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After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” began a new adventure this past December performing in arenas worldwide and in some markets … Full Article

Rock-soul band to play in Gowanus

Gowanus
The Band Called FUSE is a musical ensemble of hip-hop, rock and soul performers hailing from Belgium, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama, New Jersey and New York. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents a thrilling ‘I Pagliacci’

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 9, Regina Opera, in its 44th season, presented Ruggiero Leoncavallo's (1858-1919) short masterpiece, “I Pagliacci.” This opera was based on a true case in Calabria, Italy, presided over by the composer's father, a local magistrate.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s ‘In Pursuit of Freedom’ includes film screenings, discussions, walking tour

Downtown
Based on five years of research led by curator/historian Prithi Kanakamedala and project manager Kate Fermoile, “Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom” — now on view at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) through 2018 — evokes 19th  … Full Article

Park Sloper’s new storytelling series seeks to unite through collective thought

Park Slope
With a history steeped in literary culture, Brooklyn has long been home to some of the most talented and influential storytellers. Over the years, New York City has preserved the “spoken tradition” through a variety of series, among them The Moth and How I Learned. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy music studio to celebrate 100th birthday of longtime teacher

Bedford-Stuyvesant
L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham (1914-1999) was a beloved music teacher and mentor who for decades taught piano, voice and organ in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. … Full Article

From Brookline to Brooklyn: 'Science on Screen’ comes to BAM

Fort Greene
For the second year in a row, BAMcinematek will take part in  “Science on Screen” on Monday, March 31, when it will show “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” featuring Kate Winslet a … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Annual Library Dinner celebrates local history, embraces Brooklyn’s future

Downtown
“We have so many great things to celebrate in Brooklyn,” remarked Councilman Carlos Menchaca last Thursday at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) 10th Annual Library Dinner. … Full Article

Nature lovers: Trim ivy and mulch the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday

Columbia Waterfront
Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday? … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater seeks scholarship applicants

Bay Ridge
Betty Kash, a longtime member of Narrows Community Theater, loved working with kids, according to members of the Bay Ridge-based performing arts company, who said they always admired her generosity toward young people. … Full Article

‘A Doll’s House’: Best of 19th century literary on stage at BAM

Fort Greene
The women's suffrage and civil rights movements were still decades in the future when Henrik Ibsen introduced his play, "A Doll's House," in Copenhagen. … Full Article

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