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Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004


"Who is Wilford Brimley? The Musical," which debuted in Brooklyn as part of July’s "Hell Festival" at The Brick theater in Williamsburg, has been so successful that it’s now in its third run at the theater. Comment


The Brooklyn-based La Troupe Makandal, an Afro-Haitian drum and dance company, will perform the first part of its three-part show, "Rising Sun: A Vodou Drama of Death and Rebirth," in South Oxford Space on Nov. 13. Comment


It’s been three long years, but choreographer Pina Bausch returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Nov. 16 with "Fur die Kinder von gestern, heute und morgen (For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)." And while the piece’s title might be a mouthful for non-German speakers, Bausch’s contemporary dance works, such as "Masurca Fogo" - seen at BAM in 2001, tap into everyone’s shared humanity with glorious collages of movement, music, dialogue and stage design. Comment


For its Nov. 14 concert at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music presents a program of piano trios by Mozart, Schumann and Schubert. The presentation of works by three of classical music’s greatest composers at the peak of their powers will be performed by violinist Jasmine Lin, cellist Sophie Shao and pianist Pei-Yao Wang (pictured). Comment


The Faust legend, interpreted and reinterpreted for centuries, is once again receiving a new treatment with "Faust/How I Rose," which makes its U.S. premiere at BAM’s Harvey Theater on Nov. 16. Comment


Is it possible that the curse of mediocre food in Brooklyn Heights has, if not been broken, then at least been weakened? Comment


Retired New York Mets All-Star first baseman Keith Hernandez chaired the annual fundraiser for the Cobble Hill Health Center on Tuesday - scoring another homerun in the process. The World Series winner brought together dozens of famous athletes from all over the country for his "Field of Dreams" event, which in turn attracted hundreds of sports fans to the $1,000-a-plate benefit. Comment


"If you say the word ’customer,’ you get fired," said Hakan Memis, co-owner of the two-month-old Bay Ridge restaurant, Blue Breeze, explaining his wait-staff philosophy. Comment

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