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Monday, June 24, 2002

FAMILIAR FAVORITE

Traditional production of ’Tempest’ focuses on dark aspects of Bard’s final work

These days it seems few companies are willing to produce a Shakespearean play without changing the Bard’s work in some vital way. We’ve seen productions that cut or shift text, change the sex of characters, and move the setting to different times and places. So when a group like the Fort Greene-based Kings County Shakespeare Company creates a solid, traditional version of a Shakespearean work, it almost appears as an innovative, even a courageous act. Comment.

TOTALLY TUBA

On Saturday, bring your picnic basket and chairs and enjoy a free concert in Prospect Park where the Goldman Memorial Band will perform its first Music Pagoda event in 13 years. Comment.

THESE BOOTS AREN’T MADE FOR WALKING

Williamsburg is already a place full of trendy bars and clubs to see and be seen in on a Saturday night. The hot neighborhood also plays host to a bevy of cool clothing boutiques to outfit your night out. Now, new businesses are moving in to make sure that the beauty of the locals is, indeed, skin deep. Comment.

ACT OF LEARNING

Chekhov Theatre Ensemble does everything other arts-in-education programs do: instruct, nurture and inspire. But what makes this Fort Greene-based program different is that it does this not only for the children, but also for its teaching artists. Comment.

TEAM SPIRIT

For those who don’t know, it is that kind of bar. Comment.

Attack of the Clones        

Cyclones: Ah, minor league baseball in Brooklyn, where the faces may change but the end-result, it seems, remains the same. Comment.

Baseball and hot dogs

Cyclones: Kevin Deaton threw five innings of two-hit ball in the Cyclones’ opening night victory on Tuesday. He’s 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, and shaking Deaton’s hand feels like dancing with a grizzly bear. Yet there’s one Coney Island sport that even he doesn’t think he’s man enough to handle. Comment.

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