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Monday, April 21, 2003

WONDER-FUL TRIBUTE

651 Arts presents "Higher Ground," a celebration of Stevie Wonder’s spiritually themed songs, on April 25 at 8 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church (279 Lafayette Ave. at St. James Place) in Clinton Hill. Comment.

MR. MUSTARD

It was love at first sight for Arnaud Gibersztajn, the owner of Park Slope’s Moutarde, a classic French bistro that opened in February. Gibersztajn, an Upper East Sider who spent 15 years behind the stove of such Manhattan French restaurants as Le Bilboquet added, "Park Slope is totally the opposite of the Upper East Side. There’s a real community here." Comment.

ALL KEYED UP

I didn’t know there were many artists living in Brooklyn," pianist Angela Jia Kim, a Park Slope resident who may lay claim to the unofficial title of "busiest classical musician," says with a laugh. Comment.

’HEAVEN’ HELP US

Ever since human beings came to realize their days on Earth were numbered, there have been myriad books, plays and films devoted to the notion of beings returning after death - to right wrongs, finish a job or just have fun. Comment.

RAIN SONGS

As part of 24/7 Jazz Brooklyn, Healing Rain Group will perform at the First Presbyterian Church (124 Henry St. at Clark Street) in Brooklyn Heights, on April 26 at 2 pm. Comment.

HOLOCAUST TALE OF SURVIVAL

When Suzan Hagstrom began researching a story about the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida for the Orlando Sentinel in 1990, the financial news reporter could not have foreseen how an interview with center volunteer Helen Garfinkel Greenspun would transform her life. Comment.

KINGS’ BOUNTY

A Food Network television crew dropped into Brooklyn last month, taping segments of their "The Best of ..." program to let America know what we take for granted: that the borough is delicious, diverse and definitely on the rise. Comment.

THE PRETENDERS

Mozart has remained at the core of the classical repertory for more than two centuries because of all composers it’s he who has most felicitously transformed every emotional state - from sadness to extreme pleasure - into accessible, beguiling music. Comment.

BEAT THE CLOCK

Single women in their late-30s heaved a collective sigh following a New York Times report a few years back that women had a better chance of being killed in a terrorist attack than marrying after the age of 40. Comment.

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