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Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004


Director Robert Wilson and composer-librettist Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of the a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, have joined forces to create a music-theater piece based on Gustave Flaubert’s 1874 novel "The Temptation of St. Anthony," which will be presented at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House Oct 19-24. Comment


Although known for exhibits on subjects as ancient as the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton - which is on view through Feb. 13 - the New York Historical Society’s latest exhibition, "The Rescue," recalls the very recent attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Comment


Meet the artists who live around the Gowanus Canal in the eighth annual Gowanus Artists Open Studio Tour on Oct. 23-24. This year, 85 visual artists including Patrick Barrett (whose 2003 Polaroid manipulation "Carroll Street Bridge" is pictured above) are showing off their works, which range from paintings to photographs and from textiles to porcelain. Comment


As Mazeppa sings in the musical "Gypsy," "You gotta have a gimmick." Writer-director-composer Richard Maxwell, whose latest offering "Good Samaritans" is having its American premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse now through Oct. 24, has learned this lesson well. So well, many of his admirers seem to have forgotten that beneath the style, there should be substance. Comment


Work, work, work. In the latest installment of the "New French Connection" film series at BAMcinematek, work is a prominent theme: people meet on the job and form relationships; they learn life lessons through the tasks they must perform; the workplace is even used to explore the experiences of legal and illegal immigrants. Comment


If you love food and drink, then there is only one place to be this Monday, Oct. 18 - the eighth annual "Brooklyn Eats" food and beverage tasting festival at the New York Marriott Brooklyn. Comment


Dressed all in white, three pastry chefs are fast at work, kneading, shaping and whisking inside Almondine, a new bakery opened by Jacques Torres and pastry chef Herve Poussot across the street from Torres’ world-famous chocolate factory in DUMBO. Comments (1)

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