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2019 Alumni Notes Newsletter

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Friday January 17th, 2020

Happy Fiorello Friday! Each Friday morning music students perform in the school lobby - what a way to greet the day! Today Maggie Ma (LaG '20) performed and it happens to be her 18th birthday! Maggie is also a 2018 recipient of the Alumni & Friends Foundation to Life Award. Also, enjoy some of the beautiful art work from the Winter Semi Annual in the video.
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This has been going on for many years! Fantastic!

As Lawrence Welk would say-,WUNERFUL, WUNERFUL!

Happy Birthday 🎊🎁🎂

What a great idea!

sooooo talented!

Fabulous!!💜

No better way to start a school day!

Love this!

Wish we’d have thought of this 50 years ago! (M&A ‘70)

Yoon Jae Lee this would have been awesome if this idea was around when we were attending!

Jessica Becker😭😭

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Tuesday January 14th, 2020

Congratulations to M&A '48 alumna Audrey Flack - subject of the award winning documentary "Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack."
The film was the winner of the Long and Mattone Audience Award at the Hamptons Doc Fest, as well as the festival’s Art & Inspiration Award.
Directed by Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman, the 75-minute film chronicles the life of artist Audrey Flack, following her trailblazing life as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1950s to her successful career as the sole female Photorealist in the 1970s, to her monumental sculptures of recent decades.

Read more at: sagharborexpress.com/queen-of-hearts-takes-top-award-at-hamptons-doc-fest/ and see Audrey's work at: www.audreyflack.com/
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Congratulations to M&A 48 alumna Audrey Flack - subject of the award winning documentary Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack. 
The film was the winner of the Long and Mattone Audience Award at the Hamptons Doc Fest, as well as the festival’s Art & Inspiration Award.
Directed by Deborah Shaffer and Rachel Reichman, the 75-minute film chronicles the life of artist Audrey Flack, following her trailblazing life as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1950s to her successful career as the sole female Photorealist in the 1970s, to her monumental sculptures of recent decades. 

Read more at: https://sagharborexpress.com/queen-of-hearts-takes-top-award-at-hamptons-doc-fest/ and see Audreys work at: http://www.audreyflack.com/

Tuesday January 14th, 2020

You don't want to miss LaGuardia's annual "Rising Stars" talent show January 30-February 2! Tickets are $25 and sell out every year so don't miss your opportunity to see the amazing work of LaGuardia students from every department!
Performances are:
Thursday, 1/30 at 7pm
Friday, 1/31 at 7pm
Saturday, 2/1 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, 2/2 at 2pm
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You dont want to miss LaGuardias annual Rising Stars talent show January 30-February 2! Tickets are $25 and sell out every year so dont miss your opportunity to see the amazing work of LaGuardia students from every department! 
Performances are: 
Thursday, 1/30 at 7pm 
Friday, 1/31 at 7pm
Saturday, 2/1 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, 2/2 at 2pm
https://laguardiahspa.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4588

Monday January 13th, 2020

Come see the incredible work of LaGuardia's dance department at the 2020 Winter Dance Showcase! Performances are:
Friday, January 17: 4:30pm and 7pm
Saturday, January 18: 3pm and 7pm
Tickets are $20/$15 for Students
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Come see the incredible work of LaGuardias dance department at the 2020 Winter Dance Showcase! Performances are:
Friday, January 17: 4:30pm and 7pm
Saturday, January 18: 3pm and 7pm
Tickets are $20/$15 for Students

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Wish I could attend....I’m currently on the opposite coast!!! Good luck to all💎💜

If you really want to see what happens in the LaGuardiaDance Studios you need to see this show. Any middle schooler and their families considering Dance needs to see this- a fantastic sneak peak!!

The best dancers I have ever seen. Seriously.

Thursday January 9th, 2020

Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 7pm - don't miss the winter Semi-Annual Orchestra and Chorus Concert! And check out the gorgeous Semi-Annual Art Exhibit before the concert!

LaGuardia Symphony Orchestra is performing:
Rossini -- William Tell Overture
Rachmaninov -- Symphonic Dances (1st Movement)
Shostakovich -- Symphony No. 5 (Movements 2 & 4)

LaGuardia Senior Chorus is performing:
Palestrina -- Quae est ista
Rachmaninov -- Bogorodistse Djevo from Vespers, Op. 37
Traditional Spiritual -- The Battle of Jericho
Runestad -- A Silence Haunts Me

Both Groups will perform:
Mozart -- Missa Solemnis in C Major, K. 337
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Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 7pm - dont miss the winter Semi-Annual Orchestra and Chorus Concert! And check out the gorgeous Semi-Annual Art Exhibit before the concert!

