Joanna McNaney Stein
JOANNA MCNANEY STEIN is an essayist, musician, and adjunct lecturer of English at Kingsborough Community College.
On January 11, an appropriately rainy night in Brooklyn, Morrissey took the stage with his usual dramatic flare at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Howard Gilman Opera House.
Id forgotten that Hey Jude was over seven minutes long. Seven minutes, waiting with the casket that held my mothers body in the aisle of St. Marys Church in Elmira, N.Y. The same church that shed been married in, and attended both of her parents funerals in.
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.