A HANUKKAH SPECIAL ON PUBLIC TELEVISION next week will feature two standout local talents well-known in the Jewish music scene. Lights! Celebrate Hanukkah Live in Concert, hosted by international Jewish musician CRAIG TAUBMAN on WLIW21, includes Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist JOSH NELSON and Park Slope-residing singer/songwriter MICHELLE CITRIN. Five-foot one-inch Citrin packs a punch, according to her..
Month: November 2008
BARCLAY COLLINS II, chairman of Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Board of Directors, announced this week the appointment of JANE M. GULLONG as the Philharmonic’s new president, effective January 5. Gullong was selected after a nationwide search and succeeds CATHERINE M. CAHILL, who led the orchestra for seven years. “Jane Gullong is a dynamic arts and culture executive..
WILLIAMSBURG RESIDENT CHER LANDMAN has worked hard in order to establish her career in the competitive world of fashion, despite being diagnosed in college with type-1 diabetes. Now she is pursuing a new path: the current state finalist for the Miss New York competition hopes to be a future Miss USA contestant, as she has..
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS RESIDENT SETH F. BERKLEY, MD, is president, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a global non-profit organization operating in 24 countries to develop “safe, effective, accessible HIV vaccines for use throughout the world.” IAVI has most recently added Brooklyn to its research centers. Brooklyn’s AIDS Vaccine Design and Development..
AN EVENT ON NOV. 5 FOLLOWED ELECTION DAY with a lively get together to raise funds for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. More than 50 guests raised a glass with the rousing toast “Ale to the Chief,” as it was the night after the presidential election. STEVE HINDY, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, was on hand to..
CHANNEL THIRTEEN’S weekly programming is adding experience and clout to its hosting lineup with Metropolitan Museum of Art Director PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO and network news veteran PAULA ZAHN. On “SundayArts,” the new co-host team will share with their viewers the work of emerging and established artists and performers — many of whom live and work..
BROOKLYN-BASED THE QUEEN’S COMPANY is an acclaimed all-female classical theater ensemble that puts a “contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s brand of transgender casting.” (“All female! All the time! No apologies!” is their slogan.) REBECCA PATTERSON, artistic director and resident of Prospect- Lefferts Gardens, is directing the group’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night, which opens on Nov…
AS THE TREES BEGIN TO LOSE THEIR LEAVES, Crown Heights is receiving a dose of greens, yellows and reds from another source. CITYarts, a 40-year-old non-profit public arts organization, is producing its 269th mural project there, in a collaboration between Brazilian-born artist DUDA PENTEADO and roughly 200 students and community members from Crown Heights and..
MORE THAN A CENTURY AFTER he departed his beloved Brooklyn Heights and life on earth, Henry Ward Beecher is still capturing devotees. High on that list is author DEBBY APPLEGATE, who on Friday night described the reasons for her 20-year fascination and inquiry into the life of the once-most-famous man in America, which culminated in..