Arts and Fun

At BAM, famed comedian David Cross talks Trump, gun violence

A thin-skinned audience would surely take umbrage at the comedy of David Cross. They'd consider his jokes bashing organized religion and his stories about masturbating while fantasizing about the Statue of Liberty (because he loves America so much) offensive. … Full Article

Shakespearean Kings in Cycle at BAM: Modern themes of leadership & downfall

With an especially raucous presidential campaign season upon us, it's an interesting time to reflect upon the lives of medieval kings. … Full Article

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. … Full Article

‘Hamilton’ star wins applause in City Council

Anthony Ramos, an actor appearing in the Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton,” found a whole new audience of fans when he came to the City Council chamber on Tuesday to take a bow and accept a proclamation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum to host sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball on April 20, honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia

On Wednesday, April 20, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball — its yearly fundraising gala celebrating Brooklyn's creative community — honoring Brooklyn-based art-world influencers Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. … Full Article

Irish eyes smiled through cold for St. Patrick’s Parade

There was a chill in the air and temperatures hovered in the 30s all afternoon on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the participants of the 23rd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade from having fun. … Full Article

Surprise! An art show pops up for one afternoon in DUMBO

Art is long, and Time is fleeting. So goes the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. In this case, though, the art came and went in a flash. … Full Article

Brooklynite David Costabile: Not a household name, but a 'Billions' star

For years, David Costabile has flourished as a most familiar unknown star, the sort of all-purpose actor you like and recognize but aren't sure from where. … Full Article

Violin virtuoso brings ‘Southern Comfort’ to Brooklyn

Regina Carter, a renowned violin virtuoso, will be bringing her blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns and folk music to the borough when she performs in concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on April 16. … Full Article

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