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Monday, June 18, 2001

BUFFALO BURGERS AND FOLK ART

The Eighth Annual Gateway to Nations NYC Native American Heritage Celebration takes place June 15-17 at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge. More than 1,000 Native-American artists, performers and educators from both North America and South America will return to Fort Hamilton for this event. (A scenes from last year’s Celebration is shown at left .) Comment.

PERIOD PIECE

Henry James went back to his boyhood Manhattan neighborhood as a setting for his novel "Washington Square," a familiar tale of a young, defenseless person trying to escape from the tyranny of an older, more knowledgeable adult. Comment.

STRINDBERG’S ’GHOST SONATA’

Born in 1849 to a serving woman and a bankrupt ex-gentleman, Swedish playwright August Strindberg knew poverty and misery from early childhood. This personal experience explains the subject matter for many of his plays - the conflict between men and women, and the antagonism between classes. Comment.

BERGMAN’S ’GHOST’

Since his first visit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a luridly theatrical interpretation of "Hamlet" in 1988, the eminent Swedish film and stage director Ingmar Bergman has often returned to Brooklyn, each time among the highlights of that New York theater season. Comment.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

When I tasted wines at the spectacularly restored Niebaum-Coppola vineyard and estate in Napa Valley, Calif., last summer, I never imagined that months later Francis Ford Coppola, godfather of "The Godfather," would be sitting at a red-and-white checked table on Eighth Street in Park Slope chatting over bowls of his pasta and sauce. Comment.

B’KLYN BONANZA

Celebrate Brooklyn will kick off another summer of performing arts and film on June 21. Comment.

CANNES-DO

CANNES, France - It’s called the Cannes International Film Festival, but sometimes it’s difficult to find people who are actually there to see films. Comment.

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