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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 (including the Screamin’ Rebel Angels, pictured) and participate in a Elvis-themed dance, costume and trivia contests.  I talked with … 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. Photo by Elizabeth Graham

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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. Photo by Elizabeth Graham

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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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