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Saturday, May 15, 2004


If you see a troupe of six lithe bodies gallivanting through Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park May 20-23, it’s not a mirage. It’s a free performance of "Oasis" by Silver-Brown Dance beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 3 pm on Sunday. Comment


The fifth annual Joe DiMaggio Award Gala will honor singer-songwriter Paul Simon on Monday, May 17. The star-studded event is a dual benefit for Xaverian High School, in Bay Ridge, and the Loyola School, in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter memorialized "Joltin’ Joe" in his song "Mrs. Robinson": "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio/A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo)/ What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson/Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away/Hey hey hey hey hey hey." Comment


In 1954, the musical "Pajama Game" asked whether a representative of the union grievance committee and the factory superintendent can find love and happiness while workers get a seven-and-a-half-cent hourly raise. And for the past half-century, audiences across the nation have been responding with a resounding, "Yes." Comment


For some reason, The Gallery Players have chosen "Merrily We Roll Along," one of Stephen Sondheim’s biggest flops, as their final production of the season. The musical, with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Sondheim, opened at the Alvin Theatre on Nov. 16, 1981, and closed 12 days later. Comment


MediaRights, a not-for-profit organization, holds its fourth annual "Media that Matters Film Festival" on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm in the BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene). Comment


Since the store opened in 1999, Brooklynites - and an ever-growing number of celebrities - have flocked to the Carol’s Daughter boutique in Fort Greene for its all-natural, hand crafted body-care products. Comment


True to its name, Cirque Boom presents a version of Jacques Offenbach’s opera "Tales of Hoffmann" that features many of the artists who make up family entertainment - acrobats, puppeteers, a stilt-walker, a juggler and a clown. But this eerie and jarring production is certainly not for children. Comment


The French bistro Belleville, on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, possesses something that few Brooklyn restaurants have - glamour. Comment


Sure you can get seafood on Smith Street. But what about caviar? At Aqua, a seafood restaurant that opened in April, Smith Street denizens can have theirs - in this case tobiko caviar - four ways: with ginger, with wasabi, infused with tea and herbs, or given a bite with hot pepper. Comment

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