Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:41
Student Samantha Weiser was recently honored for her photography submission in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Photography Contest. Samantha, an avid member of the school’s Photography Club, was awarded with an Honorable Mention status for her entry, “Peter Pan.”
Samantha participated in the competition with various professional and amateur photographers throughout the Long Island region. Samantha was honored at the competition’s award reception as her artwork was displayed for participants and attendees to see. Her art teacher, Linda Curran and the District’s Director of Arts Judith Chen were also in attendance to congratulate Samantha on her accomplishment.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
A little bit of Hollywood has come to Plainview. The Loft Sound Studio, a Plainview-based vocal and performance training facility, is the creation of lifelong music artists Donnie Klang and Matthew LaPorte. The duo says that they draw upon their personal experience of the ups and downs of the recording industry to give kids today the chance to be superstars.
“Essentially, we’re looking for the next Justin Bieber, someone we can train and teach them how to really become an artist, put them on YouTube and hope they really blow up,” said LaPorte. “If they do, through our connections that we made while we were in the music industry the past 15 years, we would try and get them a record deal.”
Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00
On Sunday, Nov. 2 the 23-piece Concert Festival Orchestra presented a concert at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library of Grand Prix Winners from its 2014 Concerto Competition.
Conducted by Maestro Vladimir Polezhayev, the concert featured four pianists in the first half and two violinists and a vocalist in the second.