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Principal spars with parents over Nazi props in 'Sound of Music'  New York Post

Students at famed LaGuardia HS in Manhattan revolted this week after Nazi props were prohibited from a new production of “The Sound of Music,” sources said.



NYC high school bans Nazi props from 'Sound of Music' production  The Times of Israel

Principal at famed performing arts school later reinstates some swastikas in production about family's escape from Nazi Germany.



LaGuardia High School principal's inspirational message falls flat — like a rug  New York Daily News

Is that shag or pile? A Manhattan high school principal urged her students to “carpet” the day in a welcome back message that fell as flat as a rug.



Furor over Nazi symbols in 'Sound of Music' play at NYC's elite 'Fame' performing arts high school  New York Daily News

Nazi flags and emblems are verboten in Thursday's opening production of “The Sound of Music” at LaGuardia High School.



Anais Reno To Appear In TOMATOES GOT TALENT This Monday  Broadway World

12 uniquely-talented women have been hand-picked to compete in the 6th Annual Tomatoes Got Talent contest which celebrates the talents of women over 40.



Man Shot in Front of LaGuardia High School  westsiderag.com

By Joy Bergmann. Around 12:05 a.m. Monday at least eight shots rang out near Lincoln Center, several hitting a 25 year-old Hispanic man as he walked along ...



NYU Kimmel Windows Galleries Presents Voices, on Display from March 24 - May 5, 2019  NYU News

New York University Kimmel Windows Galleries presents Voices, in partnership with the American Indian Community House, which showcases the work of ...



Teacher Says LaGuardia High School Picks Tests Over Talent  New York Times

Some wonder why test scores trumped talent after the performing arts school's principal rejected students the faculty wanted to accept.



How Madonna is using younger stars in hopes to stay relevant  Page Six

You don't really hear people talk about her that much anymore, whereas everyone wants to know if Ariana Grande has crossed the street.”



Students at LaGuardia High School cook after AC conks out  New York Post

Famed LaGuardia HS students normally sweat during dance classes — but never quite like this. An AC system broke down amid the city's unseasonably...



Latest Specialized High School Acceptance Rates Still Don't Reflect NYC's Diversity  Gothamist

Despite efforts to boost access to test preparation and other supports to increase diversity, the number of students of color accepted to one of New York City's ...



Music teachers at 'Fame' school fight back against alleged program cuts  New York Post

A music mutiny has erupted at the “Fame” high school. The music faculty at Fiorello LaGuardia HS says Principal Lisa Mars has made changes and cutbacks at...



CityViews: City's Arts High Schools Must Focus on Talent Rather Than Tests  City Limits

Gail Whitmore dreamed of attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts when she was a kid. The opera singer, now 41, ...



What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?  The New Yorker

Paul Elie on the outside arbiters reckoning with the Catholic Church's history of sexual abuse, and the skeptics who argue that its legacy of evasion continues.



City Gerrymandered Elite High School Program, Lawsuit Says  New York City, NY Patch

City 'Gerrymandered' Elite HS Program: Lawsuit - New York City, NY - The complaint challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio's expansion of the so-called Discovery ...



NYC High School Student Arrested for 'Shoot Up the School' Instagram Post  NBC New York

A student at the famed LaGuardia High School in Manhattan was arrested at school Friday morning after police investigated an alleged threat he made to "shoot ...



Calls For Change At LaGuardia HS | Manhattan, New York, NY | Local News  New York Press

BY MADELEINE THOMPSON. “What if Jennifer Aniston, Adrian Grenier, or Robert DeNiro didn't have the chance to study drama at a high school for the arts?



A guide to the controversy around NYC's specialized high schools  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a plan to overhaul admissions to New York City's elite public high schools, inviting some praise and even more ...



Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Williams, and More!  Broadway World

Birdland has announced its upcoming May program!



The Complex Disadvantages Underlying New York City’s Specialized-High-School Dilemma  The New Yorker

Andrew Boryga writes about the controversy over the Specialized High School Admissions Test, which Mayor Bill de Blasio says puts the city's black and Latino ...



Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - April 14-April 21  City Guide NY

You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to ...



Nicki Minaj says her alma mater, LaGuardia High School, won't let her speak to students  New York Daily News

Anaconda” singer Nicki Minaj claims her famous high school told her to slither away when she came knocking this week — but sources said the school couldn't ...



My journey shows why specialized high school admissions must change  City & State

In 2014, as I celebrated the life-changing experience of becoming the first Haitian-American from New York City to be elected in to the New York state Assembly, ...



Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - April 14-April 21  City Guide NY

From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it ...



NYC students skip school to join global youth climate strike  PIX11 New York

Students across the city walked out of class on Friday to strike against climate change, calling for immediate action by the government. The walkout was part of a ...



