Ever longed to
tread the boards of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Opera House?
On Tuesday, gala ticket holders will not only have the opportunity
to sip cocktails on that famous stage, but to do it alongside
Australian actress Cate Blanchett, best known for roles in "Elizabeth,"
"The Aviator" and the "Lord of the Rings"
On Sunday, the Brooklyn Arts Council presents
a free marathon of folk dance featuring the borough’s own nimble
artists. For four hours, dancers will move across Brooklyn College’s
Whitman Theater stage; among the dozen pieces on the program
will be Panamanian social dances such as the "cumbia"
and "punta" by Conjunto Nuevo Milenio (pictured); Brooklyn
uprocking by Ralph Casanova a.k.a. "King Uprock"; West
African stilt-walking with Vado Diomande; and Israeli folk dance
by Paraparim. Comment
For some, a pot
of chicken soup chases away the winter blues. Comment
For Bay Ridge actor Lou Martini Jr., the
14th time was the charm. Comments (1)
On Feb. 25, Brooklyn Philharmonic’s artistic
director, conductor Michael Christie, and the orchestra hit the
ground running to open their 52nd season in the Brooklyn Academy
of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Comment
Like many New Yorkers, I eat out often.
Over the past few years, I’ve had countless good meals and a
handful that I’d deem great. Only my recent dinner at Nouvelle,
a "French-Asian fusion" restaurant in Bay Ridge, qualifies
as extraordinary. Comment
A partial court victory by opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards
project may end up doing the impossible: sinking the mega-development
before it even gets off the ground.
This startling news is buried deep in court documents filed this week
by the Empire State Development Corporation. The agency is appealing Justice
Carol Edmead’s decision last week to remove an environmental review
expert from the project because his prior work for Ratner “tainted”
the process. Comment
Over the last four years, Arts at St. Ann’s
has served as the unofficial Brooklyn outpost for The Wooster
Group, thanks to nearly annual presentations of past and present
works: "House/Lights" (2005), "Brace Up!"
(2003) and "To You, the Birdie!" (2002). The envelope-pushing
SoHo-based collective - whose intellectually rigorous, technologically
adventurous deconstructions of the classics have made it one
of the most imitated avant garde theater companies in the world
- returns once again to 38 Water St. with a revival of its critically
acclaimed interpretation of "The Emperor Jones." Comment
Multi-faceted star of TV, stage and film,
Edie Falco is a true Brooklyn success story. Comment
While some New Yorkers still follow the jingle’s advice and “look
for the union label,” you won’t find one affixed to Brooklyn’s
construction boom. Comments (2)
When you’re filming a documentary in Brooklyn,
anything can happen. Comment
The Swamp Rats need a swamp rap. Comment
has such a deep and abiding respect for the office of Vice President,
that he has resisted the temptation — succumbed to by so many of
his colleagues — to lampoon the current occupant for shooting his
friend in a hunting accident. Comment
Yes, it really
is made from maple sap!
There is just so much “hype” over Vodka these days. When I teach
the Distilled Spirits class for the Sommelier Society of America, I have
my students taste two well-known vodkas “blind”, without telling
them anything at all about either one. They are always surprised that,
while they taste the same quality in both, one sells for twice the price
of the other.
A few months ago, Grey Goose was bought out for two billion dollars and
then lost out in the NY Times taste test to Smirnoff, that sells for less
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It was bad
enough that Smartmom put herself out there in her
column two weeks ago, writing about her “old married couple”
sex life with hubby Hepcat — and then openly discussing her plan
to get a room at the Brooklyn Marriott for a Valentine’s Day tryst. Comments (2)