Donald McClurkin has been praising God, singing gospel music, and dazzling audiences for his entire life. Born in Long Island in 1959, the ordained minister formed the McClurkin Singers as a teenager, before helping found the New York Restoration Choir. In 2001, he established Freeport’s Perfecting Faith Church, where he is now senior pastor. Over the years, he has won three Grammy awards, two BET awards, 10 Stellar awards, two Soul Train awards and one NAACP award, while penning platinum and gold CDs with classics like Stand and We Fall Down. On February 23, the tall, raspy tenor with the rich, powerful voice will perform at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts as part of the venue’s celebration of Black History Month.
An ancient art form mixes with modern theatricality and the result is too astounding to describe. The Peking Acrobats defy logic with trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They defy gravity with displays of contortion, flexibility and control, including daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs. They push the envelope with juggling and balancing feats, showcasing tremendous skill and ability. And when the perform at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts on February 22, their acts will be accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects.
Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Friday, February 22
7pm – 9pm | $20-$30
Some people consider them the original boy band. The Vienna Boys Choir, which traces its roots back to 1498, consists of four divisions that give roughly 300 performances around the world every year. On Saturday, December 15, they’ll fill the seats and air at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium with their Christmas in Vienna concert. Expect an awe-inspiring fusion of extraordinary talent, singular training and master artistic direction.