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Spike Lee on Oscar speech: 'Gonna try to keep positive’

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Spike Lee says he hasn't had time yet to plan what he'll say when he gets his honorary Oscar next month — he's busy trying to finish up his new movie "Chiraq" for a year-end release. But he promises he's "gonna try to keep positive." … Full Article

Live at BAM: ‘Tabac Rouge’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ingest a large amount of hallucinogens before horsing around on wheeled office furniture? … Full Article

St. Ann’s Warehouse cuts the ribbon on new home

Thunderous applause inaugurated the final grand opening of St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO on Tuesday morning, celebrating a long-running theater in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Sara Bareilles visits BAM to talk up new book with Ben Folds

Sara Bareilles, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, has recently turned to a different medium to share her voice. … Full Article

Third Avenue Festival brings the world to Bay Ridge

Music, dancing and lots of mouth-watering food to eat…is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? … Full Article

Costumed kids star in Ragamuffin Parade

The skies were gray, there was a threat of rain and there was a chill in the air in Bay Ridge on Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t stop hundreds of children from braving the weather and marching in the Ragamuffin Parade. … Full Article

Brooklyn Senior Idol takes place Oct. 3

Brooklyn Senior Idol, the talent contest for the over 50-crowd, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road in Bay Ridge, at 7 p.m. The contest rules stipulate that the contestants must be at least 50 years of age. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to host Brooklyn Black Tie Ball, honoring Michael Bloomberg

On Oct. 8, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) will host its third annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball, honoring Michael R. … Full Article

Beyonce, Prince, Jay Z to perform at Tidal concert in Brooklyn

Streaming service Tidal is putting together an all-star concert starring Beyonce, Prince and Jay Z on Oct. 20. The music and video streaming platform announced "TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC," which will take place at Barclays Center. … Full Article

Giulio Gari Foundation presents International Vocal Competition winners

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 20, the Giulio Gari Foundation introduced us to its International Vocal Competition 2015 winners. The event took place at the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South at 59th Street and Seventh Avenue. … Full Article


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