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