

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

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

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. Thank you for teaching me. You were amazing dancer.

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

May she rest in eternal peace.

Rest peacefully Ms. Zall (class of 94)

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

May she Rest in Peace

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

She was an amazing teacher- rest well Ms Zall

Hope you are dancing amongst the angels!

RIP

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

so uplifting, a wonderful person will be missed

RIP

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🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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Rest In Peace Ms. Zall.

RIP

Rest In Peace Ms. Zall ❤️

Talia Wray

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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.
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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.

This is terribly sad news !

RIP

Amy Don

Natalie Black

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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 👑

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