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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) — the world’s first children’s museum — on Thursday named Brooklyn native Stephanie Hill Wilchfort as its next president and CEO. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based progressive rock group to play final 2014 show Dec. 4

Brooklyn-based art/progressive rock group Vajra is heating up radio with its blend of dark, melodic, progressive rock and Eastern Indian fusion. … Full Article

Review: Stephen De Maio hosts Opera Night at Columbus Citizen’s Foundation

On the evening of Friday, Nov. 21, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan, Board of Governors member Anthony Carrera and his wife Maria greeted the guests to Opera Night, hosted by Stephen De Maio. … Full Article

BAM presents NY premiere of Philip Glass’ complete piano etudes

Philip Glass, one of the most influential contemporary American composers, conceived his solo piano etudes as a set of 20 works, which he began to write in 1994.
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Martina Arroyo Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

On the evening of Nov. 17, the Martina Arroyo Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Essex House on Central Park South. … Full Article

‘Not So Undercover’: Good samaritan skirts law to revitalize street objects

There is a fine line between skirting the law and doing a good deed. Spencer Allen (name changed for privacy protection), a 59-year-old Brooklyn Heights resident, walks it in his spare time. … Full Article

Prime Minister of Sweden visits BAM

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven visited BAM on the invitation of BAM Trustee David Dangoor to see “Black Mountain Songs,” a performance by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, on Nov 21. Shown from left to right: BAM Trustee David Dangoor, Swedish Minister (of Children, the Elderly and Gende … Full Article

NYCreates Holiday Craft Fair highlights local artists at Brooklyn Historical Society

Seventeen Brooklyn artists will be featured at the NYCreates 11th Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 6-7, 2014, in the landmark Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall. … Full Article

Opera Index presents annual buffet, recital

Five award-winning voices were presented and celebrated on Nov. 12 at the Community Church of New York in the heart of Murray Hill at an event filled with fellowship and home-prepared food. … Full Article

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions presents ‘Parade’

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions, a Bay Ridge-based performing arts company, is exploring murder and injustice in its next stage production. The company announced that it will present “Parade,” a musical which looks at the famous Leo Frank murder trial of 1913. … Full Article


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