BWW Review: Call It Mishmash or MASS, Mostly Mozart Celebrates Bernstein CentennialBWW Review: Call It Mishmash or MASS, Mostly Mozart Celebrates Bernstein Centennial
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 19, 2018

This week, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival added its two-cents to the Leonard Bernstein centennial festivities, with the first of two performances of Bernstein's MASS: A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, PLAYS AND DANCERS, in an environmental production by Elkhanah Pulitzer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Young People's Chorus of New York City Celebrates 30th Anniversary Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln CenterPhoto Flash: Young People's Chorus of New York City Celebrates 30th Anniversary Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

On Monday evening, March 5, at 7 p.m. with every seat in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater occupied, more than 425 singers in the Young People's Chorus of New York City opened the celebration of their storied 30-year history by singing 'Why We Tell the Story' written by Broadway's powerhouse songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, among the evening's special guests, who also helped host. Under the leadership of YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Nuñez, YPC was also joined by renowned baritone Lester Lynch as well as Broadway's Jenn Colella from 'Come From Away' and Jordan Donica, soon to be featured in 'My  Fair Lady.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the YPC Gala, featuring Mandy Gonzalez and Alexandra Socha
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 10, 2017

The Young People's Chorus of NYC had its most successful gala to date on Monday, March 6th, 2017. The chorus members, ranging in ages from 8 to 18, were joined by Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez, Spring Awakening's Alexandra Socha, and the extraordinary Time for Three ensemble, in one vibrant production number after the next. (more...)

BRIC Announces Spring Free Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce free programming for its spring 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House, the organization's 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. The season includes over 30 free events including film, art, and creative workshops. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. With offerings ranging from evening concerts to daytime family programming, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City's most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. (more...)

BRIC Announces Spring Free Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce free programming for its spring 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House, the organization's 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. The season includes over 30 free events including film, art, and creative workshops. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. With offerings ranging from evening concerts to daytime family programming, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City's most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. (more...)

BRIC Announces Winter/Spring 2017 Programming at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In Its Award-Winning Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC Presents and Incubates Fresh Work by Artists and Media-Makers Reflecting NYC's Diversity. (more...)

Photo Flash: BeBe Winans Joins Young People's Chorus of New York City's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

On Monday evening, March 7, at 7 p.m. with every seat in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater occupied, 400 chorus members of the Young People's Chorus of New York City filled the stage and the balcony boxes above, while YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez gave the downbeat to The New York Pops, to set the stage for one of the most exciting and successful galas in YPC's 28-year history. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Akashic Books to Release New Elizabeth Nunez Novel, EVEN IN PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Peter Ducksworth, a Trinidadian widower of English ancestry, retires to Barbados, believing he will find an earthly paradise there. He decides to divide his land among his three daughters while he is alive, his intention not unlike that of King Lear's who hoped, 'That future strife / May be prevented now.' But Lear made the fatal mistake of confusing flattery with love, and so does Ducksworth. Feeling snubbed by his youngest daughter, Ducksworth decides that only after he dies will she receive her portion of the land. In the meantime, he gives his two older daughters their portions, ironically setting in motion the very strife he hoped to prevent. (more...)

inDANCE to Premiere THE BOOK OF SANDALWOOD, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Internationally travelled and critically acclaimed Toronto-based dance company, inDANCE will be presenting the world premiere of The Book of Sandalwood, a novel and lyrical Bharatanatyam performance featuring a cast of twelve dancers and musicians. Commissioned by the Festival of South Asian Arts and Literature (FSALA), this stunning new work by award-winning dance-maker Hari Krishnan will be presented at the Al Green Theatre for oneperformance only today, May 16. (more...)

inDANCE to Premiere THE BOOK OF SANDALWOOD, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Internationally travelled and critically acclaimed Toronto-based dance company, inDANCE will be presenting the world premiere of The Book of Sandalwood, a novel and lyrical Bharatanatyam performance featuring a cast of twelve dancers and musicians. Commissioned by the Festival of South Asian Arts and Literature (FSALA), this stunning new work by award-winning dance-maker Hari Krishnan will be presented at the Al Green Theatre for oneperformance only on Saturday, May 16. (more...)

