Lincoln Center Local Live to Bring Family Programs to Brooklyn & Queens

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Lincoln Center Local Live to Bring Family Programs to Brooklyn & Queens

In the hot summer months ahead, cool programming presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education will refresh family audiences in Brooklyn and Queens with Lincoln Center Local Live, a partnership with Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. These one-hour programs will bring free music, dance and theater to select community libraries in July, August and September. Developed from the Lincoln Center's popular Meet the Artist series, Lincoln Center Local programs include question and answer sessions with the performers to engage audiences more fully in the performance experience.

Fourteen different programs, ranging in style from American musical to flamenco to gospel to opera, will be coming to 14 Brooklyn and Queens community libraries this summer, beginning on July 12 and continuing through September 20, 2014. The Lincoln Center Local live performances include Caïn et les Cadiens, Elementos de Flamenco, Choban Elektrik, Dr. Zsa's Powdered Zydeco Band, Fiesta Flamenca, Hammerstep + DEORO, Harlem Gospel Choir, Interweaving, Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration, Sasha Papernik, O Sole Trio, the Villalobos Brothers, and Zikrayat.

The programs, chosen from a list of 36 possible presentations, were selected by library patrons and the general public from over 10,000 submitted ballots. Each hosting library had a ballot complete with performance descriptions, and images. Ballot links were posted on the library and Lincoln Center websites, and available in paper format at local libraries.

The show that garnered the most votes - the Villalobos Brothers - will have a free encore presentation on Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium. Queens Library cardholders may enter a raffle at each Lincoln Center Local Live show in Queens to win guaranteed entry and a round-trip MetroCard to this special presentation. Winners will be contacted after the September 20 Lincoln Center Local performance.

The encore presentation will be live-streamed to 18 Queens Community and Brooklyn Public Library venues. These viewing parties give community members, unable to make the Lincoln Center performance, an opportunity to be part of the experience. Encore presentation live stream viewing parties will be held in Queens at Queens Central Library; Bayside Library; Broadway Library; Cambria Heights Library; Far Rockaway Library; Flushing Library; Forest Hills Library; Fresh Meadows Library; Langston Hughes Library; Lefferts Library; Ridgewood Library; Rochdale Village Library; and Sunnyside Library. In Brooklyn, the encore presentation live stream viewing parties will be held at Kensington Library; Greenpoint Library; Macon Library; Brooklyn Central Library; and New Utrecht Library.

For more information about Lincoln Center Local Live, visit about.lincolncenter.org/lclocal.

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