LaGuardia Symphony Orchestra is performing:
Rossini -- William Tell Overture
Rachmaninov -- Symphonic Dances (1st Movement)
Shostakovich -- Symphony No. 5 (Movements 2 & 4)

LaGuardia Senior Chorus is performing:
Palestrina -- Quae est ista
Rachmaninov -- Bogorodistse Djevo from Vespers, Op. 37
Traditional Spiritual -- The Battle of Jericho
Runestad -- A Silence Haunts Me

Both Groups will perform:
Mozart -- Missa Solemnis in C Major, K. 337

Tuesday January 7th, 2020

Friday, January 10, 4:15-7pm is the opening of the incredible Winter Semi-Annual Art Exhibit with artwork displayed in the lobby, mezzanine, and 2nd floor gallery. Stay after the exhibit for the Semi-Annual Orchestra and Choral Concert at 7pm in the Concert Hall! Tickets available online and at the door. The Semi-Annual Concert will also be Saturday, January 11 at 7pm. A weekend of fabulous LaGuardia culture! Don't miss out! www.laguardiahs.tix.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, January 10, 4:15-7pm is the opening of the incredible Winter Semi-Annual Art Exhibit with artwork displayed in the lobby, mezzanine, and 2nd floor gallery. Stay after the exhibit for the Semi-Annual Orchestra and Choral Concert at 7pm in the Concert Hall! Tickets available online and at the door. The Semi-Annual Concert will also be Saturday, January 11 at 7pm. A weekend of fabulous LaGuardia culture! Dont miss out! http://www.laguardiahs.tix.com/

Sunday January 5th, 2020

Congratulations to Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum - LaG '06) - winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy for "Farewell"!!!
Awkwafina became the first woman of Asian descent to win the award for lead actress in a movie comedy/musical.
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I cried and laughed during the movie. She was so intense and compelling. I purchased this film before seeing it because she was great in Crazy Rich Asians. Awkwafina...the one to watch! Congratulations! They got this one right!.

She’s amazing and wonderful!! Biggest Congratulations to her!! 🎉😍🙌👏👏👏

Well-deserved! A brilliant performance. 🌟

I'm so happy for her!! Proud alum here 🥰

Hearty Congratulations!

Congratulations Awkwafina! 🍾

Awesome! Congratulations!

Fabulous⭐️⭐️

Congratulations

Love this!!!

Very well deserved!

❤👏

❤️❤️❤️😢

Go LaG!

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Sunday January 5th, 2020

Congratulations to Awkwafina (LaG '06) - winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy in "Farewell"!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was an amazing performance. She deserves it!! Yay!

Congrats🎉🎉

Must have seen her in one of the school musicals!

Congrats to Awkwafina!

Congrats 🍾

Very special moment

Wahoo

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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Sunday January 5th, 2020

What a week of performances at LaGuardia! See the music department's musicales Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday January 6, 7, 8 at 5:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $20/$10 students. laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 ... See MoreSee Less

What a week of performances at LaGuardia! See the music departments musicales Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday January 6, 7, 8 at 5:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $20/$10 students.  https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Friday January 3rd, 2020

Today: hundreds of LaGuardia students, alumni, and teachers watching the iconic 1980 film "Fame" after the Alumni & Friends recent alumni reunion! What a treat! Stay tuned for more 'Fame' related events this year at LaGuardia for all to enjoy!
Thank you to the huge supporter of today's LaGuardia students, 'Father Fame' David de Silva, who conceived, developed and produced the MGM motion picture "Fame." David gives thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to 8 LaGuardia seniors. The "Fame" legacy lives on!
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I miss Mr. Strasser, still the best conductor I've ever had the pleasure to play with. Rest in Peace Maestro.

FAME, though shot at Performing Arts and in other authentic locations, was a realistic view of life at the High School of Las Vegas Floor Shows.

So honored to have received the Father Fame award in 2012

I was in the movie as an extra and playing violin in this scene. One fun summer!!

They are still this great!

Karen Wilkins-Mickey we missed this

David de Silva!

