She Had Nine Siblings, Six of Whom Were Adopted WITH ROCKING RHYTHMS and operatic projection, ANIKA LARSEN opens her heart and voice to tell a powerful, personal journey out of a multicultural childhood. Her story, Shafrika, the White Girl, is a music-driven metaphor for how the social upheaval of the 1960s flowed through generations. Supported..
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A RECENT ISSUE of the weekly Bay Ridge Eagle featured a report on the 75th anniversary party of the Bay Ridge Credit Union. President and CEO GENE BRODY gave an inspiring speech that reminded all attendees at the Bay Ridge Manor that America has weathered ten recessions since World War II (“Yes, TEN”, he added..
DOMESTIC QUEEN MARTHA STEWART will speak as part of the fifteenth annual Pratt Institute President’s Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Tickets are free for her lecture “Artistic Inspiration as a Basis for Business,” but seating is limited. In more Pratt news: Associate Professor of Chemistry ELEONORA DEL FEDERICO received a $99,575 grant..
‘NO MOVES BACK’ WHILE COMPOSER/LIBRETTIST AND ALSO PLAYWRIGHT MARTIN HALPERN was convalescing from an operation, a group of his Brooklyn Heights-Hills-Slope friends last Thursday attended a performance of his play, No Moves Back, in the small Roy Arias’ Payan Theatre at 300 West 43rd Street. Very different from Halpern’s opera, The Siege of Troy, staged in..
IT MAY BE SAFE TO SAY THAT WITH UNEMPLOYMENT affecting New Yorkers across the financial spectrum, this year’s Brooklyn Public Library PowerUP! entrepreneurial competition will receive even more applications than last year’s record number. In 2008 PowerUP! received 461 participants representing 378 different business ideas. Seventy-five submitted final plans. Program leaders, including MAUD ANDREW, manager..
IT IS LAURA CANTY-SAMUEL’S job to play like a kid — a costumed, well-rehearsed, hilarious kid — up to eight times a week. With her ensemble cast, the Paper Bag Players, the grown-up actor plays a polar explorer, a nervous student, a tree and a bathtub, all to engage the very youngest of audience members in theaters..
AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of St. John’s Bread and Life, ANTHONY BUTLER has a passion for finding a need in the Brooklyn community and filling it. Although Bread and Life in Bed-Stuy is Brooklyn’s largest soup kitchen — serving more than 1,000 meals five days a week — it prides itself on offering many social services..
SOMETIMES AN INTIMATE performance space, like the historic 19th-century chapel at the First Unitarian Church, can be downright explosive when it is filled to capacity with an audience moved to standing ovations and cheers. Such was the case on Friday night, Feb. 13, when the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society (BCMS) played a program of octets…
WELL OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE were in attendance Wednesday night as the third annual Block Institute Art Expo opened with an artists’ reception. Brooklyn artist DAVID PIERCE spoke about the importance of art and the Brooklyn community, and visitors browsed a juried art exhibit and silent art auction of donated pieces. The exhibition, which will..
SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT CLOTHES HAS LONG FRUSTRATED DEB MALKIN. As a plus size woman, finding something in a store that she both liked and fit was a challenge, and sometimes worse — she has been told after walking into a shop, “We don’t have anything that fits you.” “I’ve had too many experiences like..