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For several years now, Brooklyn-based organist Jared Lamenzo has been researching an 1826 opera performance which was given at the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral where he serves as Music Director and Organist. The 1826 event featured the first Italian opera company to visit the United States, the Garcia Company.  Their mezzo soprano was the 17-year-old Maria Garcia Malibran, soon to become the greatest operatic diva of her time. Lamenzo was fascinated by the...
For over 33 years, SummerStage has brought live music and performances to parks across all five boroughs, and thanks to CityParks' dedication to the program, this year's lineup is one of the best yet. Three hometown bands will take the stage this weekend: Brooklyn Mag/Northside Fest favorites Porches, Sunflower Bean, and Crumb. We've briefly profiled each below, so check them out this Saturday! Porches Brooklyn Magazine spoke with Aaron Maine, the brainchild behind synth-pop band Porches, right...
                        Three years ago, Bed-Stuy native, VenetaTracey wrote her first single "Astral." A smooth-sultry ballad that's as sweet as it seductive. The single was released earlier this year, and is catching the ear of the local music underground. VenetaTracey is continuing to build momentum with the release of the the video for "Astral," which can be watched below! Though there's no confirmed date about when listeners can expect more music, we've been told that Tracey is working to deliver...
Photos Zach Gross Benjamin Lazar Davis’ music has done something that most music is not able to do: It’s gotten me to sit down and write. That’s the best compliment I can give to an artist. Ben has managed to create a record, Nothing Matters, that truly captures the essence of being alone in the best way possible. Recording the entire record without any external distractions, Ben maps and treks through internal abyss and offers...

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