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Monday, Aug. 19, 2002

DOCTORS ARE IN

While Celebrate Brooklyn’s advertisements cryptically promise a performance by "the greatest Irish rock band since U2 and The Pogues" on Aug. 18 at 4 pm, GO Brooklyn has learned the identity of the proudly Irish musicians: The Saw Doctors. Comment.

WATCH THE BIRDIE

Mighty Sparrow (pictured at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in May) will host the annual Caribbean Extravaganza, featuring winners of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2002, on Aug. 19 at 7:30 pm, at the 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series at Wingate Field (Winthrop Street at Kingston Avenue, opposite Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush). Comment.

INVENTING AN IDENTITY

When pitching the cinema of South Korea, Sueyoung Park of the New York-based group Korean Film Forum is apt to reach for common ground with Western movies. Comment.

TIMELESS TRAGEDY

In the days and weeks following Sept. 11, pedestrians on Court Street passing the faces on the countless "missing" posters taped to storefronts and lampposts no doubt felt the same pain and bewilderment as does Horatio as he walks among the bodies in the final scene of the Kings County Shakespeare Company’s production of "Hamlet." Comment.

U-BET IT’S GOOD

The egg cream. Beyond a doubt, this concoction of milk, chocolate syrup and seltzer is as Brooklyn as stoopball. And this summer, in recognition of the unique place egg creams hold in the hearts of Brooklynites, Borough President Marty Markowitz is hosting an Egg Cream Extravaganza at noon on Aug. 26 at Borough Hall Plaza. Comments (5).

CHIC FAMILY BIZ

Park Sloper Christine Snell (above left with Roddy Moon and Heidi Bloedel), co-owner of Loulou (222 DeKalb Ave. at Adelphi Street) in Fort Greene, gave GO Brooklyn a sneak peek at her second restaurant, Cocotte (337 Fifth Ave. at Fourth Street) on Aug. 1. Comment.

PRETTY POLINATORS

You could spot an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (pictured) if you take the "Butterfly and Hummingbird Trail" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through Aug. 31. Comment.

A banner day at Keyspan park

Cyclones: The return of Banner Day — a long-standing Shea Stadium tradition that was scrapped during one of the Mets’ notorious periods of substandard ball — was a qualified success at Keyspan Park on Sunday. Comment.

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