Culture Briefs: Sing-a-long, West Point Concert Band and more


The Raw/Cooked Series from the artist Michael Ballou will be the third exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum highlighting the work of under-the-radar Brooklyn artists starting on April 12.

According to the museum, each of the participating artists is offered “a variety of unconventional spaces in which they may make art interventions, creating projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the museum’s collection.” The exhibit will remain open through July 7.

Ballou’s work ranges from objects and images to performance art and site-specific installations, often made in collaboration with other artists.

For more information, feel free to call 718-638-5000.


On April 28, at 2 p.m., Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) will present The West Point Concert Band.

According to information provided by the college, the band is “the oldest active band in the U.S. Army…which has served the nation for almost 200 years, performing for U.S. presidents, heads of state and foreign dignitaries. It has played at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Tanglewood, and has been showcased several times with the New York Philharmonic, continuing a long-standing collaboration with America’s oldest orchestra.”

Free to the public.


The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will also be presenting on May 19 at 1 p.m. a Sing-a-long “The Sound of Music,” a film screened with subtitled where the audience is encouraged to sing along as it plays. Tickets are $15.

Before the movie begins, the host will lead the audience through a vocal warm-up, teaching the group activities that will unfold at certain moments of the show. Attendees are encouraged to show up in costumes related to “The Sound of Music.”

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.), or online at

Recommended for ages six and up.

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