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Col. Joseph Davidson, the leader of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, will be providing a different kind of leadership in the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Parade this March. … Full Article

BEAT Festival to feature ‘electrifying’ Brooklyn performances

The Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) will bring its signature performances to the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 11 to launch its third annual festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus holds open auditions

Do you sing in the shower? Do you miss those karaoke nights? The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers. The chorus is holding open auditions for its 59th year beginning on Tuesdays Sept. … Full Article

Rolling Stone editor to discuss ‘History of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Rolling Stone editor Greil Marcus will discuss his newest book, “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs,” as part of the Brooklyn Voices series on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at St. Joseph's College. … Full Article

Joan Rivers' cause of death unknown, medical examiner says

Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. … Full Article

Celebrities lament the loss of Joan Rivers

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Joan Rivers share their reactions Thursday to her death at age 81: ___ … Full Article

Lena Dunham, Zadie Smith to speak at BAM and Greenlight’s Unbound lit series

Now in its third season, Unbound — a unique literary series presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Fort Greene’s Greenlight Bookstore — will kick off this fall with a star-studded lineup of writers, including Zadie Smith and Brooklyn native Lena Dunham. … Full Article

Lauded Pan Pan Theatre brings Beckett's ‘Embers’ to BAM Sept. 17

“Embers” is a theatricalized presentation of an early radio play by the legendary absurdist author, Samuel Beckett, staged by the Pan Pan Theatre Company. First broadcast in 1959, the play opens with Henry, sitting on a beach and remembering stories and incidents from his life. … Full Article

More than one million celebrate West Indian Day Parade

More than one million people flocked to Eastern Parkway this Labor Day for the 46th annual West Indian Day Parade to enjoy the colorful floats, costumes, food, music and dancing. … Full Article

The Gallery Players presents ‘Next to Normal’

The Gallery Players kicks off its 48th season with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal.” Written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, this show tells the story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect it has on her fam … Full Article

DUMBO ‘First Thursday Art Walk’ coming Sept. 4

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO galleries will stay open late and local restaurants and bars will offer specials, for nights of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances. The recurring event is being called ‘First Thursday Art Walk,’ and will begin on Septe … Full Article

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