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    The Spinners and Little Anthony and the Imperials Come to QC

    The Spinners and Little Anthony & The Imperials performed at Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 8. The auditorium flooded with people as Little Anthony and the Imperials opened up the show. The doo-wop band included four band members, Robert DeBlanc, Earnest Wright, Johnny Britt, and Little Anthony Gourdine. Little Anthony and the Imperials formed in 1958 in New York City. The original members were Clarence Collins, Earnest Wright, Glouster “Nate” Rogers and Tracey Lord. They were indicted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Earnest Wright, founder of the Imperials, Robert DeBlanc has sung with Aretha Franklin, an American singer who started her career…

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    Coptic textile donation expands QC museum’s collection

    The estate of Rose Choran recently donate to the Queens College Godwin-Ternbach museum 85 Coptic textiles from Egypt that are 1,500 years old. Along with the textile donations, art books were also donated to the museum. These textiles are expanding the museum’s textile collections. The textiles will be on display from May 15 to May 20 in the museum. Associate professor of art history at Brooklyn College and Byzantine specialist, Jennifer Ball, will be speaking at the museum during the display. The term “Coptic” comes from Copts, an ancient Christian group from Egypt. The textiles are from 3rd to 7th century AD when Egyptians, Romans and Greeks co-existed. The textiles…

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    Circus performed Chinese acrobatics with strength and balance

    The New Shanghai Circus, a touring Chinese troupe, showcased traditional Chinese dance and performance art at Colden Auditorium on March 20. Ninell Silberberg, associate director of Marketing and Communications at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, said it was the New Shanghai Circus’ first time performing in Queens. Founded in 1991, the New Shanghai Circus tours around the United States, committed to bringing dynamic Chinese acrobatics culture to an international audience. As the circus made its debut, the audience screamed with excitement and applauded with amazement for the Chinese acrobats’ feats of strength and balance. The first performance lit up the stage. Young female acrobats wearing clothes and head accessories…

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    Nicole Krauss talks latest novel at Evening Readings

    Nicole Krauss read from “Great House,” her latest novel, on Nov. 17 at the LeFrak Concert Hall for the Evening Readings series. “Great House,” released on 2011, is about a desk that connects three people and their stories in its many drawers. There is a power over anyone who owns or gives it away. Nadia, an American writer living in New York, receives the desk from a friend of Chilean poet Daniel Varsky, who leaves to Chile. However, he disappeared under Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean dictator. The writer continues to hold the desk until one day, a woman claiming to be Varsky’s daughter comes to request it and Nadia allows…

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    Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses memoir at Evening Readings

    Joyce Carol Oates read from her latest memoir, “The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age,” on Nov. 10 at LeFrak Concert Hall for the Evening Readings Series. “The Lost Landscape” is a memoir about her childhood and adolescence, exploring the world through the eyes of her younger self. It is her second memoir after the best-selling book “A Widow’s Story.” The memoir shows Oates’ life growing up on a small farm in upstate New York, where she made friends with a red hen named Happy Chicken. She reflects about her days with Happy Chicken, who disappeared the day the “town grandmother” took Oates to get a public library card. Oates also writes about the mean…