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Joanna McNaney Stein

JOANNA MCNANEY STEIN is a writer and lecturer of English at CUNY Kingsborough Community College.

Still Tragic, Still Political, Still Swoon-Worthy

On January 11, an appropriately rainy night in Brooklyn, Morrissey took the stage with his usual dramatic flare at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House.

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus really seemed to feel at home on the stage at BRICHouse, the brand new Fort Greene arts venue just steps away from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Saturday, October 26, was BRIC’s first-ever sold-out concert in their intimate ballroom space, with unreserved seating in the balcony and standing room only on the ground floor.

Inheriting the Beatles

I’d forgotten that “Hey Jude” was over seven minutes long. Seven minutes, waiting with the casket that held my mother’s body in the aisle of St. Mary’s Church in Elmira, N.Y. The same church that she’d been married in, and attended both of her parents’ funerals in.

In Conversation

LUCY DHEGRAE with Joanna McNaney Stein

Mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae is currently the Artist-in-Residence at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, where she is performing her four-part Processing Series concerts. She is also the Director and founder of the annual Resonant Bodies festival of new vocal music. On February 10, she will perform at the Appel Room for the New York Philharmonic’s Project 19, and February 19 she sings Elliott Carter's Tempo e Tempi with Ensemble Échappé at the Italian Academy. On March 7, she will have her debut at 92Y, performing George Benjamin's Into the Little Hill with Talea Ensemble, and March 28 she performs the third segment of The Processing Series, I Was Breathing, at National Sawdust.


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DEC 22–JAN 23

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