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Friday January 3rd, 2020

Today's Alumni & Friends reunion for alumni from 2015-2019! What a fabulous party with incredible music from our alumni jazz band featuring Francisco Haye ('18), Miles Keingstein ('18), Declan Sheehy-Moss ('18), Alex Yoo ('18), Sam Reiss ('19). Every member of this band received a well-deserved financial award from Alumni & Friends while they were students. What a talented crew! ... See MoreSee Less

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Alumni & Friends 4ever!!!🎉

The Diversity????

Friday January 3rd, 2020

What a fantastic time at the Alumni & Friends alumni reunion this afternoon, for graduates from 2015-2019! Over 400 alumni enjoyed live music and snacks, and now they're watching "Fame" in the Little Flower Theater! What a great way to start the new year! Happy 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

What a fantastic time at the Alumni & Friends alumni reunion this afternoon, for graduates from 2015-2019! Over 400 alumni enjoyed live music and snacks, and now theyre watching Fame in the Little Flower Theater! What a great way to start the new year! Happy 2020!

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Such a great event I saw so many teachers! I haven’t seen Fame is so long it was so moving ❤️😊

How fabulous that no former teachers these students had were invited.

How fabulous!!! 🌈🎶⭐️🥀

Wishing all Alumni past, present ,and future a joyous New Year and continued years of music making youtu.be/7OVE6Ge2p5E

Oh what fun!! Jelly!!

Wish i could have gone!!!

Becca Supple Georgia Hahn IMAGE CON TENT

Ayane Nakajima peep yo cute ass

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Tuesday December 17th, 2019

Catch three LaGuardia graduates singing in the Christmas special "Altino Christmas" - Cherisse Williams (LaG '09), Cherissia Williams (LaG '09) and Sheimyrah Mighty (LaG '16) seen in the accompanying photo with The Altino Brothers. The show airs on local Fios channel 43 tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18 at 12 noon and again at 5pm, or you can catch the live stream on BRICartsmedia.org/2.

Photo by Max Sejour Photography
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Catch three LaGuardia graduates singing in the Christmas special Altino Christmas - Cherisse Williams (LaG 09),  Cherissia Williams (LaG 09) and Sheimyrah Mighty (LaG 16)  seen in the accompanying photo with The Altino Brothers. The show airs on local Fios channel 43 tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18 at 12 noon and again at 5pm, or you can catch the live stream on BRICartsmedia.org/2.  

Photo by Max Sejour Photography

Tuesday December 17th, 2019

Daphne Gampel (LaG '15) has produced an oratorio, ABOVE THE NOISE, which will premier at Dixon Place, Saturday, December 21, 2019. This original work explores the intersection of faith, identity, and coming of age through groove-based choral music. The cast features fellow LaG alumni Imani Russell (’14) and Rose Stoller (’15). Tickets available at dixonplace.org ... See MoreSee Less

Daphne Gampel (LaG 15) has produced an oratorio, ABOVE THE NOISE, which will premier at Dixon Place, Saturday, December 21, 2019. This original work explores the intersection of faith, identity, and coming of age through groove-based choral music. The cast features fellow LaG alumni Imani Russell (’14) and Rose Stoller (’15). Tickets available at dixonplace.org

Monday December 16th, 2019

December 18th at 7pm - don't miss the annual Gospel Chorus Holiday Experience!
Priscilla Baskerville, Director;
Samuel Appiah Musical Director & Accompanist.
$20/$15 students.
Tickets available online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 or at the door.
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December 18th at 7pm - dont miss the annual Gospel Chorus Holiday Experience! 
Priscilla Baskerville, Director; 
Samuel Appiah Musical Director & Accompanist. 
$20/$15 students. 
Tickets available online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 or at the door.

Thursday December 5th, 2019

#thankfulthursday We are so thankful for our amazing alumni who come back to share with our students! Thank you to Chaz S Bono (PA/LaG '87) for generously coming to LaGuardia this week and speaking to the students! We are so grateful!
(This photo was shared by Chaz who wrote: "who says you can’t go home again. Spent my afternoon talking to the Drama students, and now I’m heading the student LGBTQ club. I’m so happy to be at my old stomping ground!")
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#thankfulthursday We are so thankful for our amazing alumni who come back to share with our students! Thank you to Chaz S Bono (PA/LaG 87) for generously coming to LaGuardia this week and speaking to the students! We are so grateful! 
(This photo was shared by Chaz who wrote: who says you can’t go home again. Spent my afternoon talking to the Drama students, and now I’m heading the student LGBTQ club. I’m so happy to be at my old stomping ground!)

