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Monday, Oct. 6, 2003

SOLE SISTERS

As part of Bay Ridge’s annual Third Avenue Fair on Sunday, Oct. 5, Maureen Brody and Deborah Batanjany, co-owners of the Foot Fetish shoe boutique, will produce four disco-themed fashion shows beginning at noon in conjunction with their neighbor, Jazz, a contemporary women’s clothing store. Comment.

NIP AND TUCK

We almost walked past Sam’s. The faded yellow sign with red letters that spell Coffee Sho (the p’s been missing for years), and the hand-painted gold "Sam’s" on the front window promised a diner. Comment.

MONSTERS AND TITANS

"I don’t even think of him as a composer," says violinist Mark Peskanov. Comment.

FUGHEDABOUDIT

"Which is the better borough: Brooklyn or Manhattan?" Comment.

AUTHOR TALK

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri will read from her first novel, "The Namesake" (Houghton Mifflin, $24), at Poly Prep Lower School on Oct. 7 at 7 pm. Comment.

’HENRY IV’ FLATLINES

On Feb. 25, 1830, when Victor Hugo’s "Hernani" premiered at the Comedie-Francaise, Hugo’s supporters - artists and writers in the Bohemian community - came to blows with defenders of conservative, classical drama. Comment.

FROTHY COMEDY

In "Frappuccino," a new play by Manos Pantelidis now at the Harry Warren Theatre in Gravesend, Frank and John are gay lovers and roommates whose relationship is threatened when John’s mother, Christiana, unexpectedly appears, suitcases in hand, at their Chelsea apartment. Comment.

’SKY’ HIGH

"I’m not really a pastry chef," says Erik Goetze, a former graphic artist who is now resident muffin maker for the Blue Sky Bakery. Park Slopers who stuff themselves with the bakery’s pastries, muffins and cakes might disagree. Comment.

BEAT GOES ON

"As long as my people are suffering," Fela Kuti, Nigerian founder of the Afrobeat style of music, said in a 1996 interview with WUSB 90.1 FM’s Lister Hewan-Lowe, "I will always sing about it." And although the singer, musician, activist and sex symbol died in 1997, the next generation has undertaken his music and his message, right here in Brooklyn. Comment.

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