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Monday, Oct. 1, 2001

ON THE FLIP SIDE

Next Wave’s Australian focus spotlights variety of performers from down under

"Expect the unexpected," says Joseph Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, talking about the 2001 Next Wave Festival, BAM’s 19th annual performing arts event, featuring 14 theater, dance and music programs from around the world. Comment.

A TALE FROM THE OUTBACK

"I represent the red dirt and water/The blood in the veins of the Mother Land," begins "Red Dirt and Water," the opening track of "Flight of the Emu," Australian rocker Debbie Morrow’s debut album. Comments (1).

KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

When "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opened on Broadway in 1961, we may have been fighting the Cold War, but President Kennedy had not yet been assassinated, terrorists bent on taking over the world were found mostly in comic books, and a woman’s place was still by her man, whether it was in the office or in the home. Comment.

IT’S A WRAP

Documentary filmmaker Ric Burns, of "The Civil War" series fame, unveils the last two installments of his ambitious documentary about New York City this weekend. Comment.

BLUEGRASS JAMMIN’

The Fourth Annual Park Slope Old-time Bluegrass Jamboree will be held Sept. 28 and 29 at the century-old Ethical Culture Meeting House in Park Slope. The jamboree kicks off The Good Coffeehouse’s fall music season. Comment.

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