Arts and Entertainment

One interpretation of Bob Dylan’s iconic Brooklyn Watchtower lyric

Bob Dylan is the first songwriter ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.  His career spans nearly six decades and he’s still out there performing, writing and recording new music. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based artisans and artists to exhibit at Brooklyn Museum’s Fine Art Craft Show

Six artisans and one artist from Park Slope, Fort Greene, Ditmas Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Gowanus, Bay Ridge and Bushwick will exhibit their jewelry, furniture, fine art and pottery along with 83 others at the fourth American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum on Nov. 19-20. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Claire Danes and cast of ‘Homeland’ at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Actress Claire Danes appears in a meditative mood as the cast and crew of “Homeland” took over Brooklyn Borough Hall’s plaza and steps on Monday. Danes plays Carrie Mathison, a bipolar CIA agent in the award-winning series, which premieres its sixth season on Jan. 15. … Full Article

Rainy weather fails to squelch Halloween festivities in Greenpoint

Day-long rain and chill winds failed to dampen a pair of Greenpoint community festivals this past Saturday, starting with the Greenpoint Town Square’s 13th annual Halloween Parade and Spooktacular. … Full Article

Hundreds flock to East Williamsburg for the ‘Blocktoberfest’ beer festival

Although Saturday’s weather was wet and windy, the inclement conditions didn’t stop hundreds of beer lovers from congregating at The Well in East Williamsburg for the third annual “Blocktoberfest” beer festival. … Full Article

BAM announces Adam E. Max as chairman of the board of trustees

Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), has announced the election of Adam E. Max as chairman of BAM’s board of trustees, effective January 2017. Max joined the board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2008. … Full Article

Famed poet, playwright, novelist Ntozake Shange wins 2016 Langston Hughes Medal

Ntozake Shange, the famed poet and playwright who authored the Obie-Award-winning play “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” is the 2016 winner of the Langston Hughes Medal, officials at the City College of New York announced Monday. … Full Article

Halloween in Brooklyn 2016

Goblins and superheroes — and nightmarish political candidates, no doubt —  will soon be haunting the parades, parties, streets and alleys of Brooklyn. … Full Article

‘Blocktoberfest’ beer festival comes to East Williamsburg this weekend

As the famed actor Jack Nicholson once said, "Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." … Full Article

Jay Z nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z, one of contemporary music's most celebrated lyricists and entertainers, is one of the nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and if inducted he would become the first rapper to enter the prestigious music organization. … Full Article


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