By Benjamin Preston Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Jane Goodall spends about 300 days out of every year traveling because she has a message to share. The renowned primate scientist told an absolutely packed house at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Wednesday night that a big part of that message was that the indomitable human spirit Read More →


On April 28, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a gala celebration honoring BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she prepares to retire in June after more than 36 years of extraordinary service. For this special evening, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo has assembled a host of BAM artists for a one-night-only program of performances, Read More →


David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential writers, is coming to Brooklyn to celebrate the paperback release of his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.”  The NPR humorist and esteemed author of numerous No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Naked,” Sedaris  will appear at the Brooklyn Academy of Read More →


Eye On Real Estate: The area is ‘a Lincoln Center don’t-wannabe,’ BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins says Every Day, It’s A Gettin’ Closer, Goin’ Faster Than A Roller Coaster. Construction is picking up speed at development sites in the Brooklyn Cultural District. This calls to mind a favorite Buddy Holly song. But let us not Read More →