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KUMBLE THEATER at LIU Brooklyn.

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One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11233 United States
9178263566www.NightofGospelLaughs.com

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October 2017
$35

Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she brings her 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, “The Sting Variations,” to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting.

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$35

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on October 21, 2017 at 8pmwith The Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having…

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December 2017
$25

Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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From the mountain tops of Puerto Rico to the street corners of New York City, the Puerto Rican holiday season is about reaffirming cultural identity and rejoicing in the strength of family and community ties. Music is at the center of the festivities, with friends gathering in groups called parrandas, going from home to home singing traditional aguinaldos into the wee hours of the morning. Experience the holiday season Borinquen-style, as the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la…

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February 2018
$25

Lunar New Year Celebration

Feb 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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

Feb 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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 it means to be free. Through the characters’ various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving…

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$30

Daniel Beaty: Emergency

Feb 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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 it means to be free. Through the characters’ various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving…

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$35

Kenny Barron (solo piano)

Feb 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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March 2018
$30

Alicia Olatuja

Mar 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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 wide range of musical influences—from classical and gospel, to jazz and R&B—she returns home to Brooklyn with her…

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April 2018
$35

Step Afrika!

Apr 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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