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Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Next weekend at LaGuardia (May 30-June 2) will be amazing! You can see both the Graduation Dance Concert and the Spring Drama Festival's Musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona."
June 7 and 8 is the Semi-Annual Art Show and Orchestra and Choral Concert.
Tickets are available online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Next weekend at LaGuardia (May 30-June 2) will be amazing! You can see both the Graduation Dance Concert and the Spring Drama Festivals Musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.
June 7 and 8 is the Semi-Annual Art Show and Orchestra and Choral Concert. 
Tickets are available online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

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Can’t wait to see Two Gentlemen - my son is in it We will both be alumni soon!!!

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

GET YOUR REUNION TICKETS - DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 24. Don't miss this amazing weekend of fun!
alumniandfriends.org/reunions/
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GET YOUR REUNION TICKETS - DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 24. Dont miss this amazing weekend of fun!
https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Don't miss the LaGuardia Graduation Dance Concert Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 5pm
Featuring Bob Fosse's "Sing, Sing, Sing" with live accompaniment by the LaGuardia Senior Jazz Band! And works by Arthur Mitchell, Darshan Bhuller, Blakeley White-McGuire, Chanel DaSilva, and Joey Smith.
Tickets available online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Dont miss the LaGuardia Graduation Dance Concert Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 5pm
Featuring Bob Fosses Sing, Sing, Sing with live accompaniment by the LaGuardia Senior Jazz Band! And works by Arthur Mitchell, Darshan Bhuller, Blakeley White-McGuire, Chanel DaSilva, and Joey Smith. 
Tickets available online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Get your tickets to the wonderful LaGuardia Spring Drama Festival's Musical Production: "Two Gentlemen of Verona," directed by Robert Krausz:
Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 2pm
Tickets are available online at: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Get your tickets to the wonderful LaGuardia Spring Drama Festivals Musical Production: Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Robert Krausz:
Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm
Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2 at 2pm
Tickets are available online at: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Monday May 6th, 2019

Watch a wonderful sample of last week's LaGuardia Spring Musicale Series: Operetta/Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra "Brindisi Chorus" from La Traviata (Verdi) Alfredo and Violetta.
www.facebook.com/LaGPA/videos/405298800048969/

LaGuardia Arts H.S. Parents Association
LaGuardia Spring Musicale Series: Operetta/Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra "Brindisi Chorus" from La Traviata (Verdi) Alfredo and Violetta
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Marvelous memories

Lovely! I'll drink to that.

I loved high school.

Monday May 6th, 2019

Last week's Gospel Choir concert at LaGuardia was amazing! Enjoy this video highlight of the concert, and come back and see a show at LaGuardia! www.facebook.com/LaGPA/videos/331658024128520/ ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Our alumni are all over the 2019 Tony Awards! Congratulations to Lilli Cooper (LaG '08) for her Best Featured Actress nomination for "Tootsie," which received 11 nominations! LaG parent Paula Leggett Chase is also in the ensemble.
Congratulations to Camille A. Brown (LaG '97) for receiving a nomination for choreography for "Choir Boy."
Congratulations to Ben Perowsky (M&A '84) - drummer for "Hadestown," which received 14 nominations!
And congratulations to Margot Astrachan (M&A '56 and Alumni & Friends board member) one of the producers of "The Prom," which received 7 nominations!
Did we miss anyone? If so, pass along in the comments or to info@alumniandfriends.org

www.tonyawards.com/nominees/
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Our alumni are all over the 2019 Tony Awards! Congratulations to Lilli Cooper (LaG 08) for her Best Featured Actress nomination for Tootsie, which received 11 nominations! LaG parent Paula Leggett Chase is also in the ensemble.
Congratulations to Camille A. Brown (LaG 97) for receiving a nomination for choreography for Choir Boy.
Congratulations to Ben Perowsky (M&A 84) - drummer for Hadestown, which received 14 nominations! 
And congratulations to Margot Astrachan (M&A 56 and Alumni & Friends board member) one of the producers of The Prom, which received 7 nominations! 
Did we miss anyone? If so, pass along in the comments or to info@alumniandfriends.org

https://www.tonyawards.com/nominees/

Monday April 29th, 2019

Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm is the amazing New Music Ensemble directed by Robert Apostle, and the Symphonic Band conducted by Dr. Richard Titone. Tickets are available online for the next couple of days and then will be available at the door; $20/$15 students. laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699 ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm is the amazing New Music Ensemble directed by Robert Apostle, and the Symphonic Band conducted by Dr. Richard Titone. Tickets are available online for the next couple of days and then will be available at the door; $20/$15 students.  https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Saturday April 27th, 2019

