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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Isaac Hayes, Spoon and Feist help ‘Celebrate’ 30 years

Music: Celebrate Brooklyn announces its summer of 2008 lineup, which includes benefit concerts by Spoon and Feist. Tickets are on sale now for these big name shows! Comment

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History of Brooks, pt. 1

Theater: Over a century after his father, Max Kaminsky, arrived at Ellis Island on the "SS Scandia," legendary filmmaker — and Williamsburg native! — Mel Brooks made his own voyage, this time aboard a chartered ferry running between Battery Park and the Ellis Island piers. Comment

Swede as sugar

Music: Emanuel Lundgren isn't from Barcelona. In fact, Lundgren — the lead singer and mastermind behind pop-rock band I'm From Barcelona — isn't even Spanish. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We're dishing up Brooklyn's latest food news! Comment

Dear Billyburg

Books: When author Jami Attenberg decided to write a "love letter" to Williamsburg, she didn't prattle on about its hipster denizens. She wrote about a little known segment of its population: It's "kept men." Comment

Arty night

Art: If you're looking for a way to combine a night on the town with a culturally enriching outing, look no further than "First Thursday," the monthly arts celebration held in DUMBO. Comment

Reel life

Cinema: Break out the popcorn for the 42nd annual Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival. This year brings a record number of submissions, and 23 of them — including two award-winning films — hail from the borough. Comment

For mom

Shopping: With Mother's Day on the horizon, Sterling Place owners Robert Wilson and Elizabeth Crowell have stocked their playful and contemporary antique shops with gifts Mom can't help but love just a teensy bit more than your pre-school–era plaster handprint. Comment

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