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It’s unlikely that when Oscar Wilde wrote "Salome," at the end of the 19th century, he ever dreamed his controversial play would one day be staged in the ruins of a Brooklyn bathhouse. Yet the Brooklyn Lyceum, with its crumbling walls and cavernous spaces, so evocative of the decadence and decay of ancient Rome, has proved to be the perfect setting for Reg Flowers’ musical adaptation of Wilde’s play. Comment


The Kids Cafe Festival 2002 began on Jan. 18 with a benefit performance featuring choreographer Doug Varone’s "Strict Love." Comment


It’s a freezing night, and I’m standing on a desolate street corner in Williamsburg. Motorcycles are parked three-deep along the block. Wedged behind the bikes is the Relish diner. If this image was on a postcard the caption would read "Welcome to Biker Heaven." Comment


Produced by Park Slope magic maven Richard Steven Cohn, "A Night of Magic" brings together a variety of master magicians and prestidigitators for an evening of unexplained occurrences at the Brooklyn Center for Ethical Culture on Friday, Jan. 25. Comment


By now, the dramatic roundelay should have worn out its welcome. After all, since Arthur Schnitzler’s classic "La Ronde" (made into a movie by Max Ophuls in the 1950s), who needs to see characters A, B, C, D, E and F, where A sleeps with B who is married to C who has an affair with D who is friends with E who once lived with F who has the hots for A? Comment


"What happened in Lime Mills?," a new art exhibit at The Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights, could just as easily be called "You can’t escape death." The show of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs is a headlong dive into those things that unnerve you and over which you have no control: disease, death and decay. Comment

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