Arts and Fun

A beautiful grand season opening day for the Cyclone in Coney Island was off to a great start until it got stuck in its tracks- literally. … Full Article

Golden Door International Film Festival comes to nearby Jersey City

Brooklyn's connections to so many other places in the world bring the spotlight to nearby Jersey City next week. … Full Article

Park Slope comedy pioneer presents Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

“Don’t blame an audience for not laughing,” Brooklyn-based comedy pioneer Eugene Mirman says, when asked what advice he would offer to emerging comedians. No matter how unusual the humor, Mirman says comedians should “figure out how to convey [their humor] to audiences.”  … Full Article

BAMcafé Live reflects ‘dynamism of Brooklyn music scene’

Celebrating its 15th year, BAMcafé Live returns this season with a vast array of performances, including everything from jazz and Celtic to hip-hop and rock, and featuring artists from Brooklyn and around the world. … Full Article

‘Multi-cultural’ hip hop festival coming to Brooklyn

SOURCE360 Expo, a three-day hip-hop festival, will have its inaugural run later this month across multiple venues throughout Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Boos, booty dominate Fashion Rocks Concert at Barclays

The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty. Justin Bieber was heavily booed by the audience at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. He entered the stage to introduce singer Rita Ora, and once the crowd booed loudly, he stripped down to his boxers and socks. … Full Article

Heel Appeal: Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit features hundreds of killer shoes

While Fashion Week is invading Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum is featuring its own fashionable exhibition — “Killer Heels.” … Full Article

BEAT Festival to feature ‘electrifying’ Brooklyn performances

The Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) will bring its signature performances to the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 11 to launch its third annual festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus holds open auditions

Do you sing in the shower? Do you miss those karaoke nights? 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 Sept. … Full Article

Rolling Stone editor to discuss ‘History of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Rolling Stone editor Greil Marcus will discuss his newest book, “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs,” as part of the Brooklyn Voices series on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at St. Joseph's College. … Full Article

Joan Rivers' cause of death unknown, medical examiner says

Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. … Full Article


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