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Saturday, March 26, 2005

DUAL IDENTITIES

Euro-chanteuse Ute Lemper tackles the role of conflicted Anna in Weill’s ’Seven Deadly Sins’

"Everything’s good here," gushes the ebullient voice at the other end of the phone. Comment.

HARE’S JOHNNY

As part of the "Best of The Ottawa Animation Festival 2004" at BAMcinematek on March 30, Jennifer Shiman’s "The Shining in 30 Seconds, Re-Enacted by Bunnies" will be screened. Comment.

REELING THEM IN

Do you enjoy visiting the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, but find yourself heading to Nathan’s for a hotdog instead of a meal in their cafe? Comment.

LAST CHANCE

The exhibit "I Wanna Be Loved by You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe" has been extended through April 3 at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.

HEAR THIS

When composer Gustav Mahler discussed his complex, groundbreaking symphonies, he famously remarked that each of them should encompass "an entire world," which they do. He wrote 10 full-length symphonies - if you count his massive song-cycle "The Song of the Earth" - and began work on yet another, left unfinished when he died in 1911 at age 50. Comments (1).

DUMBO ’HOP’

If you’ve been wishing that you could see the works at 10 DUMBO art galleries in just two hours, Two Trees Management has a plan for you. Comment.

THE REAL THING

Since mid-October, a Mexican chef and his mother have been turning out the kind of authentic dishes that are a rarity in the New York area. Comment.

CORRECTION

The address listed for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in "Brooklyn Nightlife" [GO Brooklyn, March 12, 2005] was incorrect. The correct address is 58 Seventh Ave. at Lincoln Place in Park Slope. We regret the error. Comment.

BOURNE TO DANCE

This year’s BAM Spring Gala - featuring the U.S. premiere of choreographer-director Matthew Bourne’s "Play Without Words" at the effortlessly chic BAM Harvey Theater - was a welcome relief to all who attended. Comment.

Yassky, Miller push DUMBO rezoning

A rezoning proposal for DUMBO that has been under consideration for more than a year by the Department of City Planning received a boost from Councilman David Yassky and Council Speaker Gifford Miller this week. Comment.

BHA gets 2 Downtown buildings landmarked

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission announced on March 15 the landmark designation of two buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.

CB6er wants state review of Ikea’s Red Hook site

A motion by a member of Community Board 6 to have a state environmental agency evaluate property slated for an Ikea home furnishings store in Red Hook was rejected and sent back to committee. Comment.

Booster: Put school in new park

A prominent advocate of plans to build Brooklyn Bridge Park would like to see a middle school added to the 1.3-mile waterfront development. Comment.

Atlantic Yards poll transcript

Atlantic Yards: The following are excerpts from Prospect Heights anti-arena activist Patti Hagan’s conversation with a pollster asking questions about developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards plan. Hagan tape-recorded the call, which she received at her home on March 20, 6:30 pm. Read our related story. Comment.

Pollsters push Ratner arena

Atlantic Yards: An advocacy telephone poll promoting Brooklyn’s biggest potential development project collided with the project’s fiercest opponent while canvassing the borough’s telephone lines this week. Patti Hagan, an outspoken opponent of developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards plan, said she received a phone call on Sunday at 6:30 pm from a pollster asking about her political inclinations and thoughts on the project and its supporters. Comment.

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