Four nights of amazing music at LaGuardia this week!
Spring Musicales: April 29 at 6pm and April 30 at 6pm
Gospel Choir Spring Concert: May 1 at 7:30pm
New Music Singers/Symphonic Band: May 3 at 7:30pm
Tickets available at the door.
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Four nights of amazing music at LaGuardia this week! 
Spring Musicales: April 29 at 6pm and April 30 at 6pm
Gospel Choir Spring Concert: May 1 at 7:30pm
New Music Singers/Symphonic Band: May 3 at 7:30pm 
Tickets available at the door.

Thursday April 25th, 2019

Get your tickets to Reunion 2019!!
Friday, June 7, 5-7pm at the former M&A "Castle on the Hill" and Saturday, June 8 at LaGuardia. Enjoy a weekend you'll never forget! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/
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Get your tickets to Reunion 2019!! 
Friday, June 7, 5-7pm at the former M&A Castle on the Hill and Saturday, June 8 at LaGuardia. Enjoy a weekend youll never forget! https://alumniandfriends.org/reunions/

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I graduated in 67.

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

KISS guitarist and M&A '70 art major Paul Stanley discusses his birth defect, saying "I was born deaf on my right side ... I had what's called a Microtia, which is basically not having an ear." The legendary rock band is now in the midst of their farewell tour.

www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6947881/KISS-guitarist-Paul-Stanley-shares-physical-deformi...

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley shares that he has a physical deformity
'I wasn't very socially adept and when you have something physical that sets you apart from people it makes you really a target of unrelenting scrutiny and sometimes ridicule,' he confessed.
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Patrick Emery, Paul Stanley is a graduate of my high school. 👍🏻 Great article. Maybe Emery would find it interesting. 😀

Didn’t know a member of KISS was an alum.

Great show—- saw them at Nassau!

Thursday April 18th, 2019

So many wonderful shows springing up at LaGuardia!
Spring Musicales: April 29 at 6pm and April 30 at 6pm
Gospel Choir Spring Concert: May 1 at 7:30pm
New Music Singers/Symphonic Band: May 3 at 7:30pm

Tickets available online and at the door:
laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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So many wonderful shows springing up at LaGuardia!
Spring Musicales: April 29 at 6pm and April 30 at 6pm
Gospel Choir Spring Concert: May 1 at 7:30pm
New Music Singers/Symphonic Band: May 3 at 7:30pm 

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

Thursday April 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Adriel Flete (LaG '16), who was cast as a 'Shark' in Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of "West Side Story." He recently finished the national tour of "On Your Feet" - The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Adriel Flete (LaG 16), who was cast as a Shark in Steven Spielbergs upcoming remake of West Side Story. He recently finished the national tour of On Your Feet - The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical.

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Fabulous. So proud.

Congratulations

Congratulations 🎈🎊🍾🎉

Congratulations

Congratulations 🍾🎉

Brake a leg Adriel

Congrats!!

Awesome!!!!

Hometown hero!!!!!

When does he start? I want to get tickets!!

Whooee! Adriel!!

He's The Best!!!!!!!!

BRAVO, Bravo !

You ok?

Superstar!

Thursday April 18th, 2019

Congratulations to M&A '82 alumna Lynn Nottage, who is on Time Magazine's list of most influential New Yorkers of 2019. Nottage is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient.
www.crainsnewyork.com/news/new-yorkers-times-list-most-influential-people-2019
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Congratulations to M&A 82 alumna Lynn Nottage, who is on Time Magazines list of most influential New Yorkers of 2019. Nottage is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. 
https://www.crainsnewyork.com/news/new-yorkers-times-list-most-influential-people-2019

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Congratulations to Lynn

M&A Proud!! Congratulations.🎼🎨

Congrats Lynn

Brava! M&A4EVER...

