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Monday, Sept. 2, 2002

FOUR TO TANGO

Vertical Player Repertory Theater presents a program of Argentinean tango music and dance on Sept. 7 at 8 pm and Sept. 8 at 5 pm. El Cuarteto de Maria will perform "Tango de Negro y Carmin" ("Tango in Black and Red"), a program of famous tango songs from the 1930s through 1970s. Comment.

PLAY TIME

The Heights Players’ 47th season contains many traditional favorites and a few surprises. Musicals are represented by "The Fantasticks," "Camelot" and "My Fair Lady"; drama by "Picnic" and "Sweet Bird of Youth"; and comedy by "Come Blow Your Horn" and "Heaven Can Wait." Comment.

’MOST HAPPY’ SEASON

From the exuberant optimism of Frank Loesser’s "The Most Happy Fella" to the cynicism of Moliere’s "The Misanthrope," and from the classic suspense of Ira Levin’s "Deathtrap" to the Cold War suspense of Richard Nelson’s "Chess," Gallery Players president Mary Ruth Goodley says the Players’ upcoming 36th season presents "a wide variety to a wide audience." Comment.

ON FIRE

Celebrate Brooklyn’s benefit concerts - two days of the Unlimited Sunshine Tour on Aug. 24-25 - drew more than 6,500 people to Prospect Park despite Saturday’s rain, said co-producer Jack Walsh. Comment.

HIGHER CALLING

The Brooklyn Arts Council is taking music out of Brooklyn’s churches and putting it out for everyone to enjoy in Prospect Park. On Sept. 15, BAC presents "Praise in the Park," a free program of traditional, religious music from around the world at the park’s Greek temple-styled Peristyle. Comment.

ISLAND HOP

While everyone knows about Brooklyn’s annual Caribbean spectacular, the West Indian Carnival and Parade on Labor Day - and its attendant glorious music and colorful regalia, not much thought is given to the crushing poverty and racism these Caribbean-Americans escaped when they came to Brooklyn. Comment.

CARNIVAL EVENTS

While everyone knows the annual West Indian Day Parade is on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, not everyone knows there are related events happening for four days and nights. Comment.

He’s Mr. Almost Perfect

Cyclones: Miguel Pinango has pitched well for the Cyclones all year, but he surprised even himself with his performance on Friday night. Comment.

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