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Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005

ALL THAT JAZZ

The Williamsburg Jazz Festival returns on Sept. 8 with four days of jazz concerts and education. The fest of "truly American music" was first organized by Jesse Selengut (pictured) in 2003 and strives to give emerging talent an opportunity to play alongside nationally recognized touring acts. Comment.

GLITZ & GLAM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is grand marshal of this year’s West Indian American Day Carnival parade on Monday, Sept. 5. Comment.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

When theater companies try to reinvent Shakespeare, the result is often an aberration that may distort, rather than develop, the work. But thriftshop theatre workshop seems to have a knack for reinterpreting the Bard in ways that are both meaningful and creative. Comment.

THE GRAND TOUR

"Fall of Rome" author, Martha Southgate, will read from her latest novel at two Brooklyn bookstores this month, before setting off on a cross-country book tour. Comment.

’LITTLE’ WONDER

After 9-11, Chris Cheung closed his Chinese eatery in the Bowery, Tiger Blossom, and went to work for a few formidable establishments: Jean Georges, Nobu and Ruby Foo’s, in Manhattan, and in Brooklyn, Park Slope’s Long Tan and Brooklyn Heights’ Thai Grille. Comment.

’DARE’ TO WATCH

There’s something amusingly appropriate about the subtitle of the fifth annual New York Korean Film Festival - "Truth and Dare." Comment.

THE BIG 5-0

The Heights Players’ upcoming season promises to be something special indeed. It will be a broad sampling of favorites dating back to the group’s very beginnings. Comment.

BEAST IS A BEAUTY

How best to describe Beast, the new bar and restaurant in Prospect Heights? First, there’s the name, which alternately conjures up images of meat roasting on spits - and an S&M bar. Comment.

Strange bedfellows in Rat-Nets village

Atlantic Yards: Talk about an odd couple. Comment.

‘NIMBY’ Bloomie films TV ad in Fort Greene

Atlantic Yards: If it’s in Brooklyn, build away. Just don’t build it anywhere near Mayor Mike’s backyard. Comment.

Zoning in on DUMBO How ‘Light Bridges’ became the ‘J’

The original co-developer of what was considered by many to be an architecturally dazzling — if oversized — residential development planned for 100 Jay St. in DUMBO, says he was wronged by his former development partner. Comment.

A-PARK-ment foes threaten lawsuit Say ‘park’ planners only care about luxury condos

Charging that Brooklyn Bridge Park planners have misled the community with their designs, and that they are only concerned with developing high-rise luxury housing, a group of activists this week vowed to sue. Comment.

BLASTOFF

Cyclones: Original Cyclone Mike Jacobs has been having a blast since being called up to the Mets a couple of weeks ago — at a record-setting pace. Comment.

Where’s the Class of 2001?

Play’s the Thing: Mike Jacobs’ record-breaking debut with the New York Mets brings back memories of other members of the inaugural Brooklyn Cyclones, which shared the league championship in 2001. Comment.

Hurst’s Bocchino still battling

Cyclones: Bensonhurst’s Anthony Bocchino, a “Cyclone killer” when he tore apart Brooklyn pitching as a member of the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2002 and 2003, is still playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, as a member of the South Atlantic League’s Hickory Crawdads. Comment.

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