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BAM... and Then It Hit Me
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About The Book
President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Karen Brooks Hopkins' inspiring memoir of 36 years at the world-famous cultural institution.
President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Karen Brooks Hopkins pens BAM…and Then It Hit Me, an inspiring memoir of her 36 years at the iconic cultural institution, America's oldest performing arts center. The book has a sharp focus on concepts such as leadership, innovation, urban revitalization (including the transformation of Brooklyn from Manhattan Outpost to the coolest neighborhood on the planet), as highly successful cultural fundraising played critical roles in the colorful evolution of this world-class cultural juggernaut in the performing arts.
- Publisher: powerHouse Books (March 1, 2022)
- Length: 320 pages
- ISBN13: 9781576878385
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Raves and Reviews
"In a new memoir, the former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music reflects on some of the organization’s most memorable stagings and artists."
– Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times
“'For a princess, coming to Brooklyn was stepping outside the comfort zone of high society at the time,' Brooks Hopkins told The Post. Her royal seal of approval 'changed everything for us, for Brooklyn.'”..."Brooks Hopkins details the moment in her new book, 'BAM... And Then It Hit Me'... which looks back at her 36 years at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Diana’s visit, she said, was an extra special memory."
– Raquel Laneri, New York Post
"We didn't have enough money to even be the second-rate (Lincoln Center), so we decided to be a first-rate BAM. And that meant finding another way artistically to reveal ourselves to our audience and to the world. So we took this path of avant-garde, experimental work, things that couldn't be seen anywhere else; only here, only now at BAM."
– Karen Brooks Hopkins, Amanpour
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