Conductor James Conlon (M&A '68) was named Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) by the President of the Italian Republic. Two other American-born conductors have been similarly honored: Leonard Bernstein (1989) and Thomas Schippers (1975). Mr. Conlon was also awarded the Légion d'Honneur, the equivalent honor in France, by then-President Jacques Chirac in 2002. Mr. Conlon, Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino since 2016—the first American to hold this position—has performed regularly in Italy for over thirty years. www.shumanassociates.net/agency.php?view=news&nid=9620... See MoreSee Less
Join LaG '07 alum Riva Nyri Précil and other female musicians for an evening of Haitian culture and pride to commemorate the 215th anniversary of Haiti’s flag, the symbol of the first free Black Republic in the Western Hemisphere. May 20 at SOBs in Manhattan. In honoring women’s contribution to the Haitian flag, three Haitian-American female artists will be showcased for this special evening.
May 18, 6:30pm - In celebration of his current Society of Illustrators exhibit, 'Shawn Martinbrough: Storyteller,' join Shawn Martinbrough (LaG '89), critically acclaimed creator/artist whose Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include "Thief of Thieves," "Batman: Detective Comics," "Luke Cage Noir," "Captain America," "The Black Panther," and "Hellboy: Secret Nature," for an evening conversation. Martinbrough will discuss his career and work with The Blerdgurl founder, Karama Horne. www.societyillustrators.org/events/martinbrough-convo... See MoreSee Less
Great to read about visual art alums. Often it’s the performers who get the most notice. Thanks A&F—this means a lot.
I always love to hear of any M&A/LaG Alum's successful career accomplishments. Although I'm not able to see Mr. Martinbrough's presentation in person, I'm very sure that it will leave a lasting impression on anyone who attends. I wish him good luck in all of his future endeavors
Monday May 14th, 2018
Tickets are on sale for incredible upcoming performances at LaGuardia! See these amazing kids in action. Spring Drama Festival #3 is the musical 'A Little Night Music' May 31-June 3, and the 2018 Graduation Dance Concert will be June 1-2. You won't want to miss them! laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699... See MoreSee Less
Retired LaGuardia art teacher Betsy Goldberg is exhibiting her paintings through June 20, 2018 at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th St., 2nd floor. The opening reception is May 23, 5:30-8pm. ... See MoreSee Less
This was a great piece. Really important to hear from a developed artist for whom time has been an asset.
I really like her work, plus we had Spanish class together 🙂
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
May 16-18 at the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St: Haven Kids Rock presents 'Unstoppable The Musical,' brainchild of Nefertiti Jones (M&A '85).
'Unstoppable' follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids as they navigate their way through foster care, shelters, deportation and the unforgiving streets of NYC. Despite the many obstacles and heartbreaks they face, nothing can stop them from dreaming as they reach for the stars.
Haven Kids Rock is a music program that was created in 2008 for at-risk kids in the NYC child welfare and foster care systems. Rock guitarist Jimi K Bones and musician and casting director Nefertiti Jones founded Haven Kids Rock in 2008 to provide children with a creative/enriching/therapeutic outlet. The weekly music program resides within Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx and shares a close partnership with The New York Foundling, one of the city’s largest and most respected social service agencies.
Let's get this out of the way right now: Not only is Miles from Tomorrowland, currently in its third season, intelligent and entertaining, but it has one of the most impressive supporting casts in ani...
Tonight is opening night for Spring Drama Festival #2 - 'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.'
This is the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts' play won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets will be available at the door. Performance times are: Thursday 4/26 at 7pm. Friday 4/27 at 7pm Saturday 4/28 at 7pm. Sunday 4/29 at 5pm . ... See MoreSee Less
Gibney Dance Company, Co-Directed by Nigel Campbell (LaG '04) will be performing next week - May 3-5. Nigel will be dancing and performing the world premier of a new creation by his LaGuardia classmate Bryan Arias called 'One Thousand Million Seconds.'
Bryan created a beautiful work, and it also marks the first time Nigel and Bryan have shared a studio since their time at Laguardia!
