Arts and Entertainment

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

Q&A with Windsor Terrace resident Evan Cabnet: New artistic director of LCT3

This past May, Lincoln Center Theater named the director Evan Cabnet to run LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s program for producing plays,  its program for producing plays by new artists. … Full Article

The Origin of the Species: Williamsburg resident Sarah Steele in ‘The Humans’

When the audience enters the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to attend a performance of Stephen Karam’s gripping and scathingly funny play “The Humans,” they are shown to their seats by ushers who deliver a stern warning: “The play is 95 minutes and will be performed without an intermission. … Full Article

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund holds grand tour of North Brooklyn environmental remediation

“So many aspects of New York City’s infrastructure are positively medieval,” Marni Majorelle, founder of Alive Structures, declared while standing on the roof of Greenpoint’s Broadway Stages building.  … Full Article

Country music fans pack Chadwick’s in Bay Ridge

Chadwick’s Restaurant was transformed into a good-timin’, free-wheelin’ country music honky tonk on Saturday night, Oct. 8. The popular Bay Ridge restaurant presented an evening of classic country music, courtesy of featured entertainer Loren.  … Full Article

Gowanus Open Studios 2016 wows art lovers

Love that dirty water.

Art flourishes along the banks of the Gowanus, Brooklyn's thoroughly toxic and much-loved canal. … Full Article

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead Rock Hall of Fame Ballot

The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. … Full Article

Animal advocates push ban in NYC on exotic circus animals

If some New York City officials and animal advocates prevail, there'll be no more tigers, lions, leopards, monkeys, zebras or even sloths whenever "The Greatest Show on Earth" comes to town. … Full Article

Bob Dylan, 2016 Nobel Prize-winner for literature, has surprising Brooklyn connections

Bob Dylan, who has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, is now officially ranked among the great literary figures of his generation. … Full Article

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