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Saturday, March 27, 2004

HEART TROUBLE

Giacomo Puccini composed "Tosca" for maximum emotional impact, and his story of a fatally doomed love affair has been one of the staples of the opera repertory for more than 100 years - and for many reasons. Comment

’SPACE’ CADETS

On April 2 and April 3, Danspace Project and BRIC Studio co-present an exciting program of young, up-and-coming talent, "Out of Space." Friday and Saturday’s program boasts a list of solo works choreographed by Eleanor Bauer, Sharon Estacio, Takemi Kitamura, Christina May and Layard Thompson. Comment

MEN IN TIGHTS

Director Edward Hall chooses to perform Shakespeare with an all-male cast because, he says, that’s the way Shakespeare did it. But the difference between Shakespeare and Hall is that Shakespeare wanted his audiences to believe the young boy actors who played the female roles were indeed women, while in Hall’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," now onstage at BAM’s Harvey Theater, the director does everything possible to remind the audience that his actors are not women, but men. Comment

CURRIED FAVORS

Let’s face it, finding good curry in Brooklyn can be as arduous as spotting a N.O.W. supporter at a Republican convention. Comment

KARROT STICKS

He may be biased, but Carlos Aguila truly believes the "best smoothie in Brooklyn" can be found at Karrot, his newly opened health food store in Clinton Hill. Comments (1)

’DREAM’ TEAMMATE

Brooklyn-based Creative Outlet Dance Theatre will celebrate its 10th anniversary, at 651 ARTS for three nights - April 1-3 - with "Catch It!" a presentation that includes an array of well-known performing artists and original work by company choreographers. Comment

HISTORIC JAZZ

Beginning April 2, the Brooklyn Historical Society will team up with Park Slope’s Up Over Jazz Cafe to present a series of Friday night jazz performances at the society’s newly renovated building in Brooklyn Heights. Comment

REAL DRAMA

Photojournalists have a unique view of the world. If they are successful, in one photo they can tell a complete story. For them, one moment encapsulates an entire political event. Comment

PARTY ON

With luminaries like Beethoven and Brahms on the bill, the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music’s 100th concert would seem like a festive enough affair. Comment

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