Brava! M&A4EVER...

Congrats !

Congrats! M&A4EVER!

Would never be covered by the news

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😊

Brava!

Bravo 👏!

Friday April 12th, 2019

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Photo booth from Reunion 2018 @ LaGuardia

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Hi My name is Charlene Michelle Biton , I am a Alumni I graduated Theatre Department Class if 1998- LaGuardia Arts please add my face book for my friends! Thank you 🙂 happy blessed Passover and Easter Holiday !!

Friday April 12th, 2019

Planning a trip to NYC this June? Coming to the reunion and need a hotel?

Alumni & Friends has reserved a block of rooms at the EMPIRE HOTEL, across the street from Lincoln Center on West 63rd Street. If you are planning to be in town any night between June 5th and June 11th, we hope you can take advantage of these discounted hotel rates at a very well located hotel!

For more details go to:
alumniandfriends.org/2019-reunion-hotel/
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Planning a trip to NYC this June? Coming to the reunion and need a hotel?

Alumni & Friends has reserved a block of rooms at the EMPIRE HOTEL, across the street from Lincoln Center on West 63rd Street. If you are planning to be in town any night between June 5th and June 11th, we hope you can take advantage of these discounted hotel rates at a very well located hotel!

For more details go to:
https://alumniandfriends.org/2019-reunion-hotel/

Friday April 12th, 2019

Spring is in the air and the LaGuardia Spring Musicales are here!
April 15 at 6pm
April 29 at 6pm
April 30 at 6pm.
Tickets available online and at the door: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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Spring is in the air and the LaGuardia Spring Musicales are here! 
April 15 at 6pm
April 29 at 6pm
April 30 at 6pm. 
Tickets available online and at the door: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Friday April 12th, 2019

Last night was opening night of LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival #2, "Pride and Prejudice," in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theater!
Remaining performances of this amazing show are:
Friday, April 12: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13: 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 2pm

Tickets are available at the door: $25/$15 students.
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Last night was opening night of LaGuardias Spring Drama Festival #2, Pride and Prejudice, in LaGuardias Little Flower Theater!
Remaining performances of this amazing show are: 
Friday, April 12: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13: 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 2pm

Tickets are available at the door: $25/$15 students.

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Hey Jason O'Connell! Look at this: my students are performing your partner’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice! Small world!

Monday April 8th, 2019

A wonderful profile on LaG '96 alumnus Vadim Karpinos, Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
"My parents immigrated to the United States as political refugees when I was in the 7th grade. Most of our luggage was a xylophone that my father had sawed in half to fit in the suitcase and a drum set. We moved to Brooklyn with those instruments and 400 dollars."Vadim Karpinos - Assistant Principal Timpani

I was 3 when I first noticed the percussion. I was sitting next to the small band at the circus and I spotted the drummer. I wanted to be just like him so my father created a tiny drum set out of an ironing board and some tin cans. In my free time, I played along with the Beatles and ‪ABBA‬ recordings next to our reel to reel player.

Unfortunately, I was deemed "too short" to play the percussion by the local Ukrainian music schools but one teacher took an interest in me. My father built a box for me so I could reach the instruments. Although he had no musical training, he sat with me at every lesson and copied the sheet music by hand. I dedicated every free minute to practicing and I began winning numerous competitions.

My parents immigrated to the United States as political refugees when I was in the 7th grade. Most of our luggage was a xylophone that my father had sawed in half to fit in the suitcase and a drum set. We moved to Brooklyn with those instruments and 400 dollars. I'm so grateful for all the support I have received from my family, teachers, and friends.

2nd photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

#csomusicians
#standwithyourmusicians
#talenttakeswork
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A wonderful profile on LaG 96 alumnus Vadim Karpinos, Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 
My parents immigrated to the United States as political refugees when I was in the 7th grade. Most of our luggage was a xylophone that my father had sawed in half to fit in the suitcase and a drum set. We moved to Brooklyn with those instruments and 400 dollars.

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So proud of my friend and fellow classmate!

Wonderful story. Wonderful family!!

