Crossing Brooklyn Ferry @ BAM

If the words Crossing Brooklyn Ferry were thrown into a friendly conversation, many would think of the timeless Whitman poem that illuminated a common human condition through the guise of a ferry trip. But Aaron and Bryce Dessner’s recent collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a three-night independent music festival has birthed a fresh new meaning for that three-word title, this time bringing to mind a communal music experience within... Read More

Dr. John @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

There is a life-giving force inherent in music that at times feels lost to our present-day senses. Amidst the burgeoning numbers of stone-faced singer-songwriters and digital performance methods, it can feel like the vibrancy and vitality that once highlighted the sharing of songs has been left in the dust. If this feeling ever plagues you, do yourself a favor and go to see a New Orleans show. For a people whose livelihood’s been bombarded... Read More

BAM presents three-weekends of Dr. John with a multi-artist residency featuring Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and more

Starting the end of this month, the legendary Dr. John comes to BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House for a three-weekend-long artistic residency. Don’t miss: A Louis Armstrong Tribute, Mar 29-31: Dr. John and his longtime collaborators pay homage to the legacy and virtuosity of Louis Armstrong. Guests include Blind Boys of Alabama, Telmary Diaz, Rickie Lee Jones, Arturo Sandoval, James Andrews and Kermit Ruffins. Locked Down, Apr 5-7: The Black Keys... Read More

Krapp’s Last Tape @ BAM

John Hurt as Krapp One of the gems of BAM’s Next Wave Festival is the Gate Theatre of Dublin’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. Directed by Michael Colgan, the 55-minute play focuses on the reminiscing of Krapp as he revisits some audio diaries from thirty years earlier. Krapp is magnificently played by John Hurt, a distinguished actor best known for his roles in the films Midnight Express, The Elephant Man and Alien. Surprising... Read More

Brooklyn Babylon at The Brooklyn Academy of Music

As part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned the world premiere of Brooklyn Babylon—a tale of future Brooklyn, the tallest tower in the world, and a man’s journey to reconcile the past and the present. The show, the brainchild of grammy-nominated composer Darcy James Argue and painter/animator Danijel Zezelj, incorporates live, big band music, animation and live painting, seamlessly, to create the... Read More

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