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Monday, Aug. 11, 2003

THIS PLACE IS SMOKIN’

Getting a kid ready for sleep-away camp is a long and exhausting trial. Before they leave, there are reams of paperwork to fill out, doctor visits to attend to and enormous duffel bags to fill with important items like expensive shampoos and glittery lip gloss. Comment

SCI-FI ’FLUTE’

The Opera Company of Brooklyn is employing an unusual cost-saving measure in its latest production, "The Magic Flute." Comment

BEHIND THE MUSIC

The latest documentary from Carroll Gardens filmmaker Vivek Bald is a riveting story of South Asian kids in Britain who found mainstream popularity by blending their cultures with hip-hop, reggae and punk music. Comment

JIMMY’S SEQUEL

Cousins Ralph Grimaldi and Vincent Mazzone, the venerable team behind Jimmy’s restaurant, are making a comeback. Comment

X MARKS THE SPOT

My relationship with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden had fallen into a rut. Comment

SUPER 8 IS ENOUGH

The underground film movement that’s been bubbling below the New York City surface has finally snaked its way through the tunnels of the F train and emerged in Park Slope. Comment

GET ’BOOTED’

Park Slope-based Eva Dean Dance returns to the New York International Fringe Festival with "Booted." This kickin’ collection of works is part of FringeHIGH, a showcase geared toward young adult audiences and families. Comment

HEIGHTS GOES LIVE!

Dozens of Brooklyn musicians marched down Montague Street last Wednesday evening, strumming guitars and fiddling violins while evoking the days when Bob Dylan roamed the block and nightlife in Downtown Brooklyn was something to speak of. Comment

Doing our job, amidst scandal and death

Weintrob: So much has transpired since we last met; yet, as we’ve come to expect despite the fearful disillusionment imparted by 9-11, the world still turns. Comment

Seniors get a chance to run bases at Keyspan Park

Cyclones: On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Cyclones will put a new spin on the popular post-game promotion of letting kids run the bases — but it may take a bit more time. Comment

Clones swept away by Yankees

Cyclones: While no punches were thrown, the Cyclones took a beating at the hands of the Staten Island Yankees this weekend, dropping three games to their Cross-Narrows rivals. Comment

In the present, B’klyn celebrates past

Cyclones: The past. The present. The future. Comment