72 The Queens Courier •Buzz •january 17, 2013 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com people making a buzz s COMPILED BY TONIA N. CIMINO Send us your announcements & pictures to: The Queens Courier c/o making a buzz: 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361 • email@example.com subject: making a buzz MOVED She found employment in a small local millinery opera- raised. On December 21, all of the proceeds were donated tion before embroidering for a dress factory and later to the two non-profit organizations, “Floga” and “To A popular working assembly jobs in factories for 20 years. Hamogelo Tou Paidiou.” Bayside barber “Those days, we worked for nothing, for pennies,” “Alma Bank has strong roots in the Greek-American is now trimming Capalbi said. “I never thought I would live to 101. It was community,” said Panos Stogioglou, Senior Vice tresses down the a nice life, an easy life. It was beautiful.” President of Marketing. “Even though we are separated block. Capalbi married her late husband, Frank, and together from Greece by an ocean, we are still part of the same Angelo Vellucci, they had one son, Donald, in 1945. She has been living in family. At Alma, we are grateful to Alkistis Protopsalti, a hairstylist best Flushing with Donald for 38 years. Mario Frangoulis and George Perris for lending us their known for his long- Comptroller John Liu presented Capalbi with a com- powerful voices so that the children in Greece can be time work at Pace mendation on behalf of the city during her birthday bash, heard.” Hair Design, has recognizing her for “living life to the fullest” and for taken his talent to nearby Hair Studio experience.” ANNuAL MEETING“serving as a living example of the successful immigrant 41 after Pace closed MELISSA CHAN down in October due to financial ON STAGE woes. “It was a little depressing in the beginning,” Vellucci said, “but once I made the move, everything worked out fine.” The 65-year-old barber has been cutting locks for four decades, dedicating 25 of those years to Pace. He said 95 percent of his customers have followed him to his new 214-07 41st Avenue work place. “I feel pretty good,” he said. “I like what I do.” Pace, a 30-year-old staple on Bell Boulevard, closed on October 27, according to Donato Cataldo, owner of the family business. The 40-02 Bell Boulevard site will soon be home to a Easter Seals New York hosted its annual meeting Yogurtland. recently at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. MELISSA CHAN The event recognized and thanked all of the supportersChrist the King High School’s Advanced Theater Arts hAPPY BIRThDAY class performed the play Peter Pan for the children from services possible.that helped make Easter Seals New York’s exceptionalCK’s Daycare and PreK classes. The young children A Flushing cente- watched in wonderment the tale of Peter, Wendy and Easter Seals New York programs include, six Child narian blew out the Development Centers; Vocational Services, such as candles on her 101st Never Never Land. The cast and crew of the production the Senior Community Service Employment Programare (in alphabetical order): birthday cake as she Sasha Anderson, Marissa Arteca ,Justin Carlo, (SCSEP) which helps low-income older adults learn new rang in the new year. Nicole Crespo, Nicholas Curcio, Adonis DelaRosa, job skills and find gainful employment through intern- Gaetana Capalbi Justin Delgado, Joseph Guiffre, Tara McInerney, John ships; the Port Jervis Community Outreach Center, Family turned 101 on January Outreach program in the Bronx; and the Easter Seals 1, attributing her long Mogielnicki, James Polomeni, Michael Serrentino, Julian sponsored New York Warriors Quadriplegic Rugby Team.Torres, Thomas Caldwell, Michael Mordi, Joseph Ortega, life to good habits. Victoria Ortiz, Christopher Wengert, Daniella Cariola, “Our programs and services in downstate New York are “I live a clean life,” Montana Balzer and Giovanna Cariola. expanding because of the local need and the outstanding she laughed, “with no quality of care that we provide,” said John W. McGrath, never did.” ChARITY CONCERT very enthusiastic about our organization’s role as one ofexecutive director for Easter Seals New York. “We are drinking or smoking. I Capalbi came from Alma Bank, embarking on a new philanthropic initia- the largest providers of disability services in New York.” Sicily to the United tive to be close to the community, held a one-time char- Another highlight of the evening was the awards cer- States and settled in ity concert on November 17, 2012, as it teamed up with emony which honored the remarkable volunteers, staff, Astoria with her father influential “Voices of Greece.” board members and corporate supporters that have gone and one brother in All of the proceeds from the event benefited a great above and beyond to show their support of Easter Seals 1932, her family said. cause, to help children in need. A total of $114,781 was New York’s programs. Tony Winner at Secret Theatre A VIEW FROM THE CLIFF Another packed house greeted Tony winning rate dictator is, well, beautiful. She also provides “Urinetown, The Musical” at The Secret Theatre a sensational spoof of a rock star in her solo. The By CLIFF KaSDEn in Long Island City. The mood on Saturday night rebellion’s anti-hero and leader (Will Sevedge) is was especially electric. Greg Kotis, the show’s convincingly idealistic in his stand against lava- Musical director Andy King, choreographer author and co-lyricist, was in the house with his tory terrorism. Will he rescue the dirty denizens Caitlin Labadini and John Michael Creenan (props/ daughter, Asia. of Public Amenity #9 or be lured to a more dismal costumes) provide the vital creativity for this musi- Let’s take a seat at the show and see what all the fate? cal. The strength of the ensemble is reinforced excitement is about. Well, the very quirky premise Voluptuous Penelope Pennywise (Lindsay Naas) by the supporting players and the chorus. At involves a non-negotiable surcharge on one specific is both alluring and chilling as she lays down the times they are frantic yet caring. Other times they bodily function. From there, nothing is safe from law at her assigned water closet. Crazy as a fox are terrifying automatons who look straight into incredibly irreverent satire. Director Taryn Turney Caldwell B. Cladwell is well dressed and well the audience. Kudos then, to Marc Cornes, Jodi offers a cast of bizarre characters who interpret played by Jan-Peter Pedross. Officer Lockstock Bluestein, Jill Twiss, Terrance Olear, Matt Savoca, their roles to the extreme. The result is a very funny (Brandon Schraml) possesses a mellifluous voice Lauren Turner, Spencer Case, Trevor Sideris and mixture of broad comic book mannerisms and very which belies his cruelty and cynicism. Officer Jake Levitt. clever caricatures. Barrel (Charlie Stoop) is equally driven but with The Secret Theatre is located at 44-02 23rd Street Executive producer Richard Mazda (with co- far less sadistic motives. My personal favorite is in Long Island City. Call the box office at (718) producer Alyssa Van Gorder) has matched the Macaela Sears as visually challenged Little Sally. 392-0722 or surf to www.secrettheatre.com for this actors to their roles with finesse. The beautiful With the feigned innocence of a child, she provides and other projects. As always, save me a seat on daughter (Brittney Santoro) of the sinister corpo- the truth behind the myth of Urinetown. the aisle.
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