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Saturday, July 23, 2005


"We all use each other and that’s what we think of as love," says Catherine Holly in Tennessee Williams’ "Suddenly Last Summer," The Sackett Group’s inaugural show at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse. Comment


The hills of Prospect Park are going to be alive with Robert Wise’s Oscar-winning 1965 film, "The Sound of Music," on July 29 at 7:30 pm. According to Celebrate Brooklyn’s Jack Walsh, the film will be shown in Cinemascope on the band shell’s 50-foot-wide, 22-foot-tall screen "as it was meant to be seen." Comment


On July 24 at 3 pm, the Coney Island Museum will host an artist’s reception for "Philomena Marano: (still) Under the Influence." Comment


Brooke Ellison, who at age 11 was hit by a car and left paralyzed from the neck down, has defied the odds. Despite her handicap, she graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2000 and her life inspired a film. Comment


A silver shovel that Mayor Fiorello La Guardia used to break ground at Brooklyn College’s Midwood campus in 1935 now stands erect in the center of the college library, like a statue commemorating the beginning of a celebrated legacy. Comment


Watching the microphone-wielding cabaret singer, dressed in a black bow tie and white, double-breasted jacket, at the Triad Theatre in Manhattan Tuesday night was a blast from the past, indeed. Bay Ridge native Martin McQuade sang Bing Crosby songs from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, and even showed off the crooner’s merchandise from that time period: a vintage mousetrap and ice cream box. Comment


Albano Ballerini, one of the pioneers of Vanderbilt Avenue’s new culinary renaissance, has opened a second outpost, Amorina Cucina Rustica, across the avenue from his first idiosyncratic cafe, Aliseo Osteria del Borgo. Comment


What is a neighborhood restaurant? It depends on the neighborhood. In Park Slope, bistros abound; ditto for Smith Street in Boerum Hill. In Bay Ridge, locals have flocked to 101 Restaurant & Bar since its opening, 14 years ago. Comments (1)

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