“Driving old-timey bluegrass with a message..” might be one description of the first music cd produced and performed by JONAH BRUNO, long a member of the communications department of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Bruno, who has recently decided to practice law, worked as a journalist for many years while pursuing his passion for music..
Julius Spiegel, affectionately called ‘Julie’ for most of the three decades he served Brooklyn as Parks Commissioner, is the son of Polish Jews who survived the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943. Born in Sweden, he immigrated with his parents to Montreal, then moved to New York for graduate school in the 1960s. He began to..
Charming Park Slope toddler JONAH WEISHAAR has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder, Sanfilippo Syndrome, which prevents his body from processing certain sugars, reports the Daily News. Sufferers are one in a million, and rarely do they live past their early 20s. The new web site dedicated to Jonah reads: “This is Jonah. He’s turning..
Lauren Ambrose The famous mansion here at number 70 Willow St., where TRUMAN CAPOTE was a tenant of theatre set designer Oliver Smith, brought together a sold-out crowd for a memorable evening to hear Capote’s words in the house he occupied for 10 years. The evening was one of many being put together to celebrate the..
NORRIS CHURCH MAILER, widow of the late, great author Norman Mailer and a long-time resident of Brooklyn Heights, launched her memoir A Ticket to the Circus on April 6, at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. PowerHouse hosted a reading and party on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. with the author, where she was interviewed by..
John Kander with the late Fred Ebb The Scottsboro Boys, with music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and the late FRED EBB, respectively, opens tonight at the Vineyard Theater. Kander was honored this past Monday at Vineyard’s Annual Gala at Hudson Theater. The celebration, hosted by DAVID HYDE PIERCE, featured appearances and performances by CHITA RIVERA, LIZA MINNELLI,..
Brooklyn Author MELISSA FEBOS last week released her first book, Whip Smart (Thomas Dunne Books), a memoir about her four-year career as a professional dominatrix. Febos, who grew up in Maine, moved to NYC at age 19, and two years later, after meeting a neighbor in the biz, answered an ad in The Village Voice seeking..
John Doman BROOKLYN HEIGHTS RESIDENT AND ACTOR JOHN DOMAN has been busy. Last month, Doman and his wife Linda trekked out to Park City, Utah, to attend the Sundance Film Festival premieres of his films, The Company Men and Blue Valentine, which are scheduled to hit theaters later this year. Doman will also appear in..
Photo by Beowulf SheehanVia AdamHaslett.com UNION ATLANTIC, BY BROOKLYN’S ADAM HASLETT, was officially published today. The much-buzzed about debut novel follows Haslett’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated short story collection, You Are Not a Stranger Here. Published by Talese/Doubleday, Union Atlantic portrays a patchwork of interconnected characters, including banker Doug Fanning, a figure of wealth and indulgence in..
For or against Atlantic Yards, the one thing that is certain is the public commentary period is far from over. The debate over the proposed 22-acre redevelopment in Prospect Heights has fueled blogs and newspaper articles and community meetings and coffee shops since Forest City Ratner made its plans public in 2002. This month, the..