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Monday, May 12, 2003

TIME OUT FOR MOM

This Mother’s Day, surprise her with a trip for two at a day spa

This Mother’s Day, don’t take mom’s love for granted. After all, she still loves you unconditionally - despite the fact that you drove up those insurance premiums after your many fender benders in high school, that you moved to New York City after college, despite your huge wedding but I digress. Comment.

FORT GREENE GETS THE BOOT

/ Gregory Cross In February, Fabrizio Di Mitri (above) opened his Fort Greene Italian restaurant Scopello, named for the Sicilian fishing village where he spent summers as a child. His voice slowed to a purr as he described to GO Brooklyn the dishes made in his kitchen. Comment.

HOOKED ON ART

Brooklyn Working Artist Coalition’s "Pier Show 11 Carnival" opens in Red Hook May 10 (noon to 6 pm) with a reception featuring music by Lovebutton, refreshments and the opportunity to view the diverse artwork of more than 250 artists, including Edward Murr’s "Wendy & Friend" (pictured). Comment.

HISTORIC HOUSES

Be a nosy neighbor - enjoy the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House and Garden Tour. Comment.

STAGE AND A HAIRCUT

Twenty years after the premiere of the Brooklyn Opera Society and Arts at St. Ann’s groundbreaking puppet-opera collaboration, "The Barber of Seville," the two groups are presenting an engaging and innovative anniversary production of the opera. Comment.

’DIRT ROAD’ REDUX

On May 9 and May 10, choreographer Ronald K. Brown’s Fort Greene-based company Evidence will perform the New York City premiere of his reconstructed 1994 piece "Dirt Road." In the lengthy work, Brown (pictured with Essence Magazine’s Susan Taylor in October) incorporates hip-hop dance, spoken word and music to portray a family’s journey through grief and loss in the 1990s. Comment.

FAIRY TALE COME TRUE

For one magical night, patrons of the arts in the Borough of Kings were able to rub elbows with royalty from the Riviera. Comment.

LOSING AT ’CHESS’

For some reason, the Gallery Players have chosen to revive "Chess," a pop opera written by Tim Rice and the male half of ABBA, about Cold War intrigue at the chessboard. Comment.

We were softer then, but not for long

Weintrob: The first issues of The Brooklyn Paper, back in 1978, were nothing like today’s. Comment.

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