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PHOTOGRAPHY John Midgley The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life. Repping East Flatbush and Crown Heights, he had heard about BAM, and even passed it a few times, but it was only after a friend invited him to see one of Tennessee Williams' plays that it occurred to him...
Autumn is upon us, but it sure doesn’t feel like summer’s over just yet, with temperatures going well into the 80s and still so much to see and do. Put on your shorts and buckle-up for one last jaunt in the sun, because we’ve got you covered with the best in culture for this upcoming week. The Golden Age of Apocalypse — Stephen Bruner is a Grammy award-winning bassist, producer, and singer perhaps best known...
So much theater today amounts to bite-sized snacks that barely whet your appetite, but Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Phaedra(s) is like a feast or ceremony that provides theatrical sustenance for days on end. It is divided into roughly three sections and runs about three and a half hours, and it is presided over by the post-modern queen of perversity herself, Isabelle Huppert. Many writers have told the story of the royal Phaedra, and Warlikowski samples a...
Yesterday, the Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that its search to replace the departing Karen Brooks Hopkins as president was complete: the successor will be Katy Clark, who since October 2010 has served as president and Executive Director of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, a 40-year-old classical ensemble comprised of freelance musicians. Like Hopkins, Clark will lead BAM alongside longtime BAM Executive Producer Joseph Melillo. The transition will begin this summer. Although the Brooklyn Academy of Music dwarfs the Orchestra of...

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