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Monday, Feb. 18, 2002

CUT TO THE CHASE

The 17th annual New York Sword Dance Festival kicks off Feb. 16 at locations around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Brooklyn’s own Half Moon Sword is sponsoring the annual two-day event, which draws 13 sword dance teams from across the United States. Comment.

ROUGH WATERS

For Brooklyn’s smaller arts organizations these days, it’s come to don’t do or die. Comment.

PINCH HITTER

Pianist Stewart Goodyear’s New York recital debut this Friday evening at the Baptist Temple Church in Downtown Brooklyn came about thanks to a strange confluence of events. Comment.

BLACK HISTORY AT BPL

The Brooklyn Public Library branches are celebrating black history month with staged performances of two American Place Theatre productions, "Zora" and "Manchild in the Promised Land." Comment.

Thanks for the review, but...

Letters: My purpose in writing to [theater critic Paulanne Simmons] is twofold. Firstly, I would be remiss as a theatergoer, lover of the arts and just plain person, if I neglected to tell you how helpfully informative and concise your review of "Salome" was ["Bloodlust," GO Brooklyn, Jan. 28, 2002]. Comment.

END’S GAME

Brooklyn Heights’ own Henry’s End, that bastion of wild game and fine wine, took center stage this month at the prestigious James Beard House in Manhattan. Comment.

HIGH ’FIVE’

In the 1940s, bandleader Louis Jordan pioneered a new kind of music. A mix of jazz, blues and jive-talking humor, Jordan’s music became wildly popular. Comment.

HOUSE OF CARDS

The former Puritan Iron Foundry, an old, deserted factory at 56 Water St. in DUMBO was recently converted into theater space, with carpeted bleachers for seats and a broken concrete floor for a stage. Blankets and space heaters supply warmth, and the audience literally walks across the stage to get to their seats. Comment.

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