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Saturday, June 4, 2005


Dance Theatre Etcetera presents "The 11th Annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival" on the Beard Street Pier on June 4, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. Headliners Bonga & the Vodou Jazz Ensemble and the Keep Rising To The Top dance ensemble will share the limelight with winners of Urban Word’s 2005 NYC Teen Poetry Slam and local youth dance groups. The day will also include a free dance workshop with members of Rennie Harris Puremovement and a drumming workshop (pictured) with Bonga. Comment


Giuseppe Verdi retired from the operatic stage after composing "Aida" in 1871. When he "unretired" 16 years later, it was with an extremely powerful version of Shakespeare’s tragedy "Othello," which is often considered even more dramatically effective than the original play. Comment


When poet, translator and director Tony Harrison accepted the Royal Shakespeare Company’s commission to translate Euripides’ 2,500-year-old tragedy, "Hecuba," it was primarily because Vanessa Redgrave was going to play the title role. Comment


Despite its exclusive-sounding name, Elite Turkish Restaurant, on the edge of Brooklyn’s Chinatown, welcomes a diverse mix of customers - you might hear Russian, Chinese and Turkish spoken in the airy dining room. Comment


In the article headlined "Slamdance vs. Sundance" [GO Brooklyn, Feb. 5] "Loggerheads" director Tim Kirkman was misidentified as a "former" Brooklyn resident. Kirkman continues to live in Cobble Hill. We regret the error. Comment


This weekend, Borough President Marty Markowitz will host an entertainment festival that’s as unique as the man himself. Comment


There are few meals more satisfying than a well-made breakfast. Sit before a steaming cup of coffee, a nice stack of toast smeared with sweet butter and soft scrambled eggs topped with crisp bacon, add a newspaper and - voila! - you’ve created a near perfect way to begin a day. Comments (2)


For those whose vision of rhythm and blues is limited to New Orleans funk or classic soul, this summer’s BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech will be a real eye-opener. The line-up includes Latin jazz, reggae, folk and fusion performed by up-and-coming stars and musical legends at lunchtime, on Thursdays from June 9-Aug. 11. Comment


Lace up your traveling shoes, because there are three art walks in Brooklyn this weekend that can take you from Red Hook to Boerum Hill. Comment

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