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The Richard B. Fisher Building at BAM is looking closer to the rendering everyday. Scaffolding came down on the a six-story addition and construction is expected to wrap spring of 2012. Once finished, the building will have a 250-seat performance space, 100-seat rehearsal space, and offices.
BAM! Close-Up on Fisher Building Construction [Brownstoner]
Development Watch: BAM Addition [Brownstoner] GMAP
BAM Breaks Ground on Fischer Building [Brownstoner]
LPC Signs Off on New BAM Performing Arts Building [Brownstoner]

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The Times reports that the Brooklyn Academy of Music has inked a deal to select a few big productions that will be staged every year at the Barclays Center. BAM’s president, Karen Brooks Hopkins, says the shows will be “on a very large scale, large nouvelle cirque kind of work, big dance kind of things, music.” BAM will get a curatorial fee from the agreement but not a cut of the ticket sales. Forest City Ratner Chairman Bruce Ratner says the move isn’t meant to win over Atlantic Yards critics: “We care a tremendous amount about the community, but we don’t do it to get credit.”
In Alliance, Nets Arena to Offer Arts [NY Times]