'Cher Show' star on move from high school to Broadway, 100 shows later  amNewYork

The actress made her Broadway debut in December as "Babe," the youngest of the production's three Chers.



NYC's top performing arts high schools  New York Post

These high schools require auditions for performing arts or portfolios for visual arts 1. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing...



Grammy And Tony Nominated Artists Set For LaGuardia High School's Annual Benefit  Broadway World

"Raise Your Voice & Raise Some Funds"--LaGuardia High School's (The "FAME" school) sparkling Annual Benefit takes place this Monday, March 5th at The ...



THE PROM's Christopher Sieber to Host SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL  Broadway World

One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students will make their Broadway debuts when the 5th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL ...



Carl Lee Johnson  nwitimes.com

NEW YORK, NY - Carl Lee Johnson, age 75 of New York, formerly of Lake Station, IN, passed away Sunday December 9, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1943 in ...



Petition claims LaGuardia High School has hit sour note with academic push - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

LaGuardia High School is losing its groove. That's what more than 7,000 people who signed an online petition this week said about the fabled Manhattan ...



Petition wants HS principal fired for pushing academics  New York Post

How dare she! More than 3500 students, teachers and parents have signed an online petition in just two days this week demanding the ouster of the principal of.



Specialized high schools and race  City & State

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made waves in June when he called on state lawmakers to eliminate the city's Specialized High School Admissions Test, ...



LaGuardia High School to open first gender-neutral, multi-stall bathrooms in the city  New York Daily News

Manhattan's "Fame" high school will be the first in the city to create multi-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms after gay and gender-fluid students and their parents ...



Son Charged in Death of LaGuardia High School Teacher  NBC New York

A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly beating his mother to death in their Hell's Kitchen apartment as she called 911 ...



Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - April 14-April 21  City Guide NY

City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups ...



Shubert Foundation High School Theater Festival allows NYC kids to shine on a Broadway stage  PIX11 New York

NEW YORK—Evan Dominguez is just two months away from graduating from LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and Performing Arts. And there's no question ...



Meet Timothée Chalamet and Ansel Elgort’s High-School Drama Teacher, Mr. Shifman  Vanity Fair

Timothée Chalamet and Ansel Elgort, 22 and 23, respectively, are both having what their generational cohort might refer to as “#blessed” starts to their careers.



Deborah Zall, 84, Dies; Depicted Extraordinary Women in Dance  The New York Times

Deborah Zall, a dancer and choreographer who studied with Martha Graham and went on to make her own mark with solo works depicting extraordinary women, ...



What Is the SHSAT Exam? And Why Does It Matter?  New York Times

The test to get into New York's elite public schools has led to debate over school segregation. So how much weight does the test have and what are the ...



Girls jealous after 'Fame' high school crowns boy prom queen  New York Post

Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year's prom ...



NYC-Raised Actor Got a Touching Shout-Out From High School at The Oscars  NBC New York

Timothée Chalamet, a born-and-raised New Yorker, received a video message on The Oscars red carpet that caused an emotional, Oscar-worthy reaction.



How many 'Fame' high school graduates can you name?  New York Post

Can you guess the name of this young drama queen center stage at her high school play? The *fresh*-faced teen is just one of dozens of A-lister alumni of the.



Sophomore dies at family home in France  Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Binghamton University sophomore Sophie de Tournemire, 19, died by suicide on July 5 at her family home in France. According to a B-Line announcement ...



Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.  The New York Times

Tensions between the most prominent figures of rap were once confined to music. The social media era demands another approach.



Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - April 7-April 14  City Guide NY

From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it ...



Elite Schools Make Few Offers to Black and Latino Students  The New York Times

In a pattern that has remained unchanged for years, minority children got just 10 percent of the spots at New York City's specialized high schools.



Timothée, Ansel And More Stars Who Went to High School Together  E! Online

Actors, who are both nominated for a Golden Globe Award on Sunday, went to the famed LaGuardia High School together.



Meet Celia Babini, ‘The Voice’s’ 17-Year-Old New Yorker With A ‘Captivating’ Sound  The Inquisitr News

The Voice is adding a young girl with a big voice to its roster of contestants moving on to the next round. Over the weekend, fans of the NBC singing competition ...



Take a look back at 2018 in photos  amNewYork

These photos capture some of the biggest news events in NYC.



Plan to diversify New York's top high schools divides Asian-American groups  NBCNews.com

For Karlin Chan, a Chinatown activist in New York, eliminating a test that decides admissions to eight of the city's specialized public high schools is an affront to ...



30 stars who attended NYC public high schools  New York Daily News

From Nicki Minaj to Lucy Liu, see a list of celebs who are proud alumni of New York City high schools.



