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Monday, Aug. 27, 2001

HOMETOWN HERO

Opera Company of Brooklyn pays tribute to tenor Richard Tucker

The Opera Company of Brooklyn hopes to be to the opera world what the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones are to the Mets. It’s a chance for music enthusiasts to watch - and listen to - talented, young opera singers, some of whom might one day make it to prestigious companies. Comment.

THAI ONE ON

On a recent heat-wave evening, residents on the block of Fifth Avenue between Union and Berkeley streets were hanging out on front stoops and porches to escape the oppressive heat indoors. Comment.

SQUEEZEBOX MAMA

Singer-songwriter Cynthia Hopkins brings her band Gloria Deluxe to Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St. at Richardson Street, Williamsburg) on Aug. 29 at 10 pm. Comment.

TIME TO TIME

Time travel is the theme of the Gallery Players’ 35th season. Two years ago, the Park Slope-based players took audiences on a round-the-world cruise, last year on a journey of the mind. This year they’re inviting audiences to visit the past through the magic of theater. Comment.

SHE’S GOT ’BALLS’

Yes, Brooklyn does have its very own dance companies. Before Twyla Tharp flirted with us, and Mark Morris began construction, there was Eva Dean Dance. Comment.

Some things are missing at Keyspan

Cyclones: The Dodgers had Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and the Brooklyn Cyclones have — Keith Olberman?!? It’s true! Comment.

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