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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents ‘Lunar New Year Celebration’ through dance

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will continue its 2013-14 World of Dance series on Sunday, Jan. … Full Article

Tommy Kane’s buddies to hold tribute concert

Bay Ridge
The late Tommy Kane, co-founder of brooklynONE, a Bay Ridge-based theater company, loved writing, producing plays and acting, according to his friend, Anthony Marino. “He was big on collaboration,” Marino said. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Jay-Z rocks Barclays Center

Jay-Z was back in Brooklyn for two shows (Jan. 12 and 13) at Barclays Center and we considered it a homecoming! Jay-Z’s legacy at Barclays Center was commemorated with gifts that represent his journey in his personal life and career.  … Full Article

‘Life Is Strange’ examines lives of Jews in 1930s prewar Europe

By this point, 70 years after the fact, anyone who has taken even a high school history course knows about the German concentration camps where 6 million Jews and 5 million others were killed at the hands of the Nazis.  … Full Article

The Heights Players celebrate family love and mishegoss this January

Brooklyn Heights
Family is more than blood. It is love, caring, shared values and sometimes, putting the needs of others before yourself. This describes the Jerome family of Neil Simon's “Broadway Bound,” now being performed by The Heights Players in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Here's an art exhibition that celebrates being a sellout

If you describe an artist as a sellout, it's usually be meant as an insult. A sellout is often depicted as someone who failed to stay true to their art and sold out in favor of (gasp!) commercialism. … Full Article

Creating a Theatre for a New Audience: The intersection of architecture, design, and theatre

In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article

Chicago icon and Brooklyn native Ina Pinkney closes famous restaurant

In the past two decades, Brooklyn native Ina Pinkney has become one of Chicago’s most beloved restaurateurs, affectionately known in the Windy City as “The Breakfast Queen.”    … Full Article

Brooklyn kids ‘PAL’ around with celebs at holiday party

Kids from Brownsville and other Brooklyn neighborhoods got to “PAL” around with celebrities like supermodel Carol Alt and “Boardwalk Empire” star Anthony Laciura at a recent holiday party hosted by the Police Athletic League. … Full Article

Tenor Ricardo Tamura triumphs in Tosca at Met debut

Carroll Gardens
Ricardo Tamura, born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, of Japanese and Syrian parentage, had his career as a scientist all set up for him except for the fact that he also loved to sing. … Full Article


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