Elite High School Alumni To Fight Mayors Diversity Bill  New York City, NY Patch

Elite High Schools To Fight Mayor's Diversity Bill - New York City, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to scrap the test on which admission to specialized high ...



9 ways the Oscar noms are connected to NYC  amNY

In “Lady Bird,” Saoirse Ronan dreams of moving to NYC to attend college and escape her dull suburban life.



NYC High School Students Swarm Fifth Ave In Anti-Trump March  Gothamist

fullscreen. Trump Tower has been heavily barricaded and guarded since before Trump's election win last week.(Nathan Tempey/Gothamist). continue ...



'Fame' inspiration: Getting into LaGuardia High School requires all the right moves  New York Daily News

The LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, in Manhattan - which inspired both the original musical 'Fame' and the remake in theaters Friday ...



Moms accuse La Guardia HS of unfairly rejecting their kids  New York Post

The Common Core tap-danced on their dreams. Two teen performers were unfairly rejected by the Upper West Side's “Fame” high school because ...



High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable  The New York Times

Young members of the Face the Music program are preparing a concert devoted to the intricate, often improvisatory works of Anthony Braxton.



Awkwafina Comes Home  The New Yorker

The rapper and actress Nora Lum appears in two summer blockbusters, but she still feels like a scrappy hustler from Queens.



You Can’t Spell Cher Without Her (and Her and Her)  The New York Times

It takes three women to portray one superstar through the decades in the new Broadway musical “The Cher Show.” Meet the threesome strong enough to take ...



Music major Will Fisher wins Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship | The City College of New York  The City College of New York News

Music major Will Fisher of The City College of New York has played guitar since he was eight-years-old. With dreams of working in the music industry, Fisher ...



Students in NYC's elite high schools are from wealthier neighborhoods than regular school students: study  New York Daily News

Students enrolled in the city's elite, specialized high schools come from wealthier neighborhoods than kids at regular high schools, a study released Wednesday ...



Texts Offer No Hint Schools Chief Would Back Out of New York Job  The New York Times

There was talk of money and power in messages between the mayor's office and the would-be schools chancellor, but no indication that Alberto M. Carvalho ...



Brandon J. Dirden Leads August Wilson Competition  Broadway World

Broadway and TV star Brandon J. Dirden (All the Way, Jitney, The Americans) hosted the 11th annual New York City August Wilson Monologue Competition, ...



Can you identify these Emmy nominees by their yearbook photos?  EW.com

Before they were posing on red carpets, these Emmy nominees were regular high school students posing for yearbook pictures. See if you can identify these ...



Songbook Academy Announces 2018 Finalists  Broadway World

They rank among the top high school-age vocalists in the nation, hailing from Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Washington, ...



15-Year-Old Bronx Girl Left for School, Never Returned: NYPD, Family  NBC New York

A 15-year-old Bronx girl has been missing for more than two days after she didn't return home from school this week, police and her family say.



Let the drama begin! Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon has fashionable start at LaGuardia High School  New York Daily News

Who's that girl? It's Lourdes! Madonna's firstborn became a New York City public school student Wednesday, showing up at prestigious LaGuardia High School ...



Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long  The New York Times

In high schools of the performing and visual arts, race, sexual identity and ZIP code are beside the point. But not academics.



‘We’re not safe’: NYC students to walk out Wednesday  amNewYork

At least 81 schools in the five boroughs will participate in the demonstration.



LaGuardia High School To Host Concert Featuring Dozens Of Acts  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A special jazz concert event to honor a pioneer will hit the stage at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.



The way to diversify specialized high schools is to open more of them  City & State

Every year around 30000 8th graders take the SHSAT, the high-stakes entrance exam for New York City's eight coveted specialized high schools.In March ...



'Did you get in?' High school offer letters bring smiles, a few tears to Bronx classrooms  Chalkbeat New York

As eighth-graders at M.S. 244 in the Bronx received their high school offer letters, student reactions ranged from cheers and hugs to sobs and silence.



'Fame' School Students Discuss Its Film Incarnations  New York Times

Six students from the current version of New York's so-called “Fame” school compare themselves and their cinematic counterparts in two movies.



Mayor Passes The Buck On Elite School Diversity, Experts Say  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Passes Buck On School Diversity, Experts Say - New York City, NY - Education experts don't buy Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim that Albany has to fix the ...



Brooklyn middle schooler hopes winning T-shirt design will inspire change  Chalkbeat New York

Eighth grader Emma Pichardo, a student at M.S. 50 in Brooklyn, didn't know what the Black Lives Matter movement really was until a teacher showed her a ...



Ally Sheedy helping out at LaGuardia High School  Page Six

Eighties star Ally Sheedy, who was in “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo's Fire,” is volunteer teaching at LaGuardia HS for the Performing Arts. “I...