Thursday April 4th, 2019

Tickets are on sale for LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival #2, "Pride and Prejudice" in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theater!
Performances are:
Thursday, April 11: 7:30pm
Friday, April 12: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13: 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 2pm

Tickets are $25/$15 students: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Don't miss it!
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Tickets are on sale for LaGuardias Spring Drama Festival #2, Pride and Prejudice in LaGuardias Little Flower Theater!
Performances are: 
Thursday, April 11: 7:30pm
Friday, April 12: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13: 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14: 2pm

Tickets are $25/$15 students: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

Dont miss it!

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Can’t wait! I heard it’s one of the best SDF’s ever! Saturday night’s (April 13) tickets are going fast!

Thursday April 4th, 2019

This Friday, April 5, enjoy Senior Art Show #3! Artwork will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm.
Then stay for LaGuardia's Concerto Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets will be available at the door, $20/$15 students. What a great way to spend a Friday night!
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This Friday, April 5, enjoy Senior Art Show #3! Artwork will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm. 
Then stay for LaGuardias Concerto Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets will be available at the door, $20/$15 students. What a great way to spend a Friday night!

Monday April 1st, 2019

This Friday, April 5 come see the work of our amazing art and music students! For Senior Art Show #3, artwork will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm.
Then stay for LaGuardia's Concerto Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets will be available at the door, $20/$15 students.
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This Friday, April 5 come see the work of our amazing art and music students! For Senior Art Show #3, artwork will be displayed in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery, and 7th floor showcases, from 4:15-7pm. 
Then stay for LaGuardias Concerto Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets will be available at the door, $20/$15 students.

Friday March 29th, 2019

Our alumni are sprouting up everywhere! The New York Botanical Garden just named the new Vanda hybrid orchid after LaG '06 alumna Nora Lum - aka Awkwafina!

Vanda Awkwafina is the first orchid NYBG has ever named after a public figure, and is on display in NYBG’s "The Orchid Show: Singapore Exhibition." The orchid Vanda Awkwafina will be on display through April 28, 2019.

Awkwafina says, "One of my first memories ever is of my mom taking me to NYBG. I'm truly honored."

www.nybg.org/event/the-orchid-show/orchid-conservation/
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Our alumni are sprouting up everywhere! The New York Botanical Garden just named the new Vanda hybrid orchid after LaG 06 alumna Nora Lum - aka Awkwafina!

Vanda Awkwafina is the first orchid NYBG has ever named after a public figure, and is on display in NYBG’s The Orchid Show: Singapore Exhibition. The orchid Vanda Awkwafina will be on display through April 28, 2019.

Awkwafina says, One of my first memories ever is of my mom taking me to NYBG. Im truly honored.  
 
https://www.nybg.org/event/the-orchid-show/orchid-conservation/

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YAY Awkwafina !

Marie Rosenberg I need to get a cool photo shoot so I can look as good. Maybe after I die. I will be famous.

👏👏

Donna Steffen - Tell Nora.

Friday March 29th, 2019

Alaysha Fox, LaG '09, will be competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Finals this Sunday, March 31st! The Met Opera's National Council has launched the careers of many young opera stars. The Grand Finals Concert is open to the general public, so get your tickets and cheer on Alaysha!

www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-gala/national-council-auditions-grand-finals-concert/
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Alaysha Fox, LaG 09, will be competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Finals this Sunday, March 31st! The Met Operas National Council has launched the careers of many young opera stars. The Grand Finals Concert is open to the general public, so get your tickets and cheer on Alaysha!

https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-gala/national-council-auditions-grand-finals-concert/

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Congratulations to Alaysha

Remember - You have LaGuardia H.S. of Music & the Arts CHEERING YOU ON - Best Wishes !

Sending her a prayer today, Joan-marie Zimmerman!!!

So happy for Alaysha who (with A&F assistance) studied with M&A alumna Catherine Malfitano at MSM!

Break a leg!!!!

MY PRIVATE VOICE STUUUUUUUUDENT FOR THREE YEARS !!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, GIRL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Congrats!

