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Monday, Sept. 30, 2002

SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Director and co-librettist Mary Zimmerman recalls the making of ’Galileo’

"It’s brief, but it seems right. I love that as a form," says Mary Zimmerman, discussing the single, 90-minute act of the new Philip Glass opera, "Galileo Galilei," which she directed and for which she served as co-librettist. Comment.

GO FISH

Peering into the window of Sushi Time in Brooklyn Heights, I observed two couples eating in a dining room so brightly lit that it made department store lighting look romantic. Strands of white Christmas lights hung in the window; a fish tank burbled away in the corner; the wooden tables had a good inch of shellac. Comment.

TUNEFUL TRIBUTE

Where’s the music capital of the United States? Is it Nashville? Nah! Is it Detroit? Don’t be silly! Is it Hollywood? Ha! It’s Brooklyn, of course, the birthplace of lyricists and composers like George Gershwin, Betty Comden and Jack Lawrence. Comment.

GINGERBREAD BAM

On Oct. 1, there will be an enormous gingerbread house at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place in Fort Greene. Comment.

GAME SHOW

Williamsburg’s Combustive Motor Corporation (CMC) has another hit on its hands. The run of its current production, "Bingo," ("a music and gaming adventure") has been extended through Sept. 29 due to popular demand, according to CMC’s Caleb Scott. Comment.

WATER WORLD

On Thursday, attendees of the New York Aquarium’s Dinner by the Sea gala enjoyed a balmy evening as they watched walrus feedings, honored conservationists and guiltily ate delicious seafood appetizers. Comment.

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