LICHTENSTEIN--Harvey. Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mourns the passing of its visionary and dedicated former leader, who served as president and executive producer from 1967-1999. Harvey resurrected the Academy, taking it from near ruin to a world-renowned arts organization, while presenting adventurous programming not otherwise seen in New York or the U.S. His passion for great artistry and drive for excellence led a wide array of the world's leading dance, music, and theater artists to BAM stages. In the 80s and 90s, Harvey led a dynamic period of renovation and expansion, establishing the Next Wave Festival, restoring the Majestic (now Harvey) Theater, attracting audiences to a newly revitalized Brooklyn, and laying the groundwork for a cultural district in the borough. He was a fearless and passionate leader, one inexorably linked to the institution he led. BAM sends its heartfelt condolences to Harvey's sons, John and Saul. BAM Chair Adam Max, Pres- ident Katy Clark, Exec. Prod- ucer Joseph V. Melillo, Chair- men Emeriti Alan Fishman and Bruce Ratner, President Emerita Karen Brooks Hopkins
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