Arts and Fun

Simone Boyce, an entertainment reporter for WNYW/FOX 5, launched her new lifestyle program, “Simone in the City” on Saturday morning by paying a visit to Coney Island. … Full Article

Jane Goodall plants seeds of hope at BAM

Jane Goodall spends about 300 days out of every year traveling because she has a message to share. … Full Article

Live at BAM: Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ retains youthful vigor after 134 years

It's a good idea to enter a Henrik Ibsen play expecting to experience a range of heavy emotions as the drama unfolds. … Full Article

Brooklyn actors are bringing 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' to TFANA's Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Back in the days of King James, Shakespeare's theater troupe was called the King's Men. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater presents 'The Wedding Singer'

A cast of zany, lovable characters, including a wannabe rock star, a winsome waitress who wins his affection and a spicy grandmother, are all part of the fun of “The Wedding Singer,” the 2006 Broadway musical that was based on the hilarious 1998 movie starring Adam Sandler. … Full Article

Portland native wins Pratt Institute and Kravis Center sculpture competition

Robin Oglesbee-Venghaus, a native of Portland, Oregon, is the winner of the Pratt Institute and Raymond F. … Full Article

Art exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library asks, ‘What Kind of House Does a Man Who Has Lived in a 6 x 9-Foot Cell for Over 30 Years Dream Of?’

In 2003, visual artist Jackie Sumell asked Herman Wallace, a Black Panther activist and member of the Angola Three who had been kept in solitary confinement for more than 30 years, via letter: "What kind of house does a man who has lived in a 6x9-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?" … Full Article

Industry City offers behind-the-scenes look at artists at work

The artists and craftsmen who work at Industry City are throwing their doors open and are putting out the welcome mat for visitors as part of a special event at the massive Sunset Park business complex. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball & Dance Party 2015: A preview

The Brooklyn Museum is holding its fifth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball Wednesday evening, and although many of the same artists featured last year will participate in this year's celebration, the impetus behind the eve … Full Article

BAM Presents: ‘The Karen Gala’ on April 28, honoring the extraordinary career of outgoing president Karen Brooks Hopkins

On April 28, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a gala celebration honoring BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she prepares to retire in June after more than 36 years of extraordinary service. For this special evening, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. … Full Article

From being thrown out of kindergarten to composing ‘Ave Maria’

Pianist, vocalist, composer and author Roger Rossi, whose real name is Roger Rossito, grew up in Bay Ridge, although he now lives in Palm Beach with his longtime wife Sally (“Sal”).  … Full Article

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