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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Pan on film: Documentary highlights Brooklyn’s steel pan culture

Movies: The story of the steel pan! Brooklyn’s rich steel pan culture comes to life in a new documentary about the instrument and the people who keep it going. Filmmaker Christine Shaw highlights the borough’s steel pan community and their journeys to the anticipated competition that bands practice year-round for — Panorama. Comment

MUSICAL DOCTOR

MUSICAL DOCTOR

Music: Eddie Grant, a Guyana-born, world-renowned, phenomenal artist, was last Saturday conferred Doctor of Letters for excellency in music by Professor Eon Harris at the University of Guyana’s first such historic distinction, during the institution’s 52nd convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Center in Georgetown Comment

The African Diaspora International Film Fest

Movies: The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 26th anniversary with a total of 61 films from 40 countries including 27 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in five ven Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

A tale of greed and American consumerism

Books: You are the strongest person you know. You can lift and carry a lot of weight and many burdens, because strength comes from within as well as from muscles. So what are you capable of doing when times get strange? Place yourself in the short stories inside “Friday Black” by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and see. Emmanuel had grown up with a strength his parents nurtured. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Movies: At Eternity’s Gate (PG-13 for mature themes) Willem Dafoe portrays Vincent Van Gogh in this biopic based on the legendary Dutch painter’s letters and on anecdotes about his life. With Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Friend. (In French and English with subtitles) Comment

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Movies: The late Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) is best remembered as the author of the Millennium trilogy of posthumously-published best sellers, all of which were eventually made into feature films (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest). His Swedish-language psychological thrillers revolved around a crime-fighting duo composed of veteran journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. Comment

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