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Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts

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Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
(718) 488-1624http://kumbletheater.tix.com

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February 2018
$25

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the oncoming arrival of spring with an all-new festival of Chinese music and dance commemorating the Year of the Dog, faithful guardian and loyal friend to mankind. This family-friendly event includes graceful dancers, a colorful Chinese marketplace, red lions and golden dragons frolicking to the lilting sounds of traditional instruments, and more. Enjoy the elegant splendor and rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities with this award-winning performance by the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

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$30

Daniel Beaty: Emergency

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility.” – Daniel Beaty from Emergency When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what…

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$30

Daniel Beaty: Emergency

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility.” – Daniel Beaty from Emergency When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what…

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$35

Kenny Barron (solo piano)

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world,” NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY® nods, most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Don’t miss this intimate solo performance by a masterful artist who Jazz Weekly calls “the most lyrical piano player of our time.”

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$35

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents Kenny Barron

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents Kenny Barron: Solo Piano Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, 24, 2018 at 8pm with Kenny Barron: Solo Piano. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world,” NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has…

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March 2018
$30

Alicia Olatuja

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“[A] singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.” – The New York Times Brooklyn’s own Alicia Olatuja first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration, and has since established herself as one of this generation’s most versatile and elegant jazz artists. Her sublime voice has graced the stage of major venues across the country with a combination velvety tone and vibrant confidence. Drawing from a…

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April 2018
$35

Step Afrika!

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world’s first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.

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