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The GSA kids were so happy to have such an inspiring role model come talk with them.

Hey Chaz , we graduated together! There’s a show coming up hope to see you there. A few from our year are going!

Awesome!!!!!

I'm flabbergasted! When was he a student?

Had no idea Chaz Bono was a LaGuardia alum!!

Class of 87!!!

Class of ‘87!! YAS!!

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Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

Today is giving Tuesday and we wish to give thanks to our amazing community! Please make sure to give us your up-to-date contact information so you can stay in the loop about events, reunions, free ticket giveaways to LaGuardia performances, and so much more! Please take two minutes to fill out our alumni contact form on giving Tuesday: alumniandfriends.org/connect ... See MoreSee Less

Today is giving Tuesday and we wish to give thanks to our amazing community! Please make sure to give us your up-to-date contact information so you can stay in the loop about events, reunions, free ticket giveaways to LaGuardia performances, and so much more! Please take two minutes to fill out our alumni contact form on giving Tuesday: https://alumniandfriends.org/connect

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

Please join us Friday, December 6 for the opening reception of the fabulous Cultural Art show, curated by the LaGuardia art students. The opening is 4:15-7pm in the 2nd floor art gallery. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us Friday, December 6 for the opening reception of the fabulous Cultural Art show, curated by the LaGuardia art students. The opening is 4:15-7pm in the 2nd floor art gallery. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday November 27th, 2019

Don't miss out! Tickets are almost all sold out to LaGuardia's All-School Musical "Cinderella" so get yours before they're all gone! Opening night is Thursday, December 5.
Tickets are $30: laguardiahspa.org/lagmusical
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Dont miss out! Tickets are almost all sold out to LaGuardias All-School Musical Cinderella so get yours before theyre all gone! Opening night is Thursday, December 5. 
Tickets are $30: laguardiahspa.org/lagmusical

Monday November 25th, 2019

Kick the holiday season off next week with two opportunities to see and hear LaGuardia's vocal students! Monday, December 2nd at 7pm you can catch the Show Choir on the 2nd floor of the Time Warner Center as part of Winter's Eve. On Tuesday, December 3rd they will be performing at Tavern on the Green's tree lighting ceremony, starting at 5pm. Enjoy the sounds of the season! ... See MoreSee Less

Kick the holiday season off next week with two opportunities to see and hear LaGuardias vocal students! Monday, December 2nd at 7pm you can catch the Show Choir on the 2nd floor of the Time Warner Center as part of Winters Eve. On Tuesday, December 3rd they will be performing at Tavern on the Greens tree lighting ceremony, starting at 5pm. Enjoy the sounds of the season!

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Love it .

Weronika Alicja Wojtaszek find us omg

Alison Saporta

Thursday November 21st, 2019

#thankfulthursday
"I can't express how thankful I am to be able to develop the kind of art that I love. Thank you for giving me a chance to challenge myself in ways that will let me explore my passion." - Karen Mogami (LaG '21), recipient of the 2018 Alumni & Friends Julia Pearl Summer Study Scholarship and the 2019 Alumni & Friends Mary and Pablo Frank Art Award.
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education by filling out this form: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/
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#thankfulthursday
I cant express how thankful I am to be able to develop the kind of art that I love. Thank you for giving me a chance to challenge myself in ways that will let me explore my passion. - Karen Mogami (LaG 21), recipient of the 2018 Alumni & Friends Julia Pearl Summer Study Scholarship and the 2019 Alumni & Friends Mary and Pablo Frank Art Award.
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education by filling out this form: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/

Thursday November 21st, 2019

Adrienne S. Witt aka A. Lyric (LaG '98) is a singer/songwriter, actor, poet and spoken word artists from The Bronx. Check out ‘UNSEEN" at Dixon Place, Dec. 16, 2019 - her first foray as playwright, producer and lead actor. Adrienne was most recently seen in the ‘FREE MEEK’ docuseries on Amazon Prime and she also starred in the web series ‘Boughetto.' Monday, December 16, 7:30pm
$17 in advance, $20 at the door; Students/Seniors/idNYC
$15 in advance, $17 at the door
dixonplace.org/performances/unseen-12-16-2019/
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Adrienne S. Witt aka A. Lyric (LaG 98) is a singer/songwriter, actor, poet and spoken word artists from The Bronx. Check out ‘UNSEEN at Dixon Place, Dec. 16, 2019 - her first foray as playwright, producer and lead actor. Adrienne was most recently seen in the ‘FREE MEEK’ docuseries on Amazon Prime and she also starred in the web series ‘Boughetto. Monday, December 16, 7:30pm
$17 in advance, $20 at the door; Students/Seniors/idNYC
$15 in advance, $17 at the door
http://dixonplace.org/performances/unseen-12-16-2019/

