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Witnesses Dispose Of More Brooklyn Heights Properties

The Eagle reports that L.A. based real estate investors Hawkins Way Capital have bought 117 Columbia Heights (photo), a Brutalist intrusion, by Ulrich Franzen, into a row of nineteenth century townhouses, three of which were also bought by Hawkins from Watchtower and, like 117, became residences for Witnesses. The sale seems to indicate that the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an almost all Beethoven weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, August 25, at 8:00 pianist Asiya Korepanova will play works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, August 26, at 6:00 and again at 8:00 the St.Petersburg Piano Quartet (photo) will perform works by Beethoven and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, August 27, at […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This will be an almost all Peskanov weekend at Bargemusic. It starts on Friday evening, August 11, at 8:00 with pianist Alexander Peskanov playing works by himself, and by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann. On Saturday evening, August 12, at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, August 13, at 4:00, the Semplice Players are joined by […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins at 8:00 on Friday evening, August 4 with cellist Julian Schwarz (photo) playing works by Boccherini, Poulenc, Schwarz, Brahms, Liebermann, and Saint-Saens. On Saturday evening, August 5 at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform the third of their “Tale of Two Titans” series of concerts presenting the complete […]

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String Orchestra of Brooklyn Presents Summer Concert at St. Ann’s This Saturday

This Saturday evening, August 5 at 8:00 the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will present a summer concert at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. On the program are Mozart’s Symphony Number 41, “Jupiter” and Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” his musical adaptation of James Agee’s prose poem of the same title, featuring the soprano […]

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Spielberg Turns Willow Street Into D.C.’s Georgetown

If you were at the north end of Willow Street today, you may have seen lots of 1970s vintage cars parked there, including a cab with the paint scheme of a D.C. company. If you were lucky, you might have caught a glimpse of Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep playing, respectively, former Washington Post editor […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Shows How Hollywood Gets History Wrong, For Free!

This coming Monday evening, July 31 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society begins a series of movie screenings, “Hollywood Does History… Poorly.” This series will “look at films that play fast and loose with history, often to absurd effect.” First in the series is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) gets the weekend going at Bargemusic on Friday, July 28 at 8:00 by playing works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Verdi/Liszt. On Saturday evening, July 29 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Mozart, Paganini/Schumann, Piazzolla, Stravinski, Ziegler, Kreisler, and Sarasate. […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Monday evening, July 24 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Rebecca Messner’s film Olmstead and America’s Urban Parks. Frederick Law Olmstead, along with Calvert Vaux, designed Central Park and Prospect Park. Olmstead considered the latter his finest design. Ms. Messner will be present to discuss her film after the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend: Tango On Saturday!

This Friday evening, July 21 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Soyeon Kate Lee playing works by Schumann. On Saturday evening, July 22 at 8:00 tango master Pablo Ziegler (photo) and accompanying musicians, including guest violinist Mark Peskanov, will play Ziegler’s works, along with those of the tango great Astor Piazzolla. On Sunday afternoon, July 23 […]

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