Arts and Fun

Our borough's got its very own run of a dazzling, dizzying play about slavery and hopeless love — and the art of play-making — that won an Obie Award last year for Best New American Play when … Full Article

New Musical stars Brooklyn superheroes

Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. … Full Article

Chaka Khan to open 2015’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts

Legendary dance music icon and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan will open the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival with a free concert on Wednesday, June 3 at the Prospect Park Bandshell. … Full Article

An evening with Ken Burns in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will host a special evening with Academy Award-nominated producer and director Ken Burns, creator of the acclaimed documentaries “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and, most recently, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” on March 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. … Full Article

Bay Ridge artist finds a gallery close to home

A Bay Ridge artist who is inspired by his surroundings has found a place close to home to exhibit his work. … Full Article

Ponycon brings sweetness, smiles and bronies to Brooklyn Heights

On the coldest weekend in a decade, Brooklyn Heights was filled with sunshine and smiles as more than a thousand fans of the “My Little Pony” animated TV show flooded into St. Francis College for PonyconNYC. … Full Article

How the Klezmatics ‘collaborated’ with Woody Guthrie

The late, great Woody Guthrie, whose song “This Land Is Your Land” is considered an American classic, had strong ties to Brooklyn. Guthrie and his second wife, a Martha Graham dancer named Majorie Mazia, lived on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island in the 1940s. … Full Article

It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, Brooklyn born, dies at 68

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. … Full Article
EXPERT LOVE ADVICE TO FIND YOUR VALENTINE

Kiss on the first date, says dating expert

You’d expect hot women at an event like this — but not literally. … Full Article
THE EVERGREEN COUPLES OF BROOKLYN-DECADES OF LOVE

Celebrating more than 8,000 years of love at Brooklyn Borough Hall

More than 150 couples who have been together 50 years or more celebrated their combined 8,245 years of love at a Borough Hall Valentine’s Day party -- complete with lunch, dancing and a photo booth -- on Friday. … Full Article

Live at BAM: Renowned cartoonists discuss 40 years of friendship

Creative people: Ever wonder what advice Matt Groening and Lynda Barry would impart upon you and your ilk? … Full Article

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