Some of Brooklyn's finest singer-songwriters are coming together in concert on May 15th at Southpaw to benefit Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB).
John Wesley Harding, Richard Julian, and Clare & The Reasons are Brooklyn-based artists joining the ranks of concerned Brooklyn residents speaking out against the proposed Atlantic Yards development project.
A concert by these artists will be preceded by a special screening of the short film "Brooklyn Matters", an insightful documentary that reveals the fuller truth about the Atlantic Yards proposal.
This concert is the latest installment of a series of events sponsored by DDDB that features Brooklyn-based artists in opposition to the irresponsible development of their neighborhood. These artists share DDDB's view that projects such as the Atlantic Yards pose a direct threat to the character and community of a Brooklyn that has nurtured and supported creative artists. DDDB supporters are pleased to receive such significant backing from the area’s musical community. "It is a great honor to have such accomplished musicians performing to help raise funds and awareness for the legal fight against Atlantic Yards. We are very proud to have their support," said DDDB spokesman Dan Goldstein.
Event Details are as follows: Richard Julian, John Wesley Harding, Clare & The Reasons, and surprise guests with a screening of the film "Brooklyn Matters" a documentary on the Atlantic Yards development
Official Website: http://www.dddb.net/php/latestnews_Linked.php?id=1395
Added by nolandgrab on May 1, 2008