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For Judith Barnes, founder and artistic director of Vertical Player Repertory, which specializes in performing rarely-heard operatic works, presenting a piece by the composer of "La Boheme" and "Madama Butterfly" is a no-brainer. Comment


The Heights Players’ celebration of its 50th anniversary season continues with a gala dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg. Comment


On Sunday afternoon, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music will present the world premiere of two works the organization has commissioned from one of America’s rising young composers, Pierre Jalbert. Comment


Who can explain chemistry? Not the test tube in the laboratory kind, but that "click" that happens when something - shoes, a stranger, a restaurant - feels just right. Comment


Hip-hop stars Arrested Development and M1 of dead prez will take the Brooklyn Academy of Music opera house stage - with the champions of the 2005 National Teen Poetry Slam competition - on Friday. Comment


You can practically hear the film advancing and bulb-popping of paparazzi when looking at "Celebrity Moments: The Work of Daily News Photographer Richard Corkery," the latest exhibition of photographs in Long Island University’s new Humanities Building Gallery. Comment


For those of you still recovering from the start of 2006, you better take out those elastic waist pants, because Brooklyn’s Chinatown is getting ready to party like it’s 4074. Comment

35 years later, Fort Greene to be ‘renewed’

It took only 35 years, but the last project in a Fort Greene urban renewal zone is finally moving forward. Comment

City, state gonzo for Governors Island gondola

A plan to connect Brooklyn and lower Manhattan to a proposed tourist Mecca on Governors Island via an aerial cable car earned a nod of approval from city and state planners Tuesday, but the vote didn’t come without hard questions on the pie-in-the-sky proposition. Comment

Ratner demolition goes to court Yards’ foes sue        

Atlantic Yards: The fight to stop the Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development has moved to the courts. Comment


You might ask, "Where am I? Williamsburg?" when you enter Beet. With its bright red walls, futuristic white lamps and curvy wooden furniture, chef-owner Pasu Rodsomarng’s new Thai restaurant qualifies as the hippest eatery in Park Slope. Comment

’Park’ plan gets green light Ire over housing        

The state’s economic development agency this week approved the controversial plan for a housing, hotel and recreation development along the Brooklyn waterfront known as Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

The art of ’Autography’

Brooklyn Angle: Louis Schlamowitz: Public Enemy #1 or just an old guy with a lot of time on his hands? Comment

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