"I don’t even think of him as a composer,"
says violinist Mark Peskanov. Comment
We almost walked past Sam’s. The faded
yellow sign with red letters that spell Coffee Sho (the p’s been
missing for years), and the hand-painted gold "Sam’s"
on the front window promised a diner. Comment
As part of Bay
Ridge’s annual Third Avenue Fair on Sunday, Oct. 5, Maureen Brody
and Deborah Batanjany, co-owners of the Foot Fetish shoe boutique,
will produce four disco-themed fashion shows beginning at noon
in conjunction with their neighbor, Jazz, a contemporary women’s
clothing store. Comment
the better borough: Brooklyn or Manhattan?" Comment
author Jhumpa Lahiri will read from her first novel, "The
Namesake" (Houghton Mifflin, $24), at Poly Prep Lower School
on Oct. 7 at 7 pm. Comment
"I’m not really a pastry chef,"
says Erik Goetze, a former graphic artist who is now resident
muffin maker for the Blue Sky Bakery. Park Slopers who stuff
themselves with the bakery’s pastries, muffins and cakes might
In "Frappuccino," a new play
by Manos Pantelidis now at the Harry Warren Theatre in Gravesend,
Frank and John are gay lovers and roommates whose relationship
is threatened when John’s mother, Christiana, unexpectedly appears,
suitcases in hand, at their Chelsea apartment. Comment
On Feb. 25, 1830, when Victor Hugo’s "Hernani"
premiered at the Comedie-Francaise, Hugo’s supporters - artists
and writers in the Bohemian community - came to blows with defenders
of conservative, classical drama. Comment
"As long as my people are suffering,"
Fela Kuti, Nigerian founder of the Afrobeat style of music, said
in a 1996 interview with WUSB 90.1 FM’s Lister Hewan-Lowe, "I
will always sing about it." And although the singer, musician,
activist and sex symbol died in 1997, the next generation has
undertaken his music and his message, right here in Brooklyn. Comment