Jazz pianist Jeremy Manasia (LaG '89) is celebrating his new CD release this week! Tonight through Sunday (4/25-4/29), he'll be at the VILLAGE VANGUARD with the Javon Jackson Quartet, featuring David Williams and McClenty Hunter, 8:30-10:30pm. Monday, April 30th, he'll be leading his own quintet at FAT CAT, featuring Troy Roberts, Stacy Dillard, Joseph Lepore, and Willie Jones III. 9pm-midnight. www.jeremymanasia.com/... See MoreSee Less
Another alum making headlines! Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum, LaG '06) is featured in 'Ocean's Eight' and 'Crazy Rich Asians,' based on Kevin Kwan's hugely popular novel. Awkwafina also appeared in 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,' 'Girl Code' and 'Dude,' which hit Netflix last week. Our alumni and everywhere!
Jazz flutist Andrea Brachfeld (M&A '72) will release "If Not Now, When?," on May 18 by Jazzheads Records. "It seems that music always chooses me, and I very politely acquiesce to its energy. This has been my journey throughout my life and If Not Now, When? is no exception," she explains. "Of all my projects, this recording is the closest yet to my heart. Every note felt good in my body." www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=8618... See MoreSee Less
The incredible clarity of purpose flutist-composer Andrea Brachfeld gained after spending 2016 in deep introspection about her life and music generated the nine original compositions on her exhilarati...
We have an incredible week of LaGuardia performances: Spring Musicale featuring Junior Band, Intermediate Orchestra, Girls Chorus, and Junior Jazz Spring Drama Festival #2 - "August: Osage County" and the Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert. For a full calendar of upcoming performances, visit alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/... See MoreSee Less
The Cher Show is coming to Broadway this fall, and its cast includes two locals in big roles. Micaela Diamond, a Margate City native, will be one of three actors playing Cher at different parts of her...
Several M&A alumni (Wolf Kahn, Mary Frank, Susan Kaprov and Susan Schwalb) and a LaGuardia parent (Deborah Freedman) are represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection! This Friday, April 20th. their work will be featured in the Met Store Mezzanine Gallery. Come, enjoy drinks and admire their work! ... See MoreSee Less
Another amazing LaGuardia concert tomorrow, April 20 - the LaGuardia Gospel Choir Spring Concert at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $20/$15 students and will be available at the door. ... See MoreSee Less
This Friday April 20, 6-8pm, is the opening of Karen Leo's (LaG '89) solo exhibition 'This is It!' at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Karen is a public school art teacher and this is her first solo exhibition in NYC. The exhibit is an installation of videos, drawings and sound - a collection of visual narratives about doubt, obsolescence, and mental reverb. Featuring puppets, animated characters and disembodied voices, these stories convey moments of observation, reflection, conspiracy and connection. www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/this-is-it... See MoreSee Less
For those in the Rhinebeck, NY area, check out a reading tonight (April 18) at 6:30pm by M&A '59 alum Marcia Slatkin. She is a poet, artist, and playwright, and will be reading from 'Cheese After Fukushima: Poems for a Changing Planet.' galleryrhinebeck.org/... See MoreSee Less
Reunion 2018 is happening June 8 and 9, 2018 for classes ending in '3' and '8'. The class of 2008 is in the lead, with 107 people coming to their 10-year reunion! Can your class beat that number? Get your tickets today! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
When Natalie Toro steps onto the Arena Stage in the world premiere of Snow Child this week, she’ll be adding a whole new role to the worldwide musical repertoire. But while the part is new, the char...
How exciting! Actress Mary Louise Parker came to LaGuardia on April 13 to speak to the drama students and the kids were thrilled! Mary Louise Parker is a Tony, Golden Globe, and Primetime Emmy winner, and has graced the stage and screen for nearly 3 decades. What a treat to have her impart her wisdom. Thanks to all who nurture these amazing students! ... See MoreSee Less
Get your reunion tickets (all classes ending '3' and 8')! Today (April 15) is the last day for discounted tickets but you can still get regular priced tickets through May 24. See you at the reunion in June! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
Check out a new short play by former Performing Arts and LaGuardia drama teacher John Cappelletti this weekend! Cappelletti writes, "My short play COMRADES is being presented in the NYC One-Act Festival at The Producer's Club. COMRADES is a comedy about Henrik Ibsen and his wife Susannah on the Opening Night of A Doll’s House. Ibsen is furious at the critics because their negative reviews may force him to lose his theatre. He is considering challenging them to a duel when Susannah enters and confronts him to face the reality of his own marital doll’s house before the door on his marriage slams shut like it does on his play's husband character's."
