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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Parents take part in free community workshop

Books: More than 30 families participated in the “We Want to Write,” event organized by the Brooklyn-based organization, No Rush to Success, at the Cortelyou Early Childhood Center Annex in East Flatbush on Jan. 13. Comment

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Adult Life Skills (Unrated) Midlife crisis drama about a reclusive slacker (Jodie Whitaker), living in her mother’s (Lorraine Ashbourne) backyard shed for years, who finds herself forced to finally grow up as her 30th birthday approaches. With Ozzy Myers, Edward Hogg and Brett Goldstein. Comment
Movies: “A Dog’s Way Home” Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Arts & Theater: She’s got the moves. Manhattan-based dancer Marielis Garcia has an enlightened approach to dance. The professional performer, enjoys exploring the many different forms and movements, and one of her greatest ambitions is to illustrate the vast world of dance. She said many of the considerations that go into performing and creating, are commonly misunderstood. Comment

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Arts & Theater: Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson was recently commissioned to create a monument in honor of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Arts & Theater: It’s a shed of light on their fight. A new exhibit on display at Arts East New York is showcasing the stories of domestic workers now until Jan. 12. The “Domestic Worker’s United History Exhibition (Art)ifacts from DWU’s Archive and Worker Stories Kiosk!,” is a brief timeline of the organization’s battles and successes. Comment

Off Broadway production tackles ‘perfect’ utopia

Arts & Theater: A new off Broadway play is set to debut at The Theatre at St. Clement’s Jan. 15–Feb. 16. The play titled “Eco Village,” is somewhat based on the life of young playwright Phoebe Nir, and her experiences at the well-known Vermont-based puppet theater — Bread and Puppet Theatre. Comment
Music: They’re thinking big! A Caribbean restaurant in Park Slope welcomes jumbo jazz ensembles and oversized orchestras to play new tunes each Monday night. “The Living Large Ensemble Series” takes place at the Slope Lounge, opened last September by husband-and-wife Omari Clarke and Nicole Price-Clarke. Comment

VP celebrates 40 years

VP celebrates 40 years

Music: The world famous VP records celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The Queens-based independent reggae music label is going to commemorate the milestone with a year of musical releases, and celebrations spanning from North America, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

What’s going on in 2019?

What’s going on in 2019?

Music: For starters Rhythm & Blues singer Marvin Gaye who asked the musical query in a song titled “What’s Going On?” will be getting his own Forever postage stamp this year. According to the United States Postal Service, a commemorative Forever stamp will be introduced with his image to be added to the music icon series. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Unrated) Coming-of-age drama about the fallout visited upon a clairvoyant teen (Cameron Monaghan) whose premonition about the death of his best friend (Alex MacNicoll) becomes a reality. With Juliette Lewis, Peyton List and Grayson Gabriel. Comment

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