Broadway Bound Beauty
Corona native Patricia said she can’t wait to start showing herself off
– as a Broadway actress, that is.
Patricia only started getting interested in acting a couple of years ago,
she’s already working hard at making a name for herself.
Currently, she’s studying theatrical arts at the venerable HB
Studio in Manhattan, which has been around since the early-1940s.
she currently works as full-time administrative assistant at a law firm,
Patricia isn’t ready to give up on her acting dream.
Recently, she took part in a showcase put on by an acting school,
where she performed several different scenes and monologues.
a 2000 graduate of Fordham University, said that the Psychology B.A. she
earned there has really helped her with her acting. “It helps me
understand people, and how they think.”
moving to Corona with her family, Patricia says she lived in Jackson
Heights. While she loves both neighborhoods, she said she’s very happy in
her current location.
very eccentric. There’s a lot of interesting people always hanging out on
the streets. It’s nice
talking to my neighbors every day. And, if something bad ever happens, everyone pulls together
as a community.”
of Patricia’s favorite things about being at home, she said, is enjoying
the company of her family.
an only child, but my family is so large that I never get lonely.
They’re just great,” she said.
do you get when you put a State Senator, a Bayside civic leader and a former
Community Board chairman in a room together? Possibly part of a jury.
Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece, a former candidate for
public office, recently walked into Queens Supreme Court in Kew Gardens to
report for jury duty, he was “really surprised.”
He immediately saw the familiar face of State Senator Frank
Padavan. Iannece said, “He was also called for jury duty. The same
day. Is that a coincidence or what? It’s pretty funny.”
was even stranger was that Adrian Joyce, the former chair of
Community Board 11, also an aspiring elected official, was also there
reporting for jury duty. To make matters weirder, Iannece said that there
was also a current Board 11 member there. Iannece said, “There are three
courts in Queens and a million cases, but we all get called to the same
place on the same day.” He then added with a laugh, “I guess they’ve
got nothing better to do than pull civic leaders off the street.”
none of the four civic leaders were chosen to serve on the jury in question,
Iannece said, “Imagine if we were all on the same jury. We could have a
Board 11 meeting right there in the jury box.”
Imagine the poor judge on the
Political Running Shoe
the bad pun department:
Hometown hip-hopper Russell Simmons, the millionaire record producer and clothing maker who has never shied away from using his products to promote political causes, is pun-ctuating his recent endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Carl McCall by renaming one of his shoes the “Carl McCall Running Shoe.”
want people to race down to the polls,” the Hollis hero said.
renamed the “Phat Classic,” designed by his brother and pioneer rapper
Run (Rev. Run, to be exact) and sold by his very popular label Phat Farm, a
couple of weeks after his mid-September endorsement of McCall. The $65
sneakers’ design, logo and packaging won’t change for the renaming,
which will only be effective for the month of October, Simmons said.
had previously used the shoe to help promote his support for the slavery
McCall was appreciative of Simmons’ endorsement, his spokespeople didn’t
want to comment on the shoe. Perhaps
that’s best, as the shoe’s official description on www.phatfarm.com
reveals some qualities that McCall’s people may perhaps want to stay away
from. For example:
laces are fat — but not the candidate.
shoe is only available in “white on white,” but the endorsement here is
black on black.
The shoe has a “conforming sock and tongue.” We don’t know what that is, but would think it is something no candidate would want.
Another Art Controversy?
the artwork called “Falling” by artist Sharon Paz that consisted
of cutouts of people falling from the World Trade Center was exhibited at
the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) and taken down, another
artwork in Queens is stirring up more controversy, according to Crain’s
visitors to the Queens Museum of Art were bothered by a piece there designed
by Palestinian-American artist Emily Jacir that consists of a stack
of pamphlets from the 1964 World’s Fair's Jordanian Pavilion. The work
“bears anti-Israel sentiment” and is part of the museum’s Queens
International Show that exhibited works from 44 local artists, according to
to Crain’s, QMA Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl asked the
artist to remove the pamphlets from the exhibit, and the museum held two
events to discuss the work in a seminar called the “Dialogue Project.”
Finkelpearl told the reporter that the show did not set out to be controversial, saying, “I never anticipated this.”
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