The NYC One-Act Festival at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th St. NYC, 10036 THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH @ 8 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH @ 8 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH @ 5 PM & @ 8 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH @ 3 PM Tickets are $20 @ nycfest.brownpapertickets.com/... See MoreSee Less
We are giving away a limited number of FREE tickets to LaGuardia's 'Show Choir Concert' for Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm. Win tickets to see the amazingly talented group of 60 singers, which performs pop and Broadway show tunes annually at Lincoln Center's Winters Eve and NY Public Library's Holiday Gala. Fill out our ticket giveaway form before Friday, April 13 at 10am. goo.gl/forms/utyqCgXuSeYha66o2... See MoreSee Less
We've got an amazing line up of performances at LaGuardia from now through June! This Friday, April 13, 7:30pm come see the LaGuardia Symphonic Band conducted by Richard Titone and the New Music Ensemble, directed by Robert Apostle. The New Music Ensemble is comprised of vocal and instrumental students who compose and perform original compositions in a wide array of musical styles. Tickets are $20/$15 for students and will be available at the door.. ... See MoreSee Less
Early bird pricing for Reunion 2018 ends on April 15! Get your discounted tickets today! Visit with classmates, see the amazing talent of current LaGuardia students, make new memories with old friends! See you in June! alumniandfriends.org/reunions/... See MoreSee Less
Daniel Schwartzman (M&A '72) shared this lovely song/video and says, "This song that I wrote is dedicated to the High School of Music and Art in NYC which I attended, 1969-1972. My dear fellow graduates will understand all the references, including the Brahms in the opening."
Once upon a time Upon a hill a castle stood, And within that gothic place Did beauty thrive with joy and grace With all things that were good.
And though the years have swiftly passed The castles spell will always last For us blessed few who carry still The fires that set our souls ablaze Within the castle on the hill.
Beautiful... and I loved the 'school song' woven into it... Yes, we'll all love those memories we share from the "Castle On the Hill"...
Beautiful! From an M and A art grad!
That’s lovely! Chokes me up thinking of our castle. Should be on Broadway Thank you!
Thank you Dan. “Now upward in wonder our distant glance is turning” if I remember correctly were the opening lyrics to the Brahms song. Your song is beautiful. We have a Class Of ‘74 Messenger Group and keep in communication.
We can't wait for the Alumni Reunion on June 8 & 9, 2018 for all classes ending in '3' and '8'. If you have not received emails or paper mail about the upcoming reunion from Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia, that means we don't have your email address/contact information. PLEASE fill out our alumni contact form so we can keep you and your classmates connected! See you in June! alumniandfriends.org/connect/... See MoreSee Less
Steven Bochco, M&A ’61, influential television producer who pushed boundaries with series like "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue," passed away on Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He was 74. He was a ten time Primetime Emmy Award winner, who also was behind the Neil Patrick Harris comedy-drama "Doogie Howser, M.D." While at M&A he studied vocal music, and had a sister who was a member of the M&A class of '58. Read more from the New York Times obituary: www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/obituaries/steven-bochco-dead-tv-producer.html... See MoreSee Less
It never ceases to amaze me the incredible impact LaGuardia alums have had on the culture on this planet. Mr. Bochco is a perfect example. Proud to have walked the same halls at M&A that he did. Music and Art Proud Class of 1975.🎼🎨
He went on to graduate from Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon), my alma mater. He was very loyal to his school and to fellow alumni.
Sorry to hear. He was a real credit to Music and Art.
Our alumni are everywhere, but tonight catch SIX of our amazingly talented alumni family on NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live'! Camille Brown - Choreographer (LaG '97), Eric Christian - Lighting Programmer (LaG '06), Ensemble: Micaela Diamond (LaG '17), Mayte Natalio (LaG '01), Christina Sajous (LaG '03), Maleek Washington (LaG '05). www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar?nbc=1... See MoreSee Less
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Watch Easter Sunday, 8/7c. NBC's next live musical spectacular is a one-of-a-kind live staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock opera,...
Congratulations to all ... especially Mayte and Maleek !!!
Maleek - This was far and away the BEST Live from NBC that I have ever seen. The energy was amazing and continued as a thread all the way through for more than 2 hrs! Congrats everyone on MAGNIFICENCE!!!
