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Monday, June 9, 2003

HIGH NOTES

Rosie Perez lends her voice to the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Bushwick native Rosie Perez came out to the Brooklyn Museum of Art to support the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at its gala benefit on May 12. Comment.

DANCE FEVER

"The Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival," presented by the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC), kicks off June 7 at 8 pm with "Women Dancemakers," a program curated by Marshall Swiney. Comment.

GOING FOR BAROQUE

It seems like only yesterday when baroque opera was practically unheard and unstaged. Comment.

END OF THE LINE

For the 11th time in 15 years, a Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden production directed by Ingmar Bergman is coming to BAM. Comment.

SHE’S NO ANGEL

Lynda Curnyn’s second novel, "Engaging Men," is a breezy comedy that follows the angst-ridden Angela DiFranco, a struggling actress, who mines her friends, ex-boyfriends and raucous Italian-American family in Marine Park for some not-always-sage advice on how to provoke her current boyfriend, Kirk, into popping the question. Comment.

’FACE’ TIME

"E Minha Cara (That’s My Face)," a new documentary by Fort Greene director Thomas Allen Harris (pictured), will come to a television near you - assuming you have cable - courtesy of the Sundance Channel on June 9 at 9 pm. Comment.

GO FISH

Making a visit to Cono and Son’s Opescatore in Williamsburg is like taking a pleasurable trip back through time to Little Italy circa 1950. Comment.

LIVING LEGEND

In his engagingly nostalgic foreword to the new book "The Brooklyn Film: Essays in the History of Filmmaking," columnist and author Pete Hamill describes Hollywood’s skewed view of his hometown: "Our confidence in all movies was shaken; if they couldn’t understand Brooklyn, why should we trust them about Casablanca or China or the streets of Dodge City?" Comment.

GRIN & BEER IT

There are few things more pleasant on a summer day than sitting outdoors with the sun beating down on your head, an ice-cold beer in your hand, and a plate of good food in front of you. Comment.

Big media, advertising and misspelled names

Weintrob: Belated attention was paid Monday by the TV networks and big dailies to the Federal Communications Commission’s sellout of the public interest in allowing still more mega-media consolidation. The FCC’s action is likely to prove even a greater threat to both the democratic ideal of unfettered discussion and the capitalist notion of free commerce than Congress’ earlier media deregulation votes. Comment.

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