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2006-06-08 / Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Brooklyn! Will Kick Off Its 28th Season Next Week

Funk pioneer Maceo Parker BRIC/Brooklyn Information & Cul-ture recently announced the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival's 28th annual summer season of music, dance, word, and film. Presented at the Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope Brooklyn, the season runs form June 15th through August 5th. One of New York City's longest-running, free ($3 suggested donation) summer outdoor performing arts festivals, Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York's most popular summer festivals and was re-cently named "The Ultimate Live Mu-sic Venue to Hear Music Under the Stars" by New York Magazine.

The 2006 season will feature 23 events over eight weeks and kicks off Thursday, June 15th with Celebrate Brooklyn's Opening Night Gala with one of the original architects of funk, Maceo Parker. The CONCERT IS FREE and gala tickets are available starting at $300 including dinner, best concert seats, and an after-concert party. Opening weekend continues on Friday, June 16th with the Bud Light Latin Music Series which will feature Tiempo Libre, Javier Garcia, and Cuban Cowboys. Saturday, June 17th will feature a rare outdoor appearance by performance artist ex-traordinaire, Laurie Anderson. More highlights this season include tap sensation Savion Glover on June 14th and Angelique Kidjo in a special tribute to South African singing legends Miriam Makeba and Brenda Fassie on July 1st and kids' rocker Ralph Covert with Ralph's World on July 9th.

The New Princess Crusies Movies Under the Stars Series combines au-thentic 35mm film projection on a giant 50-foot-wide screen with live musical accompaniment and this season will feature a special collaboration with Car-negie Hall for the July 27th presentation of Dracula with music performed live by Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet. Other performances include Hitch-cock's 1929 Balckmail with Alloy Or-chestra who will perform their original score on July 21st, and Yo La Tengo who will perform their original score to French filmmaker Jean Painleve's documentary of undersea life Sounds of Science on July 13th. Jazz guitar icon, Bill Frisell will perform original scores to shorts by Buster Keaton, Bill Mor-rison, and Jim Woodring on August 3rd.

Annual all-day extravaganzas of mu-sic, food, and culture will take place on Saturday, July 29th with the Bud Light Latin Music Series Boricua Festival with San Juan salsa giants Sonora Poncena, and the King of Latin Soul Joe Bataan, and others; and the Washington Mu-tual Concert Series African Festival on Saturday, August 5th, with Congolese rumba super-group Kkl and many more.

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