Your donations to Alumni & Friends help today's LaGuardia students in so many ways. You've helped to support LaGuardia's Illustration Club, which will have its own table at MoCCA this year (Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art).
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings.
Reunion 2018 is coming up June 8 and 9, 2018 for all classes ending in '3' and '8'! Save $ on your ticket with early bird registration through April 15. Visit with classmates, see the amazing talent of current LaGuardia students, make new memories with old friends!
My daughter is graduating this year, it will be her last Semi with Senior Chorus on Saturday night...just curious, last year a gentleman in the front lobby had a table with M&A merchandise, will that be there this year? M&A is the root of Vocal Studio, would love to get her a keepsake. Also note the Music Studio PA will be there with tables of beautiful current merchandise, including this year new FAME shirts!
I'm from the class of 2017. May I be allowed to join?
Tuesday March 27th, 2018
Mark your calendars! Catch SIX LaGuardia alumni on Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018) on NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live'! Camille Brown - Choreographer (LaG '97), Eric Christian - Lighting Programmer (LaG '06), Ensemble: Micaela Diamond (LaG '17), Mayte Natalio (LaG '01), Christina Sajous (LaG '03), Maleek Washington (LaG '05). www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar?nbc=1... See MoreSee Less
Watch Sunday, April 1 on NBC. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's goundbreaking rock opera gets a one-of-a-kind live staging as Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring John Legend, Alice Coope...
My favorite Jesus was Ladd Boris class of 1981! I was lucky enough to be in that production!
Mayte Natalio and Maleek Washington too!
Friday March 23rd, 2018
LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival continues this weekend with "You Can't Take it With You," George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Tickets are available at the door - $25/$15 students. Don't miss the amazing talent of our drama students in SDF #1! Showtimes are: Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm, Saturday March 24 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 25 at 5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
View the artwork of LaGuardia '99 alum Francesca DiMattio through April 21, 2018 at Salon 94 Bowery (243 Bowery at Stanton). Salon 94 is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and monumental ceramic sculpture by Francesca DiMattio. In her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery, DiMattio returns to the aesthetics of craft for inspiration, metamorphosing traditional techniques and imagery into mad-cap mise en scenes. Boucherouite, the exhibition title, refers to the rag rugs traditionally made from torn and reused clothing by Berber women in North Africa. In a nod to their improvisational and idiosyncratic style, DiMattio shreds and weaves together images from many centuries and cultures, turning them into a new hybrid form.
A great piece on LaG '97 dance alum Camille Brown! In October, the Ford Foundation named her an Art of Change fellow. In November, she won an AUDELCO ("Viv") Award for her choreography in the musical Bella: An American Tall Tale. On December 1, her Camille A. Brown & Dancers made its debut at the Kennedy Center, and two days later she was back in New York City to see her choreography in the opening of Broadway's 'Once on This Island.' Weeks later, it was announced that she was choreographing NBC's live television musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live in Concert, to air on April 1.
Camille A. Brown is on an impressive streak: In October, the Ford Foundation named her an Art of Change fellow. In November, she won an AUDELCO ("Viv") Award for her choreography in the musical Bella:...
Tonight at 7:30pm is the annual LaGuardia Choral Concert at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive) - tickets will be available at the door. Thursday night (March 22) is opening night for LaGuardia's Spring Drama Festival #1 "You Can't Take it With You." Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5pm. For a full list of upcoming performance and exhibits: alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that dedicated Alumni & Friends member Adrien Brody (LaGuardia '91) was the youngest Oscar winner for Best Actor, winning in 2003 at age 29 for 'The Pianist'? He has held this title since 2003! Look where a FREE LaGuardia Arts education can take you!
Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia provides vital support to the school and its students through merit awards and need-based scholarships for summer study, private lessons, master classes, as well as fundi...
Billy Graham of M&A Class of '53, born William Henderson Graham (1935-1997), inked the premiere issue of "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire" for Marvel Comics in 1972. At the time, Graham was the only African-American working for Marvel on what was the first African-American superhero comic book series. Following his work on the first 17 issues of "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire," he became one of the main artists for Marvel's "Black Panther" comic book series. Read two great articles about this legendary comic book artist, and M&A graduate!
