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Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena, the big and relatively new party/exhibition venue in the borough’s Dumbo section, is the meeting ground this week of two creative genres: hip hop and photojournalism. The third annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival kicks off this evening at the arena (get details here) with a grand bash in celebration of one of hip hop’s musical predecessors — the legendary Stax records label.

Meanwhile, on the walls now at powerHouse is David Allen Harvey: Living Proof, an exhibition of evocative hip hop culture scenes from around the world shot by Magnum photographer Harvey. (Harvey’s photo of urban street life in Paris is above left.)