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‘Cosi fan tutte’ melds Coney Island sideshow and Mozart at Met Opera

Coney Island has risen in the arts in recent months. The Woody Allen film “Wonder Wheel,” set on Coney’s beach and boardwalk, opened to mixed reviews. Then, in March, the Metropolitan Opera offered a Mozart favorite transposed from bayside Italy to the amusements by the Atlantic. … Full Article

Mozart meets Coney Island

If there's a theme behind the Metropolitan Opera's latest rendition of “Così fan tutte,” it's "don't worry … Full Article

Magnolias are the early spring stars at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oy vey. It was snowing today. In April. Brooklynites are hungry for spring. Sorry about this temporary setback. To cheer you up, here are photos from this past Saturday, when the sun actually came out and the weather was warm-ish. … Full Article

Check out these fab photos of NYC's Easter Parade

Brooklyn doesn't have an Easter Parade like this. … Full Article
Two Evenings with Saudi Arabian Traditions

VIDEO: Brooklyn Museum showcases Saudi traditions

A space enhanced with geometrical patterns and improvised melodies of Arabic Maqam music, assorted baskets of dates, women in hijabs and men wearing thobes and kafiyyehs pace back and forth. The scent of vanilla and cinnamon fills the air. It looks like a bazaar in Mecca, but it’s not. … Full Article

Brooklyn Youth Chorus confronts racism, sexism, immigration

An upcoming series of concerts by the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus with the intriguing title of “Silent Voices: If You Listen,” is fast becoming the talk of the borough’s artistic community because of its bold mixture of art  … Full Article

‘Qyrq Qyz’ projects girl power through an ancient epic at BAM

Thousands of years ago, 40 teenage girls — warriors armed with bows, arrows and a fighting spirit — defended an island in the Aral Sea from foreign invaders. … Full Article

From Joe Bonaparte to Tristan Tzara: An interview with Fort Greene’s Seth Numrich

I first became aware of Seth Numrich’s formidable acting chops when I saw his powerful and unforgettable performance as Joe Bonaparte in Lincoln Center Theater’s 2012 revival of Clifford Odets’ “Golden Boy.” Numrich had already made a forceful impression — in “War Horse,” also presented by Lincol … Full Article

Finding the Forgotten: A behind-the-scenes tour of Ellis Island’s abandoned hospital

Inside one of the most famous monuments in the world is a bronze plaque that reads, in part, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” … Full Article

Met Opera sails to Coney Island

As spring lurks around Brooklyn’s snow filled streets, thoughts of warmer weather remind us of the coming summer and the beach. … Full Article


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