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Monday, June 4, 2001

DANCE FLOWERS IN B’KLYN

The 25-year-old Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, headquartered at 30 Third Ave. in the Brooklyn YWCA, begins another season of staging new dance works on Saturday at Long Island University’s Triangle Theatre. Comment.

SOMETHING TO FORGET

When a local theater company manages to produce a show that attracts big enough audiences to warrant an extended run, it should be a cause for celebration. It certainly leads to high expectations. Comment.

GROWING PAINS

Growing Down in Brooklyn," which plays at the Lower East Side Film & Video Festival this Saturday, at first glance appears to be another entry in the overburdened genre of mobster movies; a genre, which I admit, is not my favorite. Too many of the films that fall into this category require viewers to simply accept the excessive violence they depict as a part of the culture, a certain way of life. Comment.

ART AROUND TOWN

IVY LEAGUER

When the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble’s Second Helpings Series concludes its 2000-2001 season at Manhattan’s Dia Center for the Arts on June 2, it’ll be with "Crosstown New York," a concert of works by composers with a relationship to New York City. Comment.

ONES TO WATCH

"Only four out of seven plays on Broadway last year were new. We are playwright poor in this country. We need new playwrights and we need them desperately," says Sidney Fortner, producer of the Gallery Players’ Black Box Series, which runs from May 31 through June 24. Comment.

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