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Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005

VARIETY SHOW

If you’re a musician - or music lover - who wishes there was more live footage of bands performing on television than the musical guest featured on "Saturday Night Live," look no farther than Lee Chabowski’s "The What Goes On! Show." The Cobble Hill musician-director’s DVD features surprisingly slick footage of 10 diverse New York acts - with six from Brooklyn - all uncut, with just enough camera angles to keep it interesting. Comment.

MOON OVER MANHATTAN

In Williamsburg, a performance-space-cum-eatery is as common as a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. But My Moon is more than brick walls and cement floors. Opened in May by Bener Bilgin, the vast 246-seat space functions as a gallery with works by local artists changing every six weeks; a performance space with a different act each night, including Wednesday’s belly dancing with a live band; and a restaurant with an eclectic Turkish-Mediterranean menu. Comment.

NOT SO SEXY

In outward show at least, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production of "Measure for Measure" - which runs through Sunday, Jan. 1 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO - belies an ultra-traditional approach. Comment.

CELEB PORTRAITS

For glimpses of the private and public lives of New York City celebrities, "Celebrity Moments: The Work of Daily News Photographer Richard Corkery," promises a gallery full of 30 atypical color and black-and-white portraits. Comment.

DIVE ’BAR’

Galapagos Art Space launches its new theater series, "Evolve," on Jan. 6 with Clay McLeod Chapman’s "Bar Flies." Curated by Artistic Director Travis Chamberlain, the series will feature a different show each month. Comment.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Sal Buglione wanted a pizza place that would make his father, Anthony, proud. His dream was to drive his dad to the eatery, point to the "Anthony’s" sign, and say, "This is for you." Comment.

James and Ratner: 2 heads ’a’ buttin’

Atlantic Yards: Opponents of Bruce Ratner’s arena-residential-commercial mega-development at the Atlantic Yards were crying “foul” this week after the master builder moved forward with preliminary demolition work on six buildings within the project’s footprint. Comment.

Menorah one-upsmanship strikes Brooklyn

Brooklyn Angle: Only in Brooklyn could the borough’s “largest public menorah” actually be three feet shorter than another menorah a few miles away. Comment.

The year of living Ratnerly

Atlantic Yards: He doesn’t build amusement parks, but 2005 was a roller-coaster ride for Bruce Ratner. Comment.

March of the politicians

In a city with 51 councilmembers, 13 congressional representatives, 63 members of the Assembly, 26 state Senators, a mayor, five borough presidents, five district attorneys and a public advocate (who does what, exactly?), it’s not always so easy for a local pol to get noticed. Comment.

And the winner is...

This year, The Brooklyn Papers would like to honor the people, the businesses, and the neighborhoods that make our pages so lively. So, without any further ado, here are the winners of “The Brooklyn Papers Awards” for 2005: Comment.

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