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Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004

TAKE FLIGHT

DUMBO’s new ’Under the Radar’ fest aims to put cutting-edge productions on tour

Mark Russell left his position as artistic director of Manhattan’s acclaimed venue PS 122 last June, after 21 years, but that doesn’t mean he is any less passionate abut promoting edgy, innovative work that breaks the bounds of traditional theater. Comment.

To the Editor

Letters: I would be remiss as a gentleman if I neglected to thank [Paulanne Simmons] for [her] inspiring and motivating review of the production of “Anything Goes” [“Frivolous and frothy,” GO Brooklyn, Dec. 11]. As a long-time resident of Brooklyn and supporter of community theater ventures, I have had the pleasure of reading your insightful reviews and have looked forward to each week’s edition of The Brooklyn Papers for that Comment.

PERFECTLY FRANK

Over the past month, Windsor Terrace residents have noticed an unusual sight - people walking around with big hot dogs topped with fragrant chili or sauerkraut sometimes both. Comment.

STARRY NIGHT

At midnight on Dec. 31, the Prospect Park Alliance will set off its 23rd annual fireworks show over the Soldiers and Sailors Monument arch at Grand Army Plaza. Comment.

GALLERY OPENS

Lurita "LB" Brown (pictured with Borough President Marty Markowitz) celebrated the opening on Dec. 16 of her new Clinton Hill Art Gallery. Comments (2).

TUNNEL VISION

"City Depths," an exhibition of photographs by Henrik Krogius and Stephen Schuster now on display at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, examines the New York City subway system. Comment.

ALL THAT SPARKLES

The temperature has dropped, signaling that New Year’s Eve - when friends and family come together to share warmth and cheer - approaches. Chances are, some form of sparkling wine will be poured. Comment.

POWER BROKERS      

Atlantic Yards: Two organizations that have been meeting with Forest City Ratner officials over a community benefits agreement tied to Atlantic Yards may be rewarded with jobs if the basketball arena, office skyscraper and apartment high-rise plan gains government approvals. Comment.

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