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Bill Withers Tribute Show at Celebrate Brooklyn

August 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of janelerner/Flickr] The annual Hal Willner tribute show closed out the Celebrate Brooklyn season this weekend. This year’s subject was Bill Withers, who sat up front, and watched a lot of performers do his songs. Mr. Withers sang one song and went up on stage for the “Lean on Me” finale. There’s a […]

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Remembering Isaac Hayes @ Celebrate Brooklyn

August 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The legendary Isaac Hayes died yesterday at the age of 65 in his home in East Memphis, Tenn. On June 12, he opened the 30th Anniversary season of Celebrate Brooklyn and ran through a set of soul and R&B classics that climaxed with his classic, Shaft. Here are some of the photos we shot that […]

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Fun Vid: Time Lapse of the Brazilan Girls at Celebrate Brooklyn

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun Vid: Time Lapse of the Brazilan Girls at Celebrate Brooklyn

From the Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday night. Enjoy.

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GL Sunday TV: Feist + Coldwar Kids @ Celebrate Brooklyn

July 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Sunday TV: Feist + Coldwar Kids @ Celebrate Brooklyn

Here are a few vids of the Feist show a Celebrate Brooklyn the other day and of Cold War Kids recently.

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Celebrating Brooklyn: the Blackberry Surprise

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Celebrating Brooklyn: the Blackberry Surprise

So, a guy lost his Blackberry at the Isaac Hayes show at Celebrate Brooklyn last week. He got it back. Here, per the Brooklynian thread, is what happened: I lost my Blackberry during the Isaac Hayes show in Prospect Park. I just got it back today, this morning from the guy who works watching the […]

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GL Sunday TV: Celebrate Brooklyn

June 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Sunday TV: Celebrate Brooklyn

Here are some vids shot at Celebrate Brooklyn.

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Fun Vid: Isaac Hayes Performs Shaft at Celebrate Brooklyn

June 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun Vid: Isaac Hayes Performs Shaft at Celebrate Brooklyn

Here’s a very nice vid of Isaac Hayes performing Shaft at Celebrate Brooklyn on Thursday night.

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GL Photo Gallery: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Reception

June 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Photo Gallery: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Reception

Here are some images from last night’s Opening Reception for Celebrate Brooklyn. Several hundred people turned out at the event, which raised more than $300,000. Isaac Hayes spoke briefly and there were remarks by a host of officials, including Borough President Marty Markowitz. The bandshell was dedicated in honor of the late Harvey W. Schultz, […]

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Isaac Hayes Opens Celebrate Brooklyn’s 30th Anniversary Season with Soul

June 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Isaac Hayes Opens Celebrate Brooklyn’s 30th Anniversary Season with Soul

The legendary Isaac Hayes opened the 30th Anniversary season of Celebrate Brooklyn last night, running through a set of soul and R&B classics that climaxed with his classic, Shaft. Mr. Hayes, who suffered a stroke several years ago, got a helping hand getting on and off the stage, but held his own, standing, as he […]

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Celebrate Brooklyn Opens Its Season Tonight

June 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Celebrate Brooklyn Opens Its Season Tonight

Tonight is the opening night for the 2008 season of Celebrate Brooklyn. It kicks off with a Gala Reception and a free concert by Isaac Hayes. This is the 30th anniversary year for the series. GL will be on hand and have full photo coverage tomorrow. The full schedule is up at over at the […]

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Bklink: Dylan Playing Prospect Park

June 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bob Dylan is playing Celebrate Brooklyn on August 12. Presale tix have gone on sale with the password TILDEN. Uh, probably won’t last long. Regular sale starts June 13. The performance is after the end of the regular Celebrate Brooklyn schedule–Brooklyn Vegan

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Perhaps a “Celebrate Brooklyn Widget”?

May 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Perhaps a “Celebrate Brooklyn Widget”?