Peri Mauer Will Premiere AN AUTUMN PASSING For English Horn And Piano  Broadway World

Composer Peri Mauer's new piece 'An Autumn Passing' for English horn and piano will be premiered Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:30pm at Marc A. Scorca Hall ...



Mayor Blames Albany For Lack Of Diversity In Top NYC High Schools  New York City, NY Patch

Mayor Blames Albany For School Diversity Woes - New York City, NY - Mayor de Blasio called for the end of the specialized high schools test, but said the ...



Tri-State State Students Walk Out In Solidarity With Nationwide Gun Protests  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Students in the Tri-State Area were among those participating in a nationwide walk-out to protest gun violence on Wednesday ...



Fewer girls than boys accepted into top N.Y. high schools even though more of them tried out  New York Daily News

New city Education Department data shows that fewer girls than boys were accepted to the city's top high schools this year — even though more girls tried to ...



Tracking coyotes across the 5 boroughs  amNewYork

Between 30 and 40 coyotes live in New York City, and a new pilot project aims to track their movements across the boroughs.



Elite high schools see no boost in black, Hispanic students after changes to entrance exams  New York Daily News

Not even changes to long-used entrance exams were enough to get more black and Hispanic students into the city's top high schools this year, according to ...



Nonprofits' unique push to turn NYers into voters  amNewYork

Are you registered to vote? That's the question thousands of volunteers working for nonprofits have been asking New Yorkers for months in a significant push to ...



Photo Coverage: High Schoolers Hit the Stage for the 4th Annual High School Theatre Festival!  Broadway World

One hundred and fifty talented NYC public school students made their Broadway debuts last night at the 4th annual SHUBERT FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL ...



At a Concert Full of Musical Stars, a Spotlight on Their Teacher  New York Times

Gabriel Kosakoff, 87, worked for decades as a music teacher, inspiring generations of future classical and jazz headliners set to salute him at a concert at the ...



5 Questions to Peri Mauer (composer, cellist, conductor)  I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Arlene and Larry Dunn asked 5 question to composer, cellist, and conductor Peri Mauer about her varied musical career and upcoming performances.



Thursday: Tavern on the Green Tree Lighting, Hot Chocolate and Food Donation/Tasting  westsiderag.com

Tavern on the Green will hold its annual Christmas Tree lighting on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the restaurant on 67th Street just inside Central Park.



Unplaced Students Go Back to Square One  New York Times

For the thousands of students who were not accepted at any of the city's high schools, the process is just beginning all over again.



National School Walkouts In Manhattan: What You Need To Know  New York City, NY Patch

National School Walkouts In Manhattan - New York City, NY - See where students will protest Wednesday morning in Manhattan.



Here's how far these rappers got in school  Nicki Swift

Most of these emcees knew they wanted fame in the rap game long before they donned a high school cap and gown. Which is perhaps why some of them never ...



Why do some New York City schools get to choose their students? Here's the case for and against 'screening.'  Chalkbeat New York

In response to reader questions, we explore why some New York City schools screen their applicants and what are some proposed alternatives to the current ...



19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence  The New York Times

Young marchers, many not yet born when the Colorado shooting took place, turned out for the third time in two months to protest school shootings.



Auditioning Their Hearts Out, for High School in New York  New York Times

For young New Yorkers who perform, trying out for one of the many competitive arts schools has become a consuming, nail-biting effort.



How this R&B newcomer's hit became the song of the summer  New York Post

Mai's definitely hit the big time, with one of the undisputed songs of the summer, a Top-5 hit on both the pop and R&B charts. While still working on her debut ...



New York City Ballerina Lydia Wellington Stars In The Sleeping Beauty  Long Island Weekly News

Ballerina Lydia Wellington always gravitated toward the arts. Growing up in New York City, she began her dance training at the School of American Ballet (SAB) ...



Boy Scout donates musical instruments to schools  Fox5NY

NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - P.S. 361 got a special delivery from a very special young man. Karl Kilb, 15, is giving students the gift of music. Karl is a ...



Nikki Vianna Releases Debut Single DONE  Broadway World

Nikki Vianna, a bombshell singer/songwriter hailing from New York City, has released her debut solo single “Done” – available today via Atlantic Records with a ...



Photo Flash: Musical Comedy POP PUNK HIGH Premieres Off  Broadway World

After an extended showcase production last winter that garnered unanimous critical praise, POP PUNK HIGH has returned for a limited Off-Broadway ...



Montero Violins moving to larger location in Emmaus  Allentown Morning Call

Montero Violins, a full-*service* shop for stringed instrument players, is tuning up operations in Emmaus. The store plans to move Aug. 1 from 705 Chestnut St. to a ...



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