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Monday, Jan. 21, 2002

MEDIEVAL MAYHEM

Martha Alzate, Carlos Rodriguez and Kathy Tejada star in Arcipreste de Hita’s "The Book of Buen Amor," produced by Teatro TEBA at the Impact Theatre (190 Underhill Ave.). This new, bilingual series of vignettes, directed by Hector Luis Rivera, runs Jan. 17-27 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. The play is based on the controversial book, "El Libro de Buen Amor" ("The Book of Good Love"), by the 14th-century poet and archpriest of Hita, Juan Ruiz - considered by some to be the Spanish Chaucer. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call (718) 848-9697. Comment

THE ART OF ’WARS’

Like Luke Skywalker peeling off Darth Vader’s helmet in "Return of the Jedi," a Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibit this April will give visitors the opportunity to see the inner workings of George Lucas’ famed "Star Wars" film series. Comment

KING FOR A DAY

"Come Share the Dream," Brooklyn’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, turns 16 on Jan. 21. New York’s largest celebration in honor of the slain civil rights leader, the event attracts an audience of 2,000 each year, filling to capacity BAM’s spacious opera house. Comment

MAMA MIA

I took my mother to dinner at Luce recently, and it was an enjoyable evening for both of us. My mother was happy, and surprisingly, so was I. Don’t get me wrong. I expected to love the rustic Italian food, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s just that dining with my mother can be trying. Comment

IT’S JUST ’AMAZING’

If the Joseph of the Old Testament lived in modern times, there’s no doubt Oprah, Jerry and Ricky would all offer him spots on their TV shows. The story of a young man who is sold into slavery by his brothers and later rises to fame as an interpreter of dreams and the pharaoh’s advisor, would be irresistible to them. Comment

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