You're invited to a free book reading and launch event for author and illustrator Vesper Stamper's (LaGuardia '94) new young adult novel "What the Night Sings." The free event is Sunday, March 18, 3-5pm at Books of Wonder on 84th and Broadway, and for ages 13 to adult. "What the Night Sings" is a beautiful and thoughtful book that portrays the hope and perseverance of a young girl during a tragic time in history. Stamper has weaved a story that touches on universal ideas and has brought it to life through her poignant illustrations. booksofwonder.com/SundayMarch18th3-5pmatour84thVesperStamper.aspx... See MoreSee Less
If you're in the neighborhood today, check out the amazing artwork in our LaGuardia Senior Art Exhibit! The opening is today from 4-7pm - FREE and open to the public. Then stick around for the annual LaGuardia opera, "Titanic: The Musical." It'll be a night to remember! ... See MoreSee Less
For those in the Northampton, MA area, check out a great show tonight, March 15, 2018 at the Iron Horse, honoring The Roches. The trio features M&A '82 alum Katy Schneider. While she was an art student at Music & Art (and currently an art professor at Smith College), Katy credits her vocal abilities to M&A '64 alum Dr. Robert Sharon, who was her middle school music teacher. Double shout out to Music & Art! www.gazettenet.com/Clubland-16195344
You never forget the first time you heard The Roches — sisters Maggie, Terre and Suzzy, singing in clarion unison, dazzling counterpoint, or rich harmony. Their vocals were only part of the wonder, ...
The cast of LaGuardia's 'Titanic: the Musical' was surprised by a special visitor this week - Brian D'Arcy James - one of the principal roles in the original Broadway production of 'Titanic,' that swept the 1997 TONY Awards, including Best Musical. The cast performed for Brian, he did a Q&A, and worked directly with the students playing Barrett (Brian's role).
What a wonderful opportunity for the kids to get coaching from a Broadway Star! What a great way to reward the students for their hard work and achievements.
Don't miss the boat! Come see TITANIC: THE MUSICAL!! Tickets will be available at the door for all performances. Performances: Friday 3/16, 7:30pm Saturday 3/17, 2pm Saturday 3/17, 7:30pm Sunday 3/18, 2pm ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! That's teall cool! I saw the musical back in 1997.
Wednesday March 14th, 2018
We are so proud of our LaGuardia students for taking a stand against gun violence!
The New York Times Opinion Section We are with students at La Guardia High School who are participating in the national school walkout today to protest gun violence. They just completed their silent sit-in in solidarity with the lives lost at the Parkland school shooting last month. Leave your questions for them in the comments and we'll ask some.
Come to LaGuardia this weekend for the music department's amazing annual opera - 'TITANIC: The Musical.' Tickets will be available at the door for all performances: Friday, March 16 at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 17 and 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, March 18 at 2pm. All seats are $30. You don't want to miss this one! ... See MoreSee Less
At least we know casting the violinists will be easy.
Wednesday March 14th, 2018
Percussionist Daniel Freedman (LaG '92) just kicked off a world tour with David Byrne. They recently performed "Everybody's Coming to My House" on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, and were featured in the New York Times (nyti.ms/2G42aJH). September shows have just been announced in Brooklyn and Queens!
youtu.be/07G4xhSefuIThe legendary Talking Heads frontman performs the lead track from his new album 'American Utopia' with a little help from Stephen Colbert. Subscribe To "The ... ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to LaG '89 alum Shawn Martinbrough on his TED talk about his work as a comic artist for DC Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects including "Batman: Detective Comics," "Luke Cage Noir," "Captain America," "The Black Panther," and "Hellboy: Secret Nature." www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHwouze6_4
Thank you to Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort (LaG '12) for visiting LaGuardia drama students this past fall, and giving back to our amazing LaGuardia community! And you thought young people screamed when they saw the Beatles? Please support LaGuardia and public arts education by contributing at: alumniandfriends.org/give/annual-fund/... See MoreSee Less
Reunion 2018 - don't miss it! Come back on June 8 & 9, 2018 to reconnect with classmates and see what the current students are doing! Register now through April 15 for early bird pricing. Go to: alumniandfriends.org/reunions/
Catch this amazing free exhibit before it closes on March 11: 'Arthur Mitchell: Harlem's Trailblazer' at Columbia University's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Mitchell (Performing Arts '62) founded the Dance Theater of Harlem and was New York City Ballet’s first African-American principal dancer from 1962-1971. news.columbia.edu/mitchellexhibit... See MoreSee Less
Columbia’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery will celebrate the life and accomplishments of dancer and political activist Arthur Mitchell in the first exhibition of objects from his archive, 'Ar...
