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The National Black Theatre Company at 50

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

National Black Theatre Company CEO Sade Lythcott, the daughter of founder Barbara Ann Teer, speaks to BRIC TV about the Harlem institution’s continuing work in using art as activism and empowering communities.

Suechung Koh, a curator of Gallery Yonhee and Sungho Choi, one of the artists who is participating in this exhibition. (Photo via The Korea Daily)

Showcasing Korean Artists in New Jersey

Culture, East Asian, Metro Area March 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm

The curator of an exhibition of Korean artists in New Jersey, and one of the artists, answer questions from Korea Daily.

The students from the DGK School in Brooklyn performed at the event honoring the Greek Language at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. (Photo by Kostas Bej via The National Herald)

A Greek Salute to Education

Culture, Education, Queens, Western European March 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Greek-American educators were honored at a celebration of Greek language and culture in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Photographer Avi Kaye in Boro Park. (Photo by Eli Wohl via The Forward)

The Orthodox Street Photographer of Boro Park

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish March 11, 2019 at 11:58 am

The Forward profiles a photographer setting out to document everyday Hasidic life in Boro Park.

Members of Noreum Machi; from left, Uigyun Jung, Hyunju Oh, Juhong Kim, Howon Lee and Taeho Kim.

Korean Percussion Group Finds Its Voice in Traditional Music

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens March 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Korean percussion ensemble Noreum Machi brings its style of traditional folk music to Flushing.

"Last Banquet"

‘China: June 4, 1989’ Exhibition Revived

Culture, East Asian, History March 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

The Asian American Arts Centre will give more than 100 works of art inspired by the Tiananmen Square massacre to the California-based organization Humanitarian China for a traveling exhibition and a planned museum, reports Sing Tao Daily.

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas speaking on the Senate floor in Albany as his fellow legislators applaud. Sen. thomas is the first and only Indian-American lawmaker in the Empire State’s history. (Photo courtesy office of Sen. Thomas via Desi Talk)

LI Senator Pushes for Religious School Holidays

Culture, Education, New York, Religion March 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

State Sen. Kevin Thomas of Long Island introduced a bill that would establish Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian as school holidays in certain districts, reports Desi Talk.

Despite the fact that Italians have moved out of Bensonhurst in recent years, there are still signs of a vibrant Italian life, such as the Tribuzio Meat Market and the Congrega San Vito Do Ciminna Club on 18th Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Guarini via Brooklyn Reporter)

Recording Italian-American History in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Western European March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Bay Ridge native Raymond Guarini works to preserve the history and stories of Italian Americans in Brooklyn and across the country, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

A Balkan Festival in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Eastern European, Video March 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

This BRIC TV video profiles the annual Golden Festival, a Balkan dance and music party that keeps the culture alive in New York.

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Musical Based on ‘El Cóndor Pasa’ Premieres in NYC

Culture, Latino, Manhattan February 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

“El Cóndor Pasa Esperanza Andina,” by Peruvian composer and director Dante Valdéz, will premiere at Manhattan’s Skirball Center, Impacto Latino reports.

Eddie Palmieri told anecdotes between songs. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

Eddie Palmieri Brings Flavor to Majestic El Teatro Reopening

Culture, Manhattan February 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

With a lively show, salsa legend Eddie Palmieri reopened the refurbished theater at El Museo del Barrio after a thorough $5 million renovation, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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A Venezuelan Photographer on Growing Up and Immigrating

Brooklyn, Culture, South American, Video February 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Photographer Mariangela Serrano traces her life from a teenager in Venezuela to a young adult in Bushwick through videos and photos, in this BRIC TV video.

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Los Hacheros: Cuban Sound Meets NYC Jazz

Brooklyn, Culture, Latino, Video January 24, 2019 at 3:16 pm

Meet Los Hacheros, a diverse Brooklyn-based band inspired by Latin and jazz music, in this BRIC TV video.

A troupe of artists from the Urban Bush Women will examine beauty, race, and identity through the lens of hair at “Hair and Other Stories,” opening at Bric Arts Media on Jan. 31. (Photo by Hayim Heron via Brooklyn Paper)

Telling ‘Hair and Other Stories’ in Brooklyn

Black, Brooklyn, Culture January 23, 2019 at 5:16 pm

“Hair and Other Stories,” a theatrical performance on beauty standards in relation to race and class, premieres later this month at BRIC House, reports Brooklyn Paper.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé (Courtesy photo via El Diario)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary to the Beat of Cumbia

Culture, Queens, South American January 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate 40 years to the rhythm of Colombian cumbia by local band La Cumbiamba eNeYé, El Diario La Prensa reports.