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Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005

GILEAD REVISITED

In the Bible, Gilead was a place of refuge for Jacob when he struggled with the angel, for the children of Israel when they fought the Philistines and for King David during his son Absolam’s rebellion. As one spiritual reads, "There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole." Comment

THE PHILLY FLYERS

In anticipation of Black History Month, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the Philadelphia-based dance group, Philadanco, to Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theatre on Jan. 22 as part of its "World of Dance" series. Comment

NOTE-ABLE ARTIST

Jazz drummer Andre Martinez shows that he can easily trade one set of brushes for another with a Jan. 22 exhibition of his paintings in DUMBO. Comment

SISTER ACT

Dining with my sister is a pleasure. Comment

GRAND OPENING

Chef Samuel G. Beket, formerly of Le Relais in Manhattan, has launched his first restaurant, Kush Cafe, on Putnam Avenue in Clinton Hill. To give diners a taste of his Pan-African cuisine, on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29, from 5 pm to 11 pm, Beket will offer a grand opening sampling menu of his dishes at reduced prices. Comment

PEN, INK, MOUSE

Curator Yasu Nakamori’s provocative exhibit, "Decipher: Hand-painted Digital," opened at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights on Jan. 13. Comment

AS HE LIKES IT

It may be that when you achieve the status of British director Sir Peter Hall (founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a multiple Tony Award winner), you can pretty much do what you want. But while casting his own daughter in the plum role of Rosalind in his production of Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" may boost her career, it did nothing for the play. Comment

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