A new Brooklyn Academy of Music performing center in Fort Greene hopes to fill a void in community-centered arts spaces after the Barclays Center left some residents of the area cold. The Richard B. Fisher Building, located at 321 Ashland Place, is scheduled to open its doors on September 5th, and will offer new classrooms, affordable ticket prices to all events, subsidized rehearsal and performance spaces, and “an expanded roster of artist talks and education and family programs.” BAM is calling it “a place where artists and community come together–and you, the adventurous audience, are an active participant.” BAM president Karen Brooks Hopkins showed excitement at a press tour of the space this week, telling reporters the organization believes “it will be the prototype for the 21st century performing arts center.” (Photo: Kevin Dooley/Flickr)