The tormented world of Tennessee Williams
is not easy to reproduce on stage. It takes acting and direction
often beyond the scope of community theater. So it is with special
enthusiasm that this reviewer recommends the Heights Players’
"Sweet Bird of Youth." Comment
Luther King Jr. Day at the 17th annual "Come Share the Dream"
tribute taking place Jan. 20 at 11:30 am at the Brooklyn Academy
of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland
Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100]. The free event is presented
by Borough President Marty Markowitz, BAM and Medgar Evers College. Comment
What do you do if you own a trendy DUMBO
restaurant and have a large, unused space in the basement? The
owners of Rice have answered that question by creating an intimate
underground lounge, appropriately named Low, offering nourishment
for the body and food for thought. Comment
The word "diner" is deceiving.
It conjures up images of roadside greasy spoons dishing out comfort
in the form of home-baked pies and cup after cup of strong coffee,
or the newer diner-restaurants lit like Yankee Stadium for an
evening ball game and covered with miles of faux-marble Formica.
Menus at these mega-diners weigh as much as a Bible and include
everything from a Reuben sandwich to fettuccini Alfredo. Comment
Need a respite from ordinary, Western art?
Then get a dose of color therapy from the Brooklyn Museum of
Art’s current exhibition, "The Adventures of Hamza."
The 16th-century paintings serve to illustrate the epic Persian
tales about Amir Hamza, the paternal uncle of the Prophet Muhammad,
who traveled the world spreading the teachings of Islam. Comment
In a wonderful departure from their usual
repertoire, the Gallery Players will present an original musical
revue based on the world of "fears, cheers and tears"
we call Broadway. Comment