Friday November 15th, 2019

Come to LaGuardia this afternoon for the opening reception of the Student Art Show! The Student Art Show was also curated by the talented LaGuardia art students. Hope to see you in the gallery! ... See MoreSee Less

Come to LaGuardia this afternoon for the opening reception of the Student Art Show! The Student Art Show was also curated by the talented LaGuardia art students. Hope to see you in the gallery!

Friday November 15th, 2019

Congratulations to Esai Morales (PA '80) for receiving the 2019 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) Lifetime Achievement Award!
iprhff.org/2019-lifetime-achievement-award/
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Congratulations to Esai Morales (PA 80) for receiving the 2019 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF) Lifetime Achievement Award!
http://iprhff.org/2019-lifetime-achievement-award/

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Yes my friend well deserved and so happy to have been there for La Bamba. What a memorable time that was ❤️

Jorge Castillo from How to get away with Murder went to Laguardia!?! Amazing

Oh my god! Deathstroke from Titans went to Lag???

Congratulations Esai 🎉👋🏽👍🏽🌺😍

Wednesday November 13th, 2019

The alumni reunion is 7 months away! If you're from a class ending in "0" or "5" (1970, 1995, etc.) and you did NOT receive an email about the reunion in June 2020, that means we do not have your contact information. Please take a minute to fill out our alumni update form at: alumniandfriends.org/connect
Thank you and hope to see you at the reunion in June 2020!
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The alumni reunion is 7 months away! If youre from a class ending in 0 or 5 (1970, 1995, etc.) and you did NOT receive an email about the reunion in June 2020, that means we do not have your contact information. Please take a minute to fill out our alumni update form at: alumniandfriends.org/connect    
Thank you and hope to see you at the reunion in June 2020!

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Yamani Da Silva

Tuesday November 12th, 2019

Tonight! The LaGuardia Choral Concert at Riverside Church! Tuesday, November 12th, 7pm, at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive at 121st Street. The concert features the Senior Chorus, Women's Chorus, Mixed Chorus and Girl's Chorus. Tickets are available only at the door. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy Mcclure This

Will Weaver

Memories

Thursday November 7th, 2019

#thankfulthursday
We are thankful for our amazing community of alumni and we are so excited for the 2020 Alumni & Friends Reunion! Please save the date: June 12-13, 2020! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/
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#thankfulthursday
We are thankful for our amazing community of alumni and we are so excited for the 2020 Alumni & Friends Reunion! Please save the date: June 12-13, 2020! https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

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looking forward to this! the last one was wonderful!

TALENT SPRINGS ETERNAL IN THE FAME SCHOOL IN GROUNDBREAKING MYSTICAL MUSICAL AUDIOBOOK. HEAR IT HERE IN 2 ACTS www.famenetwork.com JOIN 30,000+LIKES

Friday November 1st, 2019

Thank you Jennifer Anison (PA/LaG '87) for your shoutout to PA and LaGuardia on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week! See the clip at 4 minutes into the video. We are LaG/PA/MA proud! ... See MoreSee Less

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I remember her so well. Too funny about Jackson Hole- they had the best burgers!

PA. That was my school too. Yeah

Lisa Heller Lesser Gina Spagnuolo Principato Joan Noll Melissa Melnick Alexander Virga

PA strong forever!!!

Thursday October 31st, 2019

Congratulations to Ellenore Scott (LaG '08), who is the choreographer for the off-Broadway production of "Little Shop of Horrors!"
www.broadway.com/shows/little-shop-horrors/
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Congratulations to Ellenore Scott (LaG 08), who is the choreographer for the off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors! 
https://www.broadway.com/shows/little-shop-horrors/

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She did a fantastic job!

And it’s phenomenal

Monday October 28th, 2019

Look who Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School invited to LaGuardia! Thank you to Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome (LaG '15) for giving back to LaGuardia and coming to speak to students today! What an inspiration! With Lee Lobenhofer #lagislove! ... See MoreSee Less

Look who Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School invited to LaGuardia! Thank you to Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome (LaG 15) for giving back to LaGuardia and coming to speak to students today! What an inspiration! With Lee Lobenhofer #LaGisLove!

