Arts and Fun

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

Powerful acting lifts dark 'Iceman' at BAM

It may take the Iceman a long time to arrive, but in director Robert Fall's powerful production of "The Iceman Cometh," the waiting takes place with unforgettable company, including Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy and John Douglas Thompson. … Full Article

Valentine’s Day offers ‘Rhapsody & Romance’ in Bay Ridge

Looking for that special present to give to the love of your life on Valentine’s Day? What could be more romantic than a concert? … Full Article

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry Come to BAM Thursday

The Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday will present two well-known cartoonists —  Matt Groening and Lynda Barry — to talk about cartooning, creativity and their long friendship. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s ‘golden couples’ invited to champagne reception at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has a soft spot for sweethearts. … Full Article

Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus holds open auditions for Spring 2015

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 Feb. 10, 17 and 24 and March 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

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