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BAMcafé Live reflects ‘dynamism of Brooklyn music scene’

Celebrating its 15th year, BAMcafé Live returns this season with a vast array of performances, including everything from jazz and Celtic to hip-hop and rock, and featuring artists from Brooklyn and around the world. … Full Article

‘Multi-cultural’ hip hop festival coming to Brooklyn

SOURCE360 Expo, a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks Concert at Barclays

The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. Justin Bieber was heavily booed by the audience at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. He entered the stage to introduce singer Rita Ora, and once the crowd booed loudly, he stripped down to his boxers and socks. … Full Article

Heel Appeal: Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit features hundreds of killer shoes

While Fashion Week is invading Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum is featuring its own fashionable exhibition — “Killer Heels.” … Full Article

BEAT Festival to feature ‘electrifying’ Brooklyn performances

The Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) will bring its signature performances to the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 11 to launch its third annual festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus holds open auditions

Do you sing in the shower? Do you miss those karaoke nights? The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers. The chorus is holding open auditions for its 59th year beginning on Tuesdays Sept. … Full Article

Rolling Stone editor to discuss ‘History of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Rolling Stone editor Greil Marcus will discuss his newest book, “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs,” as part of the Brooklyn Voices series on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at St. Joseph's College. … Full Article

Joan Rivers' cause of death unknown, medical examiner says

Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. … Full Article

Celebrities lament the loss of Joan Rivers

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Joan Rivers share their reactions Thursday to her death at age 81: ___ … Full Article

Lena Dunham, Zadie Smith to speak at BAM and Greenlight’s Unbound lit series

Now in its third season, Unbound — a unique literary series presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore — will kick off this fall with a star-studded lineup of writers, including Zadie Smith and Brooklyn native Lena Dunham. … Full Article

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