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Please come back next year for Class of 2021, Jharrel Jerome!! 💜

Of course he would return to mentor the students!! That’s the kind of person he is. Pay it forward.

Abundant in Talent and Character! Blessings the way of Jharrel Jerome and students he affirmed and inspired. 💛

So glad to see this I can’t imagine what he shared but would love to see a recap or footage

My daughter Kaÿ Marïe was there to experience his visit!!! She was beyond inspired and elated!!!

❤️

Lee Lobenhofer

Gina Florentino nice to see him staying connected to our school!

🌺❤️🌺

Angelo Valerio did you see him??

how cool

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Friday October 25th, 2019

The LaGuardia All-School Musical this year is "Cinderella." Don't miss this magical opportunity to see these talented students in action! The show is double-cast - to purchase tickets and to see the split cast list, see laguardiahspa.org/lagmusical
All tickets are $30 plus fees.
They are expecting a sold-out run, so purchase your tickets soon!
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The LaGuardia All-School Musical this year is Cinderella. Dont miss this magical opportunity to see these talented students in action! The show is double-cast - to purchase tickets and to see the split cast list, see laguardiahspa.org/lagmusical 
All tickets are $30 plus fees. 
They are expecting a sold-out run, so purchase your tickets soon!

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Cinderella is depicted as a woman of color! This is PostMars LaGuardia? The school is “goin’ in with change”!!! I hope we continue to see diversity rise!!!

Is this Grace???

Lynn Shapiro

Jordan Henry Powell Moran

Friday October 25th, 2019

TONIGHT! Friday, October 25, 2019, 7pm. Come to the first fabulous performance of the school year! The Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Band, one night only! Tickets at the door: $15 students/$20 adults. ... See MoreSee Less

TONIGHT! Friday, October 25, 2019, 7pm. Come to the first fabulous performance of the school year! The Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Band, one night only! Tickets at the door: $15 students/$20 adults.

Friday October 25th, 2019

EXTRA EXTRA read all about it! We are thrilled that Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos is officially LaGuardia's new principal! ... See MoreSee Less

EXTRA EXTRA read all about it! We are thrilled that Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos is officially LaGuardias new principal!

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Three cheers for Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos, for the fiercely determined LaGuardia students, faculty, parents & alums who fought for long overdue regime change — and for Vivian Orlen, who listened.

Ms. Vasconcelos was the principal of my daughter’s high school before going to LaG. She’s a great principal and is missed. I’m glad to see that you guys realize what you’re getting with her.

The Community of artists created positive change without violence! A model for all types of communities...this is the kind fo ensemble work that will save our country, and their future. Bravo!

I knew it! Had a feeling this would happen.

Congrats to LaGuardia students, teachers and alumni who were persistent over the years to make change happen and to save the arts at an arts school! Who would have thought!

Congratulations. Very excited to hear you got the right person to head this amazing prestigious school .

We are so happy and excited about the new direction our school is heading and there is no better person to lead the way.

Thrilled! Thank you!

Yayaya!! Congratulations

This is great news

Fantastic news

Prayers up!...All around!

Fantastic!

Sandy Faison good?

Natalia J. Donofrio

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Monday October 21st, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 come to the first fabulous performance of the school year! The Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Band, one night only! 7pm in the Little Flower Theater. Tickets at the door: $15 students/$20 adults. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, October 25, 2019 come to the first fabulous performance of the school year! The Symphonic Band and Senior Jazz Band, one night only! 7pm in the Little Flower Theater. Tickets at the door: $15 students/$20 adults.

Monday October 21st, 2019

If you're from a class ending in "0" or "5" (1970, 1995, etc.) and you did NOT receive an email about the reunion in June 2020, that means we do not have your contact information. Please take a minute to fill out our alumni update form at: alumniandfriends.org/connect ... See MoreSee Less

If youre from a class ending in 0 or 5 (1970, 1995, etc.) and you did NOT receive an email about the reunion in June 2020, that means we do not have your contact information. Please take a minute to fill out our alumni update form at: https://alumniandfriends.org/connect

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Class of 1960! Upcoming 60th reunion!

