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Monday, Nov. 3, 2003

THE BIG 5-0

Upcoming seasons promise major changes for the Brooklyn Philharmonic

For its 50th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Philharmonic has decided to throw a bash that extends over two full seasons. Comment.

FEEL THE NOISE

L’Amour, the venerable punk and metal venue in Borough Park that’s hosted such disparate and legendary acts as the Dead Kennedys and Judas Priest, celebrates its 25th anniversary in November. Comments (3).

KITCHEN HERO

That firefighters are great cooks is a universally acknowledged truth - just look on the shelves of your local bookstore. But are the firefighters of the five boroughs good enough to compete against some of New York City’s hottest chefs? Comment.

LUCKY STIFF

Sometimes plays have unusual beginnings. Comment.

GENDER BLENDER

The day we all grew up calling Halloween actually emanated from an ancient Gaelic holiday called "Samhain" (pronounced SAW-win), when the mystical veil between this world and the next is said to be the thinnest. If that notion intrigues you, BRIC Studio proposes that you come in costume to experience with the music and theater of "Gender in a Blender: A Halloween Celebration." Comment.

GHOUL TIMES

Better not mothball your Halloween costume too quickly this year. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Brooklyn Museum of Art will give all spooks and ghouls a new lease on (undead) life during "First Saturday," its free, monthly program of arts, music and entertainment. Comment.

MONSTER MASH

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers face painting and much more ghastly fun as part of its annual Monster Mash and Harvest Fest on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Comment.

PARLOR GAMES

A funeral parlor might seem an unlikely setting for a comedy. Comment.

BABES IN BOY-LAND

There were a couple of comments that I didn’t want to hear when I set out to write about women chefs and their restaurant kitchens. Comment.

YAY FOR YIDDISH!

Actor Avi Hoffman began his career at the tender age of 10. Comment.

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