TIS THE SEASON…

TIS THE SEASON…. And in Brooklyn the festivities are in full swing. Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium hosted a free fundraiser at the striking Kalahari Gallery on...

An Autumn Soiree with Tulivu Cumberbatch

On a cool autumn Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, jazz vocalist Tulivu  “Donna” Cumberbatch warmed the hearts and conjured up loving memories of days gone...

MAKER FAIRE 2017 ELECTRIFIES FLUSHING MEADOW PARK THIS WEEKEND

THIS WEEKEND, September 23rd and 24th, the MAKER FAIRE will electrify the old World’s Fair site in Queens.  Students, parents, teachers - please change...

“Antigone” From Ferguson to Brownsville

  The Howard Playground in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn was the scene for “Antigone in Ferguson," a dramatic reading of Sophocles’ 2,500-year-old  Greek tragedy. ...

FOLKS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD…

    The Marion Hopkinson playground in Brooklyn was the setting for a folk festival of international proportions recently when artists from Egypt, Haiti, Colombia South...

THE ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT OF THE NUBIAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

The Nubian Conservatory of Music held firm to its mission to preserve the music of the African Diaspora at its annual spring concert at...

Poem: “For Our Fathers”

My father is born looking white with green eyes in Pennsylvania & under skies with white stars, Did anyone ask about the color of your baby? There...

American Composers Orchestra Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) celebrated its 40th Anniversary Season with four parables, and inaugurated a new partnership between ACO and Symphony Space.  As...

Brooklyn Sends Jazz Great Bob Cunningham Off in Style

I remember going to a jazz set in Brooklyn about thirty years ago. I was invited by my buddy activist/Jazz singer Torrie McCartney. She...

“THE BAD SEED” Revisited

  The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) marked the final performance of the Theatre Department’s 2016-2017 production season with two one-act plays: Sorry Wrong...

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