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Monday, May 5, 2003

BARD MUSIC

Composers inspired by Shakespeare at BAM

Explaining how the theme for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra’s soon-to-be-concluded season originated, artistic advisor Evans Mirageas says it came down to one fundamental concept. Comment.

ODD TODD TIPS

Cobble Hill humorist and champion of lazy couch potatoes everywhere, Todd Rosenberg, will read from his new, illustrated lifestyle manual "The Odd Todd Handbook: Hard Times, Soft Couch" (Warner Books, $13.95) at Barnes & Noble, 106 Court St. at State Street on May 8 at 7 pm. Comments (1).

MAMA MIA

My friend Larry’s mother is a cantankerous, nitpicking whiner. Mary Catherine, fondly referred to as Our Lady of Eternal Suffering, has one gift: the ability to take the loveliest event and turn it into hell. Comment.

FRESH ’PRODUCE’

The 10th annual Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center’s Local Produce Festival of the Performing Arts is May 2-4. Comment.

INVENTING A NEW SOUND

Electric Junkyard Gamelan is "something [most people] have probably never seen before," Terry Dame, 41, says of the musical group that the composer, saxophonist and instrument maker organized in 1998. Comment.

EGYPT REBORN

For most people, mummies, hieroglyphics, the pyramids and the glittering gold face of Tutankhamun form the sum of knowledge of ancient Egyptian art. But as the new Brooklyn Museum of Art installation, "Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity," illustrates, there is so much more to discover. Comment.

And now, when The Brooklyn Paper is 25

Weintrob: Last year, as we approached our 25th anniversary, the first question was, when do we celebrate? Comment.

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