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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

Community of art galleries grows in DUMBO

Two Trees Management Co., the founding developer of the now thriving waterfront community of DUMBO, has recently announced that Folioleaf and Art Dealer Stephen Romano will be joining DUMBO’s art gallery community. … Full Article

The Heights Players present Tony & Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Doubt’

Written by John Patrick Shanley and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, “Doubt: A Parable” is a swirl of accusation and intrigue. This fascinating, lean drama opens at the Heights Players on Friday, Jan. … Full Article

Life Through a Lens: Brooklynite’s photoblog documents local scenes

Brooklyn resident Felice Simon, a gallery host at the Brooklyn Museum, has chronicled over a year of her life by taking 500 daily consecutive photographs on photo blogging platform www.blipfoto.com. … Full Article

Madonna to join Pussy Riot at Barclays Center human rights concert

Madonna's not done with her recent string of public appearances — she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International's human rights concert in New York. … Full Article

Kane tribute concert raises money for charity

“Tommy Kane is looking down on us right now and he’s smiling,” singer Frankie Marra told the audience in Saint Patrick’s Church auditorium Friday night in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

‘A Little Night Music’ waltzes into Brooklyn

As they continue their 47th Season, the Brooklyn-based group Gallery Players’ first production of the New Year will be Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s elegantly sophisticated romantic comedy “A Little Night Music.” Based on the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles on a  … Full Article

Opera Index celebrates mezzo Rosalind Elias, showcases young singers

The JW Marriott Essex House located at Central Park South was the elegant venue of a special operatic recital by Opera Index Award Winners on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 12. … Full Article

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