Reggae Artist Shaggy Records Presents New Edition of Unique Audio Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles 'Boombastic,' 'It Wasn't Me,' and 'Angel') records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois 'translation' of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep. (more...)

Target First Saturday Celebrates West Indian-American Day, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

On August 4, 2012, in preparation for the West Indian-American Day Carnival, the Brooklyn Museum will celebrate Caribbean culture by showcasing performances that demonstrate the wide range of contemporary interpretations of traditional West Indian expressions. The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. The August highlights include: (more...)

Ashbury Honored at Brooklyn Book Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2010

RENOWNED POET JOHN ASHBERY HONORED AT FIFTH ANNUAL BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL Pulitzer Prize winner Ashbery receives annual Brooklyn Book Festival 'BoBi' Award on Saturday, 9/11 and appears on Sunday 9/12 in conversation with author Paul Auster (more...)

Photo Flash: Brooklyn Book Festival Brings out Bibliophiles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, 2010, the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the top book festivals in the country, brought out thousands of book lovers to Downtown Brooklyn. With the extraordinary literary heritage, vibrant publishing community and international reading audience of Brooklyn and New York City as its backdrop, the Festival offered the best and brightest stars in contemporary literature. The hip, huge and free all-star literary lineup included Salman Rushdie, Naomi Klein, Paul Auster, Venus Williams, Nelson George, Sarah Silverman, Gary Shteyngart, Mary Gaitskill, John Ashbery, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman, Colson Whitehead, Francine Prose, Dennis Lehane, Per Petterson, Esmeralda Santiago, Pete Hamill, Jennifer Egan, Russell Banks, Michael Connelly, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal, Sam Lipsyte, Sloane Crosley, Maaza Mengiste, Paul Harding, Amy Goodman, Marlon James, Sarah MacLean, Jean Valentine, Elizabeth Nunez and many more, as well as children's and young adult lit stars like Rebecca Stead, Sara Shepard, Jacqueline Woodson, Jon Scieszka, Jenny Han, Nina Crews, Mac Barnett, Tad Hills, Chris Raschka, Michael Rex, Matthew Reinhart and Francisco X. Stork. (more...)

John Ashbery Honored At 5th Annual Brooklyn Book Fest 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, Each year, the Brooklyn Book Festival 'BoBi' award is given to an author who has made a broad impact on the field of literature. (more...)

Ashbery to be Honored at Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. Each year, the Brooklyn Book Festival 'BoBi' award is given to an author who has made a broad impact on the field of literature. This year's recipient is John Ashbery, who will be honored at the Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The award was established in the Festival's second year. Previous BoBi recipients are Edwidge Danticat (2009), Walter Mosley (2008) and Paul Auster (2007). Ashbery will also participate in this year's Festival program, in an on-stage conversation with Paul Auster, Sunday, September 12. (more...)

Ashbery to be Honored at Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. Each year, the Brooklyn Book Festival 'BoBi' award is given to an author who has made a broad impact on the field of literature. This year's recipient is John Ashbery, who will be honored at the Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The award was established in the Festival's second year. Previous BoBi recipients are Edwidge Danticat (2009), Walter Mosley (2008) and Paul Auster (2007). Ashbery will also participate in this year's Festival program, in an on-stage conversation with Paul Auster, Sunday, September 12. (more...)

John Ashbery Honored At 5th Annual Brooklyn Book Fest 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

On Sunday, September 12, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn Literary Council and Brooklyn Tourism will host the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, Each year, the Brooklyn Book Festival 'BoBi' award is given to an author who has made a broad impact on the field of literature. (more...)