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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005

BACKSTAGE TOUR

If you’ve ever wondered where that toe-tapping, booty-shaking pan music comes from, or went slack-jawed over the artistry of those towering costumes and floats, the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment is offering a behind-the-scenes-tour of the making of the West Indian American Day Carnival. Comment.

HIGHER ED

Brooklyn College made The Princeton Review’s annual list of "Top 10 Best Value Colleges" in the country for the second year in a row and will appear in the 2006 edition of its publication, "America’s Best Value Colleges," as the seventh-ranked school in the nation. Comment.

’BUG’S LIFE

After screenings at Sundance, New Directors/New Films and the Cannes film festivals, Phil Morrison’s feature, "Junebug," finally opened at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema on June 26. Comment.

’BIGGISH’ ENOUGH

JC Hopkins is all set to make it big. Or, well, at least "biggish." Comment.

MAESTRO CHOSEN

At long last, the Brooklyn Philharmonic has chosen its new music director. Comment.

COLOMBIAN EXPEDITION

"It’s a bright and colorful place, much like Latin America," said George Constantinou, who, with partner Farid Ali, owns the new Park Slope restaurant, Bogota Latin Bistro. If the long lines of hopeful diners on Friday and Saturday evenings are any indication, this month-old bistro is already becoming a neighborhood favorite. Comment.

’NARROWS’ ESCAPE

When trying to come up with a venue for the city’s biggest concerts, it’s doubtful that anyone would consider either Brooklyn’s or Staten Island’s minor league stadiums as the most suitable of backdrops. Comment.

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