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At Pete’s Candy Shop’s dimly-lit Sunday open mic night, new Brooklyn talent, A Flying Dodo Society, was heard with an introductory and looming pattern of strums that hushed the packed room as … Full Article

The Gallery Players presents ‘Next to Normal’

The Gallery Players kicks off its 48th season with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal.” Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, this show tells the story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect it has on her fam … Full Article

DUMBO ‘First Thursday Art Walk’ coming Sept. 4

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO galleries will stay open late and local restaurants and bars will offer specials, for nights of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances. The recurring event is being called ‘First Thursday Art Walk,’ and will begin on Septe … Full Article

New plays inspired by community gardens to premiere at Communal Spaces Festival

The Communal Spaces Festival, now in its fourth year, will premiere eight one-act plays inspired by and performed in community gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill. The festival will take place on the last weekend in August and the first two weekends in September. … Full Article

PHOTO: Wildlife Conservation Society find amazing humpback whale off NYC waters

The Wildlife Conservation Society photographed a humpback whale feeding yesterday less than six miles from New York City. … Full Article

Nathan’s Famous operations director discusses Brooklyn roots

In today's economy, where it is normal for people to go through several careers and many different jobs during their lifetime, Brooklyn native and Senior Director of Company Operations at Nathan's Famous, Bruce Miller, told t … Full Article

New CBS show ‘Madame Secretary’ films in Greenpoint

Greenpoint’s Cafe Edna had some noisy visitors Tuesday afternoon — but few were complaining. “Madam Secretary,” a new CBS drama about Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, a fictional Secretary of State, was filming their upcoming TV series, which will air in September. … Full Article

PHOTO: Brooklyn's Lena Dunham dazzles at Emmy Awards

"Girls" star and Brooklyn resident Lena Dunham made quite the splash at Monday night's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles with her attire. … Full Article

Shrek The Musical coming to Bay Ridge

The talents of young performers in Bay Ridge will be on full display in a special production of “Shrek The Musical” presented by the Narrows Community Theater starting Labor Day weekend. … Full Article

Italian Federation celebrates end of summer program

The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO), which sponsors a summer program for children, closed out the season with a celebration that included performances by all the students who attended the program. … Full Article
EMBRACE THE #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE: MARRIOTT TO MAYOR

VIDEO: Marriott tells De Blasio to embrace the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has take over the social media universe, captivated audiences around the world and has raised tens of millions of dollars for ALS research. … Full Article

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