On the red carpet, the gracious and appreciative Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet (LaG '13) praised LaGuardia and his drama teacher Harry Shifman, saying, 'I literally would not be an actor without that man, without that school, without public arts funding. I would not be at the Oscars, I would not be nominated without him.'
Look where a FREE LaGuardia Arts education can take you - to the Oscars! And he practices what he preaches - he came to LaGuardia in February for a surprise visit (front and center in photo).
What an amazing shout out to LaGuardia from Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet (LaG '13) and his mother (Nicole Flender, PA alum). Thank you to ABC for surprising him with a visit from his mentor/teacher Harry Shifman and members of the LaGuardia Drama department. Go Timothee! www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/10156982713413812/
Friday, March 2, 4-7pm - you're invited to the opening of the LaGuardia Senior Art Show #2, "Corridors." Come and be inspired! Free admission and open to the public. You don't want to miss it! ... See MoreSee Less
We have an incredible lineup of performances and exhibits coming up at LaGuardia! Get your tickets for the Senior Jazz Band on Friday, March 9 at 7:30pm and the LaGuardia Opera "Titanic" March 16-18. Tickets are available online and at the door. laguardiahs.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=699... See MoreSee Less
NEW YORK—The Knights and Daughters of Vartan will host a tribute banquet to honor Sahan Arzruni and Kris Kalfayan for their musical contributions to the Armenian community on May 18, under the auspi...
I no longer watch award or beauty contests. Politics has become the norm. As was, by the way, last year's Rising Stars Performance at La Guardia.
Wednesday February 14th, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing community! Do you love LaGuardia, Music & Art, and Performing Arts? Of course you do! Show your love for today's LaGuardia students by helping us reach our goal of $20,000 in contributions so we can give scholarships to LaGuardia students for summer study and private lessons to enhance their arts education. Read all about it here and show some love:https://alumniandfriends.org/show-your-love-for-laguardia/ Thank you all! ... See MoreSee Less
Reunion 2018 is coming for all classes ending in '3' and '8' ! Save Friday, June 8, 2018 for an evening reception at Music & Art and all day Saturday, June 9 at LaGuardia. See the schedule of events: alumniandfriends.org/reunions/ "Save the date" postcards have been mailed, so if you haven't received one, it means we don't have your updated contact information. Please share with your info with us at: alumniandfriends.org/connect/ See you in June! ... See MoreSee Less
Valerie Auguste-Partin, dedicated M&A '72 alum, has written two books dealing with the loss of her mother to two long term terminal illnesses. "Mom Me...Soaring Through The Pain" and "Mom Me: E-mail 2 Heaven" are both available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and xlibris.com. ... See MoreSee Less
A great video featuring Music & Art 1940 alum Gloria Stoll Karn. Gloria Stoll Karn is recognized for her contributions to the pulp fiction industry during the 1940s, one of very few female illustrators working in the field to create illustrations and covers for popular romance and dime store magazines. Her exhibit at the Normal Rockwell Museum Feb. 10-June 10, 2018 explores the artist’s short but prolific career, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists. www.nrm.org/2017/12/gloria-stoll-karn-pulp-romance/ youtu.be/Q53-LtnYJA4ON VIEW February 10, 2018 through June 10, 2018 Celebrated for her artistic contributions to the pulp fiction industry during the 1940s, Gloria Stoll Karn (b... ... See MoreSee Less
An amazing success story! M&A '40 graduate Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended up smashing gender barriers instead. The pioneering artist, who had a brief but productive stint as an illustrator of pulp crime and romance magazines of the era, is being celebrated with an exhibition of her works at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Stoll Karn, 94, plans to attend Saturday’s opening. Exhibit on display February 10, 2018 through June 10, 2018. wtop.com/arts/2018/02/celebrating-a-pulp-fiction-artist-who-broke-gender-barriers/... See MoreSee Less
Monday, March 5 at 6:30pm is the LaGuardia Parents Association Annual Benefit "Broadway Singalong: Raise Your Voice to Raise Some Funds" and it will be a fabulous night of fun! Featuring special Broadway guests and student talent from all the LaGuardia studios. 6:30: Art Exhibit and Living Sculpture Court by LaGuardia Students 7:30: Sing Along with Broadway Professionals 9:00: Taste of NY Cocktail Party at the Lincoln Center Library. Tickets start at $65. laguardiahspa.org/laguardia-annual-benefit/... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate Black History Month at LaGuardia with our incredibly talented students! We are giving away a limited number of tickets to LaGuardia's Black Student Union Cabaret - 'REVOLUTION: THE POWER OF US' for Friday, February 9 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 10 at 3pm. Enter to win tickets before Wednesday, February 7 at 4pm: goo.gl/forms/nXIhsKAR95hP4EVE2... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Alumni & Friends Black History Cabaret raffle winners: Kimberly Wright LaG '88), Yolanda Tabb (M&A '82), Selena Bullock (LaG '89), Alicia Jones (M&A/LaG '85)!
