LAST CHANCE TO CATCH THE IRONDALE ENSEMBLE PROJECT’S inaugural production in its new home — that would be Peter Pan, the true-to-the-novel, darker-than-Disney version, ingeniously staged by an ensemble cast and director JIM NIESEN — in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church building. One supreme highlight: the croc. You’ve never seen a thespian reptile with quite..
Month: October 2008
DEBBY APPLEGATE, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her biography The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, will speak on Beecher this evening, October 30, at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims on Orange Street. From its founding in 1847 through the next four decades, Plymouth Church was, in the..
THE BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL PLAYHOUSE presents The Siege of Syracuse, the world premiere of a two-act chamber opera by resident composer MARTIN HALPERN. A through and through New Yorker, Halpern was born in the Bronx and attended school at the University of Rochester before serving for two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He..
WITH THE “YEAR OF HOMECOMING” just around the corner, Scotland’s Minister of Culture LINDA FABIANI is in New York to encourage everyone with an affinity for Scotland to “come home” as the country celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of “Scotland’s favorite son” poet ROBERT BURNS. As Scotland’s unofficial but universally recognized national poet,..
CUNY ENGLISH PROFESSOR CAROLE K. HARRIS has a few other passions in addition to French and American fiction. One of those, her photography of people, will be showcased Oct. 8 through Nov. 8 the Atrium Building of the Ursula C. Schwerin Library at City Tech. A resident of Park Slope, Harris has been taking photographs..
LONGTIME BROOKLYN HEIGHTS RESIDENT DOREEN HAZEL is a former schoolteacher who loves teaching and learning to the extent that she decided not to be done with education when she retired from Brooklyn’s PS 266. Now she is teaching teachers. For years Hazel has studied and traveled to pursue her interest in the Holocaust—to Poland, Israel,..
BROOKLYN-BORN JAZZ BAND WEE TRIO’s first album, released last month, has been described by impressed critics as ‘not-so-wee.’ The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “With JAMES WESTFALL’s vibes in the forefront, the group has a fresh sound, and bassist DAN LOOMIS and drummer JARED SCHONIG flow like the tides. Wee’s sound is not wee, it’s huge.”..
WHEN LYNN BELKIN WAS SIX YEARS OLD she survived an optic glioma — a cancerous tumor affecting the nerves behind the eye. Belkin’s parents had taken their three girls to a routine eye check, and when the doctor couldn’t refract one of Belkin’s eyes, he diagnosed a lazy eye and gave her an eye patch…
THE FIRST ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER at Green-Wood Historic Chapel Oct. 3 honored Pulitzer prize-winning author DEBBY APPLEGATE with the DeWitt Clinton Award. Applegate has earned much critical acclaim since the 2006 publication of her biography, Henry Ward Beecher: The Most Famous Man in America. Applegate spent 20 years researching Henry Ward Beecher (including several years..
WHEN THE CUTTING-EDGE IRONDALE CENTER is welcomed at its Oct. 11 open house, a new nexus of theater and education will be introduced to the BAM Cultural District. Two weeks later, when the Irondale Ensemble Theater opens its season with “Peter Pan,” (“unlike anything you’ve ever seen unless you’ve read the book”) it will undoubtedly..