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Moving to the Balkan beat

In college I made it somewhat of a mission to check out Balkan brass bands and parties like they’d throw at Mehanata or Barbes. It just seemed like a good time. No surprise that the Golden Festival, a celebration of … Continue reading

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A roots throwdown in Brooklyn

Jalopy in Red Hook is the place for roots music almost any night of the week. But that’s especially so this week, thanks to a 20-plus musician showcase put together by Ken Waldman, aka “Alaska’s Fiddling Poet.” I previewed the … Continue reading

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A rockabilly birthday bash for Elvis

This Elvis birthday bash at Radio Bushwick is truly fit for a king. In one night, you can hear four rockabilly bands and participate in a Elvis-themed dance, costume and trivia contests.  I talked with the producer in advance of … Continue reading

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Less Etsy, more art

This event has already passed, so forgive my tardiness in posting. But I enjoyed talking to Brooklyn jeweler Christine Mackellar about her craft. She was quite poetic.

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A Brooklyn cookbook holiday shopping guide

This one was fun to put together. For the Brooklyn Paper, I did a definitive roundup of Brooklyn cookbooks that came out this year. There were many.

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To the market we go

There are a ton of holiday markets in Brooklyn this season. I tried to compile them all for the Brooklyn Paper.

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Halloween in Brooklyn 2013

For the week leading up to Oct. 31, it’s like every day is Halloween. I rounded up some of the more promising events for the Brooklyn Paper – including an inspired tribute band to Dionne Warwick called Dionne Werewolf.

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From catwalk to museum

The Brooklyn Museum’s next big show is a retrospective of Jean Paul Gaultier – the man behind Madonna’s pink cone bra, and much, much more.

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Taking the Dumbo Arts Festival by Storm

There is an unintentional theme in this weekend’s Dumbo Arts Festival – works inspired by Hurricane Sandy. I look at the works in a preview for the Brooklyn Paper.

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The Last Days of House of Yes

I’m back in my old stomping ground, Brooklyn, and writing for my old employer, the Brooklyn Paper. This time it’s about House of Yes, a performance space known for its daring aerial feats and tongue-in-cheek cabaret shows. I could always … Continue reading

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