Charlotte Vincent 👋🏽

Monday October 21st, 2019

Tonight, October 21, 8:30pm, catch alto saxophonist Justin Robinson (LaG '87) at Nublu (151 Avenue C) playing with the Danton Boller Trio - with Willie Jones III on drums and Danton Boller on bass. These three were part of the legendary Roy Hargrove Quintet. nublu.net/program151 ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight, October 21, 8:30pm, catch alto saxophonist Justin Robinson (LaG 87) at Nublu (151 Avenue C) playing with the Danton Boller Trio - with Willie Jones III on drums and Danton Boller on bass. These three were part of the legendary Roy Hargrove Quintet. http://nublu.net/program151

Friday October 18th, 2019

SAVE THE DATE‼️JUNE 13, 2020‼️
For LaGuardia, Music & Art and Performing Arts alumni!
Reunion 2020 will be on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 1pm to 11pm. For more details, stay tuned to alumniandfriends.org/reunions
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SAVE THE DATE‼️JUNE 13, 2020‼️
For LaGuardia, Music & Art and Performing Arts alumni! 
Reunion 2020 will be on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 1pm to 11pm. For more details, stay tuned to https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions

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Class of 1976

If 2020 is your reunion year I highly recommend that you attend. It will be a magical day full of love. You will be so happy that you decided to go!! 💖🤩😉 #LaG4Life #LaGLuv

Unfortunately, I don't graduate until the 30th of June so I won't be able to make it... Maybe I will FaceTime in. Hahaha

The Reunion this past June was AWESOME - Classes ending in 9 and 4. I had a GREAT time!! Enjoy the 2020 Reunion!

Sounds good. Hope to see what the activities are going to be like before I make a decision. Got to be accessible for me. But I sure would like to see some old friends from back in the day.

Wish they had this much enthusiasm for 90 & 94. Tgsts gotta change

Class of 1980! Can’t wait!

'85! Whohoo!!!

Yay.

2000!

Kalin Ellison Julia Carmel maybe we can finally hang out

Madi Chassin soooo we out?

Nicole Teck our first reunion lol

So excited!!!

Iryna Stashuk did we missed ours last year

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Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Check out the amazing annual LaGuardia faculty art show! Friday, October 18, 4:15-7pm in the LaGuardia Art Gallery. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the amazing annual LaGuardia faculty art show! Friday, October 18, 4:15-7pm in the LaGuardia Art Gallery.

Friday October 11th, 2019

Look who came to visit Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School yesterday with his lovely family - Wesley Snipes, PA '80! We gave him a tour of the school and he reminisced while looking at yearbooks in the Alumni & Friends office!
(We have copies of all M&A, PA, and LaGuardia yearbooks.)
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Look who came to visit Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School yesterday with his lovely family - Wesley Snipes, PA 80! We gave him a tour of the school and he reminisced while looking at yearbooks in the Alumni & Friends office! 
(We have copies of all M&A, PA, and LaGuardia yearbooks.)

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Wesley was a good student in my sophomore class. Then his family moved to Florida. So technically he didn'

Well, now he’s got no excuse for not showing up at next year’s reunion.

t graduate from PA. But neither did Al Pacino who had to leave school to make money for his family. But when Al visited my class he shared that he did the same exercises in his class that we were still using in ours. Tradition!

Lol, I’m beginning to wonder who, (in the arts) didn’t go to LaGuardia, PA or M&A...

Hooray fellow alumni⭐️⭐️

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I'm impressed. Nice that he didn't forget where IT ALLLL STARTED.

I love this picture thank you for sharing 😍

That’s so cool! Big fan of his.

I did not know he was an Alum!

I thought I saw him hanging out at M&A. Someone told me he use to hang!

I am a very big fan of his. Never miss his movies!

Post the yearbook pic!

Hi classmate 👍🏽👋🏼looking good brother 😍😄

Cool.

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Yaaassss!!!

Cool. So how do you visit anyway?

Fantastic!

Wow!! My year!

👍👍👍

I love Wesley!

