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Brooklyn Ice teaches kids to skate at Prospect Park

Prospect Park
Brooklyn Ice, a free after-school program that teaches figure skating to Brooklyn kids, has returned to Prospect Park — at the new Lakeside Rink at LeFrak Center. While the rink was under construction, the program used Bryant Park in Manhattan. … Full Article

Brooklyn 'Jazz Age’ revivalist Giordano to recreate 'Rhapsody in Blue’ concert

Brooklyn musician Vince Giordano, “Jazz Age” buff and leader of the Nighthawks 1920s-era revival band, has performed at venues around New York City, including Lincoln Center, for more than 30 years. … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music celebrates 25 years of its music partners program

Brooklyn Boro
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music held its Red Hot Winter Gala at Roulette on Atlantic Avenue on Thursday night with food, dancing and music to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the conservatory's Music Partners program. … Full Article

Madonna, Pussy Riot star in Brooklyn human rights concert

Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a Brooklyn concert for Amnesty International on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center. … Full Article

Junior dance teams ‘catch a shooting star’ at Barclays Center

Fort Greene
Two award-winning dance teams from Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company took center court at Barclays Center on Monday night, before the Nets took on the Philadelphia 76ers.  … Full Article

‘Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare’

In this 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Amendment of 1964, Theatre for a New Audience presents “Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare” on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Academy of Music to present ‘Billy Budd’

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) celebrates Benjamin Britten’s centenary with Michael Grandage’s acclaimed Glyndebourne Festival production of “Billy Budd.” This sweeping production, to take place at BAM from Feb. … Full Article

Dinkins to host book-signing in Bed-Stuy

On Saturday, Feb. 1, former Mayor David Dinkins, seen here, will be signing copies of his new book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (at the Restoration's Skylight Art Gallery, 3rd Floor), 1368 Fulton St. … Full Article

Cher will be joined by Cyndi Lauper at Barclays Center

Cher announced Cyndi Lauper will support her “Dressed To Kill” show at Barclays Center on Friday, May 9. … Full Article


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