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Monday, April 29, 2002

’VIRUS’ SPREADS

Arab-Israeli music-dance collaboration comes - peacefully - to Fort Greene

As hostilities in the Middle East reach an intensity not seen in decades, Brooklyn Academy of Music presents the U.S. premiere of "Naharin’s Virus" performed by contemporary dance ensemble, Batsheva Dance Company, in collaboration with Arab-Israeli musician Habib Alla Jamal. Comment.

BRIGHT IDEAS

For the final concerts in what’s been a tumultuous 2001-2002 season, Robert Spano and the Brooklyn Philharmonic are looking far eastward, to the "Eternal East," the great, multitudinous culture of China. Comment.

HOME SWEET HOME

If you are looking for inspiration to complete your spring cleaning, why not take one of Brooklyn’s many house tours? The admission price benefits the corresponding neighborhoods’ grassroots community organizations and you get an exclusive peek into the borough’s most interesting homes. Perhaps you’ll come away with inspiration for a few decorating tips of your own. Comment.

BIGGER AND BETTER

On April 29, the Williamsburg Film Festival celebrates its fifth birthday, and although it’s spreading its wings to a venue with greater visibility, it’s already being roughed up by a playground bully. Comment.

PRETTY IN PINK

Add to this weekend’s must-do list the 21st annual cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment.

TRIED AND TRUE

BUTT OF THE JOKE

Carroll Gardens resident Eric Siegel takes it all off in the ABC original TV movie "It’s Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story" airing April 29 at 9 pm on Channel 7. "That nude scene will send me over the top," Siegel joked in a call from LA where he’s shooting a pilot. "My naked ass. It’s not the prettiest, but that’s me baby. That’s papa. No doubt about it." Comment.

FACE-TO-FACE

Prospect Park’s new Audubon Center at the Boathouse has a staff that hopes to make urban dwellers look at the park - and its inhabitants - in a totally new way. Comment.

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