We posted about the Celebrate Brooklyn Widget last year and it’s almost that time again. Per the widget website: The Celebrate Brooklyn Widget will keep you informed by displaying the details of the next upcoming event as well as a list of all remaining events for the current season. Mac OS X 10.4.3 or above […]

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Celebrate Brooklyn: The Full Summer ’08 Schedule

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

You know that summer is coming when the Celebrate Brooklyn schedule–after leaking out in dribs and drabs for weeks–comes out in full. And so, we take pleasure in presenting it. As always, there are plenty of tasty morsels from which to choose between the Opening Night show with Isaac Hayes on June 12 to the […]

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More Info on Celebrate Brooklyn Lineup

April 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on More Info on Celebrate Brooklyn Lineup

We had some preliminary Celebrate Brooklyn bookings last week, and Brooklyn Vegan–the source for music news–is weighing in with more: Jun 12 – Isaac Hayes (first show of the season)Jun 19 – Medeski Martin and Wood, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (DEFINITELY FREE)Jun 22 – Salif KeitaJun 24 – Gilberto Gil (tix)Jun 26 – Carolina Chocolate […]

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Lou Reed & Co. Perform Doc Pomus at Celebrate Brooklyn

July 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Lou Reed performed two songs and did a spoken word performance as part of the Doc Pomus Project at Celebrate Brooklyn organized by Hal Willner. In addition to the legendary Mr. Reed, performers included Laurie Anderson, Robin Holcomb, Ben E. King, Eric Mingus, Shannon McNally, Jenni Muldaur, Howard Tate and others. Mr. Reed performed Youngblood. […]

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Doc Pomus Project @ Celebrate Brooklyn Slideshow

July 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Doc Pomus Project @ Celebrate Brooklyn Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow of the excellent Doc Pomus Project show at Celebrate Brooklyn last night (7/21). You can click right over to our flickr set if this doesn’t do it for you.

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The Stills @ Celebrate Brooklyn

July 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on The Stills @ Celebrate Brooklyn

The annual Canada Day show took place at Celebrate Brooklyn last night. The Stills were one of the bands that performed. We have a slide show below, but here are a few shots of The Stills show for those of you that don’t want to deal with it. You can, of course, find the full […]

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The Stills @ Celebrate Brooklyn: The Slideshow

July 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on The Stills @ Celebrate Brooklyn: The Slideshow

The Stills played the annual Canada Dayshow at Celebrate Brooklyn on Saturday night. Here’s a slideshow of 74 shots. Should the slideshow be glitched up, you can go directly to the flickr set by clicking here.

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Richard Thompson @ Celebrate Brooklyn

June 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Richard Thompson performed brilliantly at Celebrate Brooklyn last night in an appearance that even on-and-off downpours and bolts of lightening snaking from the sky in the distance couldn’t wreck. The legendary guitarist and musician joked that the weather was like performing at a British outdoor festival. A huge crowd braved the rain to watch and […]

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Do You Have Your Celebrate Brooklyn Widget?

June 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Do You Have Your Celebrate Brooklyn Widget?

If you’re big on Celebrate Brooklyn and all the good shows running all summer long in Prospect Park, you might be interested in this widget for Mac desktops that a GL reader created and emailed us about it. The website for the Celebrate Brooklyn Widget says: One of the longest-running free outdoor performing arts festivals […]

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Neville Brothers at Celebrate Brooklyn Slideshow

June 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on Neville Brothers at Celebrate Brooklyn Slideshow

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Neville Brothers Open Celebrate Brooklyn

June 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Neville Brothers to the stage in Prospect Park last night to open another season of Celebrate Brooklyn. They put on an excellent show and offered a set list that ran down all of their classics and songs they are known for covering. Last night’s show was the gala opening, which meant a dinner and […]

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Updated Celebrate Brooklyn Schedule

April 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The blog Bumpershine has posted an updated Celebrate Brooklyn schedule that they cobbled together from a variety of sources. You should head over there (a) because it’s a cool blog and (b) because they’ve also got the Summer Stage lineup. Their original listing of the schedule also has links to ticket sources in cases where […]

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