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Family fun was the main item on the menu at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday, where children got the chance to compete in a hula hoop contest, ride ponies, board a vintage Met … Full Article

Brooklyn-born bluesman releases interconnected album and novel

In an almost unprecedented move, Stockholm-based, Brooklyn-born bluesman Brian Kramer has boldly gone where few have gone before with the simultaneous release of his first novel, “Out Of The Blues,” and a new CD, “Full Circle.” Launched at “Stampen,” a blues/jazz venue in the Swedish capita … Full Article

At BAM, Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo discusses language, place and going home

Good food, good wine and good stories are the bedrock of an enjoyable evening, and that's what the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is serving with its Eat, Drink & Be Literary events. … Full Article

How a list of names can land you in jail: Ai Weiwei’s ‘According to What?’ to open at Brooklyn Museum

I hear people ask: is Ai Weiwei an artist or an activist? At his art exhibit, “According to What?” the activism strikes you. He raises awareness of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake through his responsive outputs, which will go on display this April at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

Rock-soul band to play in Gowanus

The Band Called FUSE is a musical ensemble of hip-hop, rock and soul performers hailing from Belgium, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama, New Jersey and New York. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents a thrilling ‘I Pagliacci’

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 9, Regina Opera, in its 44th season, presented Ruggiero Leoncavallo's (1858-1919) short masterpiece, “I Pagliacci.” This opera was based on a true case in Calabria, Italy, presided over by the composer's father, a local magistrate.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s ‘In Pursuit of Freedom’ includes film screenings, discussions, walking tour

Based on five years of research led by curator/historian Prithi Kanakamedala and project manager Kate Fermoile, “Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom” — now on view at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) through 2018 — evokes 19th  … Full Article

Park Sloper’s new storytelling series seeks to unite through collective thought

With a history steeped in literary culture, Brooklyn has long been home to some of the most talented and influential storytellers. Over the years, New York City has preserved the “spoken tradition” through a variety of series, among them The Moth and How I Learned. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy music studio to celebrate 100th birthday of longtime teacher

L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham (1914-1999) was a beloved music teacher and mentor who for decades taught piano, voice and organ in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. … Full Article

From Brookline to Brooklyn: 'Science on Screen’ comes to BAM

For the second year in a row, BAMcinematek will take part in  “Science on Screen” on Monday, March 31, when it will show “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” featuring Kate Winslet a … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Annual Library Dinner celebrates local history, embraces Brooklyn’s future

“We have so many great things to celebrate in Brooklyn,” remarked Councilman Carlos Menchaca last Thursday at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) 10th Annual Library Dinner. … Full Article

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