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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

GET ON THE BUS: NATIONAL DAY of MOURNING COMBATS “THANKSGIVING” MYTHS

For many people, this Thursday will be about overeating, shopping, football, and seldom-seen cousins.  So-called "Black Friday," the traditional start of the accelerated Christmas...

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...

Wrongfully Convicted Endorse Roper and O’Hara for Judgeships

The Brownstone Bar & Restaurant in downtown Brooklyn was the venue for a press conference on Wednesday, September 6th, only six more days until...

“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. ...

Hanging With the Locals in Bimini

This was my first visit to this pristine island located 50 miles from the Florida coast.  Impressive it was to say the least!  But...

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...

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...

Pure Evil Deeds: Sen. Rubio Has Been Destroying Obamacare Even Before Trump’s Election

A prominent Republican, Michael Steel who was the former RNC chair, said this on MSNBC the other day about Trumpcare: “Nobody has ever taken...

CBJC Hosted a “Thank You” in Code JAZZ

Nearing the end of the Spring 2017 Festival, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium said, “thank you” to their many supporters by hosting a gratis soiree...

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...

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