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    QC celebrates 90th birthday of jazz legend, Jimmy Heath

    LeFrak Concert Hall hosted a concert in recognition of saxophonist Jimmy Heath’s 90th birthday celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Individuals of all ages were able to enjoy the works of Heath as well as other guests from the world of smooth jazz. Heath has just about played with everyone in the jazz industry. After being rejected for the World War II draft, Heath formed a band with John Coltrane and played gigs with Charlie Parker in Harlem. He started teaching at Queens College in the 1980’s and created the jazz program here. Once Heath walked out onto stage, he instantly got a standing ovation from the crowd. Professor Edward Smaldone…

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    Sondheim and Bernstein revue brings musical theatre to campus

    A group of Queens College students performed a musical theatre recital titled “A Little Night of Sondheim and Bernstein” on Nov. 20 in the LeFrak Concert Hall. The revue featured solo and ensemble musical numbers from shows composed by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Vocal performance major Michael Drozd began organizing the recital at the beginning of the semester, following the success of last spring’s Broadway themed revue. “Last semester’s recital was a review of various songs, and I wanted to make this semester’s recital a little bit different by adding a theme,” Drozd said. “Stephen Sondheim is a well-respected composer in musical theater, pretty much everyone loves his music…