The Brooklyn music scene is losing underground landmarks left and right: Death by Audio hosted its final show last month, and neighboring spot Glasslands throws its last bash on New Year's Eve. But on the more opulent end of the Kings County concert spectrum, we've recently heard a bit of good news: Kings Theatre, a golden-age Flatbush movie palace, and one of five so-called Wonder Theatres opened by Loew's in 1929–30, will be not only reopening but also hosting live music as of 2015.
The first booking? None other than former Supreme Diana Ross, who plays Kings Theatre on February 3; grab tix now via the venue's website. (Very appropriate, given that the theater's initial opening, in September of 1929, featured a live appearance from another queenly presence: Mexican movie star Dolores del Río.) Sounds like the perfect early Valentine's Day date to us.
In the meantime, here's more on the Kings Theatre refurbishment: