Month: January 2009

Howe’s Brooklyn: Def Poetry Jam Exec Danny Simmons To Serve NY State Arts Council

GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT DANNY SIMMONS, co-founder and vice chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, is now a member of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). An accomplished painter and curator, Simmons is also co-founder and executive producer of younger brother Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” on HBO; founder of..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Heights’ First Acoustics Hits a High Note With ‘Folk Hero’ Performer

POLITICALLY-MINDED NEW YORKER AND SINGER/SONGWRITER CHRISTINE LAVIN will be the next act in First Unitarian’s First Acoustics series on Jan. 10. Known for her sense of humor, evident in her lyrics and onstage performances, Lavin has produced 18 solo cds and more with friends under the name Four Bitchin’ Babes. Her songs have been performed..

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