SOMETIME AFTER MOVING TO NEW YORK from the Midwest in the late ’80s, BRENDA R. NEVILLE joined a dance troupe whose focus was international dance. As part of All Nations Dance, her specialties were flamenco and Argentine tango, and she learned other world dances from her colleagues, each of whom had a specialty. Together they..
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FIVE YEARS AGO, HEIGHTS RESIDENT JONATHAN WELD, chairman of the Evergreens Cemetery, decided with the other six members of the board that it was time to increase the cemetery’s public profile. One of those members, botanic artist and Heights resident FRAN ANDERSON, was, according to Weld, instrumental in the process of creating the beautiful coffee..
ONCE UPON A TIME, IN 1832, THE WOMEN’S EXCHANGE movement began in Philadelphia to offer a way for women to help take care of their families after a financial downturn by selling handmade goods. The women were identified only by number, to keep the family’s potentially embarrassing secret — such as a husband’s job loss..
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..
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…