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Madonna, Pussy Riot star in Brooklyn human rights concert

Instead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a Brooklyn concert for Amnesty International on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center. … Full Article

Junior dance teams ‘catch a shooting star’ at Barclays Center

Fort Greene
Two award-winning dance teams from Shooting Stars Performing Arts Company took center court at Barclays Center on Monday night, before the Nets took on the Philadelphia 76ers.  … Full Article

‘Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare’

In this 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Amendment of 1964, Theatre for a New Audience presents “Seeing Color: Casting African Americans in Shakespeare” on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. … Full Article

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’

Brooklyn Heights
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 … Full Article


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