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Major BAM Development to Move Forward After Delays

Monday, June 17, 2013

The city council approved a 32-story, mixed-use apartment building and cultural center known as BAM South on Monday.

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New Sounds

With Ben Neill and Mimi Goese

Saturday, February 23, 2013

For this New Sounds, mutant trumpter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio.  Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: A Tribute to Nico by John Cale

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

John Cale curates a star-studded tribute show to Nico at BAM Wednesday night. Download the John Cale original track "I Wanna Talk 2 U."

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WQXR Blog

With New Theater, BAM Becomes Three-Ring Music Campus

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Brooklyn Academy of Music opened a new theater on its campus earlier this month. Musicians hope that it will provide a platform for cross-disciplinary musical work.

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Time and Space and Philip Glass: The Iconic Artist Talks at BAM

Friday, September 14, 2012

In 1976, the New York premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on the Beach” captivated audiences, polarized critics and put both artists on the map of contemporary performance art. In four-and-a half hours, its famously reductive score, enigmatic text and limpid, tensile choreography (by Lucinda Childs) teases out the meaning of the time/space continuum.

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Features

Who Am I Anyway? John Hurt Listens to 'Krapp's Last Tape' at BAM

Monday, December 12, 2011

“Krapp’s Last Tape,” which is playing at the BAM Harvey Theater for a limited run through December 18, stars John Hurt as its solitary protagonist in his New York stage debut.

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Features

The Muppets, The Gremlins and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Take Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."

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Features

Dance Companies Apply for Business Training to Get a Leg Up

Monday, October 24, 2011

Small to mid-sized Brooklyn performing arts dance companies can now apply for 14 free months of professional development through the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

150 Years of BAM

Monday, September 26, 2011

Brooklyn Academy of Music president Karen Brooks Hopkins and Sharon Lehner, director of the BAM archives, talk about the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 150 years of history and its contributions to their Brooklyn community.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Aaron Copland at BAM, 1941

Monday, September 19, 2011

WNYC

On the occasion of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 150th anniversary, we look back at its younger days, 70 years ago.

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New Sounds

With Ben Neill and Mimi Goese

Monday, August 29, 2011

For this New Sounds, mutant trumpter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio.  Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will.  

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WQXR Features

Opera Venues in New York City: A Scorecard

Friday, May 27, 2011

New York City Opera has announced it is leaving the 2,550-seat David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for other venues starting next season. It has yet to say where it will go, or what operas it will present. The organization did suggest some parameters: three of the operas will be suitable for a larger house, and two for smaller spaces. Where do you think City Opera should go? Read about some possible candidates and share your opinions in the comments box below.

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Features

At BAM, 'The Landlord' Shows Park Slope Before Gentrification Took Hold

Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Thursday, Slope residents can get a rare glimpse of the neighborhood's grittier past on the big screen. As part of its celebration of filmmaker Hal Ashby, BAMcinématek is screening his little-seen 1970 gem "The Landlord."

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Features

WNYC's Amy Eddings Interviews Actor Benicio Del Toro about the Films of Kaneto Shindo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eleven rare Japanese films directed by Kaneto Shindo will be screened in Brooklyn starting on Friday. BAM has organized the retrospective, along with actor and producer (and longtime Shindo fan) Benicio Del Toro. Click here to listen to the Del Toro interview.

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New Sounds

With Ben Neill and Mimi Goese

Thursday, October 21, 2010

For this New Sounds, mutant trumpter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio.  Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will.  The multimedia music theatre work, which will be staged at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) next week, is informed by rock, layered with electronica and silent film projections, and is reimagined as a 19th century theatre troupe’s "antidote to irony."  We’ll hear songs from Persephone and catch up with Ben Neill. 

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, masters of rock-musical songwriting, present a song-cycle all about Brooklyn. Download the duo's "Love Like That," from Stew and Heidi's first hit musical Passing Strange.

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Gig Alerts: Vieux Farka Touré

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The formidable Malian guitarist plays at the MetroTech commons as part of BAM's Rhythm & Blues Festival. Download a live version of his tune "Diaraby Magni."

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Talk to Me

Love, Marriage, and Cruelty: Alan Rickman Explains Strindberg’s 'Creditors'

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Actor/director Alan Rickman spoke with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengraber about his new staging of of Strindberg’s Creditors. Listen to their discussion here.

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Nathan Englander Expounds on Execution

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nathan Englander talked about everything from his hyper-conscience writing approach to Jewish Santas. Listen to his discussion from BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series.

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Peter Carey's Deceptional Devices

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two-time Booker Prize winning Australian writer Peter Carey read from his novel His Illegal Self for BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. Stream the reading and the discussion that followed.

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