Hip

Cool

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Thursday October 10th, 2019

#thankfulthursday
Thank you to John Cappelletti (Performing Arts and LaGuardia theater teacher from 1968-1992) for establishing the Alumni & Friends John Cappelletti Fund for Teachers of Acting. This Fund provides an annual award to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career teaching acting. Read the heartfelt thanks from the 2019 recipient, Molly Walsh.
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education by filling out this form: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/

Donate to the Alumni & Friends John Cappelletti Fund here: alumniandfriends.org/fund/john-cappelletti-fund-for-a-future-teacher-of-acting/
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#thankfulthursday
Thank you to John Cappelletti (Performing Arts and LaGuardia theater teacher from 1968-1992) for establishing the Alumni & Friends John Cappelletti Fund for Teachers of Acting. This Fund provides an annual award to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a career teaching acting. Read the heartfelt thanks from the 2019 recipient, Molly Walsh.
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education by filling out this form: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/

Donate to the Alumni & Friends John Cappelletti Fund here: https://alumniandfriends.org/fund/john-cappelletti-fund-for-a-future-teacher-of-acting/

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John Cappelletti! The memories of this wonderful teacher! Thank you Mr Cappelleti wherever you might be! Elizabeth Kourtesis graduate 1975 !

Blessings to John Cappelletti who met me at the door to my LaGuardia teaching career, and congrats to Molly Walsh my acting student!! A multi-generational gift that will continue giving.

Monday October 7th, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN AUDITIONS! Open Call in New York on Sunday, October 20th (male roles), and November 10th (female roles) for the teen roles. If unable to attend the audition, please submit via the show website: dearevanhansen.com/auditions-submission/ ... See MoreSee Less

DEAR EVAN HANSEN AUDITIONS! Open Call in New York on Sunday, October 20th (male roles), and November 10th (female roles) for the teen roles. If unable to attend the audition, please submit via the show website: dearevanhansen.com/auditions-submission/

Thursday October 3rd, 2019

#thankfulthursday
"What could be more special than attending a school devoted to wisdom and the arts?" - Stephen Jablonsky (M&A '58)
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education and read why others are thankful: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/
(Artwork by Hyojee Choi, recipient of the 2019 Stephen Jablonsky Art Award)
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#thankfulthursday 
What could be more special than attending a school devoted to wisdom and the arts? - Stephen Jablonsky (M&A 58)
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education and read why others are thankful: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/
(Artwork by Hyojee Choi, recipient of the 2019 Stephen Jablonsky Art Award)

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Musically, I had the time of my life at M&A. I played in senior orchestra under Isidore Russ, studied composition with Mark Lawner, and learned to conduct as well. I attended a school with well behaved, bright, and talented peers some of whom were in the drama class with me when we performed Henry V.

Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

Join drummer Marcello Pellitteri, David Gilmore, Tim Ries, Donny McCaslin, and a host of amazing musicians at Birdland on Sunday, October 6, 5:30pm for the annual benefit concert to support the Alumni & Friends Veronica Pellitterri (LaG '09) Memorial Fund.
www.birdlandjazz.com/e/marcello-pellitteri-in-a-benefit-for-the-veronica-pellitteri-memorial-fund...
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Join drummer Marcello Pellitteri, David Gilmore, Tim Ries, Donny McCaslin, and a host of amazing musicians at Birdland on Sunday, October 6, 5:30pm for the annual benefit concert to support the Alumni & Friends Veronica Pellitterri (LaG 09) Memorial Fund. 
https://www.birdlandjazz.com/e/marcello-pellitteri-in-a-benefit-for-the-veronica-pellitteri-memorial-fund-66585094811/

Thursday September 26th, 2019

#thankfulthursday
"I am thankful for my arts education at the High School of Music & Art (class of 1967) because it provided me a place to explore, and encouraged creativity while allowing me to witness art being made in sights and sounds around me! It was a place that was a glimpse of my life and lifelong friendships that endure today."
- Dee Bronstein Urban, M&A '67
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education and read why others are thankful: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/
(Artwork by Georgia Carbone, LaG '20)
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#thankfulthursday
I am thankful for my arts education at the High School of Music & Art (class of 1967) because it provided me a place to explore, and encouraged creativity while allowing me to witness art being made in sights and sounds around me! It was a place that was a glimpse of my life and lifelong friendships that endure today.
- Dee Bronstein Urban, M&A 67
Tell us why YOU are thankful for your FREE public school arts education and read why others are thankful: alumniandfriends.org/thankful/
(Artwork by Georgia Carbone, LaG 20)

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Still painting at 90. Wonderful Education and an opportunity to study Art in a great setting. In addition, our studies covered many aspects of life. I consider myself very fortunate to have been selected to attend that magnificent school so long ago. Incidentally, an old Music and Art friend found me on Facebook after not seeing each other for 72 years.

Right there with ya, Dee... We are BOTH so lucky to have had this wonderful exposure to so many special people...

Dee Bronstein Urban, why not post this on our M&A class of 1967 page? 🤗