Thursday March 28th, 2019

So many great shows coming up at LaGuardia!
Friday, April 5th: Concerto Concert, 7:30pm and Senior Art Show #4 Opens
Tuesday, April 9th: Show Choir, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 11th thru Sunday, April 14th: Spring Drama Festival #2 - "Pride & Prejudice"
Get your tickets today: laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699
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So many great shows coming up at LaGuardia! 
Friday, April 5th: Concerto Concert, 7:30pm and Senior Art Show #4 Opens
Tuesday, April 9th: Show Choir, 7:30pm
Thursday, April 11th thru Sunday, April 14th: Spring Drama Festival #2 - Pride & Prejudice
Get your tickets today: https://laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699

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Grace Wiederhold we out???

Wednesday March 27th, 2019

For those in the Cleveland area, check out PA '87 alumnus Carl Anthony Payne doing stand up comedy at Cleveland Improv, 1148 Main Ave., March 28-30.
An actor, producer, and director, comedian Carl Payne originally studied at the First All Children's Theater, a respected off-Broadway repertory theater company. He later attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. He'd subsequently get his big break when he landed the role of Theo Huxtable's best friend "Cockroach" on 'The Cosby Show.'
clevelandimprov.com.
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For those in the Cleveland area, check out PA 87 alumnus Carl Anthony Payne doing stand up comedy at Cleveland Improv, 1148 Main Ave., March 28-30. 
An actor, producer, and director, comedian Carl Payne originally studied at the First All Childrens Theater, a respected off-Broadway repertory theater company. He later attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. Hed subsequently get his big break when he landed the role of Theo Huxtables best friend Cockroach on The Cosby Show. 
clevelandimprov.com.

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Congrats carl!

so proud of him - I got to take a picture with him during my 1st year when he came back to visit...I should find it a post it here 😊

Nice guy... graduated a year before him!

You better work lil bro!

Wednesday March 27th, 2019

Add to your reading list! Check out the new autobiography: "Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir" written by Performing Arts '60 alumna Bettijane Sills, former New York City Ballet soloist and professor of dance at SUNY Purchase, and Elizabeth McPherson, parent of two LaGuardia students and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and coordinator of the BA and MFA in dance at Montclair State University.
upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056258
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Add to your reading list! Check out the new autobiography: Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir written by Performing Arts 60 alumna Bettijane Sills, former New York City Ballet soloist and professor of dance at SUNY Purchase, and Elizabeth McPherson, parent of two LaGuardia students and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and coordinator of the BA and MFA in dance at Montclair State University. 
https://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056258

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Can’t wait to receive my copy. BJ a wonderful person a wonderful dancer.

So blessed to be in his company!

Bettijane and I are being interviewed on the Leonard Lopate show, WBAI, 95.5fm on Friday, March 29 at 1pm!

Buying your book , gotta wemrite my book. Arthur Mitchell, first children

Thursday March 21st, 2019

Here is a sample of the LaGuardia Choral Concert this past Tuesday at Riverside Church! Glorious!

LaGuardia Arts H.S. Parents Association
Here are the raw ingredients of our utopia. Oh! I wish that the days and nights of adults in this LaGuardia universe would be spent striving only to create the best environment, the best world and the best future forthese gems! How I love LaG kids. Always and forever. Ms. Jana Ballard is a magician... In my eyes she is practically a deity...
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I grew up two blocks away. The Church was always there since I can remember. Went for a school trip to the bell towers. I will never forget the experience

Real talk I miss this way too much. We need to start an all LaG post-grad senior chorus haha Jana Ballard

BRAVO!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

So proud!!🎼🥀

Hmmmm 🤔

Thursday March 21st, 2019

Tonight is opening night of LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival production of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" in LaGuardia's Little Flower Theatre! The show is directed by LaGuardia '94 alumnus Jonathan Davidson! Come and enjoy!

Tickets are available at the door, $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
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Tonight is opening night of LaGuardias Spring Drama Festival production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot in LaGuardias Little Flower Theatre! The show is directed by LaGuardia 94 alumnus Jonathan Davidson! Come and enjoy!

Tickets are available at the door, $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

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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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.

Go M&A🍄🧚‍♀️🎶

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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Wow! Congrats!

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.

Yeah Benjamin Congratulations 🍾🎈🎊🎉

Great show!

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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Love this! Great idea!

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

I love this. ❤

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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PA family, We Rock💜

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

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

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

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

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

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/