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Centennial of playwright and former Brooklynite Arthur Miller

An inferior and uninterested student while attending high school in Brooklyn, Arthur Miller would become one of the 20th century’s most prominent playwrights. This Oct. 17 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth.   … Full Article

St. Francis to house Arthur Miller centennial celebration

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth, playwrights, performers, critics and scholars will take the stage at St. Francis College (180 Remsen St.) for The Arthur Miller Centennial beginning Friday, Oct. 16 and running through Sunday, Oct. 18. … Full Article

La Dolce Vita! Columbus Parade brings Italy to Brooklyn

Hon. Patricia DiMango, star of the hit CBS show “Hot Bench,” came back home to Brooklyn to star as a grand marshal in the 34th annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade on Oct. … Full Article

Review: 'Bridge of Spies' is an absorbing slow burn

Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," much like its misunderstood litigator, is a film that plays the long game. This complex Cold War drama soaked in shadows, blues, greys and furrowed brows, is a slow burn that challenges the audience to trust where it's going. … Full Article

‘Reconfiguration: An evening with other lives’ at BAM

Judging by the crowd pouring in, one could well imagine the smell of marijuana filling the entry hall at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House Friday night just before Other Lives, an indie rock group from Portland, Oregon, took the stage. … Full Article

Thousands turn out for Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon

The Brooklyn weather on Saturday couldn’t have been more welcoming for the thousands of runners who turned out to run in the first-ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. With 17,500 entrants, it was the largest inaugural half marathon in U.S. history. … Full Article

NYC-centric star-studded live show/podcast premieres at new St. Ann’s Warehouse Oct. 25

As much as New York City changes, one thing about it remains indisputably true: not even a lifetime spent here is enough to take in the city’s unparalleled array of people, cultures, attractions and stories. … Full Article

Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill added to Tidal concert at Barclays

Nick Jonas and rappers Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to the Tidal X concert at Barclays Center in October, concert organizers announced Friday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy honors Michael Bloomberg in Black Tie Ball

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy held its third annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party Thursday night on Pier 2. The sold out event hosted over 1,000 guests and raised $1 million a new record for the Conservancy and an increase from $625,000 in 2014.   … Full Article

Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn makes history as largest inaugural half marathon

The Rock 'n Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, completely sold out a field of 17,500 runners from 50 states and 32 countries. It will be the largest inaugural half-marathon ever in the United States, race officials announced Thursday. 
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