Posts Tagged ‘MacArthur Foundation’

And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

And the winner is…| Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Additional reporting by Sherry Mazzocchi “Don’t be a trophy.” Such was the plain-spoken warning issued by the stage manager to audience members at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this past Mon., Feb. 15th. It was imperative, he explained, that all phones be shut off and put away just before the live performance […]


It’s Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Genius!

It's Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Genius!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius! Before you call me Captain Obvious, I know that he has shook up Broadway not once but twice. First with In The Heights and now with Hamilton but the prestigious MacArthur Foundation has chosen Lin-Manuel as one of 24 illustrious people selected to the 2015 class […]


10/2/14: Auditions For The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights

10/2/14: Auditions For The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights

This Thursday, October 2, will be a very special day for any boy or girl from 7 to 13 who loves to sing. That day they can audition for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH), an after-school community program founded in 2012 by the world-famous Young People’s Chorus of […]


The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights Is Holding Auditions This Friday

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights Is Holding Auditions This Friday

This Friday, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH) is holding auditions for the new season.  YPCWH is the first community program developed by Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC).


Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

Junot Díaz Wins Prestigous MacArthur Genius Grant

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I remember thinking when I first read Drown, damn Junot Díaz is a genius. Well, he is now officially a genius. Earlier this week, the MacArthur Foundation announced their 2012 MacArthur Fellows and the immensely talented Mr. Díaz was one of the recipients. On top of joining a select group of […]


The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Honored By First Lady Michelle Obama

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Honored By First Lady Michelle Obama

Last week, in a rousing ceremony at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama bestowed a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC).  YPC was one of 12 organizations to be honored with the nation’s highest award for youth organizations. YPC’s founder and artistic director, Francisco […]


First Lady Michelle Obama Honors The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Live Today @ 2:30

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Live Today @ 2:30

Don’t miss one of the most exciting experiences in the history of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. In an awards presentation ceremony at the White House today- November 2, at 2:30 p.m.-First Lady Michelle Obama will present a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to YPC chorister Stephan Douglas-Allen and […]


Washington Heights Native Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant

Washington Heights Native Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Foundation Grant

Washington Heights native Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City™ (YPC) has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Genius award. The MacArthur Foundation annual grants goes to exemplary scientists, scholars, researchers, writers, artists, composers and other creative Americans. The program provides a fellowship, with recipients (some 20 […]


A Propulsive Force for Jazz | WSJ.com

By LARRY BLUMENFELD Shortly after drummer Dafnis Prieto moved to New York in 1999, he felt overwhelmed. “To be honest, it wasn’t really my cup of tea,” he said from his apartment in Washington Heights. New York was different from Barcelona, where he’d spent the previous year, and a far cry from Havana, where he […]

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