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Monday, Nov. 24, 2003

GIVE THANKS...

... that you can buy your Thanksgiving Day turkey and side dishes

For the past three years, I’ve offered to have Thanksgiving in my home, and each year, my relatives refuse. Comment.

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

The Solo Works Show 2003, an exhibition of 300 works of art by 200 artists presented by the Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition, is on display through Nov. 22. Comment.

LET IT ’RAIN’

In 1952, Betty Comden and Adolph Green scripted, and lyricist Arthur Freed and composer Nacio Herb Brown supplied the score to one of MGM’s most beloved musicals, "Singing in the Rain." But the film was really a showcase for choreographer and co-director Gene Kelly (with Stanley Donen), who danced and sang his way into American hearts and film history. Comment.

PROUD MARY

The Opera Company of Brooklyn will host its second annual opera gala benefit concert on Nov. 21 at 8 pm at CAMI Hall, 165 W. 57th St., in Manhattan. Comment.

INDIA DAYS

Fort Greene’s Trilok Fusion Arts will host an "India Day Festival" on Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. Comment.

GRIMM STORY

The Brothers Grimm fairytale about Hansel and Gretel, the two resourceful children who successfully fend off a wicked witch who lives in a gingerbread house, has scared the pants off kids (and parents) for nearly two centuries in its original form, which is grim indeed. Comment.

IN EXCESS

From the outside, Excess Club looks anything but excessive. Comment.

AMERICAN ’SPIRIT’

Ever since Lewis Hallan brought a company of actors to the colonies in 1752, American theater has been hugely indebted to English writers, managers and actors. Even today, decades after American theater came into its own, Broadway and off-Broadway rely heavily on English imports. Many British plays fit nicely into American culture and iconography. Others do not make the crossing quite as well. Comment.

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