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Monday, June 17, 2002

MAMMA MIA

The Vertical Player Repertory presents Pietro Mascagni’s 1890 opera in one act, "Cavalleria Rusticana," on June 15 at 8 pm and on June 16 at 4 pm at 219 Court St. between Warren and Wyckoff streets. Comment.

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Harried commuters, desperate beggars, cripples of all sorts - in the subway, we see them all. Writer-performer Michael Schwartz puts then onstage in his hilarious, heartrending and ultimately brilliant one-man show about seven people waiting for a train that never arrives. Comment.

FOLK HERO

Oscar Brand is a folk singer, recording artist, songwriter, guitarist, bawdy song balladeer, sea chantey performer, radio broadcaster, television program host, emcee, Broadway composer, playwright, actor, author, storyteller, musicologist, historian, children’s recording artist, honorary Ph.D. and one of the creators of "Sesame Street." Comment.

STORMY WEATHER

For the third year in a row, the heavens attempted to wash away the guests of the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s annual gala fundraiser, and for the third year in a row, the guests in their finery laughed in the face of thunder, lightening and sheets of rain. Comment.

RAIN OR SHINE

It’s high quality and it’s cheap. It’s international and local. It’s easy to get to and hard to leave. Get out your daily planners, because I’m only going to write this one time. Comment.

TOP SECRET

Residents of Brooklyn Heights, I am about to divulge your best-kept secret. Comment.

Cyclones to stay short-season        

Cyclones: The flag is up, but the hopes are already dashed. Comment.

Beeps battle over Cyclones, SI Yanks        

Cyclones: Standing on the upper deck of a yacht called the Romantica, with an iron demarcation line — a.k.a. the Verrazano Narrows Bridge — at their backs, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro shook hands on a bet between the boroughs. Comment.

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