Young Voices of New York

The Staten Island Philharmonic

The Staten Island Philharmonic

Bethany Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

January 12, 2016

Recently, I went to the Staten Island Philharmonic to see our friend, Howie Fox, a composer whose piece was being played. A professional orchestra played it. We got second row seats and the sound was beautiful. Howie was always interested in music. He plays piano and in junior high he played oboe,...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Noor Baig, 11, Valley Stream

December 19, 2015

It all started out with the Girl on Fire, but now she is known as the Mockingjay. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) wants the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) killed. There is a new kind of Hunger Game in this movie, the 76th Hunger Game. It is Katniss and her closest friends, w...



Luke Lopez, 9, Valley Stream

November 30, 2015

Allegiance is a play about Japanese people who lived in the United States during World War II. The United States thought these Japanese people were traitors because Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. So, 120,000 Japanese Americans had to leave their homes to live in a camp with no walls in the bathroom and bad ...

The Peanuts Movie

Good Grief!

Marcus Harris, 11, Valley Stream

November 20, 2015

Buy your buttered popcorn, get your candies and drinks, and get ready for Peanuts! Oh, I meant “The Peanuts Movie”! It all starts with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang. It’s a regular snow day out from school, and Charlie Brown and his friends plan to play hockey. But, after...

Art Garfunkel at The Egg

Art Garfunkel at The Egg

Beth Gannon, 11, Albany

November 3, 2015

Art Garfunkel performed at The Egg in Albany on Saturday night, Oct. 24th. The concert was very good; Art Garfunkel read original poetry in-between songs. I really liked the poetry; I think it added a lot more to the concert. The audience seemed to enjoy the concert. Art Garfunkel received three stand...

Behind the Scenes at Tada Youth Theater

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, NYC

July 20, 2015

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside of an actor’s head?  I got a chance to interview some awesome actors at Tada Youth Theater in New York City.  On Saturday, July 18, 2015, I spoke with a few of the actors before and after their performance in “Princess Phooey”, Jesse Besca (Princess...

Is This The End?

Is This The End?

Ariana Rivers, 11, Rochester

June 20, 2015

Hey! I'm back again! With Freddy and friends in a third installment of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise. All of these games were made by Scott Cawthon. I am reviewing the third game. Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is a point and click horror game. You play as a security guard for a horror attraction...

Sponge Out Of Water

Sponge Out Of Water

Arilyse McGuire, 10, Rochester

May 28, 2015

Grab your popcorn.  The movie that is starting is the Sponge Bob movie, "Sponge Out of Water." You might think that this movie is all animation, but there are actually real people acting in this movie and the animated characters don't really look so animated! My favorite part is when Sponge Bob and his crew somehow find  land. Plankton is tryi...



Nailina Figueroa, 11. Rochester

May 3, 2015

The RBTL is a theatre in Rochester that has plays, and more entertainment shows. I recently went on a tour and to a play at the Rochester theatre. RBTL stands for Rochester Broadway Theatre League. The Stage Sections The first thing is backstage. Backstage there are many ropes, ladders, and equipm...

The Trials of Alice in Wonderland, The Play

The Trials of Alice in Wonderland,  The Play

Chloe Antonia Rose, 8, Manhattan

April 29, 2015

"The Trials of Alice in Wonderland," now playing at Tada Youth Theater, 15 West 28th Street in New York City, is a really good play with a lot of fun action. The play is about Alice on trial for growing and shrinking.  The central message is that you are never too big or too small to do what yo...

Look Into Fun2Draw!

Look Into Fun2Draw!

Jeweliane Clark, 10, Valley Stream

March 17, 2015 is a really fun website where you and your friends can learn how to draw easy, cute characters. There are also 9 fun2draw apps where the illustrator gives you steps that help you draw different characters. This website is interesting because you can learn how to draw cute animals, people,...

A Little Plush Friend

A Little Plush Friend

Ariana Rivers, 10, Rochester

March 3, 2015

Have you ever wanted to have a little friend that can do almost everything imaginable? Do you want to soar the skies? Do you want to run fast and jump high? Do you want to be stronger than a boulder? Well, then Little Big Planet 1, 2, 3 and Karting are your games! Creative Mode In the Little Bi...

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