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Joshua Hurley-Curran and Rebeccah Brann performing a short work inspired by the 1940’s classic film “Casablanca.” Photo: Marla Hirokawa

Covenant Ballet Theatre’s ‘Cocktail Caper’ honors those who support Brooklyn’s best-kept secret’

March 25 | Brooklyn Eagle Staff

BROOKLYN’S GRAVESEND neighborhood is home to the Covenant Ballet Theatre, which on Thursday, March 21, hosted its second annual “Cocktail Caper” gala/fundraiser at the Riverside Church in upper Manhattan. Considered “one of the best-kept secrets in Brooklyn,” and founded in 1987, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn has trained hundreds of students, aged three through adult, from […]

Swing line dance with Marla Hirokawa at CBT Cocktail Caper. Photos by Jaime Gamez.

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South Brooklyn ballet company hosts its second annual “Cocktail Caper”

March 25 | Wayne Daren Schneiderman

GRAVESEND — Nestled away in the south-central section of Brooklyn, Gravesend, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the borough, is a quiet, working-class area with a rich history and diverse population. However, it also boasts “one of the best-kept secrets in Brooklyn” — Covenant Ballet Theatre. This, according to Sonia Jones, the company’s executive director. […]

Performing a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s (Theme From) New York, New York at Big Apple Academy presentation.

Brooklyn schoolkids honor NYPD with musical tribute, heartfelt praise

March 18 | Wayne Daren Schneiderman

GRAVESEND — Talk about an “arresting” performance. Big Apple Academy students put on an unforgettable and sophisticated production for an audience that included more than 50 men and women in blue Thursday morning at the school’s headquarters located at 2937 86th St. The presentation, which consisted of extensive singing, dancing, and spoken word, was designed […]