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Audra McDonald, Barbara Cook & More to Perform at Kupferberg Center for the Arts in 2013-14 Season

Kupferberg Presents, the entertainment hub of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, has just announced a very exciting roster of performances for their 2013-2014 season. Featuring an extraordinary array of exceptional talent, the new season of Kupferberg Presents will bring a host of big name performers to the heart of Queens.

The season will showcase artists from the worlds of pop, jazz and dance. Kicking it all off on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Colden Auditorium in her only New York City performance this fall is the incomparable Broadway legend Audra McDonald. She has been dubbed a "one-of-a-kind musical super talent" by The New York Times.

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper brings her "She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour" to her hometown of Queens where she will perform her debut album in its entirety, including the album's four Top-5 hits when she comes to Colden Auditorium on Sunday, October 20. This incredibly versatile GRAMMY, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning artist hails from nearby Ozone Park.

Additional artists who will be headlining at Queens College this season include the Brazilian dance sensation Balé Folclórico da Bahia, as well as the Queens debut of the spectacular Holiday Pops with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Also featured will be renowned singer, songwriter and R&B legend Valerie Simpson of the hit-making duo Ashford and Simpson. In February, Ballet Hispanico, the nation's leading Latino dance organization, will present two riveting performances. Valentine's Day will showcase a very special evening of song by Broadway star and cabaret artist Christine Andreas. A performance by the esteemed Tony Award winner and Kennedy Center honoree, Barbara Cook, will round out the season. Additional events to the season schedule are also being planned. Funding and support for Kupferberg Presents is provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens College/CUNY, New York Community Bank, and the Max and Selma Kupferberg Foundation.

"We are very proud of the range of high-profile events that we are bringing to the Queens community this season," said Leon Denmark, Artistic Director of Kupferberg Presents. "Kupferberg Presents is committed to consistently featuring top-tier artists in our three newly renovated on-campus venues where Queens residents will be able to see world-class entertainers right in their own borough."

Audra McDonald: Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 PM - Colden Auditorium
BALE FOLCLORICO DA BAHIA: Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM - Colden Auditorium
Cyndi Lauper "She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour": Sunday, October 20 at 7:00 PM - Colden Auditorium
HOLIDAY POPS WITH Keith Lockhart AND THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA: Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 PM - Colden Auditorium
Valerie Simpson: Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 PM - LeFrak Concert Hall
BALLET HISPANICO: Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 PM - Goldstein Theatre
Christine Andreas: Friday, February 14 at 8:00 PM - LeFrak Concert Hall
Barbara Cook: Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 PM - Colden Auditorium

Individual tickets for all Kupferberg Presents performances are on sale now and available online at or at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts' Colden Auditorium Box Office on the campus of Queens College (65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY). Season Subscriptions are also available online and include access to the best seats, savings of 10% when you order three (3) or more shows, plus many more great member benefits.

Box Office hours are 12 Noon to 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday and one hour before events. Onsite parking is available. Located just off the Long Island Expressway at Exit 23 & 24 and by bus lines Q25-34, Q44, Q64, Q17, Q88. Group Sales can also be reached at 718-793-8080 and discounts are available to groups of 10 or more, valid on select shows and based upon availability.

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is Queens' premier arts center, providing superior cultural arts programming and arts education for Queens residents and surrounding communities. KCA is comprised of eight partner organizations including Kupferberg Presents, the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens College Art Center, Queens College Department of Drama, Theater & Dance, and the Queens College Evening Reading Series. For further information, visit

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