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Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010

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American Moses reading at James E. Davis Arts Building

Have you read “American Moses” yet? Comment.
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Jean Paul Gaultier rocks Brooklyn

Couture fashions are gorgeous but who can afford ’em? Comment.
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OMNI Ensemble continues to mix it up

For nearly 30 years, the OMNI Ensemble has been your not so average classical band, performing a mix of traditional acoustic programming and electronic improvisations. Comment.
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Soulive come full circle

When Soulive first came up a little more than 10 years ago, the music business was just beginning to change. The past decade has seen the band evolve along with it, recording in their own studio, launching their own record label, and putting up their own videos online. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

Parenting

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates “March Madness”

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s March “Madness” month honors Women’s history, science, Dr. Seuss’ 106th birthday and more. Comment.
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Klutz loves stew — and Snuggie!

With all this snow, sometimes you need a warm, hearty meal. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

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Warm up with BRIC

BRIC is ready to cure your winter blues with the best medicine – laughter. Comment.
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Free talk at BHS explores ceremonial rites of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora

Rites and Ceremonies of the Brooklyn African Diaspora is the subject of a March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. free talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
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Words and music at Greenlight

Rick Moody is a writer who often ventures into music. Comment.
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Hip hop dance and music showcase in the ’Burg

Hip Hop Hybrids of Brooklyn is a dance and music showcase taking place April 15 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street in Williamsburg. Comment.
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Free panel discussion on African Dance

Attend a free African Dance/Brooklyn Style symposium, March 3, 7-10 p.m. at A.R.T/New York South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, second floor, in the Fort Greene section. Comment.
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Films of Bong Joon-ho showcased at BAM

BAMcinématek unleashes “Monsters & Murderers: The Films of Bong Joon-ho,” a retrospective of the South Korean auteur, February 25-March 1, on the occasion of the release of his newest thriller, “Mother.” Comment.
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Phenomenal Handclap Band goes local

With that, on February 21, Brooklyn Bowl kicks off Local X Local, a monthly event presented by Brooklyn Brewery & Brooklyn Bowl which celebrates Brooklyn’s local art and music community. Comment.
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Jamaican dance company dedicates performances to founding artistic director

NDTC returns to Brooklyn next month with a new generation of young artists who, since the ensemble’s last visit two years ago, have come to embody the company’s dual principles of renewal and continuity, working to integrate a strong hold on the ancestral legacy of Jamaican music, movement and rituals with a ready response to contemporary life. Comment.
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Brooklyn Lyceum holds Spring Food and Craft Market

Calling all handmade crafters and food-makers to The Brooklyn Lyceum’s Spring Food and Craft Market, May 1-2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Comment.
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Borough-wide events commemorate 50 years of Black Arts & Culture

BAC kicks off its year of programming with African Dance/ Brooklyn Style, a free celebratory dance extravaganza designed to shed light on the evolution of Brooklyn’s Black culture through the performances of a range of dance companies, dance artists and dance styles — folk, modern, postmodern — each incorporating African dance as a root in rhythm, step or gesture. Comment.
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New York City Events at Dyker Beach Golf Course to hold bridal show

Couples looking for the perfect location to hold their wedding, commitment ceremony, engagement party or reception won’t want to miss the upcoming Bridal Show at Dyker Beach Golf Course, March 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Comment.
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Chamber music series for kids continues successful season

Chocolate Chip Chamber Music continues its fourth season as a children’s chamber music series with a classical string quartet program entitled “The Knights of Stringbury,” March 6 at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and March 7 at 4 p.m. in the Lower Hall of Old First Reformed Church, 126 Seventh Avenue (corner of Carroll Street) in Park Slope. Tickets are $10; visit www.chocolatechipmusic.org. Comment.
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Influence of African dance showcased by Black Brooklyn Renaissance

Black Brooklyn Renaissance kicks off with a dance extravaganza highlighting the influence of African dance from Brazilian orixa and Panamanian Afro-Latino to African American Lindyhop at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College (BCBC), 2900 Campus Road in Flatbush, February 28, 2-5 p.m. Comment.
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BAM presents 17th century operatic masterpieces

On the occasion of their 30th anniversary, Christie and Les Arts Florissants return to New York to transform BAM into a musical panorama of Restoration-era England (and beyond) with two opera masterpieces by Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, March 18-21, and The Fairy Queen, March 23-27. Charpentier’s Actéon will also be performed March 18-21. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

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New family musical adventure takes audiences on magical underwater tour

“Imaginocean” follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends, who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other’s friendship. The show is an innovative black light musical. Comment.
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Musical celebrations commemorate Hudson, St. Luke’s Orchestra and Purcell birth

Inspirations ranging from the quadricentennial of the Hudson River, to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell, and the 35th anniversary of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, have found a distillation in the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble program, “Magical History Tour,” which spans roughly 330 years of music and features the world premiere of a St. Luke’s commissioned-work. Comment.
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Classes and events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden welcomes the season with a host of classes and events. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

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Become a volunteer Shore Line Trolley Museum operator

Ever have nostalgia about the trolley car days of Brooklyn? Now you can indulge that fantasy and turnback the clock. Comment.
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Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra performs classical favorites

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage with a repertoire of three works: Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” Overture and Three Dances, Von Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon in F with bassoonist Eddie Cabrera and Dukas’ Symphony in C. Comment.
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Pratt students give multimedia sustainability report

More than 50 students submitted work in a variety of media in response to the 2009 exhibition season, and the most outstanding designs will be recognized with cash prizes by the professional jury. Comment.
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Rotterdam @ BAM Film Festival

BAMcinématek and International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the full lineup and schedule for Rotterdam @ BAM, a total of 14 features and a shorts program showcasing IFFR’s competition films — the VPRO Tiger Awards — taking place March 3-9. Comment.
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Strip down to your skivvies to benefit wildlife

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on February 27 to host the second annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society including the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and the Prospect Park Zoo. Comment.
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Two Boots’ Organ Jam anniversary coming up

The two year anniversary of the Two Boots Brooklyn Organ Jam is coming up March 8 at the restaurant, 514 Second Street, off Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The show stars the Dirty Boogaloo. Comment.
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Traditional Lakota flutes combine with voices for Vocalise

The Human Company Productions and The Invisible Dog Art Center present Full Moon Vocalise, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. Comment.
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Grillin’ on the Bay benefit for St. Mark School

NYC’s only sanctioned BBQ contest — Grillin’ On The Bay — returns to Brooklyn in March. Comment.
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Reading details struggling marriage with ’55 Dodgers backdrop

“Dodgers” deals with a 48-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman going through a period of adjustment while struggling financially in the first year of their marriage. Central to the plot is a strong association the husband has with the World Champion 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers. Comment.
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Cuba in 1990s slide presentation at LIU

For more, call 718-780-4105 or visit www.liu.edu. Comment.
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Food justice activist performs benefit for BK Food Coalition

Join renowned singer and food justice activist Jen Chapin and fellow musicians for a live performance and dinner to benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition, February 26 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition’s school food reform advocacy efforts. Comment.
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Dollar Van Demos dash down Flatbush

“Subways are played out. We’re doing dollar vans now,” said Cocoa Sarai from the second row of a Black Street Van Lines dollar van. Comment.

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