Friday February 2nd, 2018
The fun never stops at LaGuardia! We invite you all to today's Senior Art Show Opening from 4-7pm at LaGuardia (February 2, 2018). This event is FREE and open to all. Come and see the inspiring art created at this magical school! Mark your calendars for future Senior Art Openings (always on a Friday): March 2, March 16, April 20, May 11. ... See MoreSee Less
From dancer to neuroscientist. When PA '83 alum Erich Jarvis, a neuroscientist at the Rockefeller University in New York, won the Ernest Everett Just Award from the American Society for Cell Biology in 2015, he wrote an essay describing the path that led him there, 'Surviving as an Underrepresented Minority Scientist in a Majority Environment.' “I believe the evidence will show that the science we conduct and discoveries we make are influenced by our cultural experience." www.quantamagazine.org/erich-jarvis-in-birds-songs-brains-and-genes-he-finds-clues-to-speech-2018...... See MoreSee Less
Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia is giving away a limited number of FREE tickets to 'RISING STARS' - LaGuardia's amazing annual talent show - for this Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:30pm. Enter the ticket lottery today for a chance to win! The lottery ends at 4pm, January 31. goo.gl/forms/QM80xKsXaETMvl8D3... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Timothee Chalamet (LaG '13), on his recent Oscar nomination for leading actor in "Call Me By Your Name!" Upon finding out he'd been nominated, Chalamet gave a shout out to LaGuardia stating, "without the public arts funding that made my high school education at LaGuardia possible, I wouldn’t be in this position."
Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia provides vital support to the school and its students through merit awards and need-based scholarships for summer study, private lessons, master classes, as well as fundi...
Watch a beautiful tribute to M&A '61 alum, June LeBell. June was a professional concert soprano who became one of the first women to be hired as a staff announcer and interviewer in the male-dominated realm of commercial classical music radio broadcasting. She wrote and hosted programs on WQXR in New York for nearly three decades beginning in 1973. Family and friends established the Alumni & Friends June LeBell Memorial Vocal Music Fund: alumniandfriends.org/fund/june-lebell-memorial-vocal-award/... See MoreSee Less
Treat yourself to LaGuardia's Winter Dance Showcase extraordinaire in the school's Little Flower Theatre today and tomorrow. Tickets will be available at the door for performances Friday, January 19: 4:30pm and 7:30pm and Saturday, January 20th: 2pm and 7:30pm. $20 adults/$15 students. The beautiful poster (and paper dress) was made by LaGuardia's art students, who make all the posters for LaGuardia performances. The talent here is beyond inspiring! ... See MoreSee Less
And congratulations to our alumni who won tickets to the performance: Kelly Lenz, O J Nelson, Madeleine Dubrovsky, Marsha Livnat, Eugene Fader, Barbara Shostal.
Thursday January 18th, 2018
Paul Zimet (M&A '59) is part of Talking Band's world premiere of their new music-theater work "Fusiform Gyrus – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns," written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7-25, 2018 at HERE (145 6th Avenue).
The cast includes OBIE Award winners Tom Nelis (Broadway’s Indecent,' 'The Visit,' 'Enron') and Paul Zimet ('The Room Sings,' 'The Golden Toad,' 'This Was the End'), and a quintet of horn players, including Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Lathan Hardy (alto sax), Sam Kulik (tuba), Jessica Lurie